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!
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