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Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:46 am

A husband-and-wife bakery shop team in Oregon were forced to close their shop doors and move to cheaper digs — their home — after gay-rights activists hounded them and drove away contract business because they refused for Christian reasons to bake for a same-sex wedding.

Aaron and Melissa Klein own and operate Sweet Cakes by Melissa. In the past few months, they’ve faced heated scrutiny — some in the form of physical threats — from those in the gay-rights crowd who decried their May refusal to bake for a lesbian couple who wanted to marry.


The Kleins cited their Christian beliefs of traditional marriage when they turned down that business gig, The Blaze reported. But the lesbian couple filed a complaint with the state, accusing the shop owners of discrimination.

Since, they’ve been hounded by vicious telephone calls and emails. Some of those threats were shocking. One emailer wished for the couple’s children to fall ill. Another expressed hope that Mr. Klein should be shot and even raped, The Blaze reported.

And yet another wrote: “Here’s hoping you go out of business, you bigot.”

The couple said on top of that, their vendors were “badgered and harassed” into stopping all associations with the bakery.

The Kleins say they’re now closing up their doors and moving their operations to their home. Their business, they say, has suffered a serious revenue hit from the unexpected activism and backlash.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/2/christian-bakers-who-refused-cake-order-gay-weddin/#ixzz2dqSBg7cq
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Post  News Buzzard on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:01 pm

Fare is the cost of public transportation.

Fair is the reasonableness of any given action.

In the scenario you posted, I believe both sides were unfair to each other. I believe the bakery discriminated against the couple, and I also believe the couple overreacted as a result!

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Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:03 pm

Thanks.

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Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:04 pm

News Buzzard wrote:Fare is the cost of public transportation.

Fair is the reasonableness of any given action.

In the scenario you posted, I believe both sides were unfair to each other. I believe the bakery discriminated against the couple, and I also believe the couple overreacted as a result!
If it was up to you, you would decide everything for everybody wouldn't you.

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Post  News Buzzard on Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:10 pm

You solicited an opinion and I gave you mine. I guess you didn't like my answer. scratch

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Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:17 pm

I had no problem with your PC answer. I don't agree with your dithering statement. It's easy to not make a decision.

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Post  WHL on Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:35 pm

Fsh, sometimes you just crack me up!!!!
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Post  Donzel on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:33 pm

WHL wrote:Fsh, sometimes you just crack me up!!!!
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Post  Donzel on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:34 pm

fshnski wrote:I had no problem with your PC answer. I don't agree with your dithering statement. It's easy to not make a decision.
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Post  WHL on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:44 pm

Are you reminding yourself that you must not whine, Don.?
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Post  Donzel on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:36 pm

WHL wrote:Are you reminding yourself that you must not whine, Don.?
Interpret it anyway you want.

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Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:40 pm

For what it's worth, I wasn't trying to be funny. When WHL posted that I didn't know how to take it.

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Post  WHL on Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:04 pm

I meant the way you say things, fsh. "Dithering statement" indeed! Just the way you make cracks back at them makes me laugh. Thank you.
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Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:06 pm

Why, You're welcome.

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Post  News Pigeon on Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:38 am

Rolling Eyes ....... could the adults please retake the podium....WHL your mod skills are astonishing!
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Post  WHL on Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:48 pm

There are no adults here.
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Post  fshnski on Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:59 pm

Just us, the young at heart!

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Post  WHL on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:19 pm

Yep. Who wants to be an adult?
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