Thursday, January 07, 2016

Can I Get An Amen: Hate Bakers Pay Their Fine

Well, well, well …

Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Oregon, who were sued nearly three years ago by Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, a same-sex couple, because they refused to bake a cake — keep in mind, their business is baking cakes — for the couple’s wedding, and were then sued by the couple and found guilty of discrimination by the state of Oregon and fined $137,000 have finally written that check.

The Kleins bitched and moaned and kvetched and cried baby Jeebus until someone created a GoFundMe page, or some kinda money-grabbing page, upon which they pocketed nearly half a million Hate Dollars.

And so now, after riding the wave of anti-LGBT hatred masking itself as religious freedom, because, apparently, for some of these morons, their ALLEGED faith trumps the laws of the land, they have paid their fines … but, the check will be held by the state until the Klein's appeal on the matter is resolved.

Here’s how it’s resolved: you own a business, you cater to the public … all of the public.

Or, pay $137,000 in damages. That’s a whole lotta Hate Cakes, right?


the dogs' mother said...

Oregon sure has been in the news lately.
Let's hope these kinds of stories are on the
decline. (Except Alabama!)

Bea said...

I remember when I first started tending bar my boss told me to keep my personal opinions on what people ordered to myself. Don't like a Long Island? So what! Make the drink. I wasn't being paid to express my personal opinion & neither are bigoted bakers or bible-thumping pharmacists.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Amen! I may not have this correct, but my understanding is the bigoted bakers managed to rake in $100,000 from a GoFundMe campaign before the campaign was shut down by GoFundMe. I wonder if there was any financial hardship as a result of the fine. But I hope there's a significant drop in their business as a result. What I REALLY hope for is enlightenment for the Kleins, but that may be too much to ask.