When the judge ordered the Christian-owned Sweet Cakes Bakery to fork over $135,000 to the enraged and emotionally damaged lesbian couple, the business was forced to shut down. A GoFundMe page in support of the business also had to be shut down, because according to GoFundMe’s policy, donation pages are not allowed for those who are in “violation of the law.” Since this bakery refused to cater a same-sex wedding, they were in “violation of the law.”
Get a load of the symptoms that this lesbian couple allegedly suffered as a result of having someone decline to make them their “wedding” cake:
An Oregon judge has awarded Lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer $135,000 for “emotional damages” in a lawsuit against Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes Bakery. They are a Christian couple who declined to provide a wedding cake to the same-sex couple in 2013.
In their lawsuit, the two women claimed they felt “mentally raped,” as part of a list of 88 symptoms of emotional distress they experienced at being refused a cake.
The long list of symptoms included “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock,” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.”
The award will reportedly bankrupt the seven-member Klein family and force Sweet Cakes by Melissa Bakery to shut down. The Kleins’ lawyer, Anna Harmon, said that the damages awarded were not limited to the sale of business assets, but would be taken out of their personal funds.
“The important thing to realize is this,” Harmon said, “This is real money that Aaron and Melissa are going to have to pay that otherwise would be used to pay their mortgage and feed their kids.”
In January of 2013, Laurel Bowman said the bakery would not sell her and her fiancée, Rachel Cryer, a wedding cake. She added that Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told her that providing them with a wedding cake would be against their religious principles.
This past February, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) announced that the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery must pay the lesbian couple damages for refusing to sell them a wedding cake. BOLI spokesman Charlie Burr said there was sufficient evidence that the bakers discriminated against the same-sex couple
Now, if it had been a bakery owned by a homosexual who refused to serve a Christian couple, that would be totally different. I mean, we wouldn’t want to force that homosexual-owned business to cater to a couple whom the business owner considered to be bigots on the basis of their Christian faith.
Blogger Theodore Shoebat demonstrated that when he called some 13 different bakeries, all pro-homosexual, and tried ordering a cake with this inscription on top: “Gay marriage is wrong.” All the bakeries he called flat-out denied his request and hurled insults and expletives at him for even suggesting such a thing. Did anything happen as a result of their discrimination against a customer? Of course not. It’s not wrong or even newsworthy if a homosexual refuses to serve a Christian. It’s only relevant if a Christian refuses to cater or endorse homosexual marriage.