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Oregon Bigot Bakers Defend Anti-Gay Business Practices: VIDEO


Yesterday we reported that Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery which refused to bake a cake after they found out it was for a lesbian's wedding, had closed up shop after being the target of protests and an investigation by the state Bureau of Labor.

Kevin and Melissa Klein continue to defend their position in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, saying they know that God will take care of them.


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  1. And if they still hold a business license and refuse service to gay customers, they'll continue to be in violation of the law.

    Posted by: Paul in Honolulu | Sep 4, 2013 12:35:59 PM

  2. You are welcome to run a bakery but if you want to sell to the public then you can't discriminate and that's exactly what you were doing. If a Jewish, Muslim, Buddest, African, Chinese, Hispanic American came in would you deny them a wedding cake? Answer: most likely yes because you've proven yourselves to be bigots. And for that you cannot sell your cake to the general public. Take them to the church and hope to GOD your business survives. I don't give it much of a chance tho'. People really don't like doing business with haters.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Sep 4, 2013 12:36:17 PM

  3. By "God will take care of us", I think they mean "we'll be on welfare soon".

    Pompous, incorrect, and bigoted. Good luck - you'll need it.

    Posted by: Mark Austin | Sep 4, 2013 12:36:57 PM

  4. For starters, I suppose that God did help them close their bakery.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Sep 4, 2013 12:37:32 PM

  5. Baking in your home for retail sales is usually illegal. They will need a commercial kitchen and inspections. I hope the local officials are on their toes.

    Posted by: Bubba | Sep 4, 2013 12:37:41 PM

  6. They should defend their business practices. The market has already spoken on the matter.

    Posted by: Ian | Sep 4, 2013 12:41:02 PM

  7. as the pre-shutdown investigation revealed, they had no problem making cakes for a divorce, for an atheist event, for a DOG wedding.

    they only became "Christians" when it was time to hate on the gays.

    their freedom of religion was in no way attacked. their freedom to discriminate against gay people in the BUSINESS they run ran afoul of anti-discrimination laws. it's that simple. a business can't discriminate against a person because of their sexual orientation.

    oh well. enjoy explaining to your kids that God wants you to be broke.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 4, 2013 12:44:17 PM

  8. Well if I'm supposed to feel sorry for them because they can't abide by the law - even as the bible tells them to do, I don't.

    Good luck with the home baking and making the announcement about it. I'm sure the state health officials won't visit...

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Sep 4, 2013 12:45:12 PM

  9. 1.) Those cupcakes are sloppy as hell.

    2.) Their storefront was poorly decorated.

    3.) Given what they were wearing for the interview, what would they consider a dress-up occasion? They both look like they just fell off a Goodwill truck. My lord someone donate a few outfits to these slobs.

    Posted by: Alex | Sep 4, 2013 12:48:32 PM

  10. They can produce home-baked goods for direct sales to consumers under something called a cottage law (Oregon is one of about 26 states with a cottage law) but there are restrictions on what can be produced, how you can sell it, and how much money you can make a year from the sales. It's for the hobbyist; you could never make a living doing it.

    Posted by: Butch | Sep 4, 2013 12:51:30 PM

  11. Today's Special: Homemade Bigotry.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Sep 4, 2013 1:02:28 PM

  12. They COULD just simply stop making wedding cakes, problem solved.

    The other option, they could move to Russia...

    Posted by: Pookie | Sep 4, 2013 1:05:37 PM

  13. I bet all their cakes are white, too.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 4, 2013 1:08:59 PM

  14. A couple things.. that bigot is kinda hot. Lol. And why do straight guys always wear t-shirts that are 2 sizes too big? Get some clothes that fit! Anyway, good riddance. Nobody will miss your little bakery.

    Posted by: Luke | Sep 4, 2013 1:12:09 PM

  15. Defendin' yer beliefs on CBN has to be one of the saddest things I've ever witnessed. Clueless rednecks, no wonder they didn't last in Oregon.

    Posted by: Robert | Sep 4, 2013 1:17:19 PM

  16. Yet another couple of super market christians (those who choose something from this isle, and something else from another isle) who got caught in the bigotry trying to hide it as religion. It was made perfectly clear by your actions that you would bake special cakes for just about any sin - commandment or not - but when gay came up - suddenly it's about your morals and beliefs.

    I will never understand how "good christians" could flock to their adulterous, murdering and rapists children and yet kick to the curb their gay children.

    Need to take a good look at your "good book" again. Ignorance isn't pretty and religious ignorance is the worst. Bunch of sheep following some of the worst excuses for "christains" that ever walked - all about greed, adultery, power etc.

    Posted by: NYC | Sep 4, 2013 1:26:39 PM

  17. Cripes. These people had NO problem taking orders for divorce celebration cakes, dog "weddings," pagan rituals, etc.

    But a "gay" wedding?! No, THAT offends their delicate Christian sensibilities!

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 4, 2013 1:33:16 PM

  18. Both you bigots will owe us gays a big thanks for paying at least 10% of the tax burden for providing welfare and foodstamps to your family.

    Or maybe we can deny social benefits to false christians and bigots, and just let them starve?

    Posted by: Gestly | Sep 4, 2013 1:49:45 PM

  19. How have these two fools not admited they at wrong yet?

    Posted by: Will | Sep 4, 2013 2:05:25 PM

  20. Why not give an interview to a real news organization, one that might ask tough questions about their religious bigotry? My guess is that they don't have the guts.

    Posted by: David | Sep 4, 2013 2:24:35 PM

  21. A video where than say "god will provide."
    Translastion: send money.

    Posted by: woody | Sep 4, 2013 2:25:00 PM

  22. Who the hell would want a cake from these two hilljack rejects anyway? Shouldn't they be out poaching deer on their four-wheelies with a can of Schlitz in one hand and a lazy-eyed baby in the other?

    Posted by: Quicksilver | Sep 4, 2013 2:27:56 PM

  23. Some people would push a broken down oxcart full of excrement uphill if it would prove their point, or their self-interpreted version of the law in this case.

    It doesn't sound like their version of God is providing for them so far. He truly does work in mysterious ways, sometimes to make clear your own error.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Sep 4, 2013 2:43:10 PM

  24. Waaaah, we're victims, send money.

    Posted by: Bubba | Sep 4, 2013 2:59:47 PM

  25. Earlier photos show that this guy has a tattoo, in direct defiance of God's will as expressed in Leviticus 19:28: "'Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.'"

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Sep 4, 2013 3:09:42 PM

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