Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Gay Cake Row: A Very Strange Can Of Worms

The Telegraph.

"At the end of the day, if you went in there and two days later they said, 'We don't want to make your cakes because of our beliefs', you'd just never go back to that shop and you'd probably say to all your gay friends, 'Don't go there, they're anti-gay', and boycott it.

"What about if somebody walked in and said I want a cake and I want the whole Islamic State on it and how I support it and how I support them killing our people. Because it's a business, do they have to make it? And if they turn around and say they're not making it, we'd all applaud it."

Coleen Nolan on yesterday's Loose Women - watch her here.

It's a bit of a stretch to say; 'Coleen Nolan compares supporting gay rights to backing IS.' The Sun et al.

PS Beware self-righteous intolerance, whatever quarter it comes from - Michael White, The Guardian.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, account should be taken of the hurt done. A refusal to bake a cake is hardly devastating. It's not like a group of friends saving hard to book a holiday together only to find the gay members of their group refused their room. This case seems more like point scoring.

    Nevertheless, advice from straight people that gays should just put up with discrimination is unwelcome. And I doubt the Loose Women would be so tolerant of religious beliefs that lead to women being denied justice or education.