Aaron and Melissa Klein, married Christians who owned a bakery called Sweet Cakes, served all kinds of customers, regardless of “sexual orientation.”
But they drew the line at baking a cake for a homosexual “wedding.”
Rather than going to a bakery run by people who had no issue with profaning marriage, the two women the Klein’s previously served sued.
The government fined the Kleins, who have five children, $135,000. They had to close their business.
The Blaze reported on the couple’s recent appearance on Fox News with their lawyer, Hiram Sasser of First Liberty Institute. An excerpt:
“There’s been so much reporting on this,” Carlson said, “and so much of it has come from a very specific perspective that is hostile to you that I just want to establish what exactly happened. You all did not refuse to serve customers because they are gay, as I understand it, you merely refused to participate in any way in a ceremony you believe violated your religious beliefs. Is that a fair distinction?”
“Actually, Tucker, I kinda have to interrupt,” Sasser interjected. “Do you know there’s a gag order in this case, where it’s actually being interpreted by one of the commissioners at the Bureau of Labor and Industries that they can’t really talk about what actually happened. And so we have to be very careful because of this gag order.”
Aaron Klein said they had no “litmus test” for customers. They served people without regard for their personal lives, including the two lesbians who sued them.
The Kleins are appealing their case, and they refuse to cave on this issue. They are Christians who oppose homosexual “marriage” and don’t want to help celebrate it or give the appearance of approval. They are within their constitutional rights to refuse to endorse a worldview they oppose or perform a service they believe conflicts with their faith.
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