Azucar Bakery on South Broadway is under investigation for religious discrimination by the Civil Rights division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies stemming from a March 2014 incident.
A customer came into the store and requested a couple of cakes in the shape of Bibles, according to the owner Marjorie Silva.The baker, of course, refused.
Silva says the man pulled out a piece of paper with hateful phrases like "God hates gays" and requested her to write them on his cakes.
And I have to admit, it's a very clever stunt. A gay couple sues a bakery for refusing to bake them a cake for their wedding, so this guy is trying to make hay for a bakery refusing to bake them a cake for their own private little ceremony of hate.
It is, I admit, pretty funny that this is all unfolding in the bakeries of America. I mean, what is it about flour and eggs that brings out the inner asshole of homophobic Evangelicals?
The way I see it, if these Evangelicals weren't uptight, impolite, and unprofessional, we wouldn't even have this problem of people refusing to bake cakes.
That should be the principle we draw from this. It's not "public accommodations cannot discriminate." It's "Don't be an asshole."