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Coleen Nolan under fire as she appears to compare gay rights to ISIS in Ashers 'gay cake' case debate on Loose Women

Loose Women viewers are calling for an apology from panellist Coleen Nolan after she appeared to compare gay rights to Islamic extremist group ISIS during a debate on the Ashers 'gay cake' case on Monday.

Nolan appeared to compare gay rights to Islamic extremist group ISIS during a debate on the Northern Ireland court case which found Ashers Baking Company to have unlawfully discriminated against a gay customer, Gareth Lee, by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan.

She defended the bakery owners and their religious beliefs and then asked if they have to make a cake with a gay slogan would they have to accept an order for a cake supporting ISIS.

“At the end of the day, if you went in there and two days later they said ‘we don’t want to make your cakes because of our beliefs’, you’d just never go back to that shop and you’d probably say to all your gay friends, ‘don’t go there, they’re anti-gay,’ and boycott it,” she said.

“What about if somebody walked in and said I want a cake and I want the whole Islamic State on it and how I support it and how I support them killing our people.

"Because it’s a business do they have to make it? And if they turn around and say they’re not making it, we’d all applaud it.”

Viewers took to Twitter to voice their upset and demand an apology with some of them calling for her sacking from the ITV show.

Source Irish Independent

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