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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Following Your Faith May Not Be A Piece Of Cake

The owners of an Oregon bakery have learned that there is a big price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after a local bakery refused to bake them a wedding cake. As a result, Aaron and Melissa Klein could lose everything they own, including their home. Melissa said the gay rights activists won’t be satisfied until her family is living in a homeless shelter.

Clearly, the gays are not merely seeking “acceptance,” as many activists claim. They are making it their goal to punish those who do not agree with their lifestyle. Melissa also said that the state of Oregon is trying to send a message to Christian business owners that they are not welcome in Oregon. That is what happens whenever state anti-discrimination laws include “sexual orientation” is the list of protected classes. They provide no protection for those who object to being a part of gay weddings on religious or moral grounds. That is exactly what gay activists want. They might claim that they are fighting for “equality,” but what they are really after is forcing everyone else to agree with them, or face huge fines and even jail.

This is completely contrary to the timeless Christian values that America was founded on. “Gay rights” should not be able to trample over the Constitutionally-guaranteed right to religious self-determination. The fad of support for homosexuality has only been around for about ten years. It’s almost unthinkable how many politicians are so eager to forget that the Constitution is still the supreme law of the land in the United States. The only way that our nation can reverse this disturbing trend is for Christians to remain steadfast in their faith like these Oregon bakers and not cave in to the demands of loud gay activists.

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