ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Arizona man who caused controversy after his request to a Longwood bakery to make a cake with an anti-gay marriage message, says he is being unfairly portrayed.
Cut the Cake bakery says it has lost business and been harassed since evangelist Joshua Feuerstein posted a video of the bakery’s owner refusing to make a cake that said, “We do not support gay marriage.”
Feuerstein says his intent was to show people have the freedom to refuse service based upon their beliefs. He says he has since removed the video.
The bakery’s owner said she may pursue criminal charges against Feuerstein for recording the phone call without her consent.
WESH-TV reports that an online fundraising effort has been started to help the bakery recoup lost revenue.