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  • Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules

    08/14/2015 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 126 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    A custom cake baker in suburban Denver can’t cite his religious convictions in declining to make a wedding cake for two men, a Colorado appeals court ruled today. “Cake artist” Jack Phillips said he gladly serves gays and lesbians in his family business. But, Phillips said, he could not in good conscience design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple when, as a Christian, he believes that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that not doing so amounts to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, the...
  • Franklin Graham Responds: Gov’t to Fine Christian Bakers $135,000 for Declining Gay Wedding Cake

    07/09/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 7, 2015 | Billy Hollowell
    Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of famed preacher Billy Graham, decried a decision by Oregon officials to fine bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, calling it “unbelievable.” “Brad Avakian, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner, upheld the ruling that the Kleins have to pay the lesbian couple $135,000 for a long list of alleged damages including: ‘acute loss of confidence,’ ‘high blood pressure,’ ‘impaired digestion,’ ‘loss of appetite,’ ‘migraine headaches,’ ‘pale and sick at home after work,’ ‘resumption of smoking habit,’ ‘weight gain,’ and ‘worry,’” Graham wrote. “Give me...
  • Same-sex couple in Sweet Cakes controversy should receive $135,000, hearings officer says (Oregon)

    04/24/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 120 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 04/24/2015 | George Rede
    The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says. Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife, Laurel Bowman-Cryer, $60,000 from the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a proposed order released Friday, April 24.
  • This evangelist asked a gay bakery to make a traditional marriage cake. Now he may face charges.

    04/10/2015 12:33:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 72 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    April 9, 2015 ( – Joshua Feuerstein was just trying to make a point. Now, he may face legal action, as a bakery that refused to provide him with a cake opposing same-sex “marriage” threatens to sue him for taking their conversation public. The bakery owner is also threatening to press charges related to the recording of the phone call. In the wake of heated national debate over whether business owners should have the right to refuse to participate in same-sex “weddings” that violate their religious beliefs, Feuerstein, an internet evangelist, decided to see if pro-gay business owners would give...
  • Christian Grandma-Florist Fined $1,001, Ordered to Work Gay Weddings but Refuses

    04/04/2015 6:56:34 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 30 2015 | Samuel Smith ,
    A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially. As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their...
  • A Guy Walked Into a Muslim Bakery and Ordered a Gay Wedding Cake… What do you think happened?

    04/03/2015 7:24:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/30/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Is anyone surprised by this? Steven Crowder went into a bunch of Muslim bakeries in Dearborn, Michigan, and tried to order a “gay” wedding cake. Many of the bakers politely declined and sent him to other bakeries, including one man who tried to send him up the street to Kroger. Oddly enough, we haven’t seen any mainstream media reporters ambushing unsuspecting Muslim bakers and demanding in McCarthyesque fashion, “Are you now, or have you ever been a homosexual hater?” Could it be because, as Crowder notes in the video, “You’re still killed in virtually every Muslim country for being gay.”...
  • How I Predict Divorce Based on the Wedding Cake

    05/30/2014 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 67 replies
    Kevin A. Thompson ^ | Apr 12, 2013 | Kevin A. Thompson
    As a pastor who regularly performs weddings, I can tell that some couples are more likely to divorce than others. It’s not most evident in pre-marital counseling or private comments made before the service. I can’t see it as the vows are said or rings exchanged. It’s not even in the kiss. As a pastor, I can predict the likelihood of divorce based on how the wedding cake is exchanged. I’ve been performing wedding ceremonies since I was 18. One of the first ceremonies I performed was pretty routine. Everything went without a hitch until it came time for the...
  • Colo. gay discrimination alleged over wedding cake

    06/06/2013 2:33:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 6/6/2013 | IVAN MORENO
    A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their Massachusetts ceremony, and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples. As more states move to legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, the case highlights a growing tension between gay rights advocates and supporters of religious freedom. "Religious freedom is a fundamental right in America and it's something that we champion at the ACLU," said Mark Silverstein, the legal director of the group in Colorado, which filed the complaint on behalf of the...
  • No fine for Oregon baker who refused service to gay couple

    03/21/2013 5:35:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 37 replies
    MyNorthWest ^ | 20 March 2013 | Linda Thomas
    After all the fuss about an Oregon baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, the state says there is "not an investigation into this issue." The dispute involves a Portland woman, her fiancee and fiancee's mother. In February, the mom and one of the brides-to-be went to Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, who runs the bakery with his wife, says same-sex marriage goes against his Christian faith so he would not make a wedding cake for the couple. After that, the small bakery gained international attention with...
  • Refusal brings reward ... and retribution

    11/22/2011 1:12:49 PM PST · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 11/22/2011 | Charlie Butts
    Business is booming for a Des Moines cake-maker who took a stand for her faith when she was approached by a lesbian couple for a wedding cake. Victoria Childress, owner of Victoria's Cake Cottage, tells OneNewsNow the couple arrived for a taste testing. "But at that point I just said, I have to tell you that I'm a Christian, and because of my Christian convictions I cannot do your cake," she says. Childress has stated she did not belittle the couple. In fact, she tells OneNewsNow that she provided the lesbians names of some bakeries that might be willing to...
  • Michelle Obama's Dream Wedding Cake

    08/22/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-22-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Given her known preference when it comes to putting her dietary hypocrisy on display, this would make a lot of sense...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • "Terror Suspect's Computer Said to Show Sports Stadiums, Fashion Sites"

    09/19/2009 2:23:40 PM PDT · by kozanne · 15 replies · 1,557+ views
    ABC News "The Blotter" ^ | 9-19-2009 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, BRIAN ROSS and CLAYTON SANDELL
    Terror Suspect's Computer Said to Show Sports Stadiums, Fashion Sites Officials Report Denver Man Sent Texts Suggesting Attack Coming; 'Wedding Cake' Is Ready By RICHARD ESPOSITO, BRIAN ROSS and CLAYTON SANDELL Sept. 19, 2009— --snip-- A computer belonging to alleged al Qaeda suspect Najibullah Zazi showed he had researched baseball and football stadiums and sites used in the recent Fashion Week event in New York City, law enforcement officials tell Zazi, 24, had been scheduled to spend a fourth day today being questioned by the FBI but his lawyer, Arthur Folsom, canceled the session. "He has taken the day...
  • Terror Suspect's Computer Said to Show Sports Stadiums, Fashion Sites

    09/19/2009 11:24:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies · 1,295+ views
    abc "The Blotter" ^ | Sept. 19, 2009 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, BRIAN ROSS and CLAYTON SANDELL
    A computer belonging to alleged al Qaeda suspect Najibullah Zazi showed he had researched baseball and football stadiums and sites used in the recent Fashion Week event in New York City, law enforcement officials tell As the 24-year-old was being questioned for a fourth straight day by FBI agents about his alleged ties to al Qaeda, law enforcement officials said the Denver man's computer showed he had researched baseball and football stadiums and sites used in the recent Fashion Week event in New York City. Zazi, 24, was scheduled to be questioned for a fourth straight day today by...