Friday, April 8, 2016

UPDATED::Same-sex couple denied cake by Longview bakery - Longview News-Journal - Longview, TX

UPDATE::  John Wright makes an interesting point,
If someone really threatened violence against their son — behavior which we certainly don’t condone — the person would be guilty of making a terroristic threat. So, if the Delormes are truly concerned about their family’s safety, they should have contacted law enforcement. And their attorneys at First Liberty, an anti-LGBT “religious freedom” group, should have advised them to do so, instead of whining about the alleged call to right-wing media. 

And that’s part of why this whole story is beginning to sound as though it was baked up by First Liberty and other anti-LGBT hate groups, which are endlessly trolling for cause célèbres to help them raise money and further line the pockets of their attorneys. Again, Texas has no law prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations, so there would be no other point in retaining bakery-chasing First Amendment lawyers.
Either way, it should be investigated!

Anti-Gay Texas Bakers Claim Caller Threatened To Violate Son With Broken Beer Bottle

This incident is from February but it illustrates well the using of religion as a sword for your bigotry, how Christ like.  Regretfully this is legal in Texas,,,
A same-sex couple says they were saddened last week when a Longview bakery refused to bake their wedding cake, and the business owner said it would have offended her faith for the business to be linked to the event.

Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo still plan to wed March 27, and the couple said they will cut a wedding cake prepared by a local baker who read of their plight on Facebook.

"It just kind of makes you feel dehumanized," Valencia said Tuesday. "People shouldn't have to worry about going into a business, especially a public business that serves the public, and have to worry about being turned away for something, for who you are."

Same-sex couple denied cake by Longview bakery - Longview News-Journal - Longview, TX

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