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  • Watch: Oregon Bakers Mock, Laugh At And 'Pray For' Their 'Ignorant' Critics By Reading Mean Tweets

    Do Aaron and Melissa Klein think the pain they caused a same-sex couple and their family, which included death threats, was a joke?

    Anti-gay discrimination is no laughing matter – unless you're Aaron and Melissa Klein.

    The conservative Christian couple for years has been embroiled in a very serious case of discrimination against a same-sex couple who merely wanted to use the same bakery their family had been using for years, to buy a wedding cake.

    According to Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, now married, Rachel and her mother walked in to Sweet Cakes By Melissa to order a cake. Aaron Klein says he told them, "I believe I have wasted your time," and, "We do not do cakes for same-sex weddings."

    After leaving, distraught, Rachel's mother returned and explained to Aaron she understood his position, but her views on marriage changed when it was her daughter who wanted to marry a woman. 

    The Bowman-Cryers say Aaron Klein responded by quoting Leviticus, effectively calling the couple abominations.

    LOOK: 'Sweet Cakes' Baker Melissa Klein: The State Took 'God's Money' From Us

    They filed a discrimination complaint.

    One point many do not know about the case is Aaron Klein posted the complaint to his Facebook page. "This is what happens when you tell gay people you won't do their 'wedding cake,'" he wrote. 

    Since Klein didn't bother to remove or redact the Bowman-Cryer's personal information from the complaint he posted, the world soon knew the couple's names and address.

    In the discrimination hearing, the couple spoke of the death threats they received and the fact that they were fostering a child, one they almost lost because the harassment that came after the complaint was posted to Facebook created an unhealthy environment.

    In the end, the Kleins were found to have violated Oregon's nondiscrimination ordinance and ordered to pay $135,000 in damages.

    LOOK: Almost Everything You've Heard About The Anti-Gay Sweet Cakes Wedding Cake Case Is (Probably) Wrong

    "The amounts are damages related to the harm suffered by the Complainants, not fines or civil penalties which are punitive in nature," the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) stated.

    "The Final Order notes that the non-economic damages are consistent with the agency’s previous orders, such as an earlier ruling against a Bend dentist In the Matter of Andrew W. Engle. In that case, BOLI awarded a Christian employee $325,000 in damages for physical, mental and emotion suffering due to religious discrimination and harassment," the BOLI also wrote.

    The Kleins, meanwhile, had refused to pay the $135,000 to the Bowman-Cryers. They finally delivered a check to the state Monday, but it will be held until their appeal is complete, meaning the victims in this case have not seen one penny of the damages they were awarded months ago.

    And the Kleins, in addition to being given more than half a million dollars in donations, have become right wing celebrities, benefitting from the huge platforms of the right wing media, like the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal, which just posted this video of Aaron and Melissa Klein reading "mean tweets" while laughing, mocking their "ignorant" critics, and telling viewers they "pray for" those who are opposed to them.

    Discrimination is no laughing matter. Unless you're right wing Christian conservatives, that is.

    Watch:

     

    EARLIER:

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    Same-Sex Couple In Sweet Cakes By Melissa Case Received Death Threats

    GoFundMe Cancels Sweet Cakes By Melissa Fundraising Campaign, Bakers Blame 'Satan'

    Final Verdict In Oregon Bakers Case Comes To $135,000 – Right Wing Furious Over 'Gay Fascism Tax'

     

    Image: Screenshot via The Daily Signal/YouTube

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    • commented 2015-12-30 16:48:01 -0500
      Where are the Law makers here?! The law states you can not, must not discriminate! Here in Australia there are so many exemptions to the anti-discrimination laws it’s laughable, or it would be if for the fact it’s true. The Catholic church is one our Countries largest employers and yet they are under one of the biggest investigations regarding Child abuse allegations. Have the right to witness and be an active, visible Christian is fine, but when it comes to obeying the law even Christ himself stated we must do so! Religion is often used as a tool/weapon against Gay people, just look at ISIS in news recently, throwing (supposedly) Gay men from the roofs and if the survived they were stoned (to finish them off) . In America (like most countries) state to state laws can differ, but I’m under the impression same sex marriage is legal, some ministers may have the legal right to decline conducting a ceremony, fine! That doesn’t give them the right to quote scripture as a weapon to hurt and degrade someone! (and that’s any religion or denomination)
      Why do straights think they have a monopoly on marriage, it’s not as though they’ve made such a great success of it!, and don’t bother trying to tell me it’s for the procreation of children! Ballocks! If that were the case every childless couple should have their marriages annulled! People who quote scripture ort to understand what is they are using as a weapon! Then get back to me! Funny how it’s nearly always from the old testament and never from the teachings of Christ! I am a proud Christian and I am also a proud gay man! Deal with it people!

    • commented 2015-12-30 03:21:08 -0500
      FACT: 1500 species of animals, engage in homosexual activity. I don’t know about you, Brian, but I’d classify that as “normal”.

      But what do scientist know right? Since you live your life according a fictional book, written thousands and thousands of years ago, by a bunch racist, misogynistic, uneducated sheep herders. shrugges shoulders

    • commented 2015-12-29 19:55:20 -0500
      Brian you have me laughing at you……This world was created by the physics that allowed it. Normal is different for everyone, To say your idea of normal is the correct one is arrogance. To not know the difference is ignorance.

    • commented 2015-12-29 19:24:48 -0500
      Brian Specyalski is obvious a troll and should probably be banned from this forum. He does nothing to add to the conversation.

    • commented 2015-12-29 19:18:00 -0500
      And don’t pray for us, we are heterosexuals, having sex with organs that are for reproducing, not sticking things where poop comes out or strapping on plastic to have sex. I understand sex is a small part of a relationship, but someone, some thing create this perfect world, created a penis and a vagina for the purposes of procreation, to think homosexuality is normal is ludicrous, doesn’t mean I don’t tolerate homosexuality, just don’t tell me it’s normal!!

    • commented 2015-12-29 19:14:38 -0500
      We are the bigots because we think differently than you?? Do you believe in pedophilia?? No, some cultures do, so are you a bigot? Muslims screw goats, you ok with that? I hope you’re intelligent to understand my point. You angry fucktards demand tolerance, yet give NONE. Obama and Hillary were against gay marriage until they wanted the gay vote. Hybrid country does not believe in gay marriage, the left media has everyone feeling guilty for expressing their true opinions, that will change.

    • commented 2015-12-29 17:14:36 -0500
      Pray for yourself, BIGOTS! I rather you do nothing for yourself than to ACT like you are doing something for others..Prayer is an EMPTY act of NOTHING.
      YES, it is ALL an act! POMPOUS IDIOTS

    • commented 2015-12-29 15:31:34 -0500
      No thanks. I’m not wasting one (more) second of my life with these bigots.

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