Skip to comments.Christian bakery guilty of violating civil rights of lesbian couple
Posted on 01/22/2014 6:41:31 AM PST by armydawg505
The owners of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after they were found guilty of violating the couples civil rights.
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said they found substantial evidence that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against the lesbian couple and violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, a law that protects the rights of the LGBT community.
Last year, the bakerys owners refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, of Portland, citing their Christian beliefs. The couple then filed a complaint with the state.
Aaron Klein told me there will be no reconciliation and there will be no rehabilitation. The investigation concludes that the bakery is not a religious institution under the law and that the business policy of refusing to make same-sex wedding cakes represents unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation, said Charlie Burr, a spokesman for the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
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Gee...stupid me....here I thought that only ‘courts’ could render ‘guilty’ verdicts. Nothing but a bunch of frigging lifestyle perverts and Christian-hating Nazis.
The investigation concludes that the bakery is not a religious institution under the law and that the business policy of refusing to make same-sex wedding cakes represents unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation,
This is interesting. The implication is that the fourth amendment only protects religion if you are a “religious organization.” Of course, that is absurd on the face of it. It’s why Hobby Lobby is winning their case (so far).
4th amendment = 1st amendment.
Sorry about that.
I think I am in the middle of a bad dream. But then I realize I am awake and am living a bad dream.
It should be taken to SCOTUS.
Why didn’t the bakery just do this:
Sure! You want a cake? Ok. Since it is not a common purchase, that’ll cost ya $1000.00, up front.”
How quick do you think they would have walked out?
The bakery would still be in business, and the nation would be the less to know.
South Park’s tolerance camp episode was more correct than anyone could have ever thought.
“I think I am in the middle of a bad dream. But then I realize I am awake and am living a bad dream.”
Yep,we are toast.
I guess these lesbos are not afraid of something nasty ending up in their damned cake. It does occasionally happen in the food industry when preparers don’t like the customers...
If I had been faced with this issue Id have made them the ugliest cake imaginable and then sued them when they refused to pay for it...
I never new cake was a right.
Someone needs to go to a liberal bakery here in Oregon and insist on a 2nd amendment birthday cake...
Yes. The implication is that individuals have no religious rights. Only the large religious institutions.
This is what bugs me about the media coverage of the abortion mandate. The keep talking about how catholic hospitals and such are affected. What about the millions of small businesses that are affected? They have no money to sue thus have no say?
“Someone needs to go to a liberal bakery here in Oregon and insist on a 2nd amendment birthday cake...”
That is such a cool idea.
A large gray frosting gun surrounded by the 2nd amendment words. Little bullseyes all around the sides.
Ah, yes—The old “Find the toenail” approach.
Government doesn’t have the Constitutional right to force a private business to serve anyone.
Oregon Constitution, Bill of Rights:
Section 2. Freedom of worship. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.
Section 3. Freedom of religious opinion. No law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise, and enjoyment of religeous [sic] opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience.
TAKE IT TO THE SCOTUS AND HAVE THIS LAW REPEALED!
I went to their website last night http://www.sweetcakesweb.com/ and saw they are going to have cookies soon and plan to order some and anything else that might be mail order. Also provided some words of encouragement. Nice looking couple who answer to a much higher power than our court system. . .the Lord Jesus Christ. God will not be mocked.
I seriously had a deranged waiter (who worked for my husband and was always crying ‘racism!’) give me a plate of food with Scotch Bonnets hidden within. Not only does it happen, it happened to me!
Yeah, that was my first take on the title -
“guilty” is a legal term and has specific meaning, requiring conviction in a court of law.
It’s not about equality. It’s about punishing anyone who does not openly celebrate their perverted lifestyle.
First they wanted “tolerance”, and we tolerated them.
Then they demanded “equality”, and we treated them equally under the law.
Now they’re demanding SUPREMACY.
Freedom of religion exists for individuals, not institutions. The Soviets did the same thing, redefining everything as a group right, and nothing as an individual right.
Yeah, well...the US Government is guilty of violating the 1st amendment and the religious rights of Christian bakery.
Send them to the reeducation camps!
The LGBT community is liable for threatening the safety and wellbeing of this family and charges should be brought against organizations representing LGBT’ers, for it is against the law to make bodily threats. All that need be shown is the quite visible and well documented hostility of the LGBT community against the community of faith, following their moral conviction.
Also, this board’s decision to punish this family is not a court decision and therefore this family has a right to take this board and their decision to a higher court and reverse the charge of civil rights under the Constitution of the United States. As courts are always overturning state propositions dully passed by the citizens of the state, this board and their decision too, should have to stand before a court and found unconstitutional.
Seems like a slam dunk state court appeal.
Our liberties are diminishing at warp speeds these days. Thanks, homos.
Hmmm...good idea. How does one identify a Liberal bakery? Liberals are not proud of their history and ancestry. They rarely advertise their ideology.
How about the 13th amendment?
Seems to me that the government is requiring these bakers to provide their talent and labor against their will without criminal conviction in a court of law.
Forcing someone to celebrate someone's "marriage" in a way that is personally offensive to your religious beliefs is a violation of civil rights too. In at least one of the states where such a case came up, even the state itself did not recognize same sex marriages (yet the baker was charged with discrimination).
Can I force a muslim bakery to use pig lard in the product if I request it?
Can I compel a grocery store to make a birthday cake for Hitler (a dead conquering warlord on par with mad man Mohammed)?
Can you bake someone a cake and give them the frosting to write the text? A publisher cannot be forced to publish a book that offends them.
The black robed tyrants have found all sorts of things in the Constitution that aren’t there. That doesn’t make them Constitutional.
Which is why I prefer to eat at home.
Also, as an alternative lifestyle, they don't necessarily want something "conventional" or (if you are lesbian) representative of the "patriarchal" view of the world.
So homosexuals can specialize in same sex weddings but no one is permitted to cite moral arguments for specializing in traditional marriages?
The lavender mafia are bullies.
Gays (lesbians, in particular) are all over the bakery industry - just look at the Food Network or an episode of The Barefoot Contessa or Chopped. A conservative could go into one of these bakeries (try NYC!) and request some anti-gay cake message on their red velvet. But conservatives are not good at organizing and are usually at work, so it never gets done.
I am in MA. I would do it if I could find a confirmed Liberal bakery. But I’m not prepared to spend a lot of dough going from business to business to weed one out.
And yes....pun intended.
I went to their website a couple of times over the past year, and emailed them and asked if they took orders that they could mail out. I never received a response and assumed that they did not (and were too busy to respond). I will try again.
I should have done it...today is my husband’s birthday. ..but I don’t know political leanings of bakeries...heck don’t know any bakeries here
It’s not a surprise that you now “have a right” to buy a product from a private vendor, even when they don’t want to provide it... It’s not that different from forcing private physicians to perform involuntary services under MaobamaCare.
It’s time to Refresh the Tree!!
The Nine. Yes.
They ARE the Nazgul. Led by The Witch King....John Roberts.
Just google a few in your state. Libs always announce they’re libs - they’re so morally superior to us that they don’t care who knows their awful political views. I’m sure along with the cupcake descriptions are screeds against conservatives!
On the other hand, why waste your time, lol!?