Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Costly Business of Discrimination: Christian Couple Faces $135,000 Fine!
A Christian couple in Oregon says 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.”
Personal, I find it hard for anyone to support the actions of this bakery couple. I don't understand the concept of refusing to serve someone based on their lifestyle. Did they ask all their customers about their lifestyle before doing business with them? Apparently not, because if they did they wouldn't be able to serve anyone.
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