September 8, 2013

Aw, the law of karma has reared its head again:

The Oregon bakery that is the target of a discrimination complaint for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding, has closed its doors.

Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., closed its storefront Saturday, after owners Aaron and Melissa Klein said they would operate their business out of their home.This will be our last weekend at the shop we are moving our business to an in home bakery. I will post our new number soon. Email will stay the same,” read a post on the bakery’s Facebook page.

The Kleins are at the center of a complaint filed with the Oregon Department of Justice last month citing an alleged possible violation of the state’s human rights ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in places of public accommodation.

The complaint, filed by Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, stated that Aaron Klein called them “abominations unto the Lord,” and said their money wasn’t equal.

You know, I'm not a big believer in trashing people's faiths. Whatever gets you through the night is fine by me, as long as it doesn't hurt others. And that's where the Kleins crossed the line. They don't have to believe in gay marriage personally, but I have a big problem with them telling other human beings that they are an abomination and that their money is somehow tainted. And then to make it tht much more ridiculous, they act as if they are the persecuted ones, for their beliefs.


Their Facebook page is also riddled with pronouncements of their Christianity. Again, fine and good, nothing wrong with having faith, but it would be nice to be more educated about it. What does Jesus say about homosexuality, Mr. and Mrs. Klein?

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