'Sweet Cakes' bigotry: My encounters with Aaron Klein
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'Sweet Cakes' bigotry: My encounters with Aaron Klein

Gresham : OR : USA | Aug 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM PDT
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Bakery Owner Refuses to Bake Lesbian Wedding Cake

It looks like Aaron and Melissa Klein can't stay out of the media spotlight -- but that's what happens when you anger a group of more than 4 Million people. A lesbian couple is suing the pants off the two after they were discriminated against several months ago. The Kleins thought they were in the clear when they didn't face the same legal troubles faced by the owner of Arlene's Flowers out of Washington state, but they were totally wrong.

Rachel N. Cryer went to the bakery to get a wedding cake for her upcoming wedding to her partner Laurel, but it didn't come out that the cake would be for a same sex wedding until Aaron Klein -- the co-owner -- asked for the names of the bride and groom. When she responded that the cake would be for 'Rachel and Laurel' he responded with a discriminatory sentence that may just end his business in the state of Oregon. He told her that Sweet Cakes by Melissa does not provide its services to same sex weddings. He cited his religious stance, being a Christian, and allegedly reduced Rachel to tears by referring to her as an abomination.

It's bad enough that these people are violating a law established in their state, but they are pretty much lying by claiming that they "don't have anything against homosexuals." On the contrary, I have had encounters with Aaron Klein and his family members personally, and have found the family to be just as bigoted as Rachel N. Cryer has claimed. In fact, I have documented my exchanges with the Kleins, and have written about it extensively. So there is most certainly a paper trail that can serve as evidence against Aaron and Melissa Klein as being disparaging toward homosexuals and civil rights in their discrimination of same sex couples. So officials with the state of Oregon will have no shortage of evidence against them.

It's a shame that in the year 2013 we are still fighting for the fair treatment of living American persons. This is supposed to be a melting pot of culture and yet the hatred and bigotry being displayed for homosexuals and others is becoming more and more of a trend among the so called "religious."

Whether or not Aaron Klein loses his business due to civil rights violations, there is still a bit of a happy ending to this story. The ladies were given their cake by a far more talented cake artist -- one that is famous for all the right reasons, unlike the Kleins. But the happiest ending to this story would truly be for the Kleins to learn a little bit of common decency and respect for their fellow man, just as their Christ supposedly calls for. This 'Old Testament' behavior needs to end. And they need to apologize.

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Chelsea Hoffman is based in Henderson, Nevada, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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