A Pennsylvania bakery owner says she
refused to serve a gay couple after “talking to Jesus.”
Jennifer and Bethany Petrich turned to
The Cake Pros bakery in Schuylkill Haven when looking for a cake for
a ceremony to renew their vows.
“My mom, who is planning our wedding,
called and made the appointment for us,” Jennifer told Eyewitness
News. “It was okay at that time and she was open and honest
and said it's for Bethany and Jennifer.”
The bakery later called “and said to
her they were a Christian bakery and the owner talked to Jesus for
two weeks. And that because it was two females getting married she
couldn't bake our cake,” Jennifer said.
Lorraine Fleming, the bakery's owner,
said she stood by her decision.
“I'm not sorry for my decision and I
feel strong. I know that I'm doing the right thing,” she said.
Earlier this week, a Bloomsburg,
Pennsylvania bridal store owner claimed
“God's law” in refusing to sell wedding gowns to a lesbian
Pennsylvania became the 19th
state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to allow gay couples
to marry when Republican Governor Tom Corbett decided against
appealing a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's marriage
ban in May.
The state does not have a law
prohibiting businesses from discriminating based on sexual