Another Hate Baker
I’ve posted several times about how a handful of good Christian bakers are refusing to make wedding cakes for gay couples about to get married. But this time it’s not in the US. This time the hate baker is in Ireland. But more than that, this time the alleged hate baker is refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay Bert and Ernie theme that’s not even for a gay wedding. Evidently, a gay rights activist allegedly placed the order and the hate baker refused to do business with him.
Customer Gareth Lee wanted the cake to also feature the slogan, ‘Support Gay Marriage’ and the logo ‘Queerspace’, a Belfast-based campaigning group for equal marriage.
Daniel McArthur, the general manager, said the cake was refused because it is ‘at odds with our beliefs’.
The customer took legal action based on illegal discrimination. I don’t know how this works in Ireland, but it will be interesting to follow.
Part of me says don’t go to a hate baker, but then part of me says why should these people get away with this kind of discrimination. You never hear about a gay baker who refuses to do business with a good Christian.
Nash Grier Anti-gay Idiocy
A male teenager, Nash Grier, who is allegedly selfie obsessed recently posted anti-gay sentiments on Vine and eight million people saw it. They say he has more followers than celebrities and is one of Vine’s most popular users. How and why I’m not sure…but I do add a comment at the end of this post.
Little Nash Grier went on a rant that shocked everyone by allegedly stating “only ‘fags’ get HIV.”
On his Vine, the photogenic selfie-obsessed teen posted a video – which we assume he thought was ‘funny’ – but was just homophobic and misinformed.
He took the post down, but yet another gay youtube star, Tyler Oakley, put it up on youtube. Then Oakley tweeted the link to his twitter followers.
There are screen shots of the tweet at the link. I think I understand now why these two are so famous on the fringes. This is exactly the kind of thing that garners hits these days and I have feeling both these guys know it. But don’t quote me on that.
What I’m wondering about is the double standard I’m seeing. Alec Baldwin whom I don’t think is anti-gay goes on his homophobic rant and loses his career. Paula Deen gets slammed for racist comments she made over twenty years ago and loses her career. I want to see what happens now to Nash Grier.
Flyers Player Gropes Cop’s Ass
While celebrating Canada Day, Philadelphia Flyers Captain, Claude Giroux, got a little too excited and allegedly grabbed a hot cop’s ass. Giroux is straight, but the cop wasn’t thrilled or amused and the homoerotic prank became something more serious. As a result, Giroux wound up spending the night in jail.
But following an investigation, and Giroux apologized for the ‘prank’, criminal charges will not be filed.
‘I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor,’ he said in a statement.
You can read more here, where there’s a photo of the highly attractive Claude Giroux. In the comments someone wants to know the same thing I keep wondering. Was the cop really hot?
This sounds like the beginning of a great m/m erotic romance.
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