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2012-07-23 05:07:17 AM
The comments are enough to make me want to toss my cookies.
 
2012-07-23 06:13:56 AM
Religious intolerant nutjobs are nutty and intolerant. Film at 11.
 
2012-07-23 06:37:46 AM
Keep grasping onto that sinking raft of intolerance, cakers. You're a dying breed.
 
2012-07-23 07:47:34 AM
I'm pretty sure that regular Farkers already know how I feel about gay rights. So we'll skip that part, and go pragmatic: Who the fark owns a cake shop and turns away gay customers?

Are these two men tying you to a chair and forcing you to read James Joyce aloud with alligator clips on your nipples while they fark each other? No? So what's the farking problem? I mean I have a guess, but why don't you tell me?

Denver and your suburb might not be particularly liberal (I really don't know, because I don't live there), but it's big enough for you to be mocked in their alternative media, internet, and word of mouth. You're only farking yourself if you think the fundies will mobilize enough to cancel teh homgheys and the majority of straight people who support them. You're not a small town in Alabama.

/aaaaaaand once again I just made the mistake of reading a local news site's comments. Even in self-styled 'liberated' places like SF and NYC, the newspaper comments are second in retard saturation only to youtube
 
2012-07-23 09:41:45 AM
This is why at my gay wedding we will be serving puréed Twinkies via Super Soakers.
 
2012-07-23 09:45:16 AM

dickfreckle: I'm pretty sure that regular Farkers already know how I feel about gay rights. So we'll skip that part, and go pragmatic: Who the fark owns a cake shop and turns away gay customers?

Are these two men tying you to a chair and forcing you to read James Joyce aloud with alligator clips on your nipples while they fark each other? No? So what's the farking problem? I mean I have a guess, but why don't you tell me?

Denver and your suburb might not be particularly liberal (I really don't know, because I don't live there), but it's big enough for you to be mocked in their alternative media, internet, and word of mouth. You're only farking yourself if you think the fundies will mobilize enough to cancel teh homgheys and the majority of straight people who support them. You're not a small town in Alabama.

/aaaaaaand once again I just made the mistake of reading a local news site's comments. Even in self-styled 'liberated' places like SF and NYC, the newspaper comments are second in retard saturation only to youtube


Woah. Read the comment by "Girlscout."
 
2012-07-23 09:46:28 AM
I wonder how many cake shops they had to stop in before they found one to refuse them. I suppose contrived publicity is always a good marketing move.
 
2012-07-23 10:00:19 AM

minoridiot: I wonder how many cake shops they had to stop in before they found one to refuse them. I suppose contrived publicity is always a good marketing move.


They are gay terrorists sent by Yell.com.
 
2012-07-23 10:01:43 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: minoridiot: I wonder how many cake shops they had to stop in before they found one to refuse them. I suppose contrived publicity is always a good marketing move.

They are gay terrorists sent by Yell.com.


Yelp, even...
 
2012-07-23 10:20:49 AM
I'm sure the cake shop will do just fine. I mean, who has more money to spend on wedding cakes? Gay couples or hicks who hate gays?
 
2012-07-23 10:22:23 AM
I wish for equality so that every fringe group gets to demand a privately own business cater to their minority whim!
 
2012-07-23 10:23:57 AM
WTF?

There are sraight people in this industry?
 
2012-07-23 10:24:33 AM
I'm pretty sure the little people on the top are an insignificant cost compared to the rest of the cake. Why not just buy two sets of the topper? Why not just get a blank top and put them little people on top yourself?

Goddamn Groomzillas.
 
2012-07-23 10:25:21 AM
As a gay man I say: find a bakery owned by some nice lesbians, and order a cake twice as big. That way bigots get no money from you, and a nice lesbian couple gets twice as much!
 
2012-07-23 10:26:23 AM

minoridiot: I wonder how many cake shops they had to stop in before they found one to refuse them. I suppose contrived publicity is always a good marketing move.


Snarky username hinting to an obvious troll, or the most honest username on Fark?
 
2012-07-23 10:26:40 AM
Selling cakes to people is not where you wage a culture war, dammit. Just sell the farking cake.

Although I actually am wondering now - do, or did, bride and groom cake toppers come individually or in sets, and if so, do gay couples have to pay for the unused extras? (Or do the business owners just keep the extras and hope for a lesbian couple to walk in?)

I mean, as somebody who occasionally has to special-order stuff for my needier clients, the temptation to pass along maximum costs is always there.
 
2012-07-23 10:27:08 AM
You know I bet some bake shops at one time refused to have a mixed race couple on top of a cake as well.
 
2012-07-23 10:28:24 AM
It's Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve!

/amidoinitrite?
 
2012-07-23 10:28:27 AM

sweetmelissa31: I'm sure the cake shop will do just fine. I mean, who has more money to spend on wedding cakes? Gay couples and straight people who believe that gays should not be treated like second-class citizens or hicks who hate gays?


/see also dickfreckle's post
 
2012-07-23 10:28:49 AM
Dear anti-gay bakers:

Remember how two stereotypical traits of gay men is that they have disposable income* and are really gossipy? Well guess what - you've turned potential spend-a-riffic clients into people who are going to badmouth your business all over town and the internets (serious business!).

*This is actually a myth that came from a misinterpretation of a study that showed that gay couples who are out of the closet and living in expensive gay meccas tend to be wealthy. Surprise.
 
2012-07-23 10:28:51 AM
Apparently this same place refused to make a cake with a tarot card on it because of "heretical imagery".

You really think they'd do business with a gay couple?
 
2012-07-23 10:29:03 AM
The official cake provider of the Westboro Baptist Church?
 
2012-07-23 10:29:43 AM
"We got up to leave, and to be totally honest, I said, 'fark you and your homophobic cake shop.' And I may or may not have flipped him off."

Sounds like the owner and the couple both have similar feelings toward one another, so just go somewhere else and get over yourself.

Red and Teal? Gak!!
 
2012-07-23 10:29:45 AM

sdd2000: You know I bet some bake shops at one time refused to have a mixed race couple on top of a cake as well.


i48.tinypic.com

You and your ammoral Mandingo cake can go some place else!
 
2012-07-23 10:30:25 AM

truthseeker2083: As a gay man I say: find a bakery owned by some nice lesbians, and order a cake twice as big. That way bigots get no money from you, and a nice lesbian couple gets twice as much!


Good idea, but as I recall, lesbians are more about pie than cake.
 
2012-07-23 10:31:11 AM
I hate to make a left turn here (snerk), but who the fark goes with teal and red? That doesn't sound at all pleasing to the eye.
 
2012-07-23 10:31:37 AM
"I want (Phillips) to know that what he did hurt us. All we wanted was a cake. We didn't want him to put on a rainbow shirt and march in the gay pride parade. This is me standing up for my community's rights."

Danger, BS meter overloading.

This is not standing up for your rights. This has nothing to do with rights. At all. In any way. The fact that you would even say so shows a level of ignorance about rights that's astounding.

That cake shop can refuse service to anyone, for any reason, and you do have the right to freedom of speech/expression by stating your displeasure over the fact that you were refused service. You were basically completely in the free and clear until you said anything about rights, then you fell flat on your face. I share the outrage over the fact that somebody is refused service by a private business for reasons of sexual orientation, but when making your case be sure you do it correctly.
 
2012-07-23 10:32:02 AM
Private bussiness, how does it work?
 
2012-07-23 10:32:27 AM
I'm all for gay rights. Let them get married. I don't give a flying fark.

HOWEVER, is this cake shop a private business? Is it financed by the government in any way shape or form? If not, then most of you can fark off. If they want to be intolerant bigots and assholes, then that is well within their rights. They can refuse service to anyone and they did. Boo-farking-Hoo. Go somewhere else.

You can't force people to do anything in a PRIVATE business. They're going to lose money from other gay couples that wanted cake, but I'm sure the store down the street will be more than happy to make all those fabulous cakes. It's not going to be in their best interest, but if they don't want to make cakes for those couples, no one can make them. It's still a free country dammit. They're free to fark up however they see fit.
 
2012-07-23 10:32:39 AM
Link crashed safari on ipad repeatedly, but came to say this...

sweetmelissa31: I'm sure the cake shop will do just fine. I mean, who has more money to spend on wedding cakes? Gay couples or hicks who hate gays?


Smart business move! I've known many gay ppl who moved to/spent considerable time in Denver. It's not all hicks.
 
2012-07-23 10:33:35 AM

King Something: sweetmelissa31: I'm sure the cake shop will do just fine. I mean, who has more money to spend on wedding cakes? Gay couples and straight people who believe that gays should not be treated like second-class citizens or hicks who hate gays?

/see also dickfreckle's post


Lets rephrase that slightly:

I'm sure that cake shop will do just fine. I mean, who has more money to spend on wedding cakes? People who give a shiat about what a company believes in or people who want a good price?

/Walmart and Monsanto are doing just fine
 
2012-07-23 10:33:43 AM
DNRTFA

I hate it when free speech vs. free speech.
 
2012-07-23 10:36:08 AM

Raug the Dwarf: HOWEVER, is this cake shop a private business? Is it financed by the government in any way shape or form? If not, then most of you can fark off. If they want to be intolerant bigots and assholes, then that is well within their rights. They can refuse service to anyone and they did. Boo-farking-Hoo. Go somewhere else. You can't force people to do anything in a PRIVATE business. They're going to lose money from other gay couples that wanted cake, but I'm sure the store down the street will be more than happy to make all those fabulous cakes. It's not going to be in their best interest, but if they don't want to make cakes for those couples, no one can make them. It's still a free country dammit. They're free to fark up however they see fit.


The cake shop has the right to turn the gay couple away.

The gay couple has the right to badmouth the cake shop in the media.

/Freedom of speech goes both ways (pun intended).
//You sound very concerned.
 
2012-07-23 10:37:41 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: This is why at my gay wedding we will be serving puréed Twinkies via Super Soakers.


What do I have to do to get an invite to your gay wedding, because that sounds both delicious and orgasmic.
 
2012-07-23 10:37:45 AM

Raug the Dwarf: I'm all for gay rights. Let them get married. I don't give a flying fark.

HOWEVER, is this cake shop a private business? Is it financed by the government in any way shape or form? If not, then most of you can fark off. If they want to be intolerant bigots and assholes, then that is well within their rights. They can refuse service to anyone and they did. Boo-farking-Hoo. Go somewhere else.

You can't force people to do anything in a PRIVATE business. They're going to lose money from other gay couples that wanted cake, but I'm sure the store down the street will be more than happy to make all those fabulous cakes. It's not going to be in their best interest, but if they don't want to make cakes for those couples, no one can make them. It's still a free country dammit. They're free to fark up however they see fit.


Ignoring the whole civil rights act thing, let me ask this:

Who is saying this shop should be forced to do it? it certainly wasn't the couple in the article. Are strawmen difficult to build?
 
2012-07-23 10:38:54 AM

Lost_in_Oregon: DNRTFA

I hate it when free speech vs. free speech.


They should have just gotten a pie...everybody loves cheesecake.
 
2012-07-23 10:39:45 AM
Masterpiece Cakeshop suddenly realizes that none of the male wedding planners in their area are referring business to them in 3...2.....1...

Seriously if you are in the wedding business pissing off homosexuals is probably not going to pay off.
 
2012-07-23 10:40:32 AM

dickfreckle: I'm pretty sure that regular Farkers already know how I feel about gay rights. So we'll skip that part, and go pragmatic: Who the fark owns a cake shop and turns away gay customers?

Are these two men tying you to a chair and forcing you to read James Joyce aloud with alligator clips on your nipples while they fark each other? No? So what's the farking problem? I mean I have a guess, but why don't you tell me?

Denver and your suburb might not be particularly liberal (I really don't know, because I don't live there), but it's big enough for you to be mocked in their alternative media, internet, and word of mouth. You're only farking yourself if you think the fundies will mobilize enough to cancel teh homgheys and the majority of straight people who support them. You're not a small town in Alabama.

/aaaaaaand once again I just made the mistake of reading a local news site's comments. Even in self-styled 'liberated' places like SF and NYC, the newspaper comments are second in retard saturation only to youtube


You talking about that majority of Americans who support gays by constantly voting in favor oaken gay marriage legal? Oh, wait...
 
2012-07-23 10:40:38 AM

Raug the Dwarf: You can't force people to do anything in a PRIVATE business.


Who is trying to force them to do anything? Please be specific. Name names, because all I've seen are people saying "what jerks."
 
2012-07-23 10:41:48 AM

OMG! We're All Gonna Die!: Freedom to be gay and freedom to not like gays. I'm okay with this. I have no problem with the homos except for their shove their business down everyone's throat regardless of whether or not we care attitude. Aside from that they can do whatever they want.


Ah, the mating call of the closet homophobe -

OMG! We're All Gonna Die!: I like the one guys comment. Gaystapo. I'm goingto use that. Heil homosexual!


- Well, that one didn't stay closeted for very long, did it.
 
2012-07-23 10:42:29 AM
Well then.

I guess the bakery that does bake them will get some extra business.

And who uses a bakery for wedding cakes? I thought people used to find the local awesome cake lady? This is another thing ruined by Food Network, isn't it?
 
2012-07-23 10:43:56 AM
It's a private business. The owner can chose to not serve gays. They are not a protected class. We may think is stupid, but we really don't have anything to say about it except not to patronize his business.
 
2012-07-23 10:45:01 AM
Wait, so if private business herpity derp can't be forced hurr durr, then does that mean we can have white-only lunch counters again?
 
2012-07-23 10:45:31 AM

truthseeker2083: As a gay man I say: find a bakery owned by some nice lesbians, and order a cake twice as big. That way bigots get no money from you, and a nice lesbian couple gets twice as much!


As a Straight Woman, I'd say: find a bakery owned by someone who gives a damn about lgbt rights be they gay or straight... and then order it twice as big.

Goddamn. This reminds me of the cake at the gay wedding I went to... it wasn't huge, but it was four distinct different cakes layered into awesomeness. I know lavender and mocha were 2/4, but in any case, tasted f--king amazing. Also tied for best wedding I've ever been to, with the Polish one...

Egoy3k: Seriously if you are in the wedding business pissing off homosexuals is probably not going to pay off.


Yup. Some stereotypes are there for a reason.
 
2012-07-23 10:45:45 AM
But are the accusations of discrimination true? "We don't want to talk about that, so you'll just have to make something up."

You got it!

/Not familiar with the Internet, I see.
 
2012-07-23 10:45:48 AM
Everyone should practice total tolerance, except we shouldn't tolerate those who don't totally tolerate?
 
2012-07-23 10:46:49 AM

OMG! We're All Gonna Die!: Freedom to be gay and freedom to not like gays. I'm okay with this. I have no problem with the homos except for their shove their business down everyone's throat regardless of whether or not we care attitude. Aside from that they can do whatever they want.


First of all, that doesn't happen. Second of all if it did could you blame them? I'm only 28 and I live in Canada and still I have in my lifetime within this leftist society have witnessed violence against homosexuals first hand. Maybe they really should shove their business in our faces. We can't just ignore hatred and hope it will go away.
 
2012-07-23 10:47:41 AM
Suppose they did an about-face and decided to start selling cakes to gays. Who in their right mind would eat one? That'd be like David Miscavige inviting Lisa McPherson's parents over for tea and biscuits.
 
2012-07-23 10:48:27 AM

JackieRabbit: It's a private business. The owner can chose to not serve gays. They are not a protected class. We may think is stupid, but we really don't have anything to say about it except not to patronize his business.


We'll ask you too: name names. Who is saying they should be forced to?
 
2012-07-23 10:48:28 AM

mytdawg: I hate to make a left turn here (snerk), but who the fark goes with teal and red? That doesn't sound at all pleasing to the eye.


ts2.mm.bing.net

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