Friday, 28 October 2016

If I'd known you were coming...


The Great British Bake-Off followed by the great Irish feck-off:

A Catholic bakery which  refused to make a cake for a gay wedding in Ireland and which were accused of discrimination against minorities for doing so, argued that it was against their principles. But the court found them guilty.

There is a couple of things going on here which have NOTHING to do with cakes and weddings.

Funadmental Christians are obsessed with sex, and seem to think that most gays do unspeakable things to each other. Never mind that their priests seem to want to do unspoken-about things to young boys that  - as far as I know - not many adult men want to do to each other in any case.

Also, ask yourself this question: If you were getting married and you knew that your baker hated you and everything you stood for, would you ask them to bake your wedding cake?! Would you eat it if they did?!

Too much monkey business.

22 comments:

  1. I'll give the guys the benefit of the doubt. Did they know the Christian bakers were jerks before they entered the shop? I hope they knew when they left, rather than learning on the day to pick up the cake.

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    1. I heard that the couple used the bakery often and they were good friends with the bakers. The trouble came when they decided to marry - in a country where gay marriage is not recognised by the Church. I think that politics came into it too heavily from both sides.

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  2. Black people who are discriminated against may often say that white people have no idea what they have had to deal with.
    Same with some gay people.when talking about straights it's a fight one gay man felt appropriate to fight.

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    1. I think it may have been a political fight which got between people in a social situation, with no one party to accuse of any one prejudice - or that's how it sems to me.

      If I was approached as a sculptor to make a statue which glorified a prominent member of the anti-abortion league, or a known racist fascist, I would think it within my rights to refuse to do so without contravening some law or other which says I must.

      I think that if you sell decorative cakes but you disagree with gay marriage, then you should be allowed to refuse to make cakes for anyone without giving any reason.

      The trouble is that they gave a reason, and that was where the trouble started. It became a political, not personal issue.

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  3. I noticed that some Christian church group was coughing-up the huge amount of cash for all their fees, etc. And they're going back to court to contest! This is where the donations go; not to 'good causes'.

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    1. They should have admitted defeat and bought the couple a food mixer as a wedding present with the money.

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  4. Just as it may be their right to refuse to serve someone, it's everyone else's right to decide that they're grade A assholes for it and to boycott their business.

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    1. Yes, and what a way to start married life.

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  6. Fact is that
    Same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland -
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Ireland since 16 November 2015. A referendum on 22 May 2015 amended the Constitution of Ireland.
    The incident that you are referring to is in Northern Ireland.

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    1. Really? That would explain the case - or maybe not.

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    2. Perhaps you can be forgiven for the faux pas Tom as political geography is obviously not your strong point.

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    3. Actually it is, but not when it comes to the fucking boring question of N v S of the island of Ireland, because I switched off sometime in the very early 70s with that one.

      I returned briefly to the Northern Ireland of Táin Bó Cúailnge, but all that was too long ago to make any difference to anyone other than romantics, so I gave up on white bulls.

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    4. Ha'h I had often wondered about your roots and now you have confirmed my suspicions.

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  7. Re your last question, 'would you want anyone who hated you to bake your wedding cake?' My mother-in-law baked mine. Enough said.

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  8. That was my second MIL by the way. The first and third ones were quite fond of me. Well, at least they didn't bake me a cake. Now I'm left wondering...

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    1. Our young boys here have middle-aged women they call MILTFs. Want to know what that stands for?

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  9. Tut! Tut! I'm 70 darling , nothing is new How about GMILTF? Or is that simply too gross?

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  10. Unfortunately most of the GFs I would like to are dead(which is a bit of an issue, as my therapist tells me) It's a sad world, and to be honest, who among the younger generation, engender the same feelings? Well maybe Gleb lately from SCD and now on the American programme 'dancing with the stars?( His latest vid, of a tango, when he ends up under a shower is guaranteed to uplift(?) straight, gays, bisexuals, trans, and even the dead) Apart from that the only one that does it for me is John Barrowman, which leaves me slightly confused, but who cares?

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    1. It will take me a while to digest this.

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