I have to say I am getting more than a little ticked off over things going on in the world. One of those things among many is the little cake bakery that was shut down because they refused to back a cake. Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon was fined 135.000 because of emotional damages for refusing to make a blasted wedding cake. That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. Well, OK, not the most ridiculous, but pretty close.
After GoFundMe removed disallowed them to raise funds since it is considered as a hate crime (give me a break) , evangelist Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse stepped in to provide a platform to raise funds for the married couple, through the organization’s donation page designated for persecuted Christians in the U.S. Check out their Facebook page.
Another online campaign in support of the Kleins was set up on ContinueToGive.com, which is a “faith based online tithing and giving platform founded on biblical principles” devoted to helping churches, missionaries, nonprofits, individuals and adopting parents. They have met their goal there, but they will need a whole lot more.
As Oregon’s Commission of Bureau of Labor and Industries was told that the couple has been notified that they must pay by next Monday or risk having a government lien placed on their home.
Then, on July 7th, the authorities slapped them with a fine and a cease and desist order. Not only do they have to pay the $130,000 penalty they have also banned them from speaking publicly about their refusal to participate in or bake wedding cakes for same-sex nuptial. Dangit, I have no problem voicing my opinion on this, and I am ticked. I loved what one news website heading said, “Gay Activists Used “Mafia Tactics”. Which I can see why they would since it was like they sent out the lynch mob over a wedding cake.
The owners of the bakery said that they refuse to comply and as far as their constitutional freedoms have been violated by the state, they would speak out. Good for them!!! This has gone on way to long and things are getting worse all over the world. The United States is going to hell in a hand-basket.
I hear all the time that none of the changes in legal marriage or other personal choices will be forced upon anyone. I say that is nonsense. Every-time I turn on my TV, computer, Facebook, radio and whatever else, someone is pushing their agenda on others. Respecting others is one thing, but forcing them to agree and be a part of something is a whole other ball of wax.
It isn’t just the Kliens in Oregon that have fallen victim, this happened in Lakewood, Colorado. I will list a couple other bakeries who are being forced to closed because they didn’t make a stupid cake. Actually in my opinion, this is all stupid. I would think that if someone wants a cake, there are others that can do it. I know this sounds bad, but if someone came up to me and asked me to make a penis cake, and I said no, they would think I was being discriminating against all makes that have a penis. My gosh!!!
A little cake shop by the name of Masterpeice Cakeshop closed down instead of being forced to make a cake that was against their faith and morals. Jack Phillips, which is a devout Christian is retaliating by refusing to make wedding cakes altogether.
Randy and Trish McGath – the owners of “111 Cakery” in Indianapolis are Christian owners of a bakery in Indiana have had to close up shop after respectfully declining to bake a cake for a man’s same-sex commitment ceremony because of their religious beliefs, even though they expressed that they would be happy to serve him in any other way
Randy McGath made it very clear that the first priority of his bakery was to be a beacon of light to the community and embrace customers with Christ’s love, while not compromising his own and his wife’s sincerely held Christian beliefs. There is no hate in their hearts, they always make sure to show the love of Christ. When they decided to finally close after a year of fighting the system, they left by sharing this message with everyone. “We want to thank everyone for your patronage, support and friendship. It has been a true pleasure to serve you. Eph. 2:8.”
I don’t get why it is OK to shut down small businesses for the most off the wall reasons. America was founded and we have rights. I guess freedom of speech and religion has been kicked to the curb. I’m not blaming one political party or another. It is people who voted for them and people have to approve the bills. When God and morals are taken out of the equation, we have just what is going on in America. I’m not even specifically talking about same-sex marriage. I am talking about the right to refuse service to someone when it is against our morals and our faith. I have a feeling I would be one of those bakers who had to shut down their business if it went against my faith in Christ. NO WAY would I do something that was against my beliefs.
Like I said earlier, I can guarantee you that if someone came into my business and wanted a penis cake, I would decline. I would hope that someone I know would bail me out for refusal of making the cake lol. But, I would send them to a bakery that would have no issues with that. I would never consider making a cake that has anything to do with the KKK, since that is a horrible hate group. What if someone from one of those groups got their feelings hurt and they wanted to sue me for not making a blasted cake for them. People would come unglued if I would have made a cake for them and how horrible it would be. You might even see my face on Nancy Grace because I was so despicable for making a cake for a group of people the world seen as hateful, which of course I would never do since I think the KKK, ISIS are demons of Satans. Shoot, I get offended all the time. Maybe I should have a running list and hire and attorney just because they made me feel bad. But in the name of not wanting to offend anyone, the government says you have to. What a joke! But it is the right of the owners of the business to say yes they will make it or no they won’t make it. They should be able to decide what they will and won’t make. It is their business.
If people get offended by my thoughts, I just want to say, that I am OK with it. My judge and jury is God, nobody else.