Skip to comments.Baker Who Refused To Make Wedding Cake For Lesbian Couple Under Investigation (Gresham, Oregon)
Posted on 02/02/2013 12:43:35 PM PST by drewh
Aaron Klein, owner of Sweet Cakes in Gresham, Oregon, is the subject of a state investigation after one of the brides-to-be filed a complaint.
An Oregon baker has refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, allegedly calling them 'abominations unto the Lord.'
Aaron Klein, owner of Sweet Cakes in Gresham, is the subject of a state investigation after one of the brides-to-be filed a complaint.
The woman claims Klein refused to take an order from her partner when he learned the cake was for a gay marriage.
Oregon Attorney General's civil enforcement office is now looking into the case to determine whether the baker broke the law by discriminating against the couple.
The Oregon Equality Act 2007 outlaws discrimination by an individual or a business against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Klein denied calling the women 'abominations' but admitted to rejecting their custom.
'I apologized for wasting their time and said we don't do same-sex marriages,' he told KATU.
'I honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, didn't mean to make anybody upset, (it's) just something I believe in very strongly.'
He told the news station his religious beliefs were more important than making money and the state law. Religious: The bakery has clear symbols of Klein's faith on its walls, pictured
'If I have to be, I guess, be penalized for my beliefs, then I guess, well, that'll be what it is,' he said, adding that, in his view, his constitutional rights should override Oregon law.
'My First Amendment rights allow me to practice my religion as I see it,' Klein said.
The case will likely fall to a judge to decide. The women said they didn't want to talk about the complaint until they received further legal advice.
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So - let’s get contact info for this guy and see if he’ll take phone orders, email ‘we’re behind you.’ They think they can pick us off, one by one, and no one will do anything.
So all those shops in the past that had “No shoes, No Shirt, No Service” signs were illegal too?
Free enterprise? Faggots are a tiny segment of the populace, yet expect to be treated like they are the norm. Hell no! We have the right to conduct business, or not, with whomever we like.
THIS CAN GET TOUCHY. If a restaurant owner denies a black person service and claims “his religion” forbids him from serving blacks, I don’t think he’ll have much of a case.
I know both gay and militant gay people. The gay people are normal and keep it in the bedroom. The militant gay people will let you know they are gay no matter what the situation. The former are pleasant and personable to be around, the latter are not.
They want desperately to belive they are normal while these perverts are certainly not. Of course, the spousal abuse or simply partner abuse by lesbians is simply not reported on much.
FROM THEIR WEBSITE (www.sweetcakesweb.com/8.html)
Its not just cake, its dessert!
We are a small family business, please be patient with us due to high volume of calls and emails each day it may take up to 48 hours to return your call or email. thank you so much for your buisness.
Phone number 503-674-5400
Call and make an appointment for a free cake tasting!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6
Every time you see a law written with the words that you cannot discriminate based upon “sexual orientation” know with certainty that this is what they are after! The homosexual lobby is interested in one thing. ALL religions bowing to their homogod! They portray it as “equal rights” with their stupid equal sign on their cars but there is no “equal” about it! They want you to SUBMIT to there god!!
Good luck with that in today's so-called America.
The 14th Amendment applied all rights expressly protected by the Constitution to the states. So 1st Amendment protections trump Oregon’s law protecting sexual orientation in this case, imo, because sexual orientation and gender identity are not constitutionally protected rights.
There was a similar case in New Mexico, I believe, where activist judge(s) wrongly decided that rights protected by state law trump constitutionally protected rights.
“Faggots want to normalize homosexuality and make it socially AND morally acceptable”
It’s a prelude to making pedophilia accepted as normal. They’ve been working at it a long time and almost there.
Goldwater was right.
LOL, maybe I should have chosen my words differently...ugh.
One goes about his life normally, but prefers men, sexually, the other is a narcissistic, infantile, tantrum thrower who lets everyone know his sexual preference with attention getting exhibitionist devices.
I'm Aaron Klein, and I support the family, just like FR does.
And I hope you'll order my stuff, if you come my way, OK...?
And here is a link to our store:
I’d make them a “ special” cake...
When last I checked, homosexuality was a choice, not a race!
Today, tomorrow, when? Before 0bama is out? What is the point of this observation? Before criminal penalties result, gov't will have alot more to do than screw with Christians.
A business should be free to serve whomever they wish. Consumers should be free to patronize whomever they wish. If a bakery refuses to sell for a “same sex union,” I'll choose to do business with them. If a restaurant refuses to serve a black person, I'll do business elsewhere.
Why should anyone fear freedom?