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Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

The Lack Of LGBT Atheists

Started by Neon Genesis. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 27. 16 Replies

Priviliged Bickering

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 17. 3 Replies

Coming out in your teens.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 11. 2 Replies

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Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2015 at 9:32pm

Daniel, when I was a kid there were candy alphabet sets that were sold next to the cake mixes and stuff....they were inexpensive, you could buy several sets, and write a book on top of a sheet cake if you were so inclined.  I wonder if they still sell those.  You can also buy tubes of colored gel for writing on cakes, or make your own decorating tubes out of plastic bags.  I'm not the most artistic person in the world, can't do roses, but I did teach myself basic cake decorating when I was about 11 years old....  If I can do it anyone can!  (There are also stencils for airbrushing designs and lettering...BFD.)

I found the cakewrecks site....couldn't believe the misshapen messes....

Joan, I found Vivian and Nonie's story very touching, but also felt sad that they had to wait so long (and in hiding) to marry. 

I have a couple of friends who have been together for almost 50 years....20 years ago they paid an attorney a small fortune to set up an unbreakable "domestic partnership" for them, that was all that was available at the time. Too many of their friends had died of AIDS, and the families had been able to break simple wills.  Easily.  One couple that I knew, too, had a profitable business together along with the relationship.  The surviving partner was left with NOTHING....except his clothes, and a car that was registered in his name only.  Losing his lifelong love PLUS everything they'd built together destroyed him.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 7:28pm

The news of Vivian Boyack and Nonie Dubes' marriage after 72 years together spread quickly. Davenport, Iowa.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2014/09/16/iowa-lesbian...

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2015 at 11:33pm
There's cakewrecks.com. I can't link right now.

The baker could do everything but the actual text. Maybe someone can invent a cake - printer, sort of like the dog tag machine at Petco, Type in your message snd it spits out a cake-o-gram
Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 11:17pm

Not a bad idea....bake the cake, shape it, and do the basic icing, and give the customer everything they need to write whatever they want.  If they mess up, it's not the baker's fault.

I've seen some ugly stuff "created" by professional bakers on those silly-ass timed contests on Food Network before the whole thing became too disgusting.

There are no-talent nobodies in every field.....the TV is across the room behind me, and I can hear the brainless audience cheering a jump that barely got off the ice.

Gack!  I'm outta here.

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2015 at 10:55pm
It seems obvious the guy is a provocateur. and probably a bully. And a complete ass. Is he making a valid point? Now that cakes are a means of publishing, like books, and blogs, anyone who limits free speech on a cake is in trouble. It is not the baker whose speech is up for debate here - it's the customer / author. I have wondered why it's OK to force bakers to write things on cakes, they don't beleive in, on their cakes.

I belong to a gardening website that restricts what people can say - no cursing, no racist speech, etc. I guess the website has rights that a baker doesn't have.

Can you force a baker to bake a cake with a picture if that prophet whose followers blow up people and buildings? Not the same thing?

Or maybe, they cant refuse a cake for a gay wedding, or a KKK rally, but they cant be forced to write a message.

Time to have a "Decorate your own damn cake" bakery?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 24, 2015 at 12:25pm

In a "Man bites dog" type reversal, a Denver baker has refused to bake a homophobic cake. There's speculation that this is a ploy by the bigots however. If a baker's right to deny this request holds sway, it would also support bakers' rights to deny service to anyone they disagree with.

http://religiondispatches.org/is-refusal-to-write-anti-gay-cake-mes...


Denver, Colorado can feel like an alternate universe for a lot of reasons, but now we can add a new one to the list. Because in the first such case of which I’m aware, a bakery in Denver has been sued for refusing to bake a homophobic cake. According to the reports, the plaintiff in the suit requested that the baker bake him a cake that said “God hates gays” along with a picture of two men holding hands with an X over them. When the baker—who identifies as Christian herself—refused, the plaintiff filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, accusing her of religious discrimination.


It’s a snappy inversion of the now-classic example of bakers who refuse to provide wedding cakes for gay marriage or commitment ceremonies (or florists who refuse to provide flowers, photographers who refuse to photograph the ceremony, etc.). And that’s probably not an accident; if I were a betting woman, I’d bet heavily that a pro-religious-exemption think tank or law firm, like the Becket Fund, had come up with this plan and recruited a plaintiff to set it in motion.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 23, 2015 at 1:27pm

"There is a large quantity of new attempts for 1016..."

Many Republicans would gladly take us back to the 11th century if they could! Over and over again, the party-line divisions on many issues are striking.

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on January 23, 2015 at 11:11am

One day they may come up with a shot that will prevent Republickityism, the human form of Mad Cow Disease.  I had hopes that the Dubya Virus would have done it but it appears that one only works on people who have a little common sense.  The Mitt R. vaccine was hopeless and about as bad as Holy Water.  There is a large quantity of new attempts for 1016 but not much hope there as they are all derived from pond scum.  All I can say is that this disease is starting to get scary and if you throw in Global Warming we could see a lot of Panic.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 23, 2015 at 10:43am

Poor little Ricky didn't like the Pope saying the flock doesn't need to breed like rabbits. He wants us all to keep being fruitful and multiplying.

Comment by Daniel W on January 23, 2015 at 9:58am

Huckybee has been under his rock for a little while.  I guess he wants the money and attention  that comes from homophobic demonization.  Where is Sanctorum?

 

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