Patrick Stewart Clarifies Remarks About Bakery's Business Refusal

Sir Patrick Stewart says he supports the right of a Christian family-owned bakery to refuse printing messages on their cakes which violate their religious beliefs.
The McArthur family, which owns Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland, was found guilty of unlawful discrimination and fined $763.
They had refused to bake a cake containing the words "support gay marriage," above an image of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.
According to the U.K. newspaper The Independent, the bakery's general manager said they didn't "want to be forced to promote a cause which is against our biblical beliefs."
Stewart addressed this issue saying, "it was the actual words on the cake that they objected to because they found them offensive and I would support their right to say, 'No, this is personally offensive to my beliefs. I will not do it."
Stewart added his comments are about personal freedom, not discrimination.



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