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STRAIGHT COUPLE DENIED WEDDING SERVICES BY INDIANA GAY CAKE AND FLOWER BUSINESS

The Hoosier's wedding cake would have looked like this. (Photo credit: weddingzone.org)
The Hoosier’s wedding cake would have looked like this. (Photo credit: weddingzone.org)

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (The Adobo Chronicles) – A heterosexual Indiana couple chose to get married on Friday, April 3. Little did they know that the date they chose would fall on Good Friday this year.

It’s a time when the Christian church is in mourning. It is the day that Jesus Christ died on the Cross. It is also a time when church altars are stripped bare, except for a crucifix draped in purple-colored fabric.

The bride and groom, the future Mr. and Mrs.  Hoosier, chose bright red as the theme color for their entourage and ceremony. The story gets even weirder.

Just days after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed legislation giving local businesses the license to deny services to gay men and women if it is in keeping with their religious belief, the Hoosiers lost their wedding florist and cake maker, and it is too late to find a replacement.

Apparently, the Indy Cakes and Flowers is owned and managed by a gay couple. In protest of the new anti-gay law, the couple decided to refuse services to the Hoosiers.

“It is our religious belief that it is morally wrong to treat gay men and women differently as one would treat heterosexuals,” the gay couple said, “so it is our right under the new law to deny services to the Hoosiers. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but they can go complain to the governor’s office.

The business owners added that with same-sex marriage now legal in many states, they have enough business to keep them going.

 

NEXT ON INDIANA LEGISLATURE’S AGENDA: BAN BIRTH CONTROL PILLS

Indiana's State Capitol (Photo: www.history.com)
Indiana’s State Capitol (Photo: http://www.history.com)

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (The Adobo Chronicles) – Now that Governor Mike Pence has signed the legislation giving Indiana citizens the right to discriminate against gay men and women on the basis of religious belief, the Indiana State Legislature is busy preparing for its next major agenda: to ban birth control pills.

Oddly enough, the new proposed legislation is not based on religious belief. Rather, it is based on science and the environment!

As reported in The Washington Post, an alarming number of fish in rivers and oceans has been found to be gender-bending — making them unable to reproduce. This, according to scientists, will eventually wipe out the world’s supply of fish.

The culprit for this phenomenon? The birth control pill.

Flushed down toilets, poured down sinks and excreted in urine, a chemical component in the pill wafts into sewage systems and ends up in various waterways where it collects in fairly heavy doses. That’s where fish soak it up.

A recent survey by the U.S. Geological Survey found that fish exposed to a synthetic hormone called 17a-ethinylestradiol, or EE2, produced offspring that struggled to fertilize eggs. The grandchildren of the originally exposed fish suffered a 30 percent decrease in their fertilization rate.

Immediately after the news came out, the Republican members of Indiana’s Legislature convened a caucus to draft a bill that would totally ban birth control pills as a way to protect the fish population.

Governor Pence vowed to sign the bill as soon as it comes to his desk.

“This is no longer a matter of religious belief,” Pence said. “Rather, it is a matter of protecting the environment.”

“We’re not necessarily a fan of gender-bending,” Pence added.

POPE FRANCIS EXCOMMUNICATES PHILIPPINES SOCIAL WELFARE SECRETARY DINKY SOLIMAN

imageTHE VATICAN, Italy (The Adobo Chronicles) –  As she wiped her tears, Philippines Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman finally admitted on Tuesday that she had homeless people rounded up to put Manila in order for the visit of Pope Francis last month.

Soliman testified at a hearing of the Senate committee on social justice, welfare and rural development that was called to investigate persistent reports that she rounded up homeless people and  street children, sending  them on a paid vacation for the duration of the papal visit. She explained that the 100 families, or 427 individuals, living along Roxas Boulevard that traverses the cities of Manila, Pasay and Paranaque were brought to Chateau Royale resort in Batangas, south of the capital. It cost the government 4.75 Million Pesos.

Upon learning of the admission, Pope Francis immediately signed a pastoral document excommunicating Soliman from the Catholic Church.  As per tradition, excommunication bars a Catholic individual from receiving or participating in church sacraments, including, but not limited to, receiving Holy Communion or a church burial.

“I visited the Philippines to be with the poor, homeless, sick and down-trodden,” Francis said, “and it is unconscionable  that they were hidden from me just so the government will look good.”

The Pope promised to return to Manila for a private visit later this year to be with the children and homeless who were rounded up and hidden by Soliman.