Well…Yes. Yes, It Does. What’s The Problem?

A human rights lawyer has claimed that a potential ruling that would force a Christian bakery to bake a same-sex marriage cake could set a sweeping precedent – that could see a Muslim printer ordered to print images of the Prophet Mohamed or an atheist web designer forced to create a website about God.

Oh dear. The inevitable angst as politicians suddenly realise that the laws they have campaigned for will apply to another of their identity politics pets in a way guaranteed to see frothing rage and demands to ‘Do SOMETHING!’.

The case is due to come to court in Belfast later this month.

And let’s hope the courts deal a quick lesson in ‘be careful what you wish for’. I’m ordering in the popcorn now!

9 comments for “Well…Yes. Yes, It Does. What’s The Problem?

  1. Stonyground
    March 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I could be wrong but I can’t imagine an atheist printer being the tiniest bit put out by having to produce religious material for people. Only the religious seem to have these type of hang ups about who they do work for.

    • March 26, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      I suspect I know quite a few atheists who’d object to doing a religous web site or cake – guess it depends on the atheists you know.

      • April 3, 2015 at 6:38 am

        Indeed. There are fanatics on every side.

  2. Ed P
    March 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Will this ruling extend to Halal butchers having to stock pork and non-Halal meats? I do hope so – we’ll need lots of popcorn!

  3. Radical Rodent
    March 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Identical thoughts scampered around my brain cell when I heard this story, along with the urge to seek out a halal restaurant and order a bacon sandwich.

    Invest in popcorn, folks!!!

  4. John
    March 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Somewhat ironic that we have a human rights lawyer complaining about a situation created in law by… human rights lawyers!

    Can’t we just kill all the lawyers? Was that Shakespeare?

    • April 3, 2015 at 6:38 am

      It was!

  5. March 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Don’cha just lurve that law of unforeseen consequences?


    • April 3, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Oh, indeed! Though you’d think they ought not to be quite so unforeseen, with all the legal brainpower in Parliament…

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