After a former pastor identified a bakery that refused to accept his challenge to make a cake saying “we do not support gay marriage,” the shop reported they had received death threats.
“We started getting some hundreds of phone calls and making very nasty and negative gestures towards our business, towards us,” said owner Sharon Haller, who filed a police report, according to WKMG on Friday.
The ex-pastor, Joshua Feuerstein, posted a video online of his request to Haller, identifying her shop. He said he did it to “expose the hypocrisy” of a bakery that would serve gay people but not provide him his message.
“He wanted us to put a hateful message on a cake and I said, we’re not gonna do that,” Haller told the WKMG.
Feuerstein told the station that he took the video down after the bakery told him to remove it.
The event mirrored the case of an Indiana pizza shop that this week announced it would not cater gay weddings, subsequently closed down
Like the pizza shop, the Florida bakery has collected money from sympathetic people with a GoFundMe page that has taken in about $4,000 at the time of this writing. (The pizza shop, meanwhile, closed in on nearly $1 million on Saturday.)