Monday, Oct 21, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 42 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, April 10, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 15
Pro-Gay Colorado bakery off the hook - They did not discriminate against Christians, agency says
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
Pro-Gay Colorado bakery off the hook - They did not discriminate against Christians, agency says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Denver bakery did not discriminate against a Christian customer when its owners refused to make him two anti-Gay cakes, a state agency ruled.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies found that Azucar Bakery and its owner Marjorie Silva did not violate state anti-discrimination laws by turning down a customer's cake order in March 2014.

The customer, identified only as 'Jack,' ordered two Bible-shaped cakes. One was to have an image of two men holding hands with an X over them. The second would have the words 'God hates sin. Psalm 45:7? and 'Homosexuality is a detestable sin. Leviticus 18:2.'

Silva agreed to make two Bible-shaped cakes, but refused to put anti-Gay imagery on them. Jack then filed a complaint with the state agency alleging the business 'discriminated' against him 'based on my creed.'

The Department's Civil Rights division disagreed, however. In its ruling, the state agency found that Silva refused to bake the cakes as ordered because the customer's requests included 'derogatory language and imagery.'

The baker told the state that 'in the same manner [she] would not accept [an order from] anyone wanting to make a discriminatory cake against Christians, [she] will not make one that discriminates against gays,' the ruling stated.

'The evidence demonstrates that [Silva] would deny such requests to any customer, regardless of creed.'

The decision noted that Silva is Roman Catholic and employs multiple Christian and non-Christian employees.

The decision also noted that the bakery's website includes multiple examples of cakes decorated with Christian symbols and language, including the words 'God Bless' and 'Mi Bautizo,' Spanish for 'my baptism.'

'It's just horrible,' Silva told The Associated Press. 'It doesn't matter if, you know, if you're Catholic, or Jewish, or Christian, if I'm gay or not gay or whatever. We should all be loving each other. I mean there's no reason to discriminate...

'If he wants to hate people, he can hate them not here in my bakery.'

In a recent Oregon case, a bakery called Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to provide a cake for a Lesbian wedding.

While the owners of the Oregon bakery claimed their Christian beliefs prevented them from making the cake, they had previously made divorce celebration cakes and catered an 'ex-Gay' event.

In Washington, a court fined a Richland florist $1,000 for refusing to provide floral arrangements for a Gay wedding, in violation of the state's consumer protection laws.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to help Marjorie Silva, the owner of Azucar Bakery, with her legal expenses in this case, she is selling T-shirts with messages that read: Because God Loves Everyone ... let's eat cake - #Azucar Bakery; and Don't Hate ... let's eat cake - #Azucar Bakery. www.azucarbakery.com]

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Obama opposes 'conversion therapy' White House says
------------------------------
Lifelong: Helping people 'live forward'
A conversation with Ed Wilhoite - new CEO at Lifelong

------------------------------
Pro-Gay Colorado bakery off the hook - They did not discriminate against Christians, agency says
------------------------------
Tech Industry says protect LGBT rights
------------------------------
UW student workers demand more inclusive workplace - Charge school with stalling labor negotiations
------------------------------
Mormon Apostle's criticism of LGBT families underscores work still ahead to ensure full equality
------------------------------
Madison City Council makes 'nonreligion' a protected class
------------------------------
California prisons must provide surgery for Trans prisoner, federal judge says
------------------------------
Transgender employee sues Forever 21 for harassment
------------------------------
France names Gay ambassador to Vatican City
Curia calls move a 'provocation'

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1605 12 Ave., Ste. 31
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2015 - DigitalTeamWorks 2015

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News