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It’s not about the wedding cake – but you know that, right?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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It’s not about the wedding cake that Oregon-based bakery owner Aaron Klein refused to bake for a lesbian couple – but you know that, right?

I don’t believe it has anything to do with any baked good that comes out of the ovens at this bakery in Oregon. It’s about this man – Aaron Klein – and his bigotry that he feels is his God-given, Constitutionally protected right.

Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Gresham, Ore.

Aaron Klein

People weren’t flocking to this man’s bakery before he refused to bake the evil lesbian wedding cake, but the moment he gained notoriety for his discrimination of gays – well, there are the people buying every cupcake they can find.

The only thing that would make it better for these folks is if there was a Chick-fil-A in the neighborhood where they all could enjoy their dinner before they have their dessert!

Mr. Klein states that the bakery sells to customers of all orientations – but he won’t bake a wedding cake for gay couples because it goes against his Christian faith. So, he will sell them cookies and cupcakes and any other item in his bakery – he just won’t bake a cake?

Am I the only person to whom this makes absolutely no sense?

I would think that any monies taken from a gay person would and should be against his Christian faith. What’s the difference between a cupcake and a cake – except a few thousand calories?

He claims he’s not discriminating; he is simply exercising his Constitutional right to freedom of religion, and that Constitutional protection gives him the right to deny this couple service.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of people discriminating and then hiding behind the Constitution.

If you don’t want the gays in your store – put a sign in the window that states you don’t bake cakes for gay couples. Be open and honest about what you will and will not do.

If it’s your religion you’re going to hide behind, make sure the sign says: “For religious reasons – we don’t bake wedding cakes for gays.”

Oh wait – you can’t do that, can you? There is this irritating little thing called “the law.” State law in Oregon says it’s a violation for any business to deny “full and equal accommodations” for customers based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and other factors.

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Don’t you just hate it when the law actually protects the people you want to discriminate against?

For those of you who believe that it’s only a cake and we (the gays) should just go to another bakery, understand this: it’s not about the cake.

This has nothing to do with the cake.

This is about living in a country where people are still under the assumption that they were given — by their God — the right, and the responsibility, to discriminate against another human being.

This is about people proudly standing in line to buy hate-filled cupcakes and chicken sandwiches to make sure this discrimination continues and that their money helps fuel the fires of this hatred and inequality.

It’s not about the wedding cake – but you knew that, right?

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