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2014-07-08 10:54:31 AM  

MythDragon: Heamer: I know literally nothing about owning a business, but it always strikes me as a poor business model to turn away people who are willing to give you money for your services. That certain people are so obsessed with attaching their beliefs to their business just seems self-destructive.

I opened a fireworks stand, but I only sold snakes and sparklers, because that's what I like.


Because you weren't getting by on your tracking wages?

/it's not what you like, it's the consumer
 
2014-07-08 10:55:24 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Here's a thought....if you have such issues with other peoples' lives PERHAPS YOU SHOULDN'T OPEN A BUSINESS THAT IS PUBLIC.

STFU bakers, and close your damn doors then.


Forcing someone to do something that is against their belief system is bad.   Even if their belief is wierd, stupid or just something you just don't like.  As long as it doesn't hurt anyone, I'm not going to tell a baker he can't be stupid.  Nor am I going to tell gay guys they can't go have fun doing whatever they want to do.  The main point here is that Burt and Ernie are NOT gay. Two guys that sleep in the same room are room mates and anyone who turns them into that just make a political point should just go DIAF.   Quit screwing up my childhood!
 
2014-07-08 10:56:15 AM  

Deedeemarz: Why is this such a big deal? Can't they just find another baker?

There was a cake lady in our area who wouldn't make us a Harry potter cake (and several dozen themed cupcakes) because she thought the witchcraft was against her christian beliefs. Our response was to tell her that's too bad because this was a huge order that would have made her known to lots of people on the kids bday party circuit. Then we found someone else and told all our guests that the first business doesn't do Harry potter. They all thought that was weird and nobody used her. A woman at work said the lady wouldn't do her daughter's quinceanera cake because she thought the black flowers were inappropriate!! She lost a lot of business from people who were willing to pay good money for custom cakes. She was only in business about two or three years and I imagine it was because she kept turning down jobs.
But nobody had to get the government involved!! No one claimed she discriminated against Hispanics or was oppressing wiccans or any if that horseshiat. You don't like someone's business practices then run them out of business.


Quit being sensible when we have a reason to be angry.

If Sterling was left in charge of the team this is a few things that would happen:
    1. People would quit going to the games
    2. Players would refuse to play for him
    3. Team would lose value
    4. Sponsorship's would be lost
    5. Other teams might even refuse to play against them further driving down the revenue.

Instead, he makes tons of money selling the team. Would it not have been better just to let him drive himself out of business?
 
2014-07-08 10:56:33 AM  

Deedeemarz: witchcraft was against her christian beliefs.


Jesus was a Brujo.
 
2014-07-08 10:56:46 AM  
Alternate Headline: Anti-gay bigot so obsessed with homosexuality that he sees it *everywhere*

Alternate Alternate Headline: Closeted homosexual acts like a bigot
 
2014-07-08 10:56:50 AM  

Gaylord Fister: "We should stop trying to force businesses to support something they don't believe in."

So stores should be allowed to refuse service to black people?


The bakery didn't refuse service to them.   McDonald's might decline to make you a Quarter Pounder with
the patty cut into a shape of a pentagram.

Now, if you came in and had a pentagram necklace on and McDonald's simply refused to make you a Quarter Pounder, that would be different.
 
2014-07-08 10:56:54 AM  

bestsportnascar: fluffy2097: bestsportnascar: I wonder what would happen if a contractor refused to put in a bid to build a Chick-Fil-A because of their views. Would everyone be ok with that?

Well, if you don't bid for a job, you don't get picked to do it.

Do some custom cake companies put a price on the job? It could be argued that they didn't want to bid on the job of this cake.


That is another thing: why do they have to give a reason for not taking this job. "Hey baker, please make me a gay cake." "No thanks." If I call a business and they say they can't do whatever it is I need then I hang up and call another business. Pretty simple process. Never ask about their philosophical leanings or anything!
 
2014-07-08 10:57:37 AM  
I have a hobby that is turning into a profitable hobby. Custom carved wood. And I'll take revenue from anyone.
 
2014-07-08 10:57:41 AM  

MonoChango: Two guys that sleep in the same room are room mates and anyone who turns them into that just make a political point should just go DIAF.   Quit screwing up my childhood!


Oh, come one. They both get fisted for a living.
 
2014-07-08 10:58:15 AM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Alternate Headline: Anti-gay bigot so obsessed with homosexuality that he sees it *everywhere*

Alternate Alternate Headline: Closeted homosexual acts like a bigot


Look who didn't read the article.
 
2014-07-08 10:59:36 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Here's a thought....if you have such issues with other peoples' lives PERHAPS YOU SHOULDN'T OPEN A BUSINESS THAT IS PUBLIC.

STFU bakers, and close your damn doors then.


Brilliant.

Next, we can drive a bakery owned by black people out of business if they decline to make a cake with white-power slogans on it. Then we'll find a bakery owned by Muslims and order a cake with an image of Muhammad on it, then use their reaction as an excuse to run them out of business. Top it off with a cake that says "The Holocaust Never Happened" from a bakery run by Jewish people, and call it a productive day.
 
2014-07-08 10:59:48 AM  

Heamer: I know literally nothing about owning a business, but it always strikes me as a poor business model to turn away people who are willing to give you money for your services. That certain people are so obsessed with attaching their beliefs to their business just seems self-destructive.


Much of what happens in the world only makes sense once you realize that religious people are stupid.
 
2014-07-08 10:59:59 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: Gaylord Fister: "We should stop trying to force businesses to support something they don't believe in."

So stores should be allowed to refuse service to black people?

The bakery didn't refuse service to them.   McDonald's might decline to make you a Quarter Pounder with
the patty cut into a shape of a pentagram.

Now, if you came in and had a pentagram necklace on and McDonald's simply refused to make you a Quarter Pounder, that would be different.


Um, this bakery does this exact thing on a daily basis. If I ordered a cake with "praise jesus" on it, they would do it. If I ordered one with a bible on it and "1 corinthians", they would do it.

They aren't doing exactly what they advertise they do, because they don't like the subject matter.

Last time I checked, McDonald's doesn't cut any burgers into any shapes for anyone.
 
2014-07-08 11:01:12 AM  
Smile. Make the cake. Drop the cake during delivery. Give them a refund. Problem solved. They are, after all, pursuing you to make their cake as a calculated scene in political thuggery. Return the favor.

Or, they could go to a Muslim Bakery (NSFW) and demand a gay wedding cake covered in the symbols of Israel.

Yes. let's see the strength of their convictions. Go ahead. I dare you.
 
2014-07-08 11:01:13 AM  

bestsportnascar: Deedeemarz: Why is this such a big deal? Can't they just find another baker?

There was a cake lady in our area who wouldn't make us a Harry potter cake (and several dozen themed cupcakes) because she thought the witchcraft was against her christian beliefs. Our response was to tell her that's too bad because this was a huge order that would have made her known to lots of people on the kids bday party circuit. Then we found someone else and told all our guests that the first business doesn't do Harry potter. They all thought that was weird and nobody used her. A woman at work said the lady wouldn't do her daughter's quinceanera cake because she thought the black flowers were inappropriate!! She lost a lot of business from people who were willing to pay good money for custom cakes. She was only in business about two or three years and I imagine it was because she kept turning down jobs.
But nobody had to get the government involved!! No one claimed she discriminated against Hispanics or was oppressing wiccans or any if that horseshiat. You don't like someone's business practices then run them out of business.

Quit being sensible when we have a reason to be angry.

If Sterling was left in charge of the team this is a few things that would happen:
    1. People would quit going to the games
    2. Players would refuse to play for him
    3. Team would lose value
    4. Sponsorship's would be lost
    5. Other teams might even refuse to play against them further driving down the revenue.

Instead, he makes tons of money selling the team. Would it not have been better just to let him drive himself out of business?


No it wouldn't because the Clippers aren't a business he owns, they are a franchise and all those things you listed are ultimately bad for the other 29 people who own franchises.
 
2014-07-08 11:01:15 AM  

MonoChango: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Here's a thought....if you have such issues with other peoples' lives PERHAPS YOU SHOULDN'T OPEN A BUSINESS THAT IS PUBLIC.

STFU bakers, and close your damn doors then.

Forcing someone to do something that is against their belief system is bad.   Even if their belief is wierd, stupid or just something you just don't like.  As long as it doesn't hurt anyone, I'm not going to tell a baker he can't be stupid.  Nor am I going to tell gay guys they can't go have fun doing whatever they want to do.  The main point here is that Burt and Ernie are NOT gay. Two guys that sleep in the same room are room mates and anyone who turns them into that just make a political point should just go DIAF.   Quit screwing up my childhood!


I run a deli. I think women who are on their periods are poisonous and risk ruining society. I want to force women to reveal their cooters to me or a designated representative and prove that they are not gushing blood out of their twat before I allow them to come inside. Do you support my position?
 
gja
2014-07-08 11:02:15 AM  

Egoy3k: walkerhound: I have two early thirty-something guys living a couple houses down from me.  One works in a nutrition store and looks like a beefcake.  Does anyone think they're gay like Bert and Ernie?

Why not just ask them?


Or you could, you know, mind your own damned business, nosey barker.
 
2014-07-08 11:02:25 AM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: BFletch651: Oh, good lord.  If some asshole doesn't  want the job, just get someone else.  You don't have to argue with everyone about everything.

^^^^^^^^
So much this.

And who the hell would WANT a cake baked by somebody who didn't want to bake it?


Most cake shops don't have "We are bigots" outside the door to warn you. But I am in the UK, maybe they do in the US. Once they announce they are bigots to their potential customers, then you sue them, ensuring the financial and publicity penalties for running a public business in a bigoted manner that society has agreed are applied to them. You don't tend to be suing them to force them to make the cake, you go make other arrangements.


The more minorities that pursue such actions, the less often it will happen as either the shops will lose money and go out of business leaving the better businesses with less competition, or some of owners of shops less committed to public bigotry will decide against the financial risk and just get on and do their jobs without trying to enforce their morality on their customers.


We (as a society) wouldn't accept not baking a cake because it had a mixed race couple on it nowadays, so why would we accept any other legally allowed relationship being celebrated. Would you accept a supermarket not serving blacks? Or a MacDonald server turning away Christians? Or a hotel refusing to accept bookings from Jews? If you open your business to the public, then you serve all the members of the public, you don't get to pick and choose. Worry about your own morality, which according to your own rulebook is probably intent on sending you to burn forever for being a hateful scumbag, and let other people make their own (legal) choices.
 
2014-07-08 11:02:28 AM  

Serious Black: Deedeemarz: Why is this such a big deal? Can't they just find another baker?

Not everyone lives in New York City and has fairly easy access to a couple dozen bakers. My mom grew up in a town that currently has 3,500 residents. How many bakers do you think work there?


I dunno, never been to New York. Live in a small town in Texas. We never go to a bakery. In our little towns, word of mouth is how you discover who the newest cake lady is. They advertise on grocery store bulletin boards and stuff I think. Also, unless this town is completely isolated and unable to connect to the rest of the area by internet or phone, you can surely find a nearby baker. Or are they not allowed outside the village walls? Is it too much to drive 15 miles to get the custom cake you want? Damn sure there is at least a Walmart that could suffice....
 
2014-07-08 11:02:59 AM  
This is no different than slavery.
 
2014-07-08 11:03:12 AM  

bestsportnascar: Deedeemarz: Why is this such a big deal? Can't they just find another baker?

There was a cake lady in our area who wouldn't make us a Harry potter cake (and several dozen themed cupcakes) because she thought the witchcraft was against her christian beliefs. Our response was to tell her that's too bad because this was a huge order that would have made her known to lots of people on the kids bday party circuit. Then we found someone else and told all our guests that the first business doesn't do Harry potter. They all thought that was weird and nobody used her. A woman at work said the lady wouldn't do her daughter's quinceanera cake because she thought the black flowers were inappropriate!! She lost a lot of business from people who were willing to pay good money for custom cakes. She was only in business about two or three years and I imagine it was because she kept turning down jobs.
But nobody had to get the government involved!! No one claimed she discriminated against Hispanics or was oppressing wiccans or any if that horseshiat. You don't like someone's business practices then run them out of business.

Quit being sensible when we have a reason to be angry.

If Sterling was left in charge of the team this is a few things that would happen:
    1. People would quit going to the games
    2. Players would refuse to play for him
    3. Team would lose value
    4. Sponsorship's would be lost
    5. Other teams might even refuse to play against them further driving down the revenue.

Instead, he makes tons of money selling the team. Would it not have been better just to let him drive himself out of business?


I agree!
 
2014-07-08 11:03:19 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Circusdog320: Where did Jesus say love everybody except gay people?

You can love someone, but still not support their lifestyle.

Personally, I don't care. Marry your cat if you want.


Except that being gay is not a "lifestyle." It's who a person is. So, if you love someone, you have to love all of them, even if that means that you are accepting that a part of them is not what you hoped for.
 
2014-07-08 11:03:36 AM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: menschenfresser: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: BFletch651: Oh, good lord.  If some asshole doesn't  want the job, just get someone else.  You don't have to argue with everyone about everything.

^^^^^^^^
So much this.

And who the hell would WANT a cake baked by somebody who didn't want to bake it?

Those black boys in Nashville should have just gone to a different lunch counter where people didn't hate them.

Sadly, I think you might be serious.  Hey?  Remember the old mantra, "We're Here, We're Queer, Get Over It'?   Well, most thinking people have.  The problem is, not everybody WILL, and you're never going to MAKE them.  So why not just go to a different bakery and stop whining about EVERYTHING?  It's a farkin' CAKE.  Or do you really want a cake that some ignorant a-hole is likely to urinate on, or ejaculate into, while he laughs himself silly in the kitchen? I don't care one way or another to whom you're attracted, but gay people really need to choose their battles more wisely.


Those religious people. Such upstanding, tolerant, and moral individuals.
 
2014-07-08 11:04:05 AM  

HoustonNick: We should stop trying to force businesses to support something they don't believe in


www.thesaudavoice.com

GO
nysiaf.org

fark

www.ohs.org

YOURSELF
 
2014-07-08 11:04:28 AM  
How about you not sell Bert & Ernie cakes because the Bert & Ernie characters aren't owned by you and you can't make & sell products with their images on them without permission from Sesame Workshop, you bigoted retards.
 
2014-07-08 11:04:39 AM  
Wanted to post pictures of the Penis Cake and the Vag Cake, some for relatively straight weddings or bachelor/ette parties -- wasn't sure no Farkers worked in a bakery.

Bakeries already have lots of sexual stuff going on -- ever kneaded dough or used an icing tube? The owner just doesn't want it to get out of hand with more sexual avenues with his already over-sexed employees with the introduction of children's show characters.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-08 11:07:00 AM  

GoldSpider: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Alternate Headline: Anti-gay bigot so obsessed with homosexuality that he sees it *everywhere*

Alternate Alternate Headline: Closeted homosexual acts like a bigot

Look who didn't read the article.


Guilty as charged

** reads article ***

Yeah, that makes a chowder out of my first headline. The second one stands
 
2014-07-08 11:07:21 AM  
Oh, so what.  Laugh at them and take your business to a different bakery.
They are only hurting themselves.

I mean, I would seriously laugh out loud at them and happily announce that they can go fark themselves!  Idiots.
 
2014-07-08 11:07:33 AM  

xria: We (as a society) wouldn't accept not baking a cake because it had a mixed race couple on it nowadays, so why would we accept any other legally allowed relationship being celebrated. Would you accept a supermarket not serving blacks? Or a MacDonald server turning away Christians? Or a hotel refusing to accept bookings from Jews? If you open your business to the public, then you serve all the members of the public, you don't get to pick and choose. Worry about your own morality, which according to your own rulebook is probably intent on sending you to burn forever for being a hateful scumbag, and let other people make their own (legal) choices.


But what if I refuse service to someone because they had refused service to someone.
 
2014-07-08 11:08:23 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Why do they have to drag Bert & Ernie in to this?


To The Escape Zeppelin!: Am I the only one who always assumed that Bert and Ernie were brothers?


Seriously, this has always bugged the hell out of me.

What kind of pervert looks at 2 puppets portraying 2 guys who live in the same house and imagines a whole sexual relationship between them?
 
2014-07-08 11:08:33 AM  

limboslam: Diogenes: "the case proves the need for the law to reasonably accommodate family-run businesses with firmly held beliefs".

Nice to see that England can still learn something from its petulant and rebellious children in America.  Too bad it's the wrong lesson.

Yeah! Freedom be damned! You print what we tell you to print, dammit! Would any bakery be hit with a lawsuit if they refused to put on a cake, "Abortion is murder?" Probably not.


You (and several others) appear to be missing the difference between what someone DOES and what someone IS.

An opinion is malleable, it is changeable - yesterday I was pro-life, today I am pro-choice - and more or less does not fundamentally change a person. Carrying a gun on your person is a changeable state - you can quite easily change that state.

You cannot leave your race at the door. You cannot leave your sexual orientation at the door (you can leave your lover and be celibate, but the junk wants what it wants). You cannot leave your presented gender at the door (you can change clothes and shave, but some dudes simply look like chicks and some chicks simply look like dudes. You can't change or explain that).

Generally, in America you can discriminate against someone for what they say or do - being a pro-life activist, open-carrying your arsenal of handguns, your noisy neighbor - but you cannot discriminate against someone for who they are - being black; and in some places, you can't discriminate against someone even if you think they're gay.

// you can leave your religion at the door, too
// it's easy if you try
 
2014-07-08 11:08:47 AM  

vudukungfu: MonoChango: Two guys that sleep in the same room are room mates and anyone who turns them into that just make a political point should just go DIAF.   Quit screwing up my childhood!

Oh, come one. They both get fisted for a living.


You evil sonofabiatch. now I'll have that image in my head all day.  thanks  :-)
 
2014-07-08 11:09:02 AM  
So, who'd jump out of the cake?
fc05.deviantart.net
 
2014-07-08 11:09:54 AM  
1. I really don't see Bert & Ernie as gay. They're more like classic comedy teams such as Abbot & Costello or Martin & Lewis, or whoever Bing Crosby & Bob Hope were playing in the various "Road to..." movies. Buddies. Pals. Roomies out of necessity, not out of some deep abiding love for one another. They have a symbiotic relationship. One guy is kinda grumpy and needs the friendly charm of the other in order to get along in society, while the other is kinda naive and needs the stalwart pessimism of the other to protect him from ne'er-do-wells. But gay? No. I just don't see it in those two.

Now Statler & Waldorf? Those guys are totally a couple.

2. While I think it's bigoted and awful that people refuse service because of their religious beliefs, I also think it's insane to take your business to someone who wants to be a total dick about their religious beliefs. I don't shop at Hobby Lobby if I can help it. I don't give money to Chic Fil'A, and I don't go to bakeries or restaurants that are operated by bigots. I suggest other people do the same. Eventually, if they stop seeing as many customers they lose money and go out of business. It may take years, but in the end it's worth it to watch them crash & burn because they have God's finger up their ass.
 
2014-07-08 11:10:16 AM  

GoldSpider: Elliot8654: GoldSpider: Elliot8654: Is that a product they carry? No. Then you are an idiot.

Maybe you can insist that they carry pork and shellfish products, and then sue when they refuse.

You wanna sue a coffee shop when they don't serve steak? Or a pet shop for not selling elephant rifles?

"Reasonable" has nothing to do with it if we're going to use cases like this to compel businesses to produce whatever goods a customer demands.


THEY'RE ASKING A BAKERY THAT MAKES CAKES TO MAKE A CAKE. THIS BUSINESS ALREADY PRODUCES THESE THINGS. THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO PRODUCE THIS ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE BIGOTS.
 
2014-07-08 11:10:45 AM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Yeah, that makes a chowder out of my first headline. The second one stands


In fairness, subby's headline was misleading/deceptive.
 
2014-07-08 11:10:50 AM  
If I were a baker I would refuse to make the cake on the grounds that Children's Television Workshop might sue me.  You can have your Support Gay Marriage Cake, I'd draw the line at using Trademarked characters on it.
 
2014-07-08 11:11:18 AM  

Deedeemarz: Serious Black: Deedeemarz: Why is this such a big deal? Can't they just find another baker?

Not everyone lives in New York City and has fairly easy access to a couple dozen bakers. My mom grew up in a town that currently has 3,500 residents. How many bakers do you think work there?

I dunno, never been to New York. Live in a small town in Texas. We never go to a bakery. In our little towns, word of mouth is how you discover who the newest cake lady is. They advertise on grocery store bulletin boards and stuff I think. Also, unless this town is completely isolated and unable to connect to the rest of the area by internet or phone, you can surely find a nearby baker. Or are they not allowed outside the village walls? Is it too much to drive 15 miles to get the custom cake you want? Damn sure there is at least a Walmart that could suffice....


Last time I was there (which admittedly was about ten years ago), I don't recall there being a Wal-Mart in town. A quick Google search says the nearest Wal-Mart to this town is an hour away.

As to your other question about going to another town, there are three towns within half an hour drive of the original place in question. Their populations are 2,300, 1,700, and 250, i.e. much smaller and less likely to have a baker who is willing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.
 
2014-07-08 11:11:31 AM  
Elliot8654:  

Last time I checked, McDonald's doesn't cut any burgers into any shapes for anyone.

They cut them into round shapes.
 
2014-07-08 11:12:14 AM  

Timid Goddess: Every so often I have a dream weird enough to remember.  A number of years ago, I had one about Ernie having a sex change and becoming Ernestina because Sesame Street was concerned that Bert and Ernie would be seen as a gay couple instead of as roommates.  Waking up, I thought it was stupid reasoning and kinda funny.  Might be why that became one of the dreams I remember for years or decades.

I read the article expecting to see a religious bakery refusing to make a cake for a kids birthday because of that kind of reasoning.  Burt and Ernie are fictional characters on a kids show aimed at toddlers and preschoolers.  Because of that they are portrayed in a manner that has no sexual dimension whatsoever.  I was surprised to see someone actually trying to portray a pair of kids characters as a homosexual couple in order to protest to gain the right for homosexuals to marry in that area of the country.

In the article this seems to be a matter of courtesy and common sense.  If the organization knew that the bakery was owned by religious people, they should have found another bakery rather than offend the owners of the bakery that they tried to hire for a part of their protest.  If they didn't know, they should have apologized, or at least made a token apology, and gone to a different bakery.

I really don't see any reason to ban homosexual marriage, polygamous marriage, etc. as long as all parties have legal rights to consent to the marriage.  An underage kid can't consent so no underage marriage.  Critters can't consent, so no marriage to turtles or any other critters.  If you are legally able to choose to consent and don't want to be in a marriage with a same sex partner or more than one partner, don't consent to be in one and you won't be in one.

As for religion, if the Church of X Denomination doesn't agree with homosexual marriage as a group, they don't have to perform the wedding ceremony.  As long as the couple has the marriage license, the marriage is still leg ...


The people being discriminated against should have made an apology? My god, this is the stupidest one yet.
 
2014-07-08 11:12:17 AM  
Religious Bakery?

Exodus 29:2  And from fine wheat flour, without yeast, make bread, and cakes mixed with oil, and wafers spread with oil.

Hypocrites
 
2014-07-08 11:13:10 AM  

Selena Luna: THEY'RE ASKING A BAKERY THAT MAKES CAKES TO MAKE A CAKE. THIS BUSINESS ALREADY PRODUCES THESE THINGS. THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO PRODUCE THIS ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE BIGOTS.


I know why they don't want to produce this particular product.  I just don't think it's a compelling reason to force them to do so.
 
2014-07-08 11:13:11 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Smile. Make the cake. Drop the cake during delivery. Give them a refund. Problem solved. They are, after all, pursuing you to make their cake as a calculated scene in political thuggery. Return the favor.

Or, they could go to a Muslim Bakery (NSFW) and demand a gay wedding cake covered in the symbols of Israel.

Yes. let's see the strength of their convictions. Go ahead. I dare you.


To be fair, I can't imagine anyone in the western world wanting to eat a cake made by hardcore Muslims no matter what decorations are on top. When I think "Muslim" I don't think "yummy, sweet confections and pastries" -- I think "cous cous, olives, and hummus".
 
2014-07-08 11:13:22 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Damn it.  I wish I could edit post post.  Sure I could proof read before I post, but that would make more sense.

/that=to (obviously)


You knew the rules coming in here. Weasel or not, it's best to just let the mistooks go.
 
2014-07-08 11:14:16 AM  
reubz.squarespace.com

Bert supports the terrist and wishes global Jihad on the worthless American dogs. Cake is the food that the false prophets use to coerce the masses to the devil's lair. Devil's food. Almost a pun there.
 
2014-07-08 11:15:00 AM  

vudukungfu: Can I get a dead jesus nailed to another dead jesus on my cake?


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-08 11:15:25 AM  
Meh. A company shouldn't have to be forced to make a product it does not want to make
 
2014-07-08 11:16:11 AM  

Tom_Slick: If I were a baker I would refuse to make the cake on the grounds that Children's Television Workshop might sue me.  You can have your Support Gay Marriage Cake, I'd draw the line at using Trademarked characters on it.


Bingo.

Also, I don't understand how people can consider this "discrimination", other than a poor understanding of the word.  As far as I could tell from the article, the bakery did not know whether the customer was gay or straight.
 
2014-07-08 11:16:14 AM  
I think Sesame Street has made it clear you're a sick farker if you feel the need to assign any sexual orientation to a children's puppet.  They own it they made it clear they want nothing to do with the debate either way so no I wouldn't make your cake. How about a Luke and Han cake?
 
2014-07-08 11:16:24 AM  
I always thought Bert was an adult, and Ernie a child.  Based on that, I'd refuse to make a peda-cake.
 
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