Christian Bakers Who ‘Lost Everything’ for Refusing Gay Wedding Cake Appeal Verdict

Breitbart: An Oregon couple fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a lesbian wedding appeared before the Oregon Court of Appeals for the first time on Thursday, in an effort to have the judgment overturned.

In one of the most notorious religious liberty cases in recent years, Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were found guilty of discrimination in 2013 of for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because it violated the tenets of their Christian faith.

The court sentenced the Christian couple to a fine of $135,000 for the “emotional damage” they had allegedly caused the lesbian pair. Rachel Cryer-Bowman and Laurel Bowman-Cryer had accused the Kleins of “mental rape,” adding that they had suffered a “loss of appetite” and “impaired digestion” from the ordeal, which remarkably led to simultaneous “weight gain.”

In 2015, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian slapped a gag order on the Kleins, following the couple’s interview with Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. During the interview, Aaron said among other things, “This fight is not over. We will continue to stand strong.”

“The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations … will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination be made against, any person on account of their sexual orientation,” Avakian wrote.

“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” wrote the Kleins on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”

“We lost everything we loved and worked so hard to build,” she said.

From the beginning, the Kleins have made it clear that they have never refused service to anyone based on sexual orientation, but their religious convictions did not permit them to participate in a gay wedding, which they believe to be immoral.  more

20 Comments on Christian Bakers Who ‘Lost Everything’ for Refusing Gay Wedding Cake Appeal Verdict

  1. When this case goes to the Supremes those two fat dykes are gonna wish they ordered pizza instead.

  2. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ran for Secretary of State in 2016, and lost to Dave Richardson, a conservative republican. This happened in solid Blue Oregon, which would suggest that the scorched earth tactics of the gay mafia are not so popular even with many on the left.

  3. “loss of appetite” and “impaired digestion” from the ordeal, which remarkably led to simultaneous “weight gain.”

    Junk science.

    This means if you can dream it, it will become true as long as you’re dealing with a judge that’s a jerk.

  4. Article II, Section 2, clause 1, of the Constitution, Pardon Clause. The President “shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment”

    This case has nothing to do with anything “except” related. Perhaps President Trump should have someone on his staff research and present the facts.

    What a MAGA Great symbol it would be against the entire PC Victimhood culture currently infecting society.

    Onward Christian Bakers. I love your Bread.

  5. At what point is it desirable, maybe necessary, to kill these miscreants hiding behind the mask of “authority,” “judiciousness,” and perverted “legalisms?”

    Who “owns” the business, in the first place?
    By what “authority” does the state demand that any business (which is just a collection of individuals, by the way) act against its (their) religious tenets?
    By this alleged “authority” can the state demand that the local izlamic Mosque practice Jewish rites on Saturday night? Can this “authority” demand that the Jewish synagogue provide a pork pull for fund-raising?

    The people of Oregon, on both sides of the issue of the pretense of homosexual “marriage,” are fools to allow the state to continue (and expand) this madness.

    And we, regular Americans, are fools to allow this level of statist authoritarianism to exist within our Union. President Trump should have the DoJ investigate, and prosecute, these abuses.

    izlamo delenda est …

  6. “weight gain” because they didn’t get to eat a cake?

    No, weight gain is from being a lesbian. Or they became lesbians because of the initial weight gain.

    Either way, weight gain is a symptom or a cause of lesbian and has nothing to do with NOT eating a fscking cake!

    Besides, what lesbian isn’t damaged in some way.

    The Kleins didn’t lose everything from this. They didn’t lose their heterosexuality. They won’t be fat, damaged, deranged, and looking to sue other heterosexuals. That’s worth a bunch in my book.

  7. They should go to prison for hate crimes against LGBTQ people. Their hate causes violence against us and we have had enough.

  8. My prayers are with the bakers!

    I have always felt it was un-American to force your neighbor or local business owner to do something for you.

    Capitalism always says there iss someone else who will do it for you for a price.

    Get lost carpet-munchers.

  9. @Larry The Liberal

    You are right, you liberals have had ‘enough’
    You’ve had enough time to make asses of yourselves.
    You’ve had enough of OUR money to corrupt laws and use it against us.
    You’ve had enough ass-kissing from the MSM to suffocate the rest of us.
    You’ve had enough corrupt lawyers AND judges to pass frivolous damaging decisions against law-abiding citizens.
    In fact, you’ve had enough bullshit, lies and perversions heaped upon us to make us damn sick and tired of your very existence.

  10. What Geraldo Said; Replaced the Sugar with Salt … by mistake; do it in 5 other cakes to firm up the excuse. Then write “A Woman Marrying a Woman is Immoral” on the cake and deliver it that way.

  11. I would like to write something on their cake all right.
    Time start thinking about responding to these requests in ways they can’t prosecute but gets the job done. Like “I’m sorry I don’t understand and I’m too busy right now, can you come back later?”

  12. I am not sure they have any chance of success! The entire apparatus of Government, at all levels and bureaus, has meandered so far from constitutional constraints and authority as to make understanding of constitutional government null and void! Our friends, family, neighbors and fellow citizens elected to public office has proven the old adage true “that power corrupts”!

  13. “It’s a free country!”
    Sure it is, until you decide to exercise your God-given right to Liberty.

    Those cake-lusting queers are lucky they haven’t yet crossed a no-holds-barred Patriot

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