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Oregon To “Rehabilitate” Businesses Opposed To Gay Marriage
RedState ^ | 8/20/2013 | Streiff

Posted on 08/20/2013 10:28:01 AM PDT by mojito

There is a new case in the never ending war waged by homosexual activists on people of faith.

From the Washington Post:

"The state Bureau of Labor and Industries will investigate whether Sweet Cakes by Melissa violated a 2007 state law that protects the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations, The Oregonian...reported Wednesday.

In her complaint, Rachel N. Cryer, 30, said she went to the Gresham bakery on Jan. 17 for an appointment to order the cake. She met with owner Aaron Klein, who asked for the date and names of the bride and groom.

“I told him, ‘There are two brides and our names are Rachel and Laurel,’” the complaint says.

Klein responded that he and his wife didn’t serve same-sex weddings and “cited a religious belief for its refusal to make cakes for same-sex couples planning to marry,” the complaint says."

For the crime of refusing to participate in a shabby simulacrum of marriage a family business is now being investigated by the State of Oregon and, unless they toss away their religious beliefs, will be fined perhaps to the point of bankruptcy. According to the article there are no caps on the fines allowed under the law.

But all is not lost. The Kleins can repent:

“The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate,” [state labor commissioner Brad] Avakian said. “For those who do violate the law, we want them to learn from that experience and have a good, successful business in Oregon.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; aclumia; atheismandstate; bigbrother; communistgoals; corporateliberalism; culturewar; firstamendment; homosexualagenda; nexthechurches; obamunism; thoughtcrime; tyranny; waronchristians; waronreligion
Who knew that Big Brother was gay?

For the People's Republic of Oregon, this is a Great Leap Forward!

1 posted on 08/20/2013 10:28:01 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

cakes are now public accommodations?


2 posted on 08/20/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: mojito
For the crime of refusing to participate in a shabby simulacrum of marriage a family business is now being investigated by the State of Oregon and, unless they toss away their religious beliefs, will be fined perhaps to the point of bankruptcy. According to the article there are no caps on the fines allowed under the law.

Since when can a state force someone to do business with someone else? It's illegal to turn down a project? What?

What's next, is the government going to force banks to loan money to people that will never be able to make payments on the loan?

3 posted on 08/20/2013 10:33:15 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: mojito

Oregon To “Rehabilitate” Businesses Opposed To Gay Marriage

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First they want to rehabilitate business. Next it will be individuals. Then Churches.

Or will it be Churches first, then individuals?


4 posted on 08/20/2013 10:33:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: mojito

Hey Guv!

You gonna use the Mao model for your re-education camps?


5 posted on 08/20/2013 10:33:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: mojito
Oregon To “Rehabilitate” Businesses Opposed To Gay Marriage

Are they going to be made to watch gay porn while listening to Barry White music?

6 posted on 08/20/2013 10:34:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: mojito

Another option would be to sell the business and move to another state.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 10:34:19 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: silverleaf

The website makes it very clear that this is a Christian business:

http://www.sweetcakesweb.com/

So it quickly becomes apparent that this incident is a provocation manufactured by the homosexual lobby to intimidate Christian businesses.

Whatever happened to “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”?


8 posted on 08/20/2013 10:34:28 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Demanding acceptance and sanction of sodomy (not the same as refraining from making sodomy among consenting adults a crime) is on a parallel track with Christian persecution and outlawing the Bible as a “hate” book. Those that know better must “rehabilitate” those that don’t. Our freedoms and the future of our society are at stake.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 10:34:47 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: mojito
The thought strikes me that “ Government Rehabilitation” is a lot like the old Soviet Reeducation Camps.
But after thinking about it and mulling it over, I have to say that no, they are not.

They are the same damn thing!

10 posted on 08/20/2013 10:38:16 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Churches are their MAIN target but theyre trying to approach the REHAB of the Christian Church in what they think to be an oblique manner.

however Values must be Rehabilitated wherever they are encountered


11 posted on 08/20/2013 10:38:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: mojito
Next up. Death Camp for those who oppose any Leftist thought.

In other news, sales of Juden armbands and also armbands with a cross on them skyrocket.

12 posted on 08/20/2013 10:39:41 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Tenacious 1

This has happened to a florist and a bed and breakfast in other States. Probably more but that’s all I know of. I’m pretty sure that the LGBT are shopping around for caterers for their weddings until they find one that refuses service so that they can be prosecuted.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: mojito
mojito ~:" Who knew that Big Brother was gay?
For the People's Republic of Oregon, this is a Great Leap Forward!"

Who knew that the former Great State of Oregon would be the first state to introduce "re-education camps " !!
Perhaps the State House should have a sign overhead that states "Reject all Religious principles ,all ye who enter here !".
It would appear that Humanism suppleplants Spirituality in Oregon.

14 posted on 08/20/2013 10:42:37 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: Tenacious 1

“…It was an economic emergency law which said that people were forbidden to discriminate for any reason whatever against any person in any matter involving his livelihood. It was used to protect day laborers and such, but it applied to me and my partners as well, didn’t it? So we went to court, and we testified about all the bad breaks we’d all had in the past, and I quoted Mulligan [the bank president] saying that I couldn’t even own a vegetable pushcart, and proved that all the members of the Amalgamated Service corporation [the speculators] had no prestige, no credit, no way to make a living — and, therefore, the purchase of the motor factory was our only chance of livelihood — and, therefore, Midas Mulligan had no right to discriminate against us–and, therefore, we were entitled to demand a loan from him under the law. …[they lose in court] … But we appealed to a higher court…and the higher court reversed the verdict and ordered Mulligan to give us the loan on our terms.”


15 posted on 08/20/2013 10:43:22 AM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: mojito
Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training.......see where this is going....Obama is Muslim?
16 posted on 08/20/2013 10:44:04 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The churches will be rehabilitated into Temples of Reason like they were during the Reign of Terror, er the AGE of “Enlightenment”.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 10:44:06 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mojito

big brother says screw your religious rights.

why are muslims allowed to live their values in all aspects of life, and yet christians can’t?

just another reason for RESET.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 10:47:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: oldbrowser

They should move to Seattle where the Mayor says police will enforce the “rules of the business” against trespassers who don’t obey the Gun Free Zone sign.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 10:48:14 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mojito
SIMPLE SOLUTION: IT`s CALLED SANCTUARY!

Move all bakeries or Place all bakeries in churches or on [leased] church properties

No govt can arrest or force or order anyone or any entity under sanctuary rules.

If phony "sanctuary" cities and groups can LEGALLY shield illegal aliens from the government, {SF, etc}

SURE AS HELL a REAL SANCTUARY can SHIELD A LEGAL ENITITY AND LEGAL CITIZENS FRON TYRANNY!>

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/jan-june07/sanctuary_06-18.html

20 posted on 08/20/2013 10:49:18 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: silverleaf

Can this baker be required to write “HAIL SATAN! #$@$# THE L*RD” on a cake (minus the redactions)? That is a religious belief.

Oregon’s lavender mafia is naked in their goals.

Freedom of speech does not REQUIRE any publisher (even on cakes) to broadcast the message.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 10:49:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Secret Agent Man; GeronL

The public needs to start going to muslim bakeries requesting same sex wedding cakes...


22 posted on 08/20/2013 10:51:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

i would advise going in with recording devices and ready to defend yourself.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 10:53:20 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mojito

unless the business is on govt property or receives some kind of govt tax support- wth can’t private businesses cater to niche markets- like Christians

wedding cakes are not hard to find in the market place, there is no suffering and deprivation

Ima bet muslim businesses that sell religiously correct merchandise don’t sell Bibles


24 posted on 08/20/2013 10:53:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Tupelo

This has been REQUIRED of employees at certain infiltrated corporations going back to the 1990s at least. “diversity training” is simply another term for political re-education.

The companies give to the gay lobby, give to the Green (socialist) lobby, give to the amnesty lobby, give...

White heterosexuals had better start forming organizations if they want a seat at the “diversity” table. Right now they are excluded from the conversation.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 10:54:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mojito

I’d rehabilitate my business right out of the gay state.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 10:58:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Tupelo

I hop I’m sent to the same camp.........great baked goods


27 posted on 08/20/2013 11:06:15 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: oldbrowser

Seems to me that here in the Portland area there has to be a bakery run by the gay crowd, why not just take their business there? Oh yea, that’s right. They wouldn’t have a reason to throw a hissy ‘look at me’ fit on TV.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 11:17:30 AM PDT by enraged
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To: mojito

Apparently sodomy is the mark of the beast

They wanted “tolerance” until they took power then they wanted to stamp out dissent with the heel of the boot.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: RBW in PA

... Atlas Shrug quoted. Nice.


30 posted on 08/20/2013 12:51:50 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: oldbrowser

Sell? Hell, no.

Move out of the state.

Make sure that any employees you have are invited to go with you.

Make sure the landlord knows why you are leaving.

Alternate plan? Make the WORST cake you can ever imagine.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 1:32:13 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: lonevoice

“The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate.”

Not in my America.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 1:41:24 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: GeronL
... stamp out dissent with the heel of the boot.

...stamp out dissent with the 6inch high heel.

33 posted on 08/20/2013 1:43:00 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: mojito

“The goal is to rehabilitate”

Newspeak for using the coercive force of the government to destroy the lives and livelihoods of those who do not bow to the homosexual deviants.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 2:01:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: mojito
“Melissa” blew it by not saying she couldn't accommodate the time line.
35 posted on 08/20/2013 2:04:38 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate,” [state labor commissioner Brad] Avakian said.

Go F yourself... and the boyfriend you rode in on.

36 posted on 08/20/2013 2:35:46 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: silverleaf
cakes are now public accommodations?

Apparently so ... and in a State where same-sex marriage is also illegal.

Its a shame nobody mentioned that. Should have declined to make the cake on the grounds that there is no such ceremony in Oregon that can be celebrated.

37 posted on 08/20/2013 5:24:05 PM PDT by superloser
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To: mojito
Rehabilitate? Will they face termination for the crime of failing to support "social progress"? Look up "Democide" in Youtube if the phrase doesn't ring a bell.
38 posted on 08/20/2013 9:33:16 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: MeshugeMikey

“Churches are their MAIN target but theyre trying to approach the REHAB of the Christian Church in what they think to be an oblique manner.

however Values must be Rehabilitated wherever they are encountered”


It is a target ‘unreachable’ in the TRUE Christian church.

Rehabilitating = Exchanging the TRUTH for a LIE.

It’s a tactic that Satan employs in order to confuse, deceive, and lead us astray. There is nothing they can do to nullify God and His People. Try as they may, but their actions will cause them to ‘stumble’.

Jesus said, (20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5-20)

Pray for the lost.


39 posted on 08/20/2013 9:54:59 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: mojito; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
If you aren't on this ping list and are interested
in articles about Oregon, please FReepmail me.

40 posted on 08/20/2013 10:04:44 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: mojito

The Oregon Department of Labor and Industry is taking bribes and burying legitimate complaints filed by people against their employers...

If you are one of the big political donors in Oregon, you can get away with anything.


41 posted on 08/21/2013 3:05:59 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: mojito

ThoughtCrime

Re-Education Camps

Self Criticism Sessions

Here Now


42 posted on 08/21/2013 6:14:14 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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