Man takes legal action after baker refuses to make anti-gay cake

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DENVER — A religious discrimination complaint has been filed against a bakery after the owner refused to create an anti-gay cake for a customer.

According to KDVR, the still-unidentified customer came to Azucar Bakery about a year ago and asked to have a gay slur written on a Bible-shaped cake. Owner Marjorie Silva said no.

For legal reasons, Silva didn’t want to talk about the controversy directly. Instead, she recited directly from the first letter she sent to the the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, which issued the complaint.

“The customer wanted us to draw two males holding hands with a big ‘X’ on them,” Silva said. “We never refuse service. But we did feel it was not right for us to present hateful words or images about human beings.”

She told KDVR that she offered to make the cake with a blank Bible page so he could write whatever he wanted inside. He declined and told the baker he was going to talk to an attorney.

Since word of her refusal started to spread on social media, messages have started flowing in on her shop’s Facebook page from all over the world.


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