State of Oregon now targeting the home of bakers who refused to make lesbian wedding cake

State of Oregon now targeting the home of bakers who refused to make lesbian wedding cake

sweet cakesAaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were ordered by the State of Oregon to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to bake a cake for their wedding. If they don’t come up with the money by July 13, the state is threatening to place a lien on their home. They’ve also bizarrely been placed under a gag order that prohibits them from publicly speaking about their refusal to make cakes for same-sex weddings. The state’s Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian is a vocal LGBT supporter and appears to be doing everything he can to ruin the couple. 

Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports,

Avakian’s strong arm tactics against the Christian bakers have outraged Christians across the nation.

“This guy would make Mussolini proud,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research council. “This is a wannabe dictator.”

It certainly appears that Avakian and the state of Oregon have declared war on the Klein family.

Brad Avakian“Not only do they want to drive them out of business, but they want to make them homeless,” Perkins told me.

The Kleins say they are filing a stay and do plan on appealing the state’s decision.

“Brad and his cohorts at BOLI have overstepped their constitutional rights in requiring me to cease and desist from my constitutional freedom,” Mr. Klein said. “I will fight them with every last breath I have.”

GoFundMe caved in to pressure and disabled a page that had been set up to raise money for the Kleins. The couple has already stated they are going to be forced to file for bankruptcy. While many of us are saying “lucky it didn’t happen to me,” who’s next? Florists? Bed and Breakfasts?

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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