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(Mirror.co.uk)   Religious bakery tells customer it won't bake a Bert and Ernie cake because something.. something about gay marriage   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 60
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2014-07-08 09:49:23 AM  
15 votes:
"I feel if we don't take a stand with this case, then how can we stand up against it further down the line?"

MacArthur is part right, they shouldn't have to take it, because it's their choice to bake it, so they'll never have that take that stand again, oh no.
2014-07-08 09:57:02 AM  
7 votes:

Jaden Smith First of His Name: The article makes it sound like that one bakery is the only place in the UK where you can't get gay married.


They have weird laws over there.  Hell before the revolution Americans had to go to a pie shop in Baltimore to get married. The lines were so long you couldn't even get a pie most days.
2014-07-08 09:56:43 AM  
7 votes:
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2014-07-08 10:03:59 AM  
5 votes:
Can I go to Big Gay Al's Cake Emporium and order a 'I support traditional marriage' cake?

Patrick Stewart will be in trouble...

static03.mediaite.com
2014-07-08 10:01:29 AM  
3 votes:

ReverendJasen: Dear bakery, stop being bigots.
Dear gay people, stop trying to buy your cakes from bigots.  Even if they cave and make it for you, would you really want to eat it?  Assholes probably put rat turds in it.  Tell the bigots to fark off and go find a sensible bakery.


Those are chocolate sprinkles.
2014-07-08 09:53:42 AM  
3 votes:
Bakeries have really been the showdown spot between the two sides of this argument.
2014-07-08 09:51:23 AM  
3 votes:
See, the cake *IS* a lie.
2014-07-08 10:57:41 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:36:58 AM  
2 votes:
Just wanted to dispel the rumor, I saw them together at Scores

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2014-07-08 10:32:17 AM  
2 votes:
Since gay people are such good decorators, shouldn't they do their own cake?
2014-07-08 10:28:33 AM  
2 votes:

hubiestubert: Some people read waaaay too much into things.

General rule of thumb: if you're constantly worried about the gay sexxin', you're either in prison, or a prisoner of your own thwarted desires...


No, I'm worried that someone may be having more fun they me.  I'm against all sexing, drugs, and I consider smiling suspicious.
2014-07-08 10:09:57 AM  
2 votes:
fta We thought that this order was at odds with our beliefs. It certainly was in contradiction of what the Bible teaches

God hates fondant
2014-07-08 10:01:12 AM  
2 votes:

Circusdog320: Where did Jesus say love everybody except gay people?


Last Tuesday.  It's really the LEAST psychotic thing my gardener has said.
2014-07-08 09:59:14 AM  
2 votes:
Am I the only one who always assumed that Bert and Ernie were brothers?
2014-07-08 09:58:51 AM  
2 votes:

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


I mean sure, they had hands up their asses, but it was strictly for puppeteering purposes.
2014-07-08 09:55:59 AM  
2 votes:

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.


Neither do you.
Yet, here you are.
2014-07-08 06:07:02 PM  
1 votes:

gja: You worship muppets?


Only the ones who are actually gods
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2014-07-08 04:03:17 PM  
1 votes:

eeyore102: How about Sherlock Holmes and John Watson? They're totally gay, yes?


Don't be silly... Watson was married to a woman (not that that necessarily proves anything)... And, Holmes was mostly asexual, with the exception of having the hots for Irene Adler (but, that was mostly a cerebral attraction to her, not sexual)...

Mycroft, on the other hand... Totally gay!
2014-07-08 03:56:41 PM  
1 votes:

gja: You worship muppets?


For starters, I can prove their existence, so it immediately makes more sense than most religions.
Ant
2014-07-08 03:32:49 PM  
1 votes:

Notabunny: fta We thought that this order was at odds with our beliefs. It certainly was in contradiction of what the Bible teaches

God hates fondant


Thou shall not cover thine cake in foul sugar paste crap
2014-07-08 02:05:22 PM  
1 votes:

eeyore102: How about Sherlock Holmes and John Watson? They're totally gay, yes?


Don't know, but my money is on Batman and Robin.
2014-07-08 01:58:51 PM  
1 votes:

jst3p: Theaetetus: jst3p: Theaetetus: Egoy3k: So what about the idiot kids who want to buy their friend a custom cake with a marijuana leaf on it or profanity and get refused?
The_Six_Fingered_Man: So what is the difference, logically, between refusing to print a large phallus on the cake versus refusing to print image X?

Anti-discrimination laws name specific traits, rather than applying broadly to any belief or statement.

OK, but they aren't refusing service to a gay person, just refusing to make a cake with a phrase on it. Would this really fall under discrimination?

What if they didn't want to make a cake that stated "Girls rule, boys drool!"

If they follow it up with a statement that they refused to make the cake because they believe women are inferior, then they'd likely get a similar letter from the Equality Commission.

Yeah, I am late to the thread and missed that until the post previous to this one. Thanks.

Bigots need to learn to shut up about their reasons for refusing service if they want to be allowed to refuse service for bigoted reasons.


They can't stop themselves. It's no fun being holy if they can't be holier than someone, and make sure that person knows it.
2014-07-08 01:44:20 PM  
1 votes:

Ctrl-Alt-Del: gshepnyc: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Ker_Thwap: Anyone else think it's creepy using images of a childlike muppet to promote a sexual orientation choice?

1) Sexual orientation is not a choice

2) The fact that you feel it necessary to include "creepy" and "childlike"  says more about you than about folks who think E&B are gay

3) Using images of muppets to "promote" sexual orientation doesn't seem to be much of a problem when that orientation is "heterosexual"
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Having a chicken as your romantic partner is A-OK, as long as it's a girl chicken.

I love you for this.

Aw, thanks. I made it into a single handy picture
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Actually, I think Janice sleeps with the whole band.
2014-07-08 01:11:53 PM  
1 votes:
Does anyone else have the sudden mental image of Theaetetus sitting in a court room flashing pictures of people making faces at the judge and opposing council as they're making their arguments?


No, because he spends all his time clogging up threads on this site.
2014-07-08 12:35:13 PM  
1 votes:
I present photographic evidence that Bert and Ernie's relationship is strictly platonic.


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2014-07-08 12:25:23 PM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: xtech: stop responding to the bath salt troll guys aka Theaetetus

"Bath Salt Troll"?  I want to know more.


I think xtech was saying that he did bath salts and sees trolls everywhere now.
2014-07-08 12:12:58 PM  
1 votes:

Mad Scientist: Do you really want to eat food prepared by people who hate you?


So, I'm at risk every night?


/married
//it's a joke son
//slashies LIVE!
2014-07-08 12:05:25 PM  
1 votes:

stuffy: Lesbian cake? (NSFW)


It's a trick, lesbians eat pie.
2014-07-08 11:53:02 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-07-08 11:49:31 AM  
1 votes:

Circusdog320: Where did Jesus say love everybody except gay people?


ct.politicomments.com
2014-07-08 11:45:48 AM  
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: I know it is illegal if they refuse to serve gay (or black or whatever) customers


Depends on the place. Gayness isn't legally protected nationwide like blackness is.
2014-07-08 11:15:00 AM  
1 votes:

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


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2014-07-08 11:12:17 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:10:50 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:09:54 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:01:15 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2014-07-08 10:59:36 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:56:15 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:48:41 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-07-08 10:45:02 AM  
1 votes:
So Bert and Ernie are pole-smokers? I guess that makes sense what with it being a children's program, and whatnot...
2014-07-08 10:41:31 AM  
1 votes:

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: That's the other thing that bugs me about the gay community. Where is their 'tolerance' for those who don't agree with their lifestyle?

Tolerance works both ways.


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"WHY WON'T YOU TOLERATE MY INTOLERANCE?!"

Moron.
2014-07-08 10:40:29 AM  
1 votes:

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2014-07-08 10:36:34 AM  
1 votes:

theflatline: GoldSpider: You order a "support gay marriage" cake from a religious bakery, and then get indignant when they decline?

Take this drivel to The Consumerist, subby.

I am going to order pork chops and a side of shellfish in a kosher deli and become incensed when they don't serve me.


The difference, of course, is that while you may not be able to get those specific foods neither can anyone else, and you can get other foods at the kosher deli without being harassed. These people cannot get a cake from a bakery that sells cakes. That's what discrimination is: someone is offering others services or products that they refuse to offer to a specific group.

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The bottom line is ... You should never piss-off the people who make your food.  For every one bakery who doesn't want to serve you, there are probably at least 5 more in the vicinity who will be more than happy to.

That's the other thing that bugs me about the gay community.  Where is their 'tolerance' for those who don't agree with their lifestyle?

Tolerance works both ways.


No, people have to accept your intolerance. Not tolerate it, and not acquiesce to it.
2014-07-08 10:35:50 AM  
1 votes:

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

I mean sure, they had hands up their asses, but it was strictly for puppeteering purposes.



Is that what the kids are calling it today?
2014-07-08 10:35:48 AM  
1 votes:
Why are gays so intolerant of other peoples beliefs

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2014-07-08 10:33:09 AM  
1 votes:

Teresaol31: Funny, there was a time when I thought that the fundamentalist "Bible Baptists" that went on and on about Bert and Ernie being a gay couple were just strange. (The same group was anti-vax way before anyone saw Jenny McCarthy naked because they thought that letting the health department give your kid a shot for any reason was a way for the kid to get secretly RFID chipped as the mark of the beast, I shiat you not!)

Ask a kid watching Sesame Street who Bert and Ernie are, they will tell you that they are friends who live in the same house.  They are pbviously based on the play/movie/television show the Odd Couple and represent the Felix and Oscar of Sesame Street, showing that two people with clearly different hobbies and priorities can learn to get along and live together.  They are not the Steve and Steve gay married couple (not that there is a thing wrong with that concept, but honestly, if you watch Sesame Street, you will notice that they simply do not address adult interpersonal relationships at all.  They, unlike the perverts that come up with this nonsense, don't think it's appropriate to discuss those things with preschoolers.  Whether it's Bert and Ernie being gay, or the notion that Gordon might take up with a white Mrs., they simply do not discuss such matters on the show!)

As for Bert and Ernie being gay, they don't even sleep in the same bed, so it's all in your heads morons.  Get your filthy minds out of the gutter you sex obsessed theist extremists!  Geez.  Not every damn thing in life has to be about sex, especially a show designed to teach kids preschool skills like getting along, telling the truth, and recognizing colors, shapes, letters, numbers.  Oh, yeah, I guess that would be offended to people that still think that people should isolate themselves from anyone different and only need enough education to read their Bibles!


Awesome analysis!

You seem to have a lot of free time on your hands, however.
2014-07-08 10:29:55 AM  
1 votes:

soporific: maxx2112: Queers can't get a cake.   Nazis can't get a cake.  Therefore, queers are Nazis . . . or something.

Now I really want to see a child named Judas Iscariot. (And it works for a boy or a girl.) Or perhaps Bennedict Arnold.

/because I apparently hate children today
//at least we're not naming a boy Sue
///let's name a boy Sue


A family friend had an informal contest and the winner would win the ostensible right to name her baby. My entry, little Darth Lebron Osama bin Nelson, didn't win and she went with my brother's suggestion, Garrett.
2014-07-08 10:26:07 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: You order a "support gay marriage" cake from a religious bakery, and then get indignant when they decline?

Take this drivel to The Consumerist, subby.


I am going to order pork chops and a side of shellfish in a kosher deli and become incensed when they don't serve me.
2014-07-08 10:22:03 AM  
1 votes:
How many cakes a day do the make for unwed moms and couples living together I wonder. They might as well be the bakery for hell!
2014-07-08 10:20:53 AM  
1 votes:
Also, the bible mentions homosexuality only twice, but shellfish eight times. I bet you these hypocritical zombie worshippers wouldn't mind making a cake with a shrimp on it.
2014-07-08 10:18:13 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: You order a "support gay marriage" cake from a religious bakery, and then get indignant when they decline?

Take this drivel to The Consumerist, subby.


Cant wait to see whats written on that receipt.


/only to find out later it was a hoax
2014-07-08 10:14:38 AM  
1 votes:
A packed fudge cake with Hershey Highway frosting would be in order.
2014-07-08 10:11:20 AM  
1 votes:
Ontario recently made it legal for doctors to refuse to prescribe or dispense birth control pills for religious reasons.

I'm gonna invent my own crazy religion that says that blood pressure medication is a sin, and refuse to prescribe it to fat pretentious christians.
2014-07-08 10:10:43 AM  
1 votes:
my grandfather died falling off a guard tower at a religious bakery in the war.
2014-07-08 10:10:03 AM  
1 votes:

Circusdog320: Where did Jesus say love everybody except gay people?


Some immigration holding cell down near the Texas/Mexico border?
2014-07-08 10:02:16 AM  
1 votes:
Come to America. The lawsuit hap happiest place on earth.  I think I should go sue Burger King for not serving dolphin
2014-07-08 09:58:11 AM  
1 votes:

Circusdog320: Where did Jesus say love everybody except gay people?


He was on the corner of 4th and Elm.  The paparazzi were on break so it didn't get a lot of coverage.
2014-07-08 09:56:58 AM  
1 votes:
Do you really want to eat food prepared by people who hate you?
2014-07-08 09:55:45 AM  
1 votes:
Can I get a dead jesus nailed to another dead jesus on my cake?
2014-07-08 09:44:22 AM  
1 votes:
"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.
 
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