Ashers Baking Company, a Christian-run bakery in Northern Ireland, declined to make the cake with a picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie on it, as the owners of the bakery said it went against their religious beliefs.
General manager of the bakery Daniel McArthur, 24, said: “We thought that this order was at odds with our beliefs, certainly was in contradiction with what the Bible teaches.” The bakery is being supported by The Christian Institute who says it is not discriminatory for managers to refuse to endorse a political campaign. Gay marriage is legal in England, but illegal in Northern Ireland.
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