The law really is morally bankrupt.
The case is very simple –
A family open a cake shop. That's fine. The shop is their business [literally and figuratively] and it's up to them how they run that business.
Along comes a gay activist. He decides to order a cake from the shop that is deliberately provocative in that he knows full well that the shop family are devout Christians and will probably object to the cake design. Indeed the shop does object so our gay friend runs squealing to the courts claiming discrimination. The courts decide that this was a case of discrimination and fine the shop.
That is wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to start.
Firstly, the cake shop is a business. They are presumably there to make a profit and a living? It is entirely up to the shop how they run that business and if they want to turn away potential customers then that is literally their loss. It may not make sense from a business point of view but that's entirely up to them. What's more they shouldn't have to give any reason for refusing business – their shop, their rules. This applies to any business. If a pub owner has a thing about people with red hair, he should be completely within his rights to refuse service to a red-head. The customer can go elsewhere and it's the pub owner who is out of pocket. It's his loss not the red-head's.
Then there is our gay friend. He knew damn well that the shop was run by devout Christians. He knew damn well that the decoration he demanded was provocative and contra to the shop owners' beliefs. I presume there were many other cake shops and bakeries in the area but he quite deliberately chose this specific one. He hoped to be turned away so he could bring his whining little case to the Equality Mob. And boy did the Politically Correct jump on his case!!
Now I don't hold entirely with the beliefs of the shop owners. But what they believe is their business and if it affects their turnover then again that's their business.
Nor do I have any problem with homosexuality. It's like religion – none of my business. However when some little cunt deliberately and with malice aforethought provokes a situation where he can hide behind the law then I do have a problem.
The shop owner was fully within his rights.
The activist should have been told to grow up, rev up and fuck off and to stop wasting people's time.
Alternatively the shop should have baked the cake and decorated it as ordered.
With an added ingredient of copious quantities of laxative.