Christian’s Complaint Against Baker Who Refused to Write “God Hates Gays” on Cake is Rejected by State Officials

Last year, Bill Jack, the founder of a fundamentalist Christian organization, walked into the Denver-based Azucar Bakery and asked the owner to make a cake that had a hate-filled message on it:

[Owner Marjorie] Silva says Jack pulled out a piece of paper with phrases like “God hates gays” and requested her to write them on his cakes.

He wouldn’t let employees make a copy of the paper and would not read the words out loud, Silva claims. The bakery owner also says the customer wanted an image of two men holding hands with an “X” on top.

“After I read it, I was like ‘No way,'” Silva said. “‘We’re not doing this. This is just very discriminatory and hateful.'”

Get it? It was a Christian trying to pull a fast one over a bakery owner as some sort of weird protest in defense of “religious freedom.” After Silva said no, Jack filed a religious discrimination complaint with the Civil Rights division of Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies.



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Anti-RFRA Advertisement Will Appear in the New York Times This Sunday

While much of the discussion and debate surrounding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) law has been about how it would allow Christian business owners to freely discriminate against LGBT customers, there’s a broader problem with RFRA (at both the state and federal levels) that’s been ignored.

The law essentially says everyone has to follow the law… but if you have a really good religious reason to not comply, that might be okay. Want to break the law because you think it’s unjust? You’re out of luck. But if God factors into your decision, you might be able to get away with it.

It’s one of the biggest complaints from opponents of RFRA: It privileges religious beliefs over strong personal convictions and the government shouldn’t be making that call. To that end, the Freedom From Religion Foundation will be taking out this quarter-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times calling for a repeal of RFRA:



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Holy Molars

An Arizona woman is trying to make a big deal out of X-rays she got at the dentist office, claiming that Jesus appeared in her molars:



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Generation Atheist is Free This Weekend

My friend Dan Riley wrote a book a while back called Generation Atheist. It’s a collection of true stories about people who transitioned from godly to godless.

For the rest of the weekend (through Monday), the book is free on Kindle. I urge you to get your copy now if you haven’t already!

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Kiva Atheists Are Giving New Members of the Group $25 to Loan to Those in Need

Longtime readers of this site know that the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious group on microlending website Kiva is among the most popular on the site. We have loaned out more money than any other group and given out the most loans total. (The Kiva Christians group comes in second in [Read More…]


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