Mississippi baker shames anti-gay governor after baking his inaugural cake
Posting a photo of herself posing with Gov. Phil Bryant and the cake she baked for him, a Mississippi baker used her Facebook page to rail at the lawmaker for signing a much-derided “religious freedom” bill.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that Jennifer Noble of Biloxi told the governor, in no uncertain terms, to stop using the myth of bakers forced to make cakes for same-sex couples as an excuse for discrimination.
“Look Governor Bryant, we will make cakes for anyone! Including backwards thinking politicians that make it hard to be proud of being a Mississippian. We never wanted this,” she wrote.
Adding to the insult, Noble reminded the Governor that she baked the cake for his inauguration and took the photo down off the Internet after he signed the bill into law.
She added, “Quit using our industry as an excuse to deny the separation of church and state. (By the way…we removed the photos of this and your inauguration night cake from our site when you upheld a courts decision to deny issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples and are embarrassed that we ever had them on our site)”
Like North Carolina — which recently passed anti-LGBT legislation — Mississippi has been reeling from attacks on the state for the discriminatory laws forcing some lawmakers to have second thoughts.