Case of UK Bakers Punished for Declining ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake to Be Heard in Spring

(Christian Institute) The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that it will sit in Belfast to hear arguments in the Ashers Baking Company case.

It will be the first time the court has ever sat in Northern Ireland.

Supported by The Christian Institute’s Legal Defense Fund, Ashers is defending itself from a lawsuit brought by the taxpayer-funded Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).

Starting on April 30, 2018, five of the UK’s most senior judges will consider initial arguments ahead of the possible appeal. It had been originally scheduled for the autumn of 2017, but has now been confirmed for spring next year.

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  • Lydia Church

    God bless them for their stand for Christ instead of caving to the agenda of compromise with sin! It can’t be both!

  • Silas Jennings

    They are going to lose.

    • TruthvLIes

      Depend how you look at things.

    • ppp777

      A world run by satan would indicate that .

  • Reason2012

    Does a black baker who has no problem selling cakes to white people have to use his business support the anti-black acts like a “the beliefs of black people do not matter” gathering? Would a black printer who has no problem serving white people have to make printings to support anti-black act like “the beliefs of black people do not matter” request? Does a mulsim baker who has no problem selling cakes to non-mulsimpeople have to use his business support the anti-muslim acts like a “lets draw muhammad” party?

    No. Those requests would be denied even if asked by another black person or another muslim.

    The only bigots in such a case are those who sought this black baker or black printer out to support this ACT. And so it goes with homosexual activists who seek out Christian bakers and Christian business owners to force them to support such anti-Christian acts no matter if it’s a homosexual who makes the request or not, whether a Christian makes the request or not, more so when such people have no problem serving those who declare they’re into homosexuality. 100% of their customers would be denied this request. They’d also be denied a request for a polygamous wedding cake.

    America is waking up to the deception from homosexual activists, and cases like this make it more obvious and make people more aware of what the real motive is of same-gender marriage and transgender bathrooms is: the offshoot criminalization of those who do not support these ACTS.

    And keep in mind, these same homosexual activists hate LGBT people. When 50 of them were_killed in Orlando, these same activists jumped to the defense of_islam as the “religion of peace”, while not saying a word to defend those who were_killed, but instead keep going after those “evil” Christians for not violating their Christian faith and perform anti-Christian acts of baking anti-Christian cakes.

    Keep in mind they are anti-Christian activists, not LGBT people in general, but activists that have proven they hate LGBT people and are just using them to push this anti-Christian agenda. Seems more likely they are pro-islam activists using LGBT to eradicate Christianity one piece at a time.

    • ppp777

      A group of reprobates using other reprobates .

  • Michael C

    I don’t know the laws in Northern Ireland so I can’t really comment on this bakery’s case, directly.

    However, had this same instance occurred here in the US, I would be on the bakery’s side on this one.

    Unlike the other unlawful discrimination cases in which customers were refused products or services no different than what the business willingly provides for other customers (Arlene’s Flowers, Sweet Cakes, Masterpiece Cakeshop), in this case, the customer requested a political/moral message to be created by the bakery.

    This case is more similar to the Hands on Originals, Azucar Bakery, and Cut the Cake cases here in the States. In all three of these cases, the businesses successfully defended themselves against a discrimination complaint.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    ― C.S. Lewis

    • Michael C

      Unfortunately, your beautiful quote doesn’t apply to this situation because the laws that prohibit discrimination are in place to protect the victim of discrimination, not the perpetrator.

      These laws aren’t intended “for the good of” the business owner but instead to protect the rights of the general public.

      Your quote would be better suited to combat laws that outlaw homosexuality or prohibit the recognition of the marriages of gay couples.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        sure it applies ….

      • TruthvLIes

        The best outcome is for the rainbow warriors to patronize businesses that will do their bidding. That way we all win. It is clear as day that with probably millions of bakeries out there, their main intention is to be an bloody minded as they can be and cause as much trouble as they can. Those who say otherwise are living in cloud cuckoo land.

        • Michael C

          I’m sorry. Was this comment meant to be directed toward me? I don’t understand how it applies to anything I’ve said.

          • TruthvLIes

            I did a check of my comment and it has your name as the rcipient so yes it is directd at you.

      • ppp777

        If there was a God fearing government , this sort of thing would be illegal .

        • Michael C

          If there was a God fearing government , this sort of thing would be illegal .

          The men who created our system of governance did their absolute best to ensure that the United States wouldn’t ever have a “God fearing governmnent.”

          • ppp777

            Them children of Belial will pay with their souls , the real tragedy is they will take countless souls with them .

          • Robin Egg

            Completely false.

          • Michael C

            The Constitution forbids the government from having a religion. It’s really that simple.

          • TruthvLIes

            A rather slack interpretation of the First Amendment which says that CONGRESS shall not establish a religion and shall not stop the free exercise of it.

            That means that anyone or anything other than Congress that wants to be involved in religion is not contravening any law.

          • Michael C

            A rather slack interpretation of the First Amendment…

            I never claimed it as my own.

          • TruthvLIes

            And you didn’t say it was from someone else so what are we to believe.

        • Robin Egg

          We are moving in the right direction.

    • TruthvLIes

      That is true because it is happening and will happen and keep happening until the rainbow warriors get blood out of every last stone. By the time they do, society will be destroyed.

      • ppp777

        Like scripture says they are ” implacable “

  • Tony Demarcus, Ph.D., D.D.

    This is the cause that any real Bible-believing Christian needs to support. Our Christian Bible defines sodomites as those worthy of death. We also know that they are hated by Jesus (Ps. 5:5) and that we are not to abet them in their worship of feces (Gal. 5:19-21). It needs to be every Christian’s modus operandi to reject these homofags and lesbidisianists whenever and wherever we happened to encounter them. It is long overdue that “mark them” (Rom. 16:17) and get them back to fringes where these disgusting sinners belong. Bakeries, that serve food, including to children, are places that must be maintained in a hygienic manner, and therefore do not warrant the presence of the sodomite!