Excerpted From CBN: An Oregon bakery has been forced to close down after losing a legal battle brought by a lesbian couple who sued the owners for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding because of their Christian beliefs.
The Christian Broadcasting Network reported Thursday that the legal battle against Sweet Cakes by Melissa crippled the bakery.
The decision was announced on the Sweet Cakes Facebook page: “We have closed Sweet Cakes. We appreciate everyone’s continued prayer and support.”
Aaron and Melissa Klein “still face a hefty $135,000 fine, which they plan to appeal,” CBN reported.
“Should the government force Catholics to sculpt totems for Wiccan rituals, or feminists to photograph fraternity initiations, or pro-life videographers to film an abortion? Of course not,” CBN quoted Kelly Shackelford, president of the First Liberty Institute, which represents the Kleins, as saying. “No one should be forced to contribute to the celebration of an idea that goes against his or her beliefs.” Keep reading
Excerpted From CBN: After years of court battles, the Christian-owned bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa is closing its doors.
The Oregon-based company was targeted by LGBT activists when owners Aaron and Melissa Klein said they wouldn’t bake a cake for a gay wedding because of their Christian beliefs.
The subsequent legal battled crippled the bakery. The Kleins had been operating out of their home for the last few years. But now they’ve announced on their Facebook page, “We have closed Sweet Cakes. We appreciate everyone’s continued prayer and support!”
The World Congress of Families says it’s a tragedy.
“LGBT extremists have claimed yet another victim in their quest to rid society of anyone who does not endorse their agenda,” Brian Brown, president of the WCF, wrote.
Although the Kleins have decided to close up shop, they will still stand up for religious freedom. Keep reading