Christian Bakery Refuses To Make Bert And Ernie Cake
The bakery is in Northern Ireland, which means bigotry is international.
…its owners refused to make a cake for the group QueerSpace Belfast featuring the characters Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street along with the message “Support Gay Marriage.”
The group was ultimately able to hire another bakery to execute the design…
Now, the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland is threatening to take legal action against Asher’s Baking Company, claiming it violated that country’s laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Unless the bakery responds with “proposals to remedy your unlawful discrimination” within seven days, the commission said it would begin court proceedings.
The family that owns the bakery made a video defending their right to run their business according to their beliefs.