This commentary is brought to you by Persecuted. In theaters July 18th.
By Todd Starnes
A Christian baker is facing a government investigation after he refused to make a cake that portayed two Sesame Street characters as gay lovers.
The trouble started when a gay rights group asked the Ashers Baking Company to make a cake celebrating gay rights.
They also wanted the bakery to take – some rather creative liberties with Ernie and Bert.
The owners of the bakery turned down the job because of their devout Christian beliefs.
And the other day they received a letter from the nation’s Equality Commission.
They stand accused of discriminating against a customer because of his sexual orientation.
The bakery owners say they will stand by their beliefs no matter what the court decides.
I had no idea that Bert and Ernie were — so friendly.
Although — I did have my suspicions about Elmo.
I never could understand all that tickling.