Bakery Bully Loses Oregon Election – “Perhaps this will serve as a point of reflection for government leaders.”
This story went viral BIG TIME! A Christian couple who opened a nice little bakery in Oregon was thrown in the spotlight of social media for standing up for what they believed. Instead of protecting the rights of everyone involved one State official decided to take sides and the results were devastating for Aaron and Melissa Klein.
Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa were unfairly treated by Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian.
After being asked to make a cake for a lesbian couple’s ceremony the couple kindly refused base upon their Faith and beliefs.
Avakian in return launched a very public and nasty assault on the Klein family which ended in the Oregon couple being ordered to pay $135,000 in “emotional damages. The family received death threats and other business were warned that if they did business with Sweet Cakes they too would deal with the consequences. Due to the financial strain the Klein family were forced to shut down the bakery.
The Klein’s who are represented by First Liberty Institute (a religious liberty law firm), are appealing the fines. Their Attorney Hiram Sasser, made the following statement: “Americans should have the freedom to live according to their own conscience without the force of government being used to punish those who disagree with government officials like Avakian.”
In recent events, Avakian ran to be Secretary of State but lost to Dennis Richardson (R). Sasser had this to say about that: “Perhaps this will serve as a point of reflection for government leaders that the people of Oregon and indeed most Americans believe in tolerance and respect and the dignity of each person to live their lives according to the dictates of their own consciences.”
According to Sasser, no one will ever know if the result of the election for Secretary of State were caused by the attack on religious liberty. But he did hope that Justice would prevail.
Avakian is an anti-Christian bully. The people spoke and that’s that. You don’t spit on the Constitution and get away with it.
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