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No sense of compromise in 'gay cake' row

WHAT a lovely parable Nuala McKeever gave us (Life, November 10). Perhaps I could suggest one of my own?

A man walks into Jesus's bakery and says: "All right mucker. I am having a gay wedding reception and want three dozen sausage rolls."

JC looks off into the middle distance and thinks: "What did he call me?" and then says: "The intention behind your event comes from love, respect and tolerance, but unfortunately sausage rolls are made with pork and my religious beliefs do not permit me in good conscience to fulfil your request."

The man replies: "I respect your beliefs and it would be intolerant of me to force you to do something against your conscience. Rather than make a media circus out of this, how about I propose a compromise. Got any Cornish pasties?"

EQUALITY FOR ALL (OR NONE)

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