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T Fearon

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Ashers cake controversy.
« on: November 07, 2014, 06:36:39 PM »
Anyone else think this is totally moronic,dragging this Belfast bakery company through the courts for "discrimination " on account of its refusal to ice a logo of support on a cake in support of gay marriage?
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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 07:07:38 PM »
Crazy stuff altogether.bit of common sense wouldn't go amiss.

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 07:16:12 PM »
One wonders if they will be equally proactive against organisations trying to coerce their employees to wear poppies.
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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 09:42:25 PM »
That business should be entitled to refuse the bumbashers request.

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2014, 11:10:34 PM »
If someone came into the bakery and asked them to bake a cake glorifying Islamic State or AL Qaeda, would some govt body take this on ?.

Completely OTT.

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2014, 11:58:08 PM »
Did you just compare homosexuality to terrorism?

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2014, 12:04:19 AM »
If someone came into the bakery and asked them to bake a cake glorifying Islamic State or AL Qaeda, would some govt body take this on ?.

Completely OTT.
Homosexuality is the same as Al Qaeda right enough.

It's pretty simple. A company should be allowed to dictate which products they sell.
For their refusal to sell such a product, Asher's Bakery are a lousy shower of backward, Free P loving idiots.
And they probably all bum each other anyway (going by any spokesman for their company I've ever seen).


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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2014, 12:10:07 AM »
If someone came into the bakery and asked them to bake a cake glorifying Islamic State or AL Qaeda, would some govt body take this on ?.

Completely OTT.

You should get a job in the media for the crack.
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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2014, 12:16:50 AM »
That business should be entitled to refuse the bumbashers request.
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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2014, 12:18:28 AM »
If someone came into the bakery and asked them to bake a cake glorifying Islamic State or AL Qaeda, would some govt body take this on ?.

Completely OTT.

You should get a job in the media for the crack.

My point, although not well made, is who or what decides what is acceptable or unacceptable behaviour ?.

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2014, 12:28:51 AM »
If someone came into the bakery and asked them to bake a cake glorifying Islamic State or AL Qaeda, would some govt body take this on ?.

Completely OTT.

You should get a job in the media for the crack.

My point, although not well made, is who or what decides what is acceptable or unacceptable behaviour ?.
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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2014, 12:29:10 AM »
Well law, for one.

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2014, 12:31:02 AM »
What if they refused to make a cake that said:

"Have a bet..you might double it or more!"

"Nuclear energy is clean energy"

"Wind turbines embellish the landscape"

"A few pints will do no harm"

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2014, 12:45:00 AM »
Well law, for one.

Fair enough.

Is there a law in UK / USA for example that would prevent businesses making products that support terrorist organisations ?.

Where would this end and who arbitrates ?.

Gaa managers saying things after a match or on Twitter is now a potential infraction. Who decides ?.

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Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2014, 12:54:38 AM »
That business should be entitled to refuse the bumbashers request.
It was a priest that wanted the cake? Good to hear about somebody in the Catholic Church with tolerant views for a change.