Actor on ‘gay cake’ flap: Patrick Stewart Gay Cake
Published: June 5, 2015
Actor on ‘gay cake’ flap: Patrick Stewart Gay Cake, Actor and activist Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he supports the right of Christian bakers to refuse to make cakes they find offensive.
Last month, the owners of Ashers Baker in Northern Ireland were found guilty of discrimination after they refused bake a cake that a carried the slogan “Support Gay Marriage”, alongside an image of Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie.
Speaking on BBC’s Newsnight, Sir Patrick said: “I found myself on the side of the bakers.
“It was not because it was a gay couple that they objected, it was not because they were celebrating some sort of marriage or an agreement between them,” he said. “It was the actual words on the cake they objected to. Because they found the words offensive.
“I would support their rights to say no, this is personally offensive to my beliefs, I will not do it.”
The McArthur family were fined £500, though they have said they will appeal the decision.
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