Christian Persecution is alive and well in the fascist state of Oregon, where the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa has just been fined $135,000 for not making a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding. But not only that, now the state of Oregon is trying to silence them from even talking about it, using Oregon law as their justification:
CBN NEWS – An Oregon official certified a ruling Thursday imposing a $135,000 fine against Christian bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
The official then ordered the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa not to speak publicly about their conscientious decision to follow their religious beliefs by not baking any cakes for same-sex weddings.
The company has gone out of business due to the legal battle.
An article by The Daily Signal, a publication of the Heritage Foundation, states that Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to “cease and desist” from openly professing that they won’t serve gay weddings because of their Christian beliefs.
Avakian cited an Oregon state law in his ruling:
“The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders (the Kleins) to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations … will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination be made against, any person on account of their sexual orientation.”
Thanks to the recent SCOTUS decision on marriage, all business owners in the wedding industry can expect this kind of Christian Persecution to come to their doorstep.
Fortunately, Aaron and Melissa klein aren’t going to be silenced and aren’t giving up the fight. Here is what they wrote about the decision on their Facebook page:
The final ruling has been made today. We have been charged with $135,000 in emotional damages, But also now Aaron has been charged with advertising. (Basically talking about not wanting to participate in a same-sex wedding) This effectively strips us of all our first amendment rights. According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.
We will NOT give up this fight, and we will NOT be silenced.
We stand for God’s truth, God’s word and freedom for ALL americans. We are here to obey God not man, and we will not conform to this world. If we were to lose everything it would be totally worth it for our Lord who gave his one and only son, Jesus, for us! God will win this fight!
God is alive and well and may He destroy their fascist and evil enemies and bountifully reward the Kleins for fighting against this Christian persecution in the name of Jesus. Amen.