Bakery that refused to bake homophobic cake ‘did not discriminate’

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A bakery in Denver, Colorado that refused to bake an anti-gay cake has been cleared of discrimination allegations.

Last year, anti-gay Christian activist William Jack asked Azucar Bakery in Denver for cakes bearing the message: “Homosexuality is a detestable sin. Leviticus 18:2”.

Bakery owner Marjorie Silva declined to write the hateful message herself but offered to provide him a blank cake and icing to do so himself.

However the homophobe made a complaint to the Colorado Civil Rights Division, claiming that he was discriminated against because he was a Christian.

According to ABC, the Civil Rights Division this week dismissed the charges against the bakery – ruling that declining a service because of “derogatory language and imagery” is not the same thing as discrimination.

Ms Silva said previously: “If he wants to hate people, he can hate them not here in my bakery.”

The incident followed a case surrounding Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which refused to provide a cake for a lesbian wedding.

The owners of Sweet Cakes – who claimed their Christian beliefs prevented them from making the cake – seemingly had no issue catering for an ‘ex-gay’ group who believe that homosexuality can be suppressed.

It was also caught making divorce celebration cakes.