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Same-Sex Wedding Cake Refusal Could Cost Christian Baker
EWTN ^ | 2/5/13

Posted on 02/05/2013 9:14:39 AM PST by marshmallow

The Oregon state attorney general's office is investigating a Christian baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Aaron Klein, owner of the Gresham, Ore. bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told The Oregonian newspaper he chose not to make the cake because he believes marriage is “a religious institution between a man and woman as stated in the Bible.”

“When someone tells me that their definition is something different, I strongly disagree. I don’t think I should be penalized for that.”

His business, which he co-owns with his wife, could face as much as $50,000 in fines if found guilty of violating the Oregon Equality Act. The law forbids businesses from denying “full and equal accommodations” for customers on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories.

Same-sex “marriage” is not recognized in the state, though domestic partnerships are.

The woman who filed the complaint against the bakery said Klein said she and her partner were “abominations to the Lord” and that their money was not equal to others. Klein denied making those statements.

“I apologized for wasting their time and said we don’t do same-sex marriages,” he told the ABC television affiliate KATU. “I honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, didn’t mean to make anybody upset,” he said.

The couple had previously bought a wedding cake at the store several years before for one of the women’s mothers and her husband.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: christians; freeenterprise; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; oregon
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1 posted on 02/05/2013 9:14:43 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

It wuld have been so easy for these Dykes to just order a wedding cake and go somewehere else and get their Two Dykes little statues and put on it.

Fruits don’t want to do that. They want to rub your face in it.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 9:19:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: marshmallow

This guy has a good defense in that he refused to sell a cake for a homosexual event rather than refusing to sell to a homo. His point is that he will sell to anyone, homos included, but will not promote an event which opposes his Christian beliefs. Thus, he is not discriminating against any individual based on their sexuality.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 9:23:56 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Venturer
They want to rub your face in it.

It's the continuous attempt at normalization of homosexuality. It's the minority's attempt to continuously drum the idea of same sex copulation as normal.

My proposal has been to push for the normalization of open carry. Homosexuality is an aberration and a genetic mistake. Protection of oneself with a firearm has been de rigeur for centuries and only recently demonized as "evil."

4 posted on 02/05/2013 9:24:54 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: circlecity

In reality, it’s a simple free speech issue.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 9:25:27 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: marshmallow

How does Oregon law define “sexual orientation?”


6 posted on 02/05/2013 9:26:04 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Venturer
They want to rub your face in it.

These people are mentally ill...

7 posted on 02/05/2013 9:26:04 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Venturer

What’s the phone number. I need to order a cake that ill pick up next year.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 9:26:19 AM PST by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: marshmallow
We need to figure out a way to start suing the fudge-packers.
9 posted on 02/05/2013 9:27:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: marshmallow

To do business in Oregon you play by Oregon rules..... I suggest moving your soon to be fined business to a state where equality is defined differently than in goofy Washington, goofier Oregon or goofiest California...
Cake baking has gotten so controversial....


10 posted on 02/05/2013 9:28:48 AM PST by delchiante
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To: marshmallow
If I go to a Muslim butcher and ask for pork chops, and he doesn't sell them to me...can I sue?
11 posted on 02/05/2013 9:29:39 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: marshmallow
This guy never had to say why he refused. He has every right to refuse service to any person for any reason. The clamlickers, however, did not have any "right" to know any reasoning or rationale for the refusal.

File this under:

"Never overlook an opportunity to keep your big mouth shut."

12 posted on 02/05/2013 9:31:07 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: marshmallow

This could definitely cost him.

More specifically, it could cost him a lot of his free time filling all the new orders he is going to get from people like me who are sick of this kind of bullying. But at least his cash register will be full.

On a related point, I read about a restaurant last year that said they would no longer serve children. I have a three year-old. Know what? I’m fine with this restaurant’s decision. Plenty of restaurants will serve my whole family. Many even cater to families. I don’t need to start bullying the ones that don’t. It’s a free country, or at least supposed to be.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 9:33:01 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: marshmallow

http://www.sweetcakesweb.com/


14 posted on 02/05/2013 9:36:10 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: marshmallow

Refuse to make the cake. Refuse to pay the fines. Close the business and reopen under another name if necessary. Go to jail if that’s what it takes. Fighting the good fight has never been easy. And it’s going to get a lot harder before it’s over.

Take whatever consolation you can from the fact that you are staying true to God.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 9:36:59 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: marshmallow

http://www.sweetcakesweb.com/


16 posted on 02/05/2013 9:37:16 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: marshmallow
Oh, you can read the “hate” on yelp all the while spewing hate.
melissa@sweetcakesweb.com
Send an e-mail of encouragement to this brave company that doesn't deserve the hate.
Better yet order something.
17 posted on 02/05/2013 9:41:06 AM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: circlecity
What you're saying, of course, makes good common sense and will convince any fair-minded person. However, it's always a toss-up whether good sense and good will can prevail in court.

These people need osur prayers and support. If I were in Oreegon I would definitely put in a standing order for cakes on all occasions. And a victory cake if they win.

18 posted on 02/05/2013 9:41:36 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin' . - Yogi Berra)
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To: Our man in washington
Now i see why these poor bakers were targetted (right from their web site): ""For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16"

Order a cake, pay for it, tell them they can send it whenever...

19 posted on 02/05/2013 9:43:16 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: lucky american

I am going to order some cupcakes for an under resourced youth group in the area. Now I just have to find such a group.. and place the order.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 9:44:04 AM PST by Truth2012
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