Ashers two-year ‘gay cake’ ordeal worth it, says Amy McArthur

Amy McArthur with husband Daniel before one of their court appearances during last year's 'gay cake' case
Amy McArthur with husband Daniel before one of their court appearances during last year's 'gay cake' case

The wife of the bakery manager at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ case has told how the two-year ordeal has been worth it, despite the difficulties linked to the controversy.

Mother-of-two Amy McArthur spoke out ahead of the latest court hearing which gets under way on Monday.

Amy has been at the side of her husband Daniel, general manager of the Ashers Baking Company, throughout.

The couple have two young daughters, Robyn and Elia.

Amy said: “Our children are too young to understand right now what’s going on with all this here.

“But when they do we want them to know our God is worth making a stand for. We’re still trusting in His good and perfect purposes. He’s in control.”

Ashers Baking Company goes before the Court of Appeal in Belfast on Monday in a bid to overturn a decision made last year by the County Court which found it had broken political and sexual orientation discrimination laws.

The court ruled against Ashers, run by the McArthur family, who are Christians, for refusing to fulfil an order to make a £36.50 cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage because it conflicted with their deeply held religious beliefs.