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Oregon Attacks Christian Business

In recent years the climate for Christian business owners has become much more hostile, especially when it comes to interacting with homosexual couples looking to get married. Our government, our courts and society in general are making it increasingly clear that Christian business owners are not desired in certain communities. Here are just a few examples:

New Mexico’s Supreme Court tells Christian Photographer she “CANNOT” refuse to photograph gay marriage ceremonies.

In Colorado, a Christian baker is being sued for declining to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple’s marriage ceremony.

The state of Washington is suing a Christian florist for refusing to provide wedding flowers for the wedding ceremony of a gay couple.

In Oregon, we find the latest example of the attack on Christians. A small family owned bakery has been forced to shutter its doors because of the financial and emotional damage done to them by gay-marriage activists. Aaron and Melissa Klein were the owners and operators of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Over the last few months they have faced almost constant harassment because of their decision to not bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding ceremony.

The harassment was not isolated to the Kleins but was also directed at their vendors who provided the resources for the Kleins to be in business. The blowback was such that most of their vendors would no longer do business with them, which meant that the Kleins could not successfully operate their bakery. The harassment began after the lesbian couple filed a complaint with the state in which they accused the Klein’s of discrimination.

christianspersecutedThe personal damage has been just as egregious. The Kleins have received cruel phone calls and emails. Their family has been threatened, and people have wished evil done to them and their children.

Sweet Cakes by Melissa is now closing its doors, and Melissa will be doing her baking from home.

The vicious nature of the anti-Christian left is terrifying; it’s also full of hypocrisy. While arguing for the rights of one group, they fight to destroy the rights of another. It is disgusting and perverse that our government would partner with the left to destroy the right of Americans to practice their religious beliefs when those beliefs cause no harm.

 

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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