Another Nail in Christianity's Coffin

Regrettably, the McArthurs’ appeal against their previous ruling has been lost. They are the small family business in Ulster who were taken to court for refusing to make a cake promoting values that were at odds with their Christian beliefs.

Mr McArthur said: “We had served Mr Lee before and would be happy to serve him again. The judges accepted that we did not know Mr Lee was gay and that was not the reason we declined the order. We have always said  it was never about the customer, it was about the message. The court accepted that. But now we are being told we have to promote the message even though it’s against our conscience.

“What we refused to do, was to be involved with promoting a political campaign to change marriage law.

“Because we’re Christians we support the current law. And we felt that making this cake would have made us responsible for its message.

“We wouldn’t decorate a cake with a pornographic picture or with swear words. We wouldn’t decorate a cake with a spiteful message about gay people.  Because to do so would be to endorse and promote what was said.