The story about Azucar Bakery owner Marjorie Silva refusing to decorate a Bible-shaped cake with anti-LGBTQ text and imagery has made the rounds on the Internet, with support and criticism coming from near and far.
But since the customer seeking the cake has filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Silva faces a potential legal battle. To help offset the cost, she has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise a goal of $5,000—nearly $1,700 has been offered up so far in 13 hours.
Addressing her supporters and recognizing the far reach of the story, Silva included this message on the campaign's website:
At the moment I never thought this story would get so big, just that I was doing the right thing by not providing the service. For better or for worse the story has blown up and in order not to stick my foot in my mouth and say something that would get me into trouble, I have decided to seek legal advice.
Many of you have already offered to help; that is why this campaign was started. I will use the funds to help me and the bakery with legal expenses.
I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your support.