Colorado baker under investigation for refusing to write anti-gay slurs on cake

Marjorie Silva, owner of Denver’s Azucar Bakery, is facing a complaint from a customer alleging she discriminated against his religious beliefs.

According to Silva, the man who visited last year wanted a Bible-shaped cake, which she agreed to make. Just as they were getting ready to complete the order, Silva said the man showed her a piece of paper with hateful words about gay people that he wanted written on the cake. He also wanted the cake to have two men holding hands and an X on top of them, Silva said.

She said she would make the cake, but declined to write his suggested messages on the cake, telling him she would give him icing and a pastry bag so he could write the words himself. Silva said the customer didn’t want that.

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  • The Goat

    Freedom for me, but not for thee.

  • roccolore

    Sounds like the gays don’t like getting a taste of their own medicine.

    • winniec

      Sounds like you believe gay is a choice. It isn’t a choice.

      • roccolore

        Are you “born gay”? And I guess you don’t notice the irony from the gay bullies who send death threats to Christian bakers on a monthly basis.

      • TotallyPeeved

        The f*** it isn’t.

      • Homosexuality is an accepted behaviour. Just ask former homosexuals.

      • b_marco

        It’s fair to say that forcing people to violate their beliefs over whether or not “gay is a choice” cuts to the heart of this matter.

      • Xavier

        That isn’t the point. The point is, can people be coerced to forgo their religious beliefs (yes) and does that work in both directions?

      • Bataviawillem

        You are missing the point and are of topic, nobody mentioned anything about being gay as a choice, which it isn’t.
        It is about gay’s purposely driving bakers out of business for…. what? Not willing to make a gay wedding cake?
        If it’s good for the goose it should be good for the gander.

        • mobuyus

          Make cock shaped cakes for the gay and lesbian communities.

  • AmicusC

    and this is how it must be done. black knighting everything they try. take it and force it back down their throats. good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • angrymike

    They don’t say if the owner is a lesbian, it would be awesome if she is, give them what they want to give us !!!!!!!!
    That’s patriotic…… 😉

  • Richard_Romano

    Turnabouts fair play?

    • Maggat

      You’re right, it’s not nice but “sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”

  • winniec

    The proprietor behaved with dignity. There is no requirement for anyone to go against their conscience. I’m surprised a complaint was made. Some customers are unreasonable and cannot be pleased. They might find another baker who would do it. Sounds pretty dumb.

    • TotallyPeeved

      But there IS a requirement for Christians to go against their conscience. Homosexuals, with the power of the criminal, commie government behind them are FORCING Christians to violate their religion every damn day.

    • roccolore

      Yet the gay fascists intentionally target Christians. And to show their “tolerance”, they make death threats against critics.

    • Exile1981

      The problem is that the gay community has been demanding that bakers produce cakes that are against their beliefs for the last few years and when the bakers refuse (like this women) the gays engage lawyers and charge the bakers with a hate crime, make death threats against them and their families and drive them out of business.

      The lady who refused this cake has come out several times saying that the baker who refused to do the pro-gay cake should be punished. In fact she did several comments as a “baker” at pro-gay rallies and in two articles in an LGBT magazines. So I suspect she was targeted because of her stance on the subject by someone who wanted to show her the reality of her views on forcing bakers to do whatever a customer wants.

      • Let’s see how this unfolds.

        Either people believe small businesses can act according to their principles, ect or they don’t.

        • Exile1981

          I think she had every right to turn down work; heck I turn down contracts all the time because the site has a rep for a crappy camp or poor food or because that company has a rep for paying late.

          The flip side is that I can find it humorous that after she made public comments about the other baker that the tables have been turned on her.

          • She should turn down a job for whatever reason she likes.

            Consistency, however, is always appreciated.

          • Exile1981

            Consistency is always nice.

          • Particularly in butter frosting.

  • eMan14

    If she believes that, they shouldn’t be able to force her. But then the same must be said for Christian bakers who refuse to do pro-gay cakes. There are enough business out there to find one who will accommodate you.
    The anti-Christian bias really has to stop.

  • mauser 98

    why are bakeries being picked on?
    maybe they too busy trying to make a buck and are seen as easy target
    long hours, hard work
    go after the politicians

  • Mark

    Don’t you hate it when people get what they deserve?

  • Tom Forsythe

    It is so sad that cake has to be caught in the middle. Can’t we all just have cake? Think of the children!

  • Turnaround is fair play, but why be thrilled that this particular woman is being sued? How is any of this her fault?

  • Let small businesses do as they will.

    I wonder if this is some sort of social experiment, ‘the shoe is on the other foot’ sort of thing.

  • cmh

    When they wont tell the public the actual wording of the slur you know its a pile of bullshite. And speaking of bull…someone should tell silva to stop eating so much of her product.

    • Xavier

      One of the unwritten rules in life is, “If you want good food, look for a fat chef.”

    • LauraS

      Yes, I wondered that as I read the column. What, exactly, were the “hateful words.” No media bias at work here! /sarc