#1 Actor Patrick Stewart Sides With Christian Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Marriage Cake by Cincinnatus 06.06.2015 01:13

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Hard to say where to place this article as it involves an entertainment figure but is also a story about how the sickness of homo totalitarianism isn't confined just to the US.

"Longtime LGBT advocate and actor Patrick Stewart has sided with Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who refused to write the words, “support gay marriage” on a cake.

"It was the actual words on the cake they objected to," Stewart told BBC's "Newsnight" Thursday. "I would support their rights to say, 'No, this is personally offensive to my beliefs, I will not do it.'"

Ashers Baking Company was found guilty of discrimination and ordered to pay $978 to Gareth Lee, who had asked them to bake a cake with Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie underneath the words, “Support Gay Marriage” for a private function marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia last year. After initially accepting the order, the bakery called Lee two days later to cancel.

“Finally I found myself on the side of the bakers,” said Stewart, who starred in the “Star Trek” TV show and the “X-Men” movie. “It was not because this was a gay couple they objected. It was not because they were going to be celebrating some kind of marriage. It was the actual words on the cake they objected to, they found them offensive.”

Judge Isobel Brownlie ruled that the McArthurs, who own the bakery, directly discriminated against Lee, “for which there can be no justification.”

“The defendants are not a religious organisation. They are conducting a business for profit and, notwithstanding their genuine religious beliefs, there are no exceptions available under the 2006 regulations which apply to this case,” Brownlie added."

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunt...y-marriage-cake

Why yes, your honor, it is a private bakery seeking to make a profit, so therefore the owners are not at all entitled to freedom of conscience. What a silly notion, freedom of conscience, is to begin with.

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