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Here there has been a lot of Christian baiting about it, for example a Christian bakers was sued after it refused to decorate a gay marriage cake.
It opens a legal can of worms however it is looked at. It is an example of baiting that has been happening a lot recently, pushing religious people and organisations into accepting something they are against. If they had asked a Jewish or Muslim baker to do that, chances are the discrimination suit would have been the other way round.
My answer to it, if religious organisations have the right to exist (and they do) and their people have the right to practice their religion (which they do) there should be something that essentially protects them from being sued for trade decisions that are consistent with their beliefs
I would prefer that society isn't going down that route but it is inevitable when businesses, especially small local businesses risk being sued for their personal religious beliefs.
Here is an example, I am an artist and if I was asked to paint a ''Sodomy rules'' (it doesn't)/ ''F the Queen /Pope /whoever'' painting I wouldn't do it.
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: tothetenthpower
Here is an example, I am an artist and if I was asked to paint a ''Sodomy rules'' (it doesn't)/ ''F the Queen /Pope /whoever'' painting I wouldn't do it. That shouldn't mean being potentially sued. It is in my interest to have a disclaimer to say ''the artist decision is final on the choice of work accepted''.
Christian-owned bakery which refused to make 'Bert and Ernie' gay marriage cake found GUILTY of discrimination
Ashers Baking Company guilty of discrimination for refusing to make cake
Christian-owned firm refused to 'go against the bible' for gay marriage cake
Judge made landmark ruling after bakery was taken to court by Gareth Lee
He ordered a cake which featured an image of Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie below the motto 'Support Gay Marriage' but order was rejected
Christian groups and lawyers now fear that owners of businesses will be stripped of the right to run in accordance with their deeply held beliefs after the ruling.
They claimed the 'test case' will have a powerful impact on entrepreneurs of all religious faiths and none.
The wider implications of the judgement became clear after Belfast County Court, district judge Isobel Brownlie ruled that the defendants 'have unlawfully discriminated against the plaintiff on grounds of sexual discrimination.
Paul Givan MLA, of the Democratic Unionist Party, described today's ruling as a ‘huge disappointment’.
'What we cannot have is a hierarchy of rights and today there is a clear hierarchy being established that gay rights are more important than the rights of people who hold religious beliefs and we need to move in the assembly to strike the balance.’
Among the Christian supporters was former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots and Paul Givan MLA of the Democratic Unionist Party, who is seeking to introduce a 'conscience clause' into equality legislation.
Prior to the hearing, Mr McArthur spoke outside court about the 'difficult time' the bakery had experienced since the Northern Ireland Equality Commission began legal proceedings last March.
Reading from a pre-prepared statement, he said: 'We did not do this because of anything to do with the customer but because of the message – a message supporting a cause with which I and my family fundamentally disagree.
'We happily serve everyone but we cannot promote a cause that goes against what the Bible says about marriage. We have tried to be guided in our actions by our Christian beliefs.
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Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church.
Legally, saying ''Jewish bakery owners generally cater to their own so it doesn't matter'' when they are running a business just like any other religious bakery owner is a form of discrimination.
As for being an artist, it applies, I have a registered business as an artist and I do commissioned work. My legal rights to choose work supersedes demands to do work and my right to refuse should not be challenged.
The Church of Denmark or Danish National Church (Danish: Den Danske Folkekirke or simply Folkekirken, literally: "the People's Church"), formally known in English as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, is the state church and largest denomination in Denmark and Greenland. Since the Reformation in Denmark–Norway and Holstein, the church has been Evangelical Lutheran and Denmark's state church with the Danish monarch as its supreme authority. The 1848 Constitution of Denmark designated the church "the Danish people's church". The church is financially supported by the state, but membership is voluntary. The reigning monarch is the supreme authority, but not the head, of the Church, with the Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, currently Marianne Jelved, as the highest administrative authority of the Church. The theological authority is vested into a college of bishops, 10 bishops in mainland Denmark, each overseeing a cathedral, and two bishops from the Danish Realm, one from the Faroe Islands, and one from Greenland. There is no archbishop; the Bishop of Copenhagen acts as a primus inter pares. The Folketing (Danish parliament), is the supreme legislative authority for the church. As of 1 January 2014, 78.4% of the population of Denmark are members of the National Church.
A further controversy is that this new practice may be against the Danish constitution; §4 of the Danish constitution states: "The evangelical Lutheran church is the church of the Danish people and is as such supported by the state." 
§4 not only establish "Folkekirken" as the state church, but also gives certain boundaries as to what the state church is. It is forced to follow the Lutheran doctrines and if, as some critics claim , the Lutheran doctrines explicitly state that homosexuality is a sin then it is a violation of the constitution to allow gay marriages in the state church.