I kinda suspected that once Kim Davis became a criminal, by refusing to follow the rule of law because, she says, the Bible made her do it, that it wouldn’t be long before other idiots followed suit.
And now, two of the biggest idiots — Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon Bigot Bakers and owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa — are taking a page from the Kim Davis Playbook; the part of the book that says it doesn’t matter what the law says, do whatever the Baby Jeebus whispered in your ears.
A simple back story: the Klein’s are bakers, they bake cakes; they were asked to bake a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding and they refused because the Baby Jeebus doesn’t like The Gays — at least that was their excuse. So, the Klein’s, rather than bake, and sell and make a profit from, a cake, closed up shop. But the same-sex couple sued for discrimination and last July the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries [BOLI] ordered the Klein’s to pay $135,000 to that same-sex couple, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer.
But Aaron and Melissa have, for the last three months,
BOLI Commissioner Brad Avakian rejected those requests mainly because Aaron and Melissa have raised a half-million dollars on a crowd-funding website so their claims of “financial ruin” are, quite simply, a lie, since they would actually not be out of pocket one dime to pay the judgment. There have been attempts by BOLI to work with the Klein’s, but the Klein’s, through their attorneys, have refused.
So, while they didn’t bake the cake, they’ve made some $500,000 for nothing, and are still refusing to follow the rule of law, and a court order.
Hypocrites, bigots, liars and thieves.
And the irony is that the people who probably donated to the Klein’s plight are most likely conservative Republicans who, for the most part, who are against the idea of handouts. And yet they’ve given money to the Klein’s to help with the case, to pay their legal fees and court costs, but the Klein’s are just living off that cash.
Sounds like a form of welfare to me. But I guess the Baby Jeebus that the Klein’s believe in doesn’t have a problem with that.