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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:18 PM

Oregon baker denies lesbian couple a wedding cake


from Salon.com:



Oregon baker Aaron Klein could face legal action after refusing to do business with a lesbian couple who sought a cake for their upcoming wedding.

As reported by KATU, the woman who filed the complaint says she had previously purchased a wedding cake from Sweet Cakes Bakery for her mother without incident, but was denied service after she told Klein the cake she wanted to buy was for her same-sex wedding.

Cue inevitable pun about this guy being anything but sweet.

Klein admitted he refused the bride-to-be, telling NBC, I believe that marriage is a religious institution ordained by God. A man should leave his mother and father and cling to his wife that to me is the beginning of marriage. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/04/oregon_baker_denies_lesbian_couple_a_wedding_cake/



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Reply Oregon baker denies lesbian couple a wedding cake (Original post)
marmar Feb 2013 OP
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #1
oldhippydude Feb 2013 #2
kentauros Feb 2013 #17
Initech Feb 2013 #3
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #4
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #5
Bucky Feb 2013 #6
siligut Feb 2013 #7
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #8
HillWilliam Feb 2013 #15
msongs Feb 2013 #13
kentauros Feb 2013 #18
alp227 Feb 2013 #22
siligut Feb 2013 #19
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #21
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #9
winter is coming Feb 2013 #23
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #10
ananda Feb 2013 #11
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #12
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #14
Mz Pip Feb 2013 #16
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #20

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:19 PM

1. I hope they start a boycott of him.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:23 PM

2. Cue inevitable pun about the guy having a crumby product....

Cue inevitable pun about the cake...just not panning out

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:38 PM

17. Dough!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:23 PM

3. What an asshole!!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:23 PM

4. Take the money and bake the people a cake for their party. Don't inject your beliefs into you cake,

asshole.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:25 PM

5. ordained by who ??

Oh...the same guy that stopped little children from being murdered. Ok.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:30 PM

6. I assume these girls are about to be swimming in cake. Stories like this always bring out our best

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:34 PM

7. And there is even video

The guy says he has refused to serve same-sex couples before, but this is the first time he has received a letter from the DOJ for it. He also says he would rather go out of business than go against his conscience.

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Response to siligut (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:39 PM

8. Let's hope he goes under.

Asshole.

Effing religion strikes again. Ugh.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:26 PM

15. He probably will

then boohoo butthurt everywhere about how we horrid gays and lesbians are so mean to poor little innocent perpetually-picked-on True Believers().

It's for idiots like Aaron Klien it's a pity stupid doesn't burn the bearer.

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Response to siligut (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:21 PM

13. would you buy cakes from a man who looks like a slob? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:44 PM

18. He doesn't look very professional, that's for sure.

Lose the baseball cap and if you have to wear a t-shirt, make it one with the company name on it. People expect that much.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:57 PM

22. And don't you find it ironic that a homophobe is working in a PINK ROOM??????

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Response to msongs (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:12 PM

19. And the name of the bakery is "Sweet Cakes by Melissa"

Where is she in all this? I think he probably an asshole as well as a slob. I would buy from a slob before I would buy from an asshole.

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Response to siligut (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:47 PM

21. The question is, is he expressing the attitude of his church? nm

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:42 PM

9. they're going to need a better baker. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:20 PM

23. Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) has offered a cake for free.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:43 PM

10. his cakes come with a bitter aftertaste.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:47 PM

11. We have got to do something about all these businesses that..

.. deny people service because of their pet hates.

I'm getting really tired of this stuff!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:53 PM

12. Love the tagline on their website:

http://www.sweetcakesweb.com/



!!!!!Remember we do cakes for any occasion!!!



!!!!!Except your wedding that we don't approve of!!! will have to be added on now.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:24 PM

14. What a foolish business decision

Not only do they let everyone know they are bigots, but they also turn down all the addition business LGBT couple could bring them. My bet is they now make some lame apology and their business heads down the road to ruin regardless.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:31 PM

16. Oh, for Pete's sake

He's been asked to bake a cake not perform the ceremony.

Does he screen all of his customers for possibly morally outraging him? What an idiot.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:46 PM

20. I am guessing he is a Christian. Another Christian Christ would be ashamed of. nm

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