Lawyers acting for the Christian owned Ashers bakery have now revealed that they will cite similar legal cases from around the world which they believe can support the view that a supplier should not be compelled to express a view which is contrary to their core religious beliefs in next month’s appeal.
Ashers bakery was found guilty of discrimination last May after refusing to bake a cake supporting marriage equality, in a case which made headlines across the world.
Northern Ireland’s Christian’s are once again uniting in front of the enormous Pic&Mix of Bible passages, selecting verses that they claim to support the notion that homosexuality is wrong whilst blatantly ignoring scripture that does not fit their agenda.
How many homeless people could have been helped with the money that has been donated to this appeal? Can any Christian in their right mind truly validate these donations being spent on a court appeal when there are people at home and abroad starving? How many people in need have been swept aside in favour of pursuing this ridiculous case? These Christian groups assemble hurriedly when there is even a whisper of a marriage equality vote or an advance in the LGBT community’s journey towards equal rights. How many of these same Christians are so willing to get involved in helping the sick, poor or disadvantaged in society?