Nashville’s ABC affiliate reports:
A family-owned bakery declined to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple over the weekend, citing the “spiritual conviction” of the owner. The bakery, Susie’s Sweets, lists its location on its Facebook page as Burns, in Dickson County. The shop’s owner is Susie Dennison.
An initial account of the denial was posted on the Hip Dickson Facebook page. “Well cake tasting didn’t go quite as planned,” posted Brandi Ray on the Hip Dickson page, attaching a screenshot of the text conversation between her and Dennison.
In the text conversation, Dennison says to Ray, “I really enjoyed our time together and I truly wish you the best but after realizing that your union will be of the same sex, I cannot with my spiritual conviction and beliefs, do your cake! I want you to know in saying that, I do love you in The Lord!”