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.
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.
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!
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...
Circusdog320: Where did Jesus say love everybody except gay people?
HotWingConspiracy: Why do they have to drag Bert & Ernie in to this?
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.
gja: You worship muppets?
eeyore102: How about Sherlock Holmes and John Watson? They're totally gay, yes?
Notabunny: fta We thought that this order was at odds with our beliefs. It certainly was in contradiction of what the Bible teachesGod hates fondant
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.
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 choice2) The fact that you feel it necessary to include "creepy" and "childlike" says more about you than about folks who think E&B are gay3) Using images of muppets to "promote" sexual orientation doesn't seem to be much of a problem when that orientation is "heterosexual"[img.fark.net image 300x238][img.fark.net image 300x226][img.fark.net image 288x226][img.fark.net image 256x197][img.fark.net image 259x194] [img.fark.net image 252x224]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[img.fark.net image 515x959]
GoldSpider: xtech: stop responding to the bath salt troll guys aka Theaetetus"Bath Salt Troll"? I want to know more.
Mad Scientist: Do you really want to eat food prepared by people who hate you?
stuffy: Lesbian cake? (NSFW)
machoprogrammer: I know it is illegal if they refuse to serve gay (or black or whatever) customers
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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