Oregon bakery under investigation for discrimination over refusing to make wedding cake for same-sex couple

This is exactly one of the big reasons I’m against same-sex marriage. Because when it is made legal, those who disagree with it lose the ‘right’ to disagree with it, a right that is guaranteed them by the Constitution.

And in this case, it’s a Christian baker in Oregon who refused his wedding cake services to a same-sex couple. Oregon state law prevents discrimination against same-sex couples, but this man knows his First Amendment rights and is standing up for them.


(h/t: Fox News)

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  • Yazz55

    Obamessiah regime investigates a private business for political incorrectness.

    Next step? Put the owner in jail next to the maker of a certain video blamed for Benghazi.

    • No, the Oregon Attorney General is investigating him. Not the Federal Justice Dept.

      • Ya right, and the authorities do this because they know they can. These people are harmless Christians and not say oh, I don’t know, the more excitable and determined followers of a belief system starts with I ends in ‘slam. Such folks long ago learnt that threats and fear works. No, really. Colonel Neville.

        • Betsey_Ross

          It’s how they roll. It’s worked for centuries.

      • Yazz55

        In a narrow technical sense your are correct. I recognized that aspect when I originally posted my comment. But I don’t see this sort of a thing happening without a nod or a wink from the right place.

        Indirectly, they’ll support and promote it. Its part of their agenda. There won’t be any negative reaction from the regime of the obamessiah. If anything, I see them lending support through the use of the state controlled lapdog media.

        • Orangeone

          At a minimum, they are copying the bully tactics used by the Barky Administration against Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A and Rammie’s bully tactics used against gun manufacturers via banks and mutual funds

          • Jazzee


      • aposematic

        Don’t expect the Federal (In)Justice Department to interfere with the infringment of an Oregonian’s Private Property or free exercise of Religion rights as they did in Arizona’s State and citizens’ right to protect their borders/property…ya know?

    • Ah, enforced total agreement with the ironically sponge-like left is their endgame, the whipped [ouch!] cream on their identity politics cake, so to speak. No, really. Colonel Neville.

  • colliemum

    This smells like a set-up – as so often when ‘gay’ activists want to enforce their ‘rights’.

    If this was really only about getting a wedding cake, then one can ask why this ‘couple’ went to a bakery which quite clearly shows that they are a Christian business, knowing full well that same sex marriages are against Christian beliefs.
    I refuse to believe that there are no other wedding cake providers in Oregon!

    One also has to wonder why ‘gay’ couples never seem to try and enforce their ‘rights’ to be ‘married’ at a mosque.

    I am convinced that these actions by ‘gay’ activists are set up to fight Christianity, and nothing else.

    • Sober_Thinking

      I think you’re absolutely right. This is another Chik-fil-A or Sandra Fluke moment.

      “We’re gay and you’re Christian and you refuse to embrace our rights so we’re going to tell everyone and file a lawsuit.”

      This shouldn’t even be a story… the gay couple could have kept the details quiet and got their cake… but gays are militant and activist and so persecuted… and the lapdog media is all to eager to show just how “evil and intolerant” Christians are. Oh and that little thing called The Constitution… well, who really adheres to that silly old antiquated document anymore?

      • StandingGround

        I responded to colliemum but you and colliemum both nailed it, Sober.

        Shouldn’t even have been a story, except that was the point of them chosing this bakery to begin with.

        That Fluke spirit is multiplying like rabbits.

        • Sober_Thinking


          If it keeps up… we’re fluked.

    • StandingGround

      Agreed, colliemum. The gay thing aside, weddings are supposed to be the happiest times of our lives and getting the perfect cake is up there on the must have list. You carefully select the baker who is on the same page with you. Why would Anyone want to chance going to a bakery that could mess up their cake? Why not pick a bakery that would make them the most pimped out cake they could imagine, designed especially to their tastes.

      Yep, activists, trying to make a spectacle out of the Christian and possibly shut him down, while grabbing some headlines for their cause and free photos of their stupid “wedding”.


      • colliemum

        It’s going to happen more often, certainly in the blue, ‘tolerant’ states.

        See my post on what is happening over here, below. This is what secularism and atheism brings in its wake.

      • Orangeone

        It’s all about their agenda and $$$$$, notice the gays have a lawyer already?

    • Orangeone

      You are correct mum. It’s the gays bullying their disgusting behavior down the throats of Christians. We need to turn things around and start to target businesses owned by gays and minorities and start filing complaints of discrimination (ie race-based organizations)

    • BeyondPolls

      I agree. Anti-marriage activists are good at created crises. The fabrication about ‘abominations’ is too cliche.

  • aPLWBinAK

    I remember when many businesses had a sign prominately displayed that said “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason”…….nowdays everybody who doesn’t get their way is a ‘victim’, and those ‘victims’ are the only one’s with any rights…..the rest of us……meh..not so much

    • TimeForAnarchy

      Twinkles are victims from the outset. 4% of the population and we have to accommodate their every whim………

  • Diogenes_wy

    My take: It is my business. I decide who I will hire, promote and fire. I also decide who I will buy from and who I will sell to. It is not the governments business. If they want to run it they can buy me out and then they can do what they want. As long as I own it, I will run it my way, the government be damned.

    • Orangeone

      Just wait until the gov’t forces hiring quotas on businesses requiring hiring of illegal aliens before unemployed Americans.

    • Mary Sieg

      You said it best, Diogenes! Thank You!

  • Terry

    The 1st Amendment comes into play here.

  • Freedom of association.

  • aZjimbo

    Good for Sweet cakes. Another line drawn in the sand. Time to fight back and keep fighting back.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Religious Intolerance from the Pary of Intolerance!

  • TickedWhiteDude

    puke!….just puke!!! puke!puke!!! puke!!! Dear Lord please please please help us.

  • I left Oregon over 12 years ago, just because of this type of stuff. (And I don’t mean gay people). Oregon is becoming more and more Socialist every year. They are trying to regulate nearly everything and get the state government involved in EVERYONE’S LIFE. It’s almost like living in another country, especially with the extraordinarily high amount of illegals that are there. Looking back, the real reason that I left Oregon is because it is becoming California Jr. They should combine and just make it one big state.

    • Sober_Thinking

      I lived in Washington state for over 9 years… same thing. What a sucking tragedy… the west coast states are arguably the most beautiful and desirable states to live in based on scenary and location. But of course, they have to be infested with bleeding liberals who ruin EVERYTHING they touch.

      Now those states are like Eve’s apple… corrupt and dangerous.

      It breaks my heart…

  • NCHokie02

    I never understand how so many companies out there have signs that read “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” Yet when they do they get in trouble for it.

    And why couldn’t the gay couple just have gone to another cake store and had their cake made. “Oh oh look at us.”

  • TimeForAnarchy

    It’ll be interesting to see if our Imperial Gub’mint can force a business to do business with someone/anyone.

    What if they are broke & couldn’t pass a simple credit check? Too many issues here, and I was self employed for many years.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Look what Obama’s government did to Hobby Lobby.

      It’s a mentality of “play ball” or “go away” with them.

      And Americans suffer because of it.

  • armyvet10

    There are those on the left that will approach this just as Colonel Neville has projected they will. This is paramount to enforced beliefs, and this is exactly what many atheists are accusing Christians of doing. Atheists tour around this country perpetrating the fraud that their freedom of or from religious rights are being violated. These faithless individuals believe that any symbol representing any religion forces them to acknowledge a God that they choose to deny. This store owner is doing nothing more than standing up for their right to serve who they wish. In doing so, this store owner is simply doing what the ACLU and other progressive organization are forcing others to do against their will. The problem is that progressive organizations like the GLBT rights organization demonstrate against any person that refuses to believe as the GLBT does. Here lies the hypocrisy of these organizations. These individuals will force others to accept their projected life styles and claim discrimination if any person offers a different belief. The federal government then presses charges of violating civil rights to force compliance. The sad fact is that if you are Gay, Lesbian, Atheist, Bisexual, Trans-sexual, Muslim, a Witch, MBLA, or believe in Bestiality, your voice will be protected under civil rights. If you are a straight, monogamous, Christian who lives in peace, your voice can and will only be heard when one of these other organizations accuse you of violating their rights.

    • Sober_Thinking

      True words…

  • americalsgt

    Gay people know who other gay people are, and I’m quite sure there is at least one gay bakery in their town. This has nothing to do with homophobia and everything to do with a gay agenda to cause trouble. People should have the right to do work for the people they want to work for. It’s their business.

    • chatterbox365

      Exactly my thoughts. These gay activists do this sh*t on purpose to cause problems.

      • Orangeone

        And then they wonder why they aren’t accepted…..

    • Richard Easbey

      Jesus Himself told us this would happen. Not surprising at all…oh, and I actually AM gay. But I’m a conservative patriot and a Christian first. Not all gay people are “progressive” bullies, and you’d be surprised at how many of us are actually conservatives.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Isn’t it funny how Christians are now the only sector of society that has no rights?

    • armyvet10

      100% correct. In my previous post I was going to contrast this issue with the Nazi regimes’ building of the death camps. Much of the basic labor for these camps was accomplished by the very people who the Nazi’s were planning on destroying. The Jewish people weren’t listened to because it didn’t fit the narrative of the leadership of the government in power. The Nazi establishment used this fear to silence anyone, who, out of human decency, disagreed with them. The similarities of the current progressive administration should encourage all Americans to speak out. Once a progressive and controlling government silences one group, it isn’t long before an evil corrupt government will further their agenda. Make no mistake, Obama and his followers have a agenda, and it isn’t a secret. I hope more Americans, regardless of nationality; creed, religion or any other difference will awake from their slumber to see what so many Jews seen in the early stages of 1939. “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” Abraham Lincoln
      Thanks Sober_Thinking

      • Sober_Thinking

        Good follow up. 🙂

    • Orangeone

      And whites

      • Sober_Thinking

        Oh I guess it’s just our turn or something… hypocritically annoying.

        • Orangeone

          It’s the revenge Valerie Jarrett promised Nov 6th

          • Sober_Thinking

            Ugh… that was like finding half a cockroach in my sandwich…

            • Orangeone

              My replies seem to have a negative affect on food this weekend 🙁

              • Sober_Thinking

                Acid… innnnndigessstionnnn!

                • Orangeone

                  Remember it’s the girlie pink pill for this condition not the little blue one :):):)

  • As for the gays, let them eat somebody else’s cake. Ugh. Doesn’t the shop owner have a right to refuse a customer if he or she wants to? Does this now mean that he’ll be forced to make a cake for a Nazi, a polygamist, or a child molester? I think the shop owner has some rights too. So why, oh why, does this world always have to cater to the fickle whims of the gays? Whatever they want, they seem to get. They stamp their little gay feet and the political world automatically seems to bow to them, regardless of how many other rights their demands seem to trample. Stand up to them for once. If you do, you’ll probably win.

  • ApplePie101

    Getting a wedding cake from a certain vendor is not a right. Any vendor has a right to refuse a customer for any reason. And the customer should take his business and his money somewhere else.

    This sounds like a set-up for the purpose of launching a lawsuit. Bravo to this courageous baker, who has more guts than our congressmen.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Good post.

      Where’ve you been? Been missing your posts. 🙂

      • ApplePie101

        Thanks! I was on self-imposed hiatus during the election. But it’s good to be back 🙂

        • Sober_Thinking

          I understand… 🙂

          You were missed. Welcome back!

  • JudyPaulette
  • Political correctness is really fascism in disguise. Think Nazi Germany…Jews were isolated and forbidden to practice their religion. This is exactly what we’re seeing with this assault on our Judaic-Christian beliefs in this country. The Left is using the LGBT agenda as a massive military machine to take down faith in this country.

    • HarrietHT2

      Exactly so, and to smooth the path to a totalitarian state.

  • WillemBoom

    Oregon does not allow gay marriage. These militant same sex couples are ridiculous.

  • Sandra123456

    If this were a truly free country, private business owners should be able to conduct legal businesses as they see fit, and reap the rewards or suffer the consequences of their actions without infringement by Big Brother government.

  • From the information provided in the video, it appears that he is not at all discriminating against sexually confused individuals. Rather, it seems the baker is discriminating only against the marriage of two human beings (who are, by definition, biologically heterosexual) of the same gender. If the woman who wants to be another woman’s husband (or wants to be wife to a woman) had requested a birthday cake, there would have been no issue.

  • Joe

    I agree with the Baker – BUT

    THIS Attorney General will break their chops just because they can

    Here is their website >>> http://www.sweetcakesweb.com/

  • toongoon

    Are there no gay bakers in the area in the area that would appreciate the opportunity to provide the cake for a same sex wedding?

    Of course, then they would not be able to undermine honest people, destroy tradition, and stick their finger in Gods eye.

  • Gtrjag

    This Country made a mistake when we made the freedom to contract with whomever we choose subordinate to the freedom of some from being discriminated against.

    • HarrietHT2

      At which point was this accomplished? The 1964 Civil Rights Act? I honestly don’t know but would like to know exactly what you refer to here.

      • Gtrjag

        The 1964 Civil Rights act is what I was referring. It was well intentioned, but it was violation of the Constitution and individual freedom.

  • 57thunderbird

    As a private business person,it is this baker’s right to do or not do business with whomever he chooses.What the h__l is going on in this country?

    • Orangeone

      This is why it is sooo tough on employers who use e-Verify. The person threatens to go to the EEOC for racial discrimination if not hired.

  • 911Infidel

    A lot of people like to quote Romans 13 when speaking of a Christian’s duty to the state. Yet they never quote the passage that states “we would rather obey the laws of God than men”. Where man’s laws clash with God’s laws, we are obliged to observe God’s law and reject man’s law. As the Founders so aptly put it: “We have no King but King Jesus”.

    • HarrietHT2

      And let’s not forgot this, Matthew 24:9-14

      “9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

      Even as we pray for God’s mercy on our nation, we see the direction we’re headed; yet no matter our suffering here for His name’s sake, the future of those who reject God’s forgiveness is to suffer eternally in hell. Therefore, pray for our enemies, as we are taught to do.

      • 911Infidel

        That’s all fine and well, but the passage is not germaine to the larger point that I’m making which is that when the laws of man clash with the laws of God, we are to obey the laws of God and disobey the laws of the state. When it comes down to questions of morality, Gods laws take precedence over man’s laws.

        • HarrietHT2

          You have no argument from me there, 911Infidel, that we obey God’s laws and not man’s — when they conflict. My point is merely an extension of yours when coupled with the topic of this thread: the more we see these incursions on our First Amendment Rights (as this Cake’s case makes clear) — and as we stand our ground in obeying God rather than man — it is not unreasonable to remember that as society becomes increasingly hostile to both our beliefs and our commitment to them, its leaders will begin to speak more openly about eliminating us altogether. See here, for example: http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/024160.html (The Liberal Will To Murder).

          • 911Infidel

            That has been going on since Tom Hayden’s SDS’s manifesto, the Port Huron Statement in 1962. Nothing has changed except that the left now holds both the culture and the reigns of power.

            • HarrietHT2

              I would say that that is a huge change. My point is that obedience to God is going to cost something tangible, now, as before it was mostly personal, in how one lived one’s life, quite apart from state-sponsored pressure to abandon one’s beliefs.

        • HarrietHT2

          And yet another link to my main contention, that liberalism is gearing up to silence opposition altogether: http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/024107.html (The Left’s Increasingly Murderous Hatred For Conservatives). Are not Christians conservatives?

          • 911Infidel

            Again, you’re diverting from my main point. Try and argue what I stated instead of going off in tangents.

  • colliemum

    Meanwhile, over here, there’s this:

    “Conservative party ripped apart by gay marriage vote
    The full scale of this week’s revolt by Conservative MPs against David Cameron’s plans to introduce same-sex marriage became clear on Saturday.”


    Over here, it is a full-out war against conservatives, traditional Tories and of course Christians, instigated by ‘modernisers’, who hope to win the gay vote (fat chance!), and diss their core voters, yet again.
    If you want to get the full flavour of this war, then read this very strange post and the comments here:

    That ‘Home’ is being rapidly dismantled.

    • 57thunderbird

      Between the gays and the Muslims,England is sinking like the Titanic.

      • colliemum

        But who needs muslims when the ‘modernisers’ in the Tory Party are waging war on their own, the conservatives of this country.

        Well, there’s always UKIP!

        • 57thunderbird

          I can relate.Very similar to the circumstances we face here in the US. 🙁

  • David Santacroce

    We reject Sharia Law from entering western jurisprudence as an intrusion of religious law into civil law. Similarly is this case. The founders would agree; most particularly Thomas Jefferson. We can’t have it both ways.

  • warpmine

    Haven’t I read somewhere that the 1st Amendment trumps the curbing of it by the Several States? Somewhere in the universe, even the left, have come out in support of Amendment number one.

    • HarrietHT2

      Not according to Chai Feldmann, the Obama appointed head of the EOCC. She — a lesbian — believes in a “hierarchy” of rights in which the rights of homosexuals trumps the rights of Christians. See here:

      Her view: “Society Should ‘Not Tolerate Private Beliefs’ That ‘Adversely Affect’ Homosexuals.”

      This is what we’re up against, folks. It is little wonder that tiny battles are being waged all over the nation as first one business then another is being sued to bring them into alignment with the new state-imposed atheistic/secular worldview. America is making it clear: Christians not welcome here.

  • sue-marie

    What is also being talked about in some countries like Russia and America is the low birthrate. With more and more gay unions being encouraged…aren’t we only adding to the problem? The Dems think they have it solved as it increases their voter base as well. Free flow of immigration. But they have not taken into account one thing. By allowing Latinos and Muslims at an alarming rate they are doing, it could backfire….they are the most intolerate persons of homosexuality.

    • Watchman74

      The elitists of this world are big proponents of population control, it’s no wonder then they encourage gay unions and birth control.

      • HarrietHT2

        I hadn’t looked at it in that light before, but of course you’re right. The elitists of this world are also virulently anti-Christian, except for the liberal, social justice kind — which are pseudo-Christian. It is no wonder they shake their fists at God, controlled as they are by the prince of darkness.

    • Orangeone

      I have to wonder if Russia discontinued their adoption here because of the gays.

  • deeme

    So there are no private businesses anymore..? I just read an article about a boy who killed himself..he was abused as a child ,by a male neighbor, which in turn made him think he was gay, which in turn made him very confused..how many of these people were abused >??? Is it fair that we all have to believe the same thing??? Do they know how Muslims feel about this..because as a Christian I am quite tolerant..I pray for the sinner and hate the sin..I love those I know that are gay , and they don’t ask me to change because of it. In the last two weeks I have been told about two instances where women are divorcing their husbands, Don’t want the kids, or the pets….Just the house and a girlfriend , they are now lesbians..You can not tell me that this evolves..Growing up , some people seemed different , I believe “some” are born this way..I don’t believe you can suddenly become gay.

    More importantly I have a bible, I didn’t write..So send your replies to God..thanks to Loyd Marcus for pointing them out…

    Lev. 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”

    Lev. 20:13: “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act;…”

    Rom. 1:26-27, ” … for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts … “

  • TickedWhiteDude

    If it were a muslim bakery, they wouldn’t have even thought about it. It’s time to start fighting back these evil people.

    • Orangeone

      We should start going into mosques with our conceal and carry and sing hymns!

  • Philo Beddoe

    Do they mail order?

  • 57thunderbird

    Somebody should start a legal defense fund for this baker.

    • Orangeone

      Contact the ACLJ, they defend 1st Amendment.

  • kateorjane

    When gays sue over something like this it is clear all they are trying to do is push their agenda. Hard to believe that there aren’t plenty of other bakeries who could make them a cake. Why would you want someone who thinks your marriage is an abomination to provide you a cake? I’d be worried they’d use some nasty ingredients if forced to make it.

    • Orangeone

      Then they’ll sue for ruining their special day!

  • ryanomaniac

    The bakery should apologize and tell the gays to make up for the misunderstanding we will make a special cake for them and put it on their menu. The Butt cake. Round brown triple decked cake. The NEW pound cake. Sorry guys but I can’t stop myself. Its too easy.

  • It’s not so much a “1st Amendment” right as it is the Right to private property that’s being challenged. Bakery’s a private business that doesn’t have to bow to public policy. That’s why they post signs that say “Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.”
    Smoking bans challenge the same rights.

  • ryanomaniac

    I have a T-shirt that has a picture of Mohammed with a bomb on his head. I also have a T-shirt that says, Its Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. I put them away cause I was growing tired of arguing with people. With all that’s going on I’m back in the mood.

  • kong1967

    How is it illegal to refuse service to anyone? I remember (through the years) going into many stores that had signs that said “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason”….or something like that. “No shirt, no service”, etc. It’s coming down to the left making it illegal to be anti-liberal. This is bullcrap.

    • DebbyX

      ………and the sign said, long-haired, freaky people, need not apply!

      • kong1967

        Lol, I have never seen one like that, but there’s nothing wrong with it and I like it.

  • Godisright

    This just takes the cake!
    What about no shirt, no shoes, no service? Is that discriminatory as well.

    • Orangeone

      “NO GROOM, NO BRIDE, NO SERVICE ! – Love it!

  • Godisright

    Anyone have Sweet Cakes’ email?
    We need to support this guy.

  • Jeez, the guy has the right to not do anything he damn well doesn’t want to do.


    • DebbyX

      And keep the faith.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Political Correctness is really Punitive Conformity.

    Political Correctness was floated as way to prevent hurting people’s feelings, but was actually intentionally forged as a means to enforce politically concocted norms (and unconstitutional) ‘human rights’, such as:

    ‘the right to sexual gratification’,
    ‘the right to make sexual desire the basis of one’s identity, orientation and/or gender’
    ‘the right to force everyone to approve, agree with and accommodate your desired form of sexual gratification and your perceived orientation.’
    ‘the right to teach your form of sexual gratification to little children at the expense of taxpayers, despite overwhelming evidence that it is dangerous and unhealthy’
    ‘the right to use whatever restroom you want, dress the way you want because of your sexual orientation or perceived gender’
    ‘the right to engage in your sexual gratification in public parks without interruption’
    ‘the right to proudly parade one’s sexuality in the streets’
    ‘the right to free contraception and abortion.’

    Sexual deviance, abortion and Islam are the three protected and exempted groups among the Politically Correct Obama crowd. Those holding traditional Judeo-Christian convictions and values are without protection from their persecution.

  • Miles Jory

    This is tyranny against a person’s first ammendment rights ….the thought police are out in force aided and abetted by the local news media. These people run a private business and the government at any level has no right to interfere. Maybe the couple should go to an obuttheadd governement bakery for their cake.

    • Orangeone

      Maybe there could be a new work requirement in welfare where recipients have to provide services for homosexuals. That’s one way to reduce welfare costs.

  • MassManny

    ALL laws and local ordinances banning “discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation” (or “gender identity”) should be REPEALED. The states and locales which are still following the First Amendment must heed this warning from the Oregon baker.
    Here’s a map showing the 21 states that already have these unconstitutional laws: http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/issue_maps/non_discrimination_1_12_color.pdf
    16 of those states have also added “gender identity” as a protected group. Men in women’s bathrooms, boys in girls’ restrooms and locker rooms in schools.
    Time to end this insanity.

  • libertyandtyranny

    When this country used to be free,we used to be able to reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. They should sue the hell out of the gay couple for infringing in this right. Hey gays who want to get married, stop trying to force everyone to accept your way of life! We live in a free country, and it’s called freedom of association. And administrative law and politically correct “anti-discrimination” laws are BS, but are taking over!

  • Everyone knew from the beginning that the whole purpose of the gay marriage “cause” was to create excuses to sue people.

  • Jazzee

    So if I were gay go somewhere else where they want your business and shut up
    leave this man alone and move on
    that is what us straight people do….if we don’t get the service we want we move on
    God so sick of this gay issue……………just do what everyone else does and grow up please

  • So those of you who live near this man support his business and him.

  • bobemakk

    How disgraceful. The bakery owner has his beliefs and it is his business so he can decide what is proper or not. I agree with the bakery owner. Damn this homosexuality, it is a disgusting lifestyle and against Judeo-Christian beliefs.

  • Ottawa

    I am sure there is another bakery in town. Just because someone does not want to do something for you does not mean it is hate or discrimination. The problem today is everyone wants to be right and point a finger at another. Life is too short. Take you pride and stuff it in your pocket and move on. Everyone has there rights!

  • Oddly enough gay marriage is not constitutionally legal in Oregon. It is still a gray area, counties can and have issued marriage licenses (that were subsequently declared void and unconstitutional). Oregon does recognise civil unions between gay partners. As an Oregonian, I wonder why this is a problem. I guess service providers have no personal rights but selected other classes do?

  • Twitchypoo

    OTOH, if he’d refused to sell a cake to a mixed race couple, there’d be no doubt it was discrimination, no matter his religious beliefs.

  • They have absolutely no right to refuse to sell food off-the-shelf to a hungry customer, just because the customer holds pro-homosexuality beliefs with which they disagree, or admits to intending to practise homosexuality, which they would regard as sinful. If that is what they did, they deserve to be sued. That would be discrimination.

    On the other hand, they have every right to refuse to decorate a cake with what amounts to a customised statement of congratulations on a same sex “wedding”. Freedom of speech surely includes the freedom NOT to make any statement with which one disagrees, just as much as it includes the freedom to make any statement with which one DOES agree. If that is all they did, they should stand their ground, and take this to the Supreme Court of the USA if need be.

    That’s where the line has to be drawn. Simple.

    Religion doesn’t have to enter into it.