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Colleen Nolan (no idea) thinks that supporting gay rights is the same as supporting ISIS.
feel like there's gonna be lots of booting off in both directions without much of an idea of why the call was made
this only has fairly vague reference to the ruling
The judge said Ashers is "conducting a business for profit", and it is not a religious group.
The firm was found to have discriminated against Mr Lee on the grounds of sexual orientation as well as his political beliefs.
so were both of those significant or just the first?
They were both significant, but the ruling would have gone against the firm even if only the sexual orientation aspect was considered.
everyone knows it's illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, was wanting to read more about the decision with regards to political beliefs.
- "Whilst defendants have right to religious beliefs they are limited as to how they manifest them"
- "The law on NI prohibits the defendants from acting as they did...extent of 2006 regulations and 1998 order "limit the manifestation of the defendants' religious beliefs""
- to rule otherwise "would be to allow religious belief dictate what the law is"
- "The defendants are entitled to hold and manifest their religious beliefs but in accordance with the law"
but again that just seems to indicate that religious beliefs don't exclude them from discrimination laws regarding what customers they choose to serve (nothing new). it's whether they can refuse to print political messages that they don't agree with (regardless of who the customer is)
do you have a link to this btw? fancy reading it
I don't think you are going to find any explicit consideration of "political messages" as the firm were arguing on religious grounds.
"The right decision made here. Discrimination is all it ever was. Real British people who are open minded want nothing to do with all this flat earth, free presbyterian nonsense in Northern Ireland."
No, caliphate it!
if there was one person i thought I could get a cool headed and objective opinion on this cake, it was her
like an embarrassing hen do live on tv
who are you and what have you done with the real Royter
Explains a lot tbh.
Meanwhile, some insight from local Pastor Rev Ian Brown. Using an analogy with God sending Nazis to punish Europe for its greed -
“That’s why the dark spectre of ISIS is closing in on us today from the east and homosexuality closing in from the west, including ourselves as part of the west. God is saying something through this. He is shaking the nations. This is his method through history. And he is shaking his Church. He shakes us up to send us back to himself”
“In the west, do you know what army is on the march? It’s the sodomites. I’m not saying that they all view themselves as blitzkrieg foot soldiers but I’ll tell you what, the liberal elite are only too happy to use them, fund their causes, push their rights, promote their aims and today in our Western world they are sweeping through the states of America compelling the states to capitulate and legislate in favour of same-sex marriage. And one state is falling like the next like a row of dominoes going down and they’re being supported right up to the highest powers by Barack Obama, he’s complicit, like many others are in all of this.”
this whole ordeal is utterly pathetic and only further highlights how infantile and hateful some of the people on popular TV are