Skip to comments.Oregon official who shut down Christian bakery loses election
Posted on 05/30/2019 1:22:29 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused service to a lesbian couple Avakian lost his bid to Oregon Secretary of State to a Republican (CNN) Could it be the year of the underdog? The presidential election wasn't the only contest to see an upset. Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, who came to national attention for heftily fining a local bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, lost.
Avakian, a champion of the LGBTQ community, was running for Secretary of State. As labor commissioner since 2008, Avakian often made news for his tough calls against businesses discriminating against gay and transgender customers.
The most noteworthy was when Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make the wedding cake for the same-sex couple in 2013, citing the owners' religious beliefs. Shop owners Melissa and Aaron Klein were ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages. They were also told they couldn't refuse customers based on sexual orientation.
Melissa Klein claimed the ruling stripped the couple of their First Amendment rights. "According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech," she said in a Facebook post at the time. "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" eventually shut down completely, though their Facebook page remains active. Avakian was also responsible for slamming a $400,000 fine on a Portland bar owner who refused service to transgender customers, according to the Oregon Live. In his bid for Secretary of State, Avakian promised a push for "progressive values" like wage equality and reproductive freedoms. His conservative opponent promised to adhere to the position's basic, more traditional roles, like auditing public records and officiating elections. In the end, the opponent, Dennis Richardson won 48% of the popular vote, beating Avakian by nearly 100,000 votes.
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Now that IS Sweet Cakes!!!
“Dennis Richardson won 48% of the popular vote, beating Avakian by nearly 100,000 votes.”
The Dummycrap machine must be asleep because those numbers can easily be “gained” by the DNC procedure called ballot harvesting...
Then again, this sick faggot can get another job as lead agitator somewhere else..
“an old school commie agitator from NYC”
Nah. He’s from California.
The things he was doing are all standard agitprop theater for California candidates. Scream about mainstreaming ‘60s radical positions and get yourself elected as a Righteous hipster.
Problem for him is it’s Oregon, not yet California. But getting there...
It a miracle this happened in Oregon.
Maybe if you PO enough people they go vote...
Maybe there’s some hope for Oregon still. My brother has been looking to escape as we have California.
Did he have to resign his office as Labor commissioner in order to run as Sec’y of State, or is he still there, in a position to cause more grief?
Yeah. "Tough calls." Like swimming with the PC current is "tough." Try ruling AGAINST the perv lobby and see what happens.
This was TWO YEARS AGO...and Dennis Richardson, who replaced him was a great guy...unfortunately he died of brain cancer a few months ago.
PRAY this is a TREND!
Excellent. It was despicable what this homoNazi said about “rehabilitating” people like the Klines, Christians.
If you would like more information about what's happening in Oregon, please FReepmail me.
Thanks for pointing this out. If I read your post first it would have saved me some research trying to figure out what is going on. Is there a special election coming up?
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