Christian bakers who refused cake order for gay wedding forced to close shop

By on September 3, 2013
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A husband-and-wife bakery shop team in Oregon were forced to close their shop doors and move to cheaper digs — their home — after gay-rights activists hounded them and drove away contract business because they refused for Christian reasons to bake for a same-sex wedding.

Aaron and Melissa Klein own and operate Sweet Cakes by Melissa. In the past few months, they’ve faced heated scrutiny — some in the form of physical threats — from those in the gay-rights crowd who decried their May refusal to bake for a lesbian couple who wanted to marry.

The Kleins cited their Christian beliefs of traditional marriage when they turned down that business gig, The Blaze reported. But the lesbian couple filed a complaint with the state, accusing the shop owners of discrimination.

Since, they’ve been hounded by vicious telephone calls and emails.

Some of those threats were shocking. One emailer wished for the couple’s children to fall ill. Another expressed hope that Mr. Klein should be shot and even raped, The Blaze reported.

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  • frankfan42

    Anger, hatred and intolerance are the routine tools of those who push a “Progressive” agenda. It would have been a simple matter for the lesbians to contact another bakery for their cake, but instead they chose to file a complaint and notify their “Friends” to hound the couple, potential customers and suppliers into shutting down their business.
    Homosexuals are indeed the new protected class in America.

    • Thomas

      Not if they come on my property.

  • http://codybateman.org/ Cody Bateman | LeaderSpeak

    Kind of sad that Christians in that area of Oregon didn’t visibly support this couple more openly…..

  • Chris McLean

    It’s the exact same situation if a christian group boycotted/protested a baker who refused to do an order for a catholic, protestant, anything where you believe the world is only 6000 years old.
    Christian hate is the new agenda. The agenda of a dying medieval belief system.
    #LoveGratitudeForgiveness.

    • Thomas

      The Bible does not say the earth is 6000 years old. Can you remember all of the geologic time periods from Earth Science? Everyone can remember the days of the week and that there are seven of them. It Is easy when you think of billions of year on the scale of 7 days, more primitive life on earth before more complex, a planet covered in water after the rocks it took to make it cooled. The Annunaki (Genesis 1;26) also rested after 6 earth days of work, and so it became called the Sabbath. I see that does not stop you from hating, but I do not hide mine.

      “He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.” Proverbs 10:18 NASB
      So do you think you are wiser than Solomon??!!! Then you lie also every time you look in the mirror.

      • maryaha

        Where on earth did you get your doctrine? “The Gospel According to Darwin”, maybe? It certainly isn’t from the Bible that I read, so why are you quoting the Bible?

        • Thomas

          I am a Christian, and do follow the dogmas of the various denominations, but adhere to true doctrine. Acts 2:38 is quintessential. The Holy Spirit is the teacher of all Truth. Just remember that when you say “Our Father who art in Heaven…” you are addressing an Extra Terrestrial!! Our progenitor, our Creator from the expanse, the sky, space. It is The Word Of God that I read!! Why would the Bible not explain the otherwise unexplainable to the rest of the world. Do you think that just because something is outside of your comfort zone and reading level it is just not so? I do believe in a Father God that even a scientist could love; science is the knowledge of creation not it’s opposite. I can and do write a lot, as anyone who has read anything on here from me, I am hardly at a loss for words.

          Why are you telling me I cannot quote the Bible?

          “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” Hebrews 5:12-14 NASB

          “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able,” 1 Corinthians 3:2 NASB {DEFINITELY YOU!}
          I love Crop-Circles and Cattle Mutilations!! YUMMY!!

          • maryaha

            Six little words…there is something wrong with you!

          • Thomas

            Then go worship the pope or Obama!! You want to see something wrong with someone, go look at your reflection.

            Matthew 7:1-2

            1″Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2″For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.…”

            And so it is!!

            “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:32

            And while you are back there, you can….

  • Thomas

    I HATE, yes I said “!!!HATE!!!” the Sexually Psychotic!! And I feel great about it. Leviticus 20:13
    More and more it is getting “so no one can buy or sell unless the have the number or the name of the beast and worship his image.” Obama is 666!!!

  • Cobber Campbell

    This shows how vicious and unloving the homosexuals are they are intolerant of Christians beliefs and should be sued instead.
    Homosexuals are ruling the people and the earth as satan backs them all the way to Sodom to be repeated again with fire and brimstone raining down upon them and their ilk.God will bless and vindicate this Christian couple for thei love and faith in Jesus Christ.God bless you two. Psalm ch 109 tells it all .

  • DemolitionMan57

    Slowly our country, our world, is falling under total control of the Godless ones. Business by business, state by state, country by country. It is VERY sad. God’s/Christ’s followers need to stand up and be a beacon in these un-nerving times.

  • maryaha

    We need to utterly cover this couple in prayer, asking the Lord to reward them for standing for righteousness. He is able to bless them above and beyond anything they could even ask for, and He can take what Satan meant for evil and use it for good!

    The homosexuals are intentionally targeting the businesses whose owners take a stand for what is right.

  • Chris McLean

    The new religion of the world will be a cosmic one. No dogma, just living life by 3 virtues: LoveGratitudeForgiveness.
    –There should have been a boycott but not to the extent of putting the couple out of business. If either and or both sides of the dispute just opened up this would have never happened. It’s a ongoing circle of negative attitudes and therefore negative thought patterns. LoveGratitudeForgiveness is all we need, no heaven, hell, every things going wrong panic of knee jerk reactions to other views or ways of life. It’s a beautiful thing our mind, body and consciousness. :-)

    • chip.ingram12

      Mmmm Strong Delusion. Drink it up. Though I agree that the future world will be one of Love Gratitude and Forgiveness, I vehemently disagree that it will “evolve” out of the inherently evil beings that we are. No. On the contrary, a world and ‘religion’ with those attributes could only be created by the God that gave you mind, body, and consciousness, to comprehend such complexities. It’s almost as if…”you were created in His image…”

    • CW Steinle

      If you want love, gratitude, and forgiveness then you must come to the cross. That is where God has shown us His love and mercy – by the offering of Christ for our sins. We have all sinned. None of us glorify God like we should by being grateful to Him for our lives. But if we turn away from God’s mercy then we will have to face God’s perfect standard of righteousness as ungrateful sinners.

      We don’t get to make up God’s rules (laws). “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”-1st Corinthians 6:9-11

      But the good news is: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”-Romans 5:8
      Our creator is not only a God of possibilities – He is also a God of expectations – that His creatures would be grateful and glorify Him.

      • Aaron N Kerri Smits

        I really love that you are reading form the word of God and not spewing your own wisdom. I like to stick to God’s word and not from men who sound intellectual.

  • bobbiejojo

    Good reading, small comics (tracts) like “Doom Town”, “Sin City”, “Gay Blade”, “Uninvited”, and many others can be read on line at Chick publications.

  • awakened123

    This stuff wouldn’t happen in Alabama. I’m so glad I live there and not in the queero-weirdo West. When it comes to the limp-wristers they have their place in the woods to do their “acts”.

    While the lumber jills get jobs in the education and medical fields (the poorer ones are managers of wage slave establishments). Like for example the head coach of the Shelton State girls junior college basketball team. Here’s a Jeff Foxworthy (political incorrect joke he wouldn’t do) about her. If you’re name is Madonna (that’s the coaches first name) and you played at the Univ. of Alabama you might be a lumber jill. It sounds a whole lot better than the d word.