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Family values group: Anti-discrimination laws are biased against Christians

Friday, January 24, 2014

In a new video from CitizenLink, the anti-gay political action affiliate of Focus on the Family, Stuart Shepard, CitizenLink’s senior director of media, says human rights and anti-discrimination laws designed to protect minorities are actually discriminatory toward Christians.

Referring to the case of an Oregon bakery whose owners refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, Shepard says gay rights activists “are leveraging those laws to push Christians right out of business.”

And “when it’s a tie, the Christians lose.”

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  1. are they baking cakes and stuff to divorced/remarrying couples? yes..so shut the hell up

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:41am
  2. Crazy people

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:41am
  3. “Anti-asshole laws are biased against assholes”

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:41am
  4. lol, that’s hilarious. I love when the folks doing the discrimination cry “discrimination” at their inability to continue discriminating…Hilarious!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:41am
  5. What Paul said.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:49am
  6. That was great, Paul.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:46am
  7. Bingo. Couldn't have said it better, Paul.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:36pm
  8. And christians aren’t biased against a bunch of people?? ???? ???????? ? ? ???? ??? ? ? ????????

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:41am
  9. If these anti-discrimination laws are so biased against Christians, then maybe Christians should stop discriminating.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:42am
  10. They must smoke cheap crack, so because they are christians, they should be able to discriminate, and why not kill other people they don’t like too, of course they should, they should start by killing theirselves

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:43am
  11. just biased against bigots.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:43am
  12. I don’t think its right their forced to do do cakes they don’t want too…but if they have a public business…then they should have expected this. Plain and simple. On that aspect their dumb.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:43am
  13. No legislators should be able to force a business to make something they don’t want to make. There were 400 bakeries in the area that were willing to make that cake… It was a setup!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:43am
  14. Nice try, Dj.... But that doesn't focus on the issue at hand. A business refused a service, and their explanation given freely, was discriminatory. It was no set up, but the stupid choices by a bigot, and a free admission which landed him in trouble. He literally brought this upon himself. End of story.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:01am
  15. "Nice try"? Try for what? Are you assuming that I have some "agenda" because the opinion I offered doesn't fit within YOUR views? I personally have worked hard for gay rights since the 80's. I have helped build community centers, Churches, and centers to assist people with HIV. I was among the people who went after Little Rock school-board member Clint McCance, for his homophobic rants online, just a couple years ago. I don't agree with anybody who believes that we deserve "less" than any other people, but by the same token, I don't believe that we have any "right" to force people to make something, just because we know that they wouldn't want to. The point is, I wouldn't make something for a racist, jihadist, or a Nazi, no matter how many courts say I have to. Once we use the courts to force a business to give up their right to decline service, we open a huge door which could have nasty repercussions down the line...

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:40am
  16. They are a business open to the public just like the rest. Either follow public accommodation laws or get out of the business of serving the public. It's really not a difficult concept. Their religious beliefs weren't infringed upon, people in the business realm do things that they don't want to do every day BECAUSE IT'S THEIR JOB. No one forced them to be a bakery open TO THE PUBLIC. They decided that. The nasty repercussions of discriminating against minorities willy-nilly are REAL as opposed to your strawman of serving a "racist, jihadist, or a Nazi" as these are not minority groups of people recognized for their inborn traits - race, ethnicity, gender, orientation. The only caveat to those groups is religion but since this country was literally founded on freedom of religion we include that as well. This was not a set up. The patrons had shopped their before, it was only when they requested a wedding cake that the owners refused stating religious freedom. Since making a cake is not part of any religious expression whatsoever, and orientation is a growing recognized group, they lost. If you've worked for lgbt rights as you say, you should be able to understand this.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:15am
  17. Dj, It's not a matter of "forcing" an owner to do something against their wishes. It's a matter of holding businesses accountable to the laws they agree to abide by in order to run their business in the public sector. If they find a conflict of interest, they shouldn't open the business in the first place. It's the owner's responsibility and obligation to serve the public without prejudice. If they cannot, then FFS, they shouldn't announce their prejudice to those to whom they refuse service!

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:23am
  18. Scott, you refuse to even consider the points I raised, and hold tight to the belief that a business owner has no right to decide what they sell, or who they serve. Just don't cry when one day you are forced to serve some jihadist who would smile as they hung either of us in the town square... Nobody has any RIGHT to force a person to do something they don't wish to do in their own business, and WHY would anybody want to? If I ever marry my lover, I will seek out a baker who will HAPPILY cater our affair...

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:31am
  19. Put simply Dj, the bakery makes cakes, and in this case, wedding cakes specifically. The cake is not part of the religious (or secular) rite, so they are not "part of something they disagree with". They are providing a service to an event after the fact. Which, by SCBM's own admission, they cater to gay people's birthdays, etc. So, with the cake not being part of the ceremony itself, they have refused service to a secular event, based on their personally held religious beliefs. That's discrimination, and their own bias is hypocritical. If the business owner doesn't want to serve a segment of the public, then it is the owner's responsibility, not the state's, to structure their business properly. The state isn't telling them what they can sell, just that they must serve without prejudice. That protects all of us. If the bakery were a member-only "club", the owners could pick and choose at whim to whom they served. Problem solved. But they didn't. And now they're claiming the public and the government are restricting their freedoms? Wrong.It's on the Kleins, no one else.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:39am
  20. I say with all honesty BULL SHIT! Watch em they will now claim that we gays are persecuting them..

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:44am
  21. They've already done that, Michael. Claiming we are "forcing" them to conform to our perverted choices. Like the article states, they are screaming freedom of speech and religion, to the exclusion of everyone else's freedoms. They are hypocrites extraordinaire!

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:58am
  22. I know you are right the only real persecution going on is all in their heads. They are the ones that persecuting everybody else that does not hold to their belief system and try to scare people with a fictitious hell. Tristram Goncalves We should not have stopped feeding them to the lions.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:33am
  23. Sorry but that’s hilarious. When gay business owners refuse to do business with Christians maybe they will have a case. Until then I am calling bullcrap when I see it.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:45am
  24. See the funny thing about the featured bakers there….they only chose gay marriage to have an issue with. They made divorce cakes. They made this is my fourth wedding cakes. They even made cakes for women having children out of wedlock and for other crazy “sinful” things. They were just being nasty. You cant pick and choose little parts of the old testiment (which by the way any Christian will tell you that is not what you follow because Christ changed all the rules when he got here)and say its for your religion. You have to follow it to a T.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:45am
  25. can ANYONE explain to me why so many christians feel it’s their god given right to discriminate when jesus, as i understand it, never discriminated against anyone; in fact spoke out against it?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:46am
  26. Because when you voluntarily subscribe to a theory that a voice in the sky controls your life and provides an antiquated second-hand text as a cryptic guidebook for behavior you get a few wingnuts.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:56am
  27. I can’t even watch the whole thing, it’s too ridiculous.
    Is premarital sex against Christian views? Do they make cakes for unmarried couples or birthday cakes for children with unwed parents? What’s the difference?
    If I had a bakery and said serving Christians went against my beliefs as an equal rights advocate, would I be allowed to do that?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:46am
  28. you know we have nine that review our laws, the supreme court. sore to say christians, have a book writen by accounts of several that is over 2000 years old interperted by millions individually and accept as the only way the bias is in interpertation if you dont like move to russia, actually more specific siberia, the northern section….

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:47am
  29. get the crying towel, people are finally seeing what it is like not to be equal….love it…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:47am
  30. Sweet Cakes, more like Sour Cakes of Hate.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:48am
  31. To all the bigots: You are not being persecuted or discriminated against when being stopped from persecuting our discriminating against others. Learn some common sense already.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:48am
  32. the christian groups are full of idiots

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:48am
  33. The anti-discrimination law are biased against bigots. Make me laugh. How damn dumb is this guy. Maybe the fake Christians should become real Christians and learn how Christ’s teaching was love not bigotry or hate.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:48am
  34. Swap gay with black and see how many people would have a problem with the bakery

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:48am
  35. When you use your religious beliefs to harm others you are the problem not the solution.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:49am
  36. According to the bible, people who are disabled, blind or deaf are possessed by demons so does this mean that “christian” businesses can then start not serving them also because that would be allowing demons in their business. You don’t see these people refusing to sell to people who are divorced, adulterers, prostitutes, and the many other people that the bible says are going to hell. Get over it. We are queer and we are here.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:49am
  37. if people that want to be in service serving the public they need to grasp that the constitution does not give them permission to exclude others. now glbt people also should consider if they really want to give any financial support to such a business. i know i would not i’d take my money elsewhere

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:50am
  38. You don’t see Seventh Day Adventists going around saying grocery store meat departments discriminate against them. They just don’t buy the meat!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:50am
  39. I’ll bet that 50-60 years ago, as segregation was broken down, they said exactly the same thing, and now no public business would consider not serving African-Americans. Oddly enough, it’s just good business to include everyone. Now they’ve got us LGBT folks to complain about. I figure in the not too distant future, they’ll wonder why their business has dropped off precipitously, and realize that “separate and not equal” is costing them dearly. Not in the marriage department, since not one of them can offer any reason why allowing marriage equality will harm their own marriage status civilly, but in the pocketbook, which is the only thing the hate groups like NOW, FoF, etc. understand, since their principles are getting rich on their fanning the flames of hatred. And besides, it’s been what, five or six businesses worldwide that have made the list of haters? And it’s all our fault. The rest are happily making bank on us! May they continue to do so and prosper!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:50am
  40. Yeah,I am sure they feel that way, but they will be first in line to cite those same laws to protect themselves from perceived discrimination based on religion.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:51am
  41. What they should do is plaster their business with religious icons from their religion and that would help people know what kind of person the business owner is.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:52am
  42. They’re intended to be all inclusive, not just for the more than equal.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:53am
  43. i guess the assholes are finally but hurt.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:53am
  44. No they’re not. Just because you’re a christian doesn’t mean you have to be a bigot

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:54am
  45. perhaps that’s because so many Christians are bigots?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:54am
  46. Christians are biased against laws.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:55am
  47. Fuck Ummmm!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:56am
  48. Surreal. “Christians” wanting to discriminate to deny people basic equal rights ans treatment like the Bible says to do and then complaining laws are stopping them? Christians being hateful and throwing stones? Isn’t their own bible suppose to teach them not to hate? How do I become a Buddhist?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:56am
  49. I knew they would swing the crazy bag this direction. If you’re going to discriminate against just the gays then cry you were didcriminated against, hell, do any of you see the bloody insanity in all of this. ??? Just stop being a hate filled bigot. Problem solved.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:57am
  50. So ridiculous it hurts. There’s cakes being sold to single parents, divorces, re married people, multi religious people/weddings and such, but they refuse to sell one to a marrying lesbian couple?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:57am
  51. These C’s are hypocrites! If a business had the policy of serving “No Christians”, these people would be up in arms! There are faiths that believe that Christians are not Kosher or Halal and are “Dirty”, but you don’t see them turning them away! Christians need to get off their pompous high horses and realize this is not a theocracy!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:57am
  52. Tired of these Cry babies , They have god printed on money , in the Pledge of Allegiance and pretty much a Church on every block . They are just used to getting every thing their way .

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:58am
  53. Good fuck Christians world will be better when they’re gone. Ancient Rome had it right. They knew it was for the best to kill them off early now they are a cancer.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:59am
  54. fuck off, they are all dumb ass people who I wouldn’t give my childhood bible to if I hadn’t burned igt

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:59am
  55. In all honesty I would not choose to give my business to a public place that is forced to serve a minority they hate. Can you imagine the quality of goods or service you would get? Eat a cake someone who hates my guts was forced to bake for me? No thanks! There are plenty of bakerys out there who will happily take my money and bake my cake with joy and love. I’ll vote with my wallet and shake my head when they “moralize” themselves right out of business. Legislation isn’t always the answer.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:01am
  56. You're missing the bigger picture. We legislate to protect minority groups because history has proved that the free market does not "self-regulate" and "voting with your wallet" is fine but doesn't solve social issues like this. For more information, see the integration movement in the southern US during the 60's.

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:09am
  57. Wow really?? Gay activists are trying to put Christians out of business??? I’m a Christian but I’m not a gay activist… I’m a human rights activist. Dumbass

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:01am
  58. When did hate, intolerance and bigotry become “family values ” or Christian values? Did I miss the memo? I thought Jesus said to love your neighbors, not to judge and treat others the way you would want to be treated.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:02am
  59. The level of stupid these people have is astounding!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:02am
  60. .. blah, blah, blah.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:02am
  61. Anti-discrimination laws ARE biased towards not DISCRIMINATING!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:02am
  62. I know everyone on here is gonna hate smack talk me but it upsets me as a person let alone being a lesbian when I read stories like this :/ ……..why are gay people seeking out to pick on people with different views???……it seems like the gay community seek down the people who don’t believe in being gay and doesn’t want dealings with gay people….so we shove ourselves down their throats and shut down their business by burning it down or getting the courts to force them to serve you or whatever……you would really still wanna go there????…..I wouldn’t knowing they didn’t like me…they would probably make me visit unpleasant and probably make a shitty cake for me…..but this is what I mean…..as a gay nation we wanted to be accepted and just blend in…..we were tired of being forced to keep it hidden and silent…we were tired of being discriminated against because of it…..sooooo…..why are we doing things like this……big deal they don’t like gays for whatever reason…….that does not give us a right to drag these people through the mud ruin their business or their good names…….I’m not supporting what they did….I’m looking at it as person to person……..it seems since gays have gotten more and more rights they take it waaaaay out of control……why force anyone to do something they don’t want to do……as a white person I do not go to Harlem and stomp me foot and cry because the black folk down in the gospel church doesn’t want a honkey in their church…..and believe it or not I have been told this same thing by an all black gospel church….not in Harlem but still…..I certainly didn’t drag them into court and shut down their business or band together a pitch fork and torch riot club………no I shrugged said oh well and moved along that’s life……simply because the nation is forced to be tolerant to the behavior doesn’t mean they have to like you and they most certainly won’t….for most people it just pissed them off and made them more anti gay……kinda like the bible says respect thy elders…nothing about liking them……doesn’t anyone see it this way???? :/ why do we AS PEOPLE abuse other people this way….every one is entitled to living their lives the way they want……it’s not like these people were out to hurt the gay community or oust them from their town or anything….they just didn’t want to make a gay a cake for christs sake……it’s just a cake…..go somewhere else……why start trouble where it’s not needed…..I mean that’s like me getting pissed off cause the hot chick doesn’t like me at the bar cause I’m gay……so I’m gonna rip her into court and sue???…..burn down her home and kill her cat???……I mean really folks???……you claim you just want peace and to be left alone but these stories are going viral everywhere……it’s sad…….this bullshit will damage everything peace loving gays have worked so hard for…..the ones who just want to be left alone and don’t bother anyone will suffer from this :( …….

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:04am
  63. thank you Blake for not just calling me names and flipping out at me :) .....this kind of stuff just makes me sad :( all this hate just isn't necessary....as people I know there will always be ignorant closed minded fools but damn picking on people because of the person they love is just silly to me lol :/ all we can do I guess is try to make it better for future people :)

    Replied on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:31am
  64. Awwwwww, poor babies are being told that they can only discriminate WITHIN their church, not outside of it!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:06am
  65. I hope what happened to Annie Walker’s bakery in Bridesmaids happens to your piece of shit bakery :D

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:06am
  66. Wendi Paine, and if gay doctors, nurses, firefighters, road maintenance crews etc all decide to only serve gays, what then?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:10am
  67. Whine, cry, kick, spit, scream… two words. Fuck Em.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:10am
  68. There are few other groups who throw their views and beliefs at Americans!! There are few other groups who find themselves on the wrong side of history at every step of history. Guess it is their cross to bare.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:11am
  69. LOL

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:12am
  70. And all your ignorant and hateful “kill the Christians” comments are just as disgusting as their discriminatory actions. Using the same words shows your intolerance level.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:14am
  71. Excuse me you christian doofus’. The anti-discrimination laws apply to everybody not just you poor prosecuted (so you think) religious goofs. Get a clue folks.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:15am
  72. Wendi, no one is pushing a gay agenda on anyone. It’s this simple, business must follow the law and can’t discriminate.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:17am
  73. welp, that made me want to put my fist through the computer screen

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:18am
  74. I am SO damn tired of this Christians are being “bullied” and pushed around crap. Believe whatever you want to believe. But if you run a business open to the public, abide by the laws designed to protect the public from your discrimination. That’s been the law for decades.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:21am
  75. bullshit the LAWS are agasint discriminationin PUBLIC BUSIENSSES…if you want t o discriminate….make your business ap rivate company with membership other wise ADHERE t othe LAW

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:21am
  76. BTW as GOOD chrisitans do they provide services to people wit hTATOOSS? who eat pork? who are divourced? who SHAVE? if they DO..thne their argument is a lie…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:22am
  77. Let me get this “straight” – the right wing baker is claiming he is being put out of business by being forced to pake and sell cakes? I thought being put out of business would consist being prevented from selling one’s wares?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:25am
  78. Fags burn in hell :)

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:26am
  79. Anti-discrimination laws are biased against the Klan, too…. tough noogies.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:27am
  80. shit I half to see u in hell zach that suck but hell is my place no snow

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:27am
  81. My going to the kingdom of heaven unlike your faggoty ass

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:30am
  82. If you want to make it better for future people than stop being fags

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:33am
  83. How ironic!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:36am
  84. Treat EVERYONE with respect what is so hard about that.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:38am
  85. well then we are not very christian are you? Once again people like you choose to preach the bible but not live by it either.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:44am
  86. Christians aren’t being bullied and having our opinions shoved down their throats. We just want to be treated like everyone else if you go into lets say Wal-mart and get your cart full and checkout and the cadhier says to you “Sorry we don’t serve your kind here.” you say thats alright anf they have a right to treat us like second-class citizens? If we dont fight for ourselves that WILL happen.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:48am
  87. That’s pure crap

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:48am
  88. This sounds like something the westoboro baptist church would say

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:50am
  89. . . . biased against christians being hateful arse-holes.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:51am
  90. So annoyed to see business religiosity people think they are God. Unreal.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:51am
  91. Just because the business people claiming foul are stating they are Christians does not necessarily make them one. Their actions are certainly not Christ like, because Christ never mentioned homosexuality. They hold bigoted – using the definition of what a bigot is in the dictionary – opinions they incorporate into their belief system. Whether they claim to come from the Bible or elsewhere. It is people like these business owners that give true Christians a bad name. We need to start recognizing people like them for what they are. Bigots. Christian actions speak much louder than the label alone.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:57am
  92. If we allow them to discriminate against us, what is to prevent them from doing this to another group? Why do you think those young african Americans sat at the lunch counter at Woolworth? Their rights, our rights are the same. We can not afford to loose any.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:59am
  93. I live here in Oregon and did a dance of joy when they lost…When religion is based in intolerance, they need to have their “freedoms” checked. More power to the Queer nation, more energy towards real love and acceptance!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:59am
  94. I live in OR & have been following this from the beginning. To those saying it was a set up or asking why they would go there knowing the bakers felt that way. The couple had been customers there quiet a few times because it was their local bakery. The Kleins did not have an issue with taking the couples $$ until they were asked to do what they do for everyone else, make a wedding cake. That’s when they realized the couple was gay then proceeded to say some horrible discriminatory things & refused them service.
    The bakery was happy to take their money when they assumed they were straight.
    So why is it ok for any business to refuse service to a minority? If that kind of thinking is allowed take away the laws the help protect then we will go back to times of segregation.

    Would it be ok if the couple was Jewish or of another race for a business to refuse them service?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:59am
  95. Yep ChristoFascists must be defeated

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:04am
  96. I am not Christian, if you want to practice your religion do it on your personal time not on mine. I’m believe they are saying freedom of religion, this goes both ways, it means I’m also entitled to be free of your religion. I’m sick of all the extremist trying to force their religion upon me, there hate against me and their horrible attitude. In all honesty I would compare these extremist to uncivilized humans.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:05am
  97. Well, we heard that the Church must be exempt from performing gay marriages and that that was their real objection. So, they are exempt. Then, they decided to fire some of their most dedicated teachers and administrators in their schools for getting married or engaged. Unbelievable!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:06am
  98. It’s a matter of principle , if you own a business open to the public you simply can not discriminate . Where gays are a protected class, that’s the law . If you own a business , you have to serve everyone or else don’t bother starting a business . And to those who say go elsewhere , what if you live in a small town ? You don’t have too many options then . Discrimination is just wrong and it’s not acceptable .

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:07am
  99. Human rights are more important then faith.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:07am
  100. They are biased against biases

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:09am
  101. What happened to “the customer is always right”.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:10am
  102. Extremists .. not all Christians are uncivilized, only the ones who ostracize people for not following in their footsteps. The only footsteps people should follow are their own and their faith, God never wrote the Bible or any other religious book, man did.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:11am
  103. So much for “love one another.” I didn’t realize it was “love one another unless they’re different than you” until I came out…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:11am
  104. Well then, no problem…….PROVE IT!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:12am
  105. “You won’t let us discriminate? That’s discrimination!” *sigh*

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:14am
  106. What could be more ignorant that those who say they are being discriminated against because they aren’t being allowed to DISCRIMINATE?!? (And don’t you just love how they complain it violates their “freedom of religion”?) Guys, there’s more to The Constitution than the first amendment. There is also separation of church and state, put in place specifically so that the rules of your religion, and anyone else’s religion, can NEVER trump the law.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:17am
  107. No – not biased against christians – just bigots! Duh!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:21am
  108. people have been making excuses for discrimination for years….being a Christian is offensive to me.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:22am
  109. Ok. Let’s discriminate against the xtian cult. Let’s deny them equal protection under the law, let’s classify them as a terrorist organization, and make their churches pay taxes.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:23am
  110. Why did we stop feeding these people to lions?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:26am
  111. Wow, how stupid is that?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:30am
  112. GTFO these people are nuts! No where in the bible does it say you must judge and deny people. I’m pretty sure Jesus preached about acceptance and goodwill, regardless of sin. There was a bunch of “love they neighbor” and “let God judge” stuff. Even if you want to equally deny rights or public services to EVERYONE who “sins” (has premarital sex, curses, eats pork or shellfish, braids their hair, works on Sunday, mixes fabrics, is a bastard, etc.) that’s still NOT protected by religious freedom because that’s NOT actually a principle of your religion. That’s just you, being an asshole and blaming it on an old book of tales.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:34am
  113. Just like laws regarding no discrimination towards different races are discriminating against racists… These guys are MORONS

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:35am
  114. No they’re biased against bigoted pricks. That’s why they’re called anti-discrimination laws. They aren’t called anti-religion laws. Fuckin idiots

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:37am
  115. I’m getting really tired of the “forced to violate their religion” line. No one’s forcing them to do anything. Literally no one told this couple, “You MUST open this business that will be obligated to serve people you don’t want to serve!” They chose to open it themselves, they chose to open it in a way that they would have to obey anti-discrimination laws, and they chose to violate those anti-discrimination laws. Secular business, secular rules. This is not a difficult concept.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:37am
  116. Dj, minorities have to be protected with anti discrimination laws or else the majority can run roughshod over minority groups like blacks or gays or whomever faces disapproval . The principle here is the exact same as what blacks faced during segregation .

    I would rather not give my money knowingly to anti gay bigots and I don’t , but businesses open to the public do not have the right to discriminate . That was established by the Supreme Court long ago . I for one refuse to be treated like a 2nd class citizen .

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:37am
  117. or those Christians should re-read the values Jesus proclaimed. and realize they aren’t Christians after all.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:38am
  118. Silverado’s and CC slaughters are just as bad. They refuse to let bachelorettes have their bachelorette party because “we can’t get married”. If they can descriminate, why should they complain about sweet cakes? I think both sides are wrong. But neither get my business, either.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:39am
  119. Hmmmm…maybe if said “Christians” didn’t practice Douchebaggery on a regular basis, these anti-discrimination laws wouldn’t be squeezing them out!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:59am
  120. These Guys need to be arrested

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:00am
  121. Haters gonna hate.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:12am
  122. How sweeeet, a couple of bigots!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:17am
  123. Forget these pseudo christians

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:19am
  124. Oh, those poor, poor downtrodden Christians…we won’t allow them to discriminate and practice their bigotry and biases…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:22am
  125. Same old song…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:22am
  126. It’s called Equal Protection under the law based on the 14th amendment .

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:26am
  127. Oh their god will be smiling DOWN at them some day. I’m not sure he likes people that make him look terrible. In the meantime I certainly hope the bible is all they read because they memorized all of one line and that was about gays being an “abomination” and forgot the parts that teach “respect” and “love thy neighbor” or the parts that say god is the judge, nobody else.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:27am
  128. No. They are not. They are against bad Christians, you know the ones who don’t follow Christ.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:51am
  129. this has to be a joke, pushing CHRISTIANS out. PLEEZ no power in the world could do that. RIGHT, grow up

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:51am
  130. Fuck em and their damn cakes!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:52am
  131. The gay mafia take down another !!!! They are a closed down for being prejudice bigots period……

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:55am
  132. Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:56am
  133. Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion… perhaps around their necks? And maybe — dare I dream it? — maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, 43 of them. Consecutively.
    ··· Jon Stewart

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:15am
  134. Funny thing about the US Constitution’s guarantee of equality for all, it includes gay people too. Take away the tax exempt status of these “religious” groups and label them hate groups so they have something real to complain about.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:27am
  135. No they are biased against bigots

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:49am
  136. Don’t confuse your religion with your discriminating jugdemental asshole personality. The minority of Christians this affects do not represent what the religion as a whole believe, just the ones that don’t understand what being a Christian actually means.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:52am
  137. Christians?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:57am
  138. how about you just make the damn cakes and get paid like the job description calls for

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:12am
  139. HaHaHa.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:14am
  140. Of course they are! These people want to hate and persecute GBLT people in the name of their god. Jesus is spinning in his grave at their hatred

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:17am
  141. No they are biased against companies which discriminate in the secular market place.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:38am
  142. Christians are the ones who are persecuting any minority groups. Hypocrites!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:54am
  143. These Religious groups crack me up. They want all the perks of being a church yet when laws and rules go against what they want they pitch a bitch fit and cry and moan. Plain and simple your nor anyone else religion belongs in the law it is called separation of church and state you have not right to bring your religion into the law. GET OVER IT YOU FAKE ASSES.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:55am
  144. I’m sure they have good intentions. Wait a minute, isn’t the road to hell paved with good intentions?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:57am
  145. And besides if the bakery didn’t want to bake the damn cake go elsewhere if you force them to bake it then who knows what would happen I would just go very public with the bakery and their hatred. In my hometown there is a donut shop that had signs clearly stating fags were going to hell and go buy donuts elsewhere so guess what . We went elsewhere who wants that kind of food made with evil and hatred anyway.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:58am
  146. I suppose if They refused to make a black and white person a cake, it would be discrimination on the Christians too huh…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:12am
  147. Anti-discrimination laws make Christians act like Christians.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:21am
  148. What a crock of shit.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:21am
  149. Christian? I do not think that word means what they think it means…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:25am
  150. Tell these dumb asses to STFU….for centuries we had their BS shoved down our throats…and now, the poor babies are having just a small part of it to taste for their own. Oh, the misery….

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:27am
  151. In this country you are free to be as discriminatory as you want. However there will be social and legal consequences for doing so. That is always a given and you’re going to have to live with those consequences. Don’t like them, well too bad. Go start your own country where you can be as wretched and horrible to as many people you want. You know, like every other theocracy in our cruel, little blue world. As Americans we really don’t have to bow to Christians or any other religious group because they feel as though they have special privileges because they believe in an imaginary friend(s). If you think we have to bow down every time a Christian or religious nut has a bout of mental flatulence, then you really have a bastardized view of our country’s constitution. We bow to you, then we must bow down to every Muslim, Buddhist, Jew, Pagan, et ceterra that wants special treatment as well. It’s called equality. Deal with it. B|

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:34am
  152. if you feel these laws are anti-Christian, shouldnt you take a long look at your Christianity and wonder why equal rights is such a problem? I’m still wondering at the ignorant people claiming gays are pushing their agenda. Can gay people claim that straight people are pushing their agenda? Can non-Christians claim that Christians are forcing their religion up on everyone else? you can’t claim that atheists have a war against Christianity, when atheists are just pointing out they are pushing their religion onto everyone, regardless of the want or desire for Christianity, and against federal law!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:52am
  153. Really bake the cake and make money. Right. Ur in a business to make money by selling cakes not baking cakes to sell your religion. ……hunmm

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:57am
  154. Because fundamentalist Christians are a discriminatory group. Duh.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:02am
  155. Noooo, anti-discrimination laws are biased against people who discriminate. This is not limited to Christianity. Remove head from ass, please.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:22am
  156. Anti-discrimination laws are biased against discriminators. Prejudice against the prejudicial! Unfair to the unfair! If people would only stop thinking about equality and start feeling what crazy people tell them about anti-gay voodoo. Oh, I mean anti-gay religion.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:27am
  157. They need to change their name to Christian-no-cream-filled-just hate-filled Sour Cakes!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:28am
  158. The word “family use wrongly” gives it away. I need none thing from sweet cakes.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:36am
  159. Uh, maybe complain to the Founding Fathers. They set up the country just so that no religious zealots could discriminate or be discriminated against.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:39am
  160. “Anti-discrimination laws” are not biased against anyone, especially genuine Christians.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:50am
  161. I dont get it if you christian or some other religion you can be how rude,mean and duscriminate gays and other what whey feel dont fit in their image of how things sould be but if whey get the some critice back its hells fury and LOTs of screeming of human rights and god !!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:55am
  162. Baloney!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:57am
  163. What! How dare you discriminate against my discrimination!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:15am
  164. No, folks. Anti-discrimination laws are biased against bigots.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:18am
  165. You are not being persecuted because neutral laws of general application inhibit your persecution of others.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:07am
  166. So let me get this straight ( no pun intended). Christians follow Christ; a man who preached his entire career the notion of non-discrimintation. This can only mean then that the person on which Christianity is founded and who supposedly said to “love your neighbor as yourself,” is anti-Christian. How can these morons say such stupid crap without realizing this?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:37am
  167. Why do all these Christian hate groups use the word (family)? They take a word that is supposed to be about love and turn it into hate and discrimination! So glad I’m an Athiest.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:46am
  168. Fuck religion

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:08am
  169. I do not agree.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:33am
  170. Too fucking bad. They should be put out of business.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:41am
  171. Ugh, what nut jobs

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:53am
  172. Oh yeah, just like the 14th Amendment “discriminated” against all those people with the “No Blacks” signs back in the early 1900s.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:54am
  173. Desperately pathetic!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:01pm
  174. WTF?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:17pm
  175. More and more people are biased against religious systems which operate as total truth. It isn’t just happening to Christians.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:34pm
  176. Welll maybe it’s time?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:52pm
  177. How does it feel to be in our shoes, you need to wear them for awhile.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:53pm
  178. Stupid says as stupid does more idiots

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:05pm
  179. F you! QUIT HIDING BEHIND your “religion”! Your a bigot and a hater and you know it! I would have SOME respect for you if you were just honest, FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:15pm
  180. Well we all know we can’t fix stupid

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:22pm
  181. I’m going to run for office. To help us who’s behind me?

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:36pm
  182. Poor little persecuters. Can’t be left to their own devices to simply love each other and treat each other fairly. Wonder why they still call themselves Christian. It is more accurate to call them Anti-Christians. :-)

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:17pm
  183. we all have a right to our own opinion, but we don’t have a right to discriminate against those whose opinion is different

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:22pm
  184. ugh…

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:35pm
  185. The poor “WASP” Christians, yearn for the good old days, the crusades, inquisition, witch burning, slavery, and getting rich by these methods.

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:41pm
  186. They are only bias against Christians because they are bias against everything else…..

    Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:57pm