Hollywood actor Sir Patrick Stewart said in a recent interview that he supports the Christian bakers who refused to make a cake with a picture of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie and the slogan “Support gay marriage.” The BLAZE reports that the actor famous for his roles in “Star Trek” and “X-Men” believes that the bakers had a right to refuse the cake order because it went against their beliefs.
Stewart said, “It was not because it was a gay couple that they objected — it was not because they were celebrating some kind of marriage or an agreement between them. It was the actual words on the cake that they objected to, because they found the words offensive.”
He continued, “And I would support their rights to say, ‘No, this is personally offensive to my beliefs. I will not do it.’”
According to The BLAZE, Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland was convicted of discrimination and ordered to pay $765 for “injury to feelings.” Bakery owners Colin and Karen McArthur have decided to appeal the ruling “after much careful and prayerful consideration.”
Publication date: June 5, 2015