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EXPOSED: Oregon Bakers Who Won't Serve Gays Because of Religious Beliefs Will Serve Other 'Sinners'

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Recently, Towleroad has written about two Oregon bakers, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, and Fleur Cakes, who have refused to serve gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

Portland's Williamette Week has now exposed their hypocrisy and blatant anti-gay bias by making undercover inquiries to the two bakeries while plainly stating other qualities that would be characterized as 'sinful' behavior in the eyes of the Bible.

Writes the paper:

"We wondered what other requests these cakemakers would decline to honor. So last week five WW reporters called these two bakeries anonymously to get price quotes for other occasions frowned upon by some Christians. Surprisingly, the people who answered the phone at each bakery were quite willing to provide baked goods for celebrations of divorces, unmarried parents, stem-cell research, non-kosher barbecues and pagan solstice parties."

WWeek adds: "We later contacted both bakeries to ask about these inconsistencies. Regentin declined to comment beyond asking whether she had been taped (she had not). Sweet Cakes owners Melissa and Aaron Klein were upset that we 'would even try to entrap a business' and contacted conservative talk-show host Lars Larson."

(via jmg)

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  1. I want to see the stem-cell research cake.

    Posted by: BenR | May 30, 2013 12:31:19 PM


  2. BRAVO!

    EXACTLY! Same deal with the "marriage is for procreation!" non-arguments. Moving Goalposts, 24/7.

    it's not about being a Christian. it's about being an anti-gay bigot.

    check. mate.

    werk!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2013 12:32:13 PM


  3. Since the bible forbids a bastard, and his descendants unto the tenth generation, entry into a church I'm curious how many birthday parties they refuse cakes to.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | May 30, 2013 12:34:10 PM


  4. Busted!

    Posted by: nick | May 30, 2013 12:38:30 PM


  5. No western religion I know of promotes unkindness. I guess Voodoo could be an exception, but is that what they are practicing in that bakery?

    " ... and contacted conservative talk-show host Lars Larson"

    Oh never mind, now I see where that egotistical, unkind, intolerant behavior stems from.

    Posted by: jay | May 30, 2013 12:41:13 PM


  6. My question is whether or not they will do wedding cakes for heterosexual couples where the woman is not a virgin. Not only should they NOT do the cake, but, according to the bible, they could execute the bride-to-be.

    Posted by: Rob from Virginia | May 30, 2013 12:42:19 PM


  7. the thing with dealing with these "religious excuses" folks is their own willful hypocrisy.

    Sarah Palin has gone on and on about Biblical Marriage, yet she'll likely ignore the writings in Deuteronomy and allow her strumpet daughter to marry one day, despite a scriptural passage insisting that non-virgins who marry shall be executed.

    moving. goalposts.

    they only become "Christians" when gays (and often Muslims) are involved.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2013 12:42:24 PM


  8. You all need to go to this company's FB page and see the comments.. and make some comments of your own. It astounds me the level and vastness of the ignorance in this country. Also, have you ever noticed the comments that support this kind of bigotry are usually grammatical nightmares and spelling landmines of the perpetually illiterate? What is the connection? Hmmm.

    Posted by: Eileen | May 30, 2013 12:44:50 PM


  9. I see the Fleur Cakes FB post is back up...quite amusing to read the comments

    Posted by: ceebee | May 30, 2013 12:45:52 PM


  10. Are we really surprised that their dearly held religious beliefs begin and end with shunning gays?

    Posted by: e.c. | May 30, 2013 12:46:32 PM


  11. EVERYBODY knows the lie for what it is. There's no need even for the *wink*wink. It's blatant. It's in your face.
    They actually think they can hold on to their public displays of bigotry by trying to hide behind 'religious freedom'.

    Williamette Week should have been pointed in informing them that the law they're breaking has nothing to do with whether they approve of gay marriage or not. They're breaking the 'non discrimination' law.

    Posted by: JONES | May 30, 2013 12:46:58 PM


  12. Lying for Jeebus! Uganda-hate...and lies on lies on lies. If they're so unhappy in America they should leave. Immediately.

    Posted by: Geoff | May 30, 2013 12:47:57 PM


  13. Truly, truly delicious is the product of seeing their hate smeared in their faces and forced down their throats.

    Total. Awesomeness.

    Posted by: Cecilfirefox | May 30, 2013 12:50:39 PM


  14. Now that we've seen this sting happen, let's do it again in Washington with that flower shop - just to keep proving the point

    Posted by: P | May 30, 2013 12:54:45 PM


  15. So, what's the point of it? To demonstrate that real people who oppose gay marriage don't live up to your image of Bible literalists?

    Posted by: AG | May 30, 2013 12:57:16 PM


  16. haha yeah - I feel exactly the same as Little Kiwi

    Posted by: Mike B. | May 30, 2013 12:58:49 PM


  17. You liberals are the reason my parents keep trying to abort me, even after all these years.

    Posted by: AG | May 30, 2013 12:59:09 PM


  18. @Mike B
    Another proud gay fascist?

    Posted by: AG | May 30, 2013 1:01:20 PM


  19. As opposed to me; yet another conservative coward. No wonder nobody loves me.

    Posted by: AG | May 30, 2013 1:02:50 PM


  20. I want to see the "Kiwi Loves Dan Savage" cake. Their hate? Look at all the hate spewed on here. These articles promote pretty knee jerk responses. Get your mind off wedding cakes. Copying hetero traditions is the truly sick part.

    Posted by: geb | May 30, 2013 1:03:10 PM


  21. @ Eileen :
    Yes, illiteracy and deep unfathomable ignorance go hand in hand.
    The most vocal haters usually can't spell,have no knowledge of the historical dimensions of their malice and just rant their vile bigotry.

    It's really good to see these self righteous haters hoisted by their own petard.
    Their bigotry is just vile personal vitriol which they seek the cover of religion to justify.....thus they are doubly damned.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 30, 2013 1:05:53 PM


  22. This is just another example of the two-faced deceitful bigotry of the right wing Christians.

    Posted by: 1♥ | May 30, 2013 1:08:49 PM


  23. @ag. um the point is that they selectively cherrypick whom to enforce their "religious freedom" against. and it's always and solely about teh gheys, no one else.

    they are breaking anti-discrimination law. they're cold busted.

    Posted by: gomez | May 30, 2013 1:09:13 PM


  24. Stop hiding behind the Bible to justify your ignorance. Some people just don't like gay people. Yes, they'll be those bigoted characters featured in some film fifty years from now dealing with homophobia.

    Posted by: Joel V | May 30, 2013 1:11:00 PM


  25. Of course they're deleting all of the 'negative' comments on their FB page.

    Cowards.

    Posted by: Michael | May 30, 2013 1:18:03 PM


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