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Alliance Alert – 30 October 2020

Freedom of conscience on trial: Ashers Bakery case before top European court

Freedom of conscience is on trial for 820 million Europeans at the upcoming case of Lee v. UK at the European Court of Human Rights.

Daniel and Amy McArthur, who own the Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland, faced a lengthy court battle staring in 2014 when they declined to create a cake with the customized message, “Support Gay Marriage”.

The couple, though perfectly willing to serve the customer, found that the fulfilment of this particular request would be incompatible with their deeply-held religious beliefs.

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