A Colorado baker’s owner is facing a number of charges in connection with a Facebook post she made about a Muslim woman who recently lost her job.
Bakeries are subject to a number to federal and state laws, including anti-discrimination laws.
One of those is the First Amendment Protection Act, which prohibits companies from making “objectionable content” on their property, including statements that “disparage or disparage” a specific religious group.
The bakery owner, who goes by the handle, “Kariya,” posted on Facebook that the “shameful incident” was “just another example of how people have to be more aware of their rights” when it comes to free speech and the First and Second Amendments.
The owner of the bakery, which sells everything from muffins and cake mixes to bakery trays and even cupcakes, told The Associated Press she was shocked when the Facebook post was taken down on Wednesday.
She was not allowed to speak to the media and did not comment when reached by The Associated, where she had posted the post.
She posted on her Facebook page that the incident happened in November after a Muslim man said the bakery was not following the law.
She said she was trying to explain the importance of the First amendment, saying people “should not be punished for their opinions.”
Bakery owner Kariya says she was upset that the Facebook comments were taken down.
She says it was not her intention to hurt anyone.
Kariyah says she doesn’t regret the post and says she never intended to hurt anybody.
She said the Facebook posts are just part of her life.