Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Gay cake furore: Christians deserve equal rights

ONCE again we witness a situation where someone's conscience is expected to play second fiddle to someone else's "right".

I refer to Ashers Bakery being threatened with legal action for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-gay message.

While the person requesting the cake has every right to do so, surely the other party should have the right to be guided by their conscience and refuse?

Is it not a denial of religious freedom to force that person to act against their conscience to uphold the other's right?

Imagine the righteous outcry there would be if it was a Muslim being forced to act against their faith.

It is the same clash that we see with parades, when both sides have what appear to be equal rights, but only one is enforced.

The difference is that true Christians don't march (or riot) to make their point.

RAYMOND HUGHES

Ballyclare, Co Antrim

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