An Oregon-based bakery owned by Christians shut down after being told they had to bake a cake for a gay wedding despite their religious objections, but they were able to raise $109,000 in a “GoFundMe” campaign. That is until gay advocates started berating the company for letting Christians use their service in a way they didn’t like. So now it’s shut down.
From the Christian charity “Samaritan’s Purse”:
A Christian couple in Oregon say they will be bankrupted by a judge’s decision Friday to fine them $135,000 for refusing to bake a wedding cake for lesbians.
Aaron and Melissa Klein ran a small bakery called “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” for seven years in Gresham, Oregon, but had to shut down their store in 2013 after Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman filed a civil rights complaint against them. Administrative judge Alan McCullough ruled Friday that the funds will go to Cryer and Bowman for “emotional, mental, and physical suffering.”
Samaritan’s Purse is raising funds to help the Kleins pay their fine and meet other expenses. “They have taken a stand for the Word of God, and they should not have to stand alone,” Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said. “I believe that Christians across our nation will rally around Aaron and Melissa and their five children.
“Please pray for Aaron and Melissa, and pray for our nation. When our judges are punishing Christians for practicing what they believe, that’s persecution, plain and simple.”
The Washington Times has the statement from GoFundMe on why they shut it down:
The website GoFundMe said in a statement Saturday that it took down the page because the campaign violated the policy against raising money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.”
“The campaign entitled ‘Sweet Cakes by Melissa‘ involves formal charges. As such, our team has determined that it was in violation of GoFundMe’s Terms & Conditions,” said GoFundMe in an email statement.
“The money raised thus far will still be made available for withdrawal,” said GoFundMe.
Yeah we’re supposed to believe that gays just want equality, but this Christian couple is being FORCED to serve them against their religious beliefs, meanwhile the pathetic students at John Hopkins University are so weak-minded that they can’t even take the sight of Chick-Fil-A food because the owner supported traditional marriage. Does that sound like equality?
You can donate to their cause at the Samaritan’s Purse page. I have given to their charity before and I’m pretty sure they’re legit.