A Schuylkill County bakery is getting some unwanted attention after refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, Bethanny and Jennifer Petrich.
“I loved the work they did and it tasted great. It’s a hometown bakery. I wanted to support my hometown,” said Jennifer Petrich.
(Isn’t that great? The local girl wanted to SUPPORT her local bakery…)
“My mom, who is planning our wedding, called and made the appointment for us. It was okay at that time and she was open and honest and said it’s for Bethany and Jennifer.”
Later, however, the bakery called back to say the owner had talked to Jesus for two weeks and seeing as the wedding was between two women, the bakery would not be able to fulfill the order.
(Umm, not so great. The local bakery doesn’t want to SUPPORT her local LGBT community…)
Lorraine Fleming, the bakery’s owner, said “I’m not sorry for my decision and I feel strong. I know that I’m doing the right thing.”
Fleming went on to say that although there “is homosexuality in her own family” the decision was made based on her deeply held religious beliefs. “I’m sorry for the damage that’s been done as far as hurt feelings.”
Jennifer said, “We asked her to make us a wedding cake and not marry us. I didn’t understand.”
In the United States, there are currently 29 states – including Pennsylvania – without comprehensive, sexual orientation-inclusive non-discrimination laws. And so, it is perfectly legal for The Cake Pros to discriminate in this case.