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Bakery that refused wedding cake for lesbian couple closes its doors

Monday, September 2, 2013

GRESHAM, Ore. — The Oregon bakery that is the target of a discrimination complaint for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding, has closed its doors.

Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., closed its storefront Saturday, after owners Aaron and Melissa Klein said they would operate their business out of their home.

Sweet Cakes owner Aaron Klein

“This will be our last weekend at the shop we are moving our business to an in home bakery. I will post our new number soon. Email will stay the same,” read a post on the bakery’s Facebook page.

The Kleins are at the center of a complaint filed with the Oregon Department of Justice last month citing an alleged possible violation of the state’s human rights ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in places of public accommodation.

The complaint, filed by Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, stated that Aaron Klein called them “abominations unto the Lord,” and said their money wasn’t equal.

Klein said he sells cakes to customers of all sexual orientations, but draws the line, however, at wedding cakes for same-sex couples.

The Sweet Cakes website reinforces the Klein’s belief in marriage as between one man and one woman, and a sign posted on the door of their now closed bakery read, “The fight is not over.”

The Klein’s say their religious freedom is being violated.

The 2007 Oregon law provides an exemption for religious organizations and parochial schools but does not allow private business owners to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

If state investigators find substantial evidence of discrimination, the complaint could lead to a settlement or proceedings before an administrative law judge.

The amount of the damages that could be awarded isn’t capped and depends on the circumstances of each case, said bureau spokesman Charlie Burr.

Last week, a Portland bar owner was ordered to pay about $400,000 to a group of transgender patrons he banned from his establishment last year, a violation of the same human rights law the Kleins are accused of violating.

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  1. This could have all been avoided if they had just let them eat their cake lol

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:01am
  2. Yes, it would appear they were not in the bakery business, but in the Trojan proselytizing cake business. Proselytizing being job one.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:54am
  3. Groan @ Sarah Russell, yeah and they could have made a lot of dough!

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:24am
  4. im in Oregon and have been waiting to hear news of them closing for a long time.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:02am
  5. they did not close... they changed their business to a home business, which allows them to discriminate. Spent a bunch of $$ to be able to hate.. pitiful.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:50am
  6. they can live in an outhouse, just keep their homophobic hating to themselves with thr rest of their sh*t.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:57am
  7. You can’t have your cake, and eat it, too…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:04am
  8. Good riddance!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:04am
  9. Ridiculous. They deserve the fine, bottom line; discrimination is discrimination.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:04am
  10. Good….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:04am
  11. @Tony Snell- The cake is a lie.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:04am
  12. Knew it would happen.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:05am
  13. Good

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:05am
  14. lol

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:05am
  15. no one needs them

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:06am
  16. Good riddance. Move to Texas.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:07am
  17. The free hand of the market has spoken!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:07am
  18. As to the sign they posted, I appreciate the reminder that God and Jesus spread nothing but hate towards gays in the Bible. What part of the Bible is that in? Maybe I misread something when Jesus said to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” I guess the revision is “Love only those who are heterosexual.” I appreciate the christian lesson these business owners are so aptly willing to give.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:07am
  19. Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:10am
  20. Amen sister!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:55am
  21. It’s a shame. All they had to do was follow the letter of the law for their state and treat people with the respect and dignity they deserve. Simple.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:08am
  22. ...and do what Jesus told them to do..."Love they neighbor as theyself!"

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:17am
  23. Kinda ridiculous.. But hey, if they don’t agree with what we believe in good thing they closed shop! …please note the sarcasm in my words.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:08am
  24. Byeeee

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:08am
  25. I bet the hate made the chocolate taste terrible!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:09am
  26. There stupid. They say gays and lesbians are an abomination and their money isn’t equal… No wedding cake, but yet they will sell to them? Ok then

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:09am
  27. Oh too bad. not

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:10am
  28. While everyone is entitled to their hatred they should have made it known in whatever advertisement they use that they do not support nor will serve same sex couples then all of this may have been avoided. I feel like if people would just own their bigotry and hate then situations like this could be fewer.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:10am
  29. No it wouldn't. There are laws against discrimination, even if you prepare someone to be discriminated against. Even if they stated that, they would still be obligated by law to not discriminate against the couple because they're a lesbian couple. It has nothing to do with religion, or religious freedom. It's a business. If any store refused to sell something to you or provide services to you because of your sexual orientation, that's discrimination. This is no different.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:27am
  30. While that may be the case, do business owners not reserve the right to refuse service? I in no way support discrimination, OBVIOUSLY but I do know that I wouldn't even offer my business to someone who blatantly stated that they wouldn't serve me. Quite frankly I think that would just be asking for trouble.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:30am
  31. Also I am glad they shut down. But they only shut their store front they aren't out of business.They unfortunately have enough support to remain in business despite this. :(

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:30am
  32. By businesses putting up those signs, they aren't saying "Hey, we can legally discriminate against you." They're either saying "Hey, we might illegally discriminate against you." or "If you choose to disrupt our business practice or cause trouble/harm here, we have the right to refuse business with you."

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:42am
  33. Bar owners can put people out and refuse business to people for causing fights, harassing others, etc, but they can't throw someone out for their sexual orientation/identity. Understand?

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:44am
  34. No need to be rude. People hide behind church and religious establishments as a way to gain the "right" to discriminate. And clearly the government is allowing it to stand considering that so many states still do not recognize same sex marriage. Understand? I completely agree with what you are saying though. Discrimination is discrimination and it is disgusting. It is just as disgusting though that these people still even have a business. The fact that the world we live in is still so full of people who think like that is scary.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:50am
  35. I wasn't being rude or trying to be in the slightest. My comments don't read as rude, but maybe that's just me. Sorry if you took it that way. I don't feel as though you're for the discrimination, I'm simply trying to explain.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:55am
  36. Ok I may have misread. :) Sorry bout that! Also random but serious question...What do you think would happen if an establishment ONLY catered to same sex couples and turned away a straight couple. I honestly don't think that would happen but just curious what you think would happen? Would it cause a shit storm? lol.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:56am
  37. It would be discrimination even then. It would be okay to highlight the fact that they cater to same-sex couples, just to show that they are gay-friendly, but refusing business to someone because of their sexual orientation, whether it's gay, straight, or any other color of the rainbow, is still discrimination.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:59am
  38. I know I just can't help but feel like the owners of that establishment would be put through worse hell then what these people are going through. Unfortunately

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:00am
  39. You are wrong Clayton. They are a business, they have to follow state law. Just as if an inter racial couple had been denied. And IMO, if the owners hadn’t been so insulting, it the couple may not have pursued it.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:10am
  40. This is how I believe the US should be. You can hate and refuse to whatever reason you wish, it is then our job to simply not acknowledge that, and if we truly disagree, we don’t sue, you simply do not go to their business.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:11am
  41. I agree 100%. Private business should be allowed to do whatever they want in that respect. Society will dictate who succeeds. You can't teach something by forcing it on anyone.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:42am
  42. Exactly, that is why I am against any law that forces equality. We the people, not the government, should do that. If a store bans women for example, and we disagree, simply do not buy shit from them. The same free market will force them to close, you win.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:44am
  43. Fuck that. No discrimination should be tolerated, even if you do hate a certain group. You want to be a hateful asshole? Fine, pay for it. Learn it's not worth your time and effort to be a jerk. And it seems that you two commenting are all nice and cozy with discrimination as long you can do the discriminating.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:56am
  44. Freedom of speech knows no bounds. Life knows no bounds. I respect all forms of culture. I also believe one should not have to surrender his own believes to meet yours.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:57am
  45. As I said in another comment: Well, you sit idly by and be discriminated against. I applaud the couple for not lying on their backs and letting this awful business make them feel as though they aren't equal to other customers.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:00am
  46. all he had to do was make a cake.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:01am
  47. Yes, all he had to do was make a cake, he choose not to. He paid the price, the people were against him. What happen to him is exactly what should happen to all. As I just said, suing someone for there hate is fucking stupid and violates the 1st amendment to the core idea. You simply destroy them on the same game. He used his religion to not serve, he got fucked over for it. End of story.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:02am
  48. Exactly. It's not like he's going to be launched into the fiery depths of hell for making a cake.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:03am
  49. They aren't sueing because the business 'hates' gays, they're suing because they were discriminated against.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:04am
  50. It violates logic on all levels. He chose religion over money, nothing wrong with that. But it IS a bad plan for a business.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:04am
  51. And you would be incorrect. You can be as much of a jackass as you want on your own time. But when you're a business owner in a place that has non-discrimination laws, you have to follow them. The face that they're terrible enough people to NOT WANT to follow them isn't the issue. If their commitment to bigotry is that strong, they can always close up shop and move to a town that allows discrimination to go unanswered.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:49am
  52. If a performer I don't like asks me for a mix, they are not likely to get one. If I do make it, they likely won't like what they get. Some projects just require the person making the item to have their heart in the project, or it is a waste of time for both parties...

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:59am
  53. I really don't want to see the days of "whites only" lunch counters come back, to be honest. I'm very grateful for this "forced equality."

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:20pm
  54. There are many Christians who are gay, not offering the same service to them is taking away their religious freedom.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:53pm
  55. Thats all well and good if you live in the city... but in a small town it may be the only business you can buy anything from.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:23am
  56. it depends on WHO has more buying power...esp in the hypothetical case about banning women from stores...on average, men make more, so those stores in question may still get enough customers to stay open.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:24am
  57. I rejoice.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:11am
  58. Aw, shucks. Guess it doesn’t pay to be a bigot.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:11am
  59. Now that I think about it…they’re wanting to now work out of their home. Wonder if their home will be raided later by the FDA for selling foods that haven’t been inspected. MUAHAHAHA!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:11am
  60. I await the event.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:04am
  61. Out of home would be a private business.there,the laws do not apply to them and they are allowed to sell to only certain people/places.Which is fine but if you own a public business *like this guy had here* then you are under the non discrimination law.Anyone even remotely trying to defend this mans discrimination,is ignorant.he is opening a business in his home SO he can keep from selling to LGBT people and thats fine too.once you are on public property,then you are under the law but not on private *aka you can let who YOU want in your house,no one else* and for ALL businesses,you need to register it as a private business and then,after doing so-will be inspected and required to follow the same rules as with a public (when it comes to goods and what your selling) foods,drink,sanitation and other things.So as long as he stands by state health codes,then he will have no issues

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:29am
  62. Actually, no. You do have to be inspected even if you're running a private bakery out of your home. My stepmother who bakes and cooks food to a large portion has looked into those types of laws as she has thought about going into the food industry. As she doesn't take money for her services, she gets around that when cooking for friends and their receptions or parties. It's seen as a friend hosting a party when there's no money involved. Once money is brought in to the situation, that's when it becomes a business.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:46pm
  63. Anyone who sells or handles food (which is then given to ANY public audience) MUST have a food handlers permit.if they do,then they will be required to abide by the health code and if they do not,then their business *cooking/serving or any handling of food based products* is illegal.what im saying is,a legit company and registered,must have this and must follow health code.if its not,then thats a different story and not a business but a hobby.A business takes in money for their services,this is how they are able to keep up on things like renewing said permit,stock and other things but if someone is doing it out of kindness and non profit/hobby,then no they are not required to have any form of permit.But they are not a *business*.which brings back my original point that,any *business* that handles food,needs a food handlers permit and with it,comes inspection (this includes soft drinks) any *business* that sells liquor-then they need a liquor license.the location of the business does not matter.only difference between private and public,is WHO/WHEN they serve.nothing more

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:03pm
  64. They need to move to hell Cuz GOD don’t teach we HATE like them ! BYE for good !

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:11am
  65. But I enjoyed pestering them…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:12am
  66. everyone has a right to their opinion but if they were good Christians they would know it isn’t anyone’s right to judge.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:12am
  67. Yep, but that does deny others the right to react to their narrow minded opinion.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:03am
  68. it ok for you to force your views on them and run them out of business, but when they don’t agree with you i becomes a hate thing

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:13am
  69. It becomes a hate thing when they agree to bake wedding cakes for atheists, people who have been married and divorced multiple times, people who wear clothing of two different materials, people who eat shellfish, people who don't keep the sabbath holy, etc., all of which is condemned in their old testament book of contradictions, but refuse when it's a group of people they cherry pick to withhold service from. If a lot of Christians lived by the rules they wish to impose on others they wouldn't be able to do get anything done in modern society. It's called situational morality.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:15am
  70. Buh bye ratty bake shop!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:14am
  71. Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:14am
  72. My heart bleeds

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:14am
  73. Good.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:14am
  74. That is what happens when you promote Bigotry and Hatred towards others……Karma hits you right between your eyes!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:15am
  75. Good. Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:15am
  76. …so he’s ok with gays…BUT not ok with gays…WHAT!?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:15am
  77. i dont understand why theyd refuse business to people that dont effect effect them in anyway. ANd christian preach about their belief and they dont even follow the most basic of love thy neighbor. Its not even a question of belief but their actual intelligence. Theyre just using it as a barrier, they use this “belief” to lie to others and themselves.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:15am
  78. Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:16am
  79. The Willamette Weekly contacted them with cake requests from groups “Christians” should be opposed to – the divorced, pro-life, out-of-wedlock kids and pagans, prices were quoted and orders happily accepted. This is strickly discrimination against gays.

    And, Mr Carmon? There denotes a place, their denotes ownership and they`re denotes they are.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:17am
  80. It serves them right

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:18am
  81. thats some bs

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:19am
  82. All these hateful businesses will fall like dominoes.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:19am
  83. Make that “strictly” – damn auto-correct and only five hours sleep and 150 miles driven…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:19am
  84. Great.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:20am
  85. This is sad. Because someone stuck by their beliefs we cause them pain and suffering. To me as a very proud gay man this is a sad day. So we are supposed to live in a free country as long as it does not piss us off. Get over it people. There are now and always will be people who do not like you for one reason or another. That is their right as an American and they should not be made to suffer because of it. Just plain sad to me.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:21am
  86. Well, you sit idly by and be discriminated against. I applaud the couple for not lying on their backs and letting this awful business make them feel as though they aren't equal to other customers.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:47am
  87. It's not like they were picking a fight and stirring up crap just for the hell of it.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:52am
  88. Chelsea you make me sick.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:26pm
  89. Ok. Nobody forced them to go out of business, first of all. Second, how’re they going to cater to homosexual customers for everything else EXCEPT weddings? It’s an all or nothing business. It’d be different if they didn’t make wedding cakes period, but you’ll make ‘em for some, and not for others, and then make every other cake under the sun for everybody, gay, straight or otherwise? They brought that one on themselves. The problem could’ve easily been fixed by hitting them in the wallet (i.e. the couple telling their friends not to go there for anything), but I mean, hey. And besides, the bakery guys were smart. By making it a home business, they circumvented that rule. So, I’m not hurting too bad for the discriminating folks.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:22am
  90. Nope. If they continue to advertise to the public, the LAW (not rule) stands.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:52am
  91. Good, all the gotdamn better then.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:53am
  92. As an individual, yes it is their right. But as a business owner, no it is not their right to discriminate

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:22am
  93. Yes!!!! Now that’s karma!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:24am
  94. this pleases me

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:24am
  95. Basically the bakery contradicts itself

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:25am
  96. Great

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:26am
  97. This is not sad. This is discrimination!! I hope the judge rules in favor of plaintiffs.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:27am
  98. ZERO sympathy !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:27am
  99. They’re too stupid to understand that when you launch a business that serves the public, that means everyone, not just those certain members of the public who agree with your religious positions. You have a problem with that? Don’t launch a business that serves the public.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:27am
  100. THEY broke the law! Yet, they still want to argue that it’s okay and pull people in by telling Americans that their religious freedom is at risk as Christians. That’s the only thing, other than their sign, that is “ridiculous”!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:28am
  101. Karmas a BITCH!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:29am
  102. But it's SAMSKARAS that level the playing field for those who are unjust!

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:03am
  103. ^Indeed!!

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:26am
  104. good riddance

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:29am
  105. Yeah their days r over…….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:29am
  106. KARMA!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:31am
  107. Good riddance!! a-holes!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:32am
  108. If a store refused service to a straight person, only because they are straight and they claim their faith as a reason….the entire country would be in an uproar! Or better yet someone of a different faith refuse to serve Christians! That would not go over well…to say the least

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:32am
  109. #feedthelesbians

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:32am
  110. Good riddance take your bigoted, homophobic sorry asses back to your home and go broke. Lets see if you can survive on your Christian values, doubt if Jesus will pay your electric bill.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:35am
  111. Jesus is going to come by their house first upon his second coming and kick their self-righteous asses all the way to hell where they belong!

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:17am
  112. He doesn't need to, they won't have a home, they're business will financially-ruin-implode!

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:24am
  113. LOL DAMN SO TRUE

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:24pm
  114. can anyone say karma

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:39am
  115. Good , maybe the health department will inspect their home kitchen ,,,

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:39am
  116. It’s ashame you could not love my surrogate children, they are so worth loving!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:39am
  117. YIPEE!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:41am
  118. Good news. We don’t like bigots here in Oregon.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:43am
  119. nah nah nah,hey hey,goodbye!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:44am
  120. If your “religious freedom” shits on the rights of others, it’s a shit religion.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:45am
  121. They are the ones who knowingly, willingly, and unapologetically broke the law…now they must face the consequences as everyone does. Good.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:47am
  122. Heartbroken, how will I ever sleep tonight?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:48am
  123. karma

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:50am
  124. disgusting

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:50am
  125. That’s business. I sure hope the Lord with provide them with enough customers they approve of!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:55am
  126. Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:55am
  127. and our god also states TO LOVE ALL OF MANKIND we are to treat each other equally…maybe they need to reread the bible

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:56am
  128. I hope they get sue big time!!!!!! You and your wife need to check your self, cause what if you child turns out to gay or lesbian what are you going to do kick them out and disown them?? Probably.. I hope you lose a bunch of business because you guys were arrogant pricks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:58am
  129. I sent a nice note to the FDA to remind them that foods sold out of a home require multiple permits and licenses, and asked them to investigate and release the findings or I would make sure CNN knows about the lack of follow through. Safety is of utmost importance here. Oh that and the fact that moving your business to your home does NOT exempt you from the same laws that applied when your filthy bakery was open. Just because you sell cakes out of your dirty nasty home now does not mean you can discriminate all of a sudden. Stupid bible thumping dolts!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:58am
  130. it´s used by people who believes in god, again, I know why I hate religion…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:00am
  131. Sticking to the point and the Oregon Law…Nobody took away your religious freedom dips shit!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:00am
  132. The law is the law…if they don’t like it them they need to come up with a way to fight it and have it overturned. If I were there and they refused to make my cake because of whatever reason I would not buy from there and let everyone one I know what happened and let them make the decision for themselves. I have done that here in sacramento and I have seen nothing happen and then again I have seen the company’s policy change to accommodate. If they decide to move and do a home based bakery that’s their decision. And again I read a post that said it was illegal for them to do so…they are now again breaking the law??? If they are breaking the law then someone has to turn them in again.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:01am
  133. Do they not serve Atheist or agnostics either???

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:04am
  134. Nice knowin’ ya! Don’t let the door hit-cha where the good Lord split-cha.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:05am
  135. The couple running the shop need to know that they can’t trample on other people’s rights but still have their own upheld. They run a business which means all customers are the same no room for discrimination especially in the 21st century. I hope the same sex couple they turned away gets a beautiful cake made for their special day by open minded better qualified bakers.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:05am
  136. I wonder if there will be a cake pride day just like the chicken pride day?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:05am
  137. Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:07am
  138. I am gay and I have to say with all this drama aside that woman can make some beautiful cakes just saying I would pose as a straight guy just to get one…lol

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:08am
  139. Here is Ms. Kliens personal page.
    https://www.facebook.com/melissa.szajblerklein

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:08am
  140. Their assholes screw them they will learn that their bussiness will suffer if they act like that.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:10am
  141. … Bye-BYE!?!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:11am
  142. Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:14am
  143. GOOD! They should have acted like christians then and judge not lest they be judged!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:14am
  144. This is an example of equal rights working. Great news!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:17am
  145. Karma. Love seeing it happen.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:18am
  146. Maybe her “loving lord” will provide for with manna from heaven.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:21am
  147. Good!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:22am
  148. I’m sure he talks Biblespeak in his everyday life, too (“an abomination unto the Lord…” puh-leeez.)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:27am
  149. it sucks that it had to end that way. As I’ve seen on other posts on this business,” When you own a business, you can go to church and have your faith, but the emotions and morals need to go into a box. and to refuse someone service is discrimination.” If I wasn’t an equality supporter I’d still let people buy from my business, if I had one :P

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:29am
  150. This is the law they broke. 659A.006 Declaration of policy against unlawful discrimination; opportunity to obtain employment without unlawful discrimination recognized as a civil right; exception of religious group. (1) It is declared to be the public policy of Oregon that practices of unlawful discrimination against any of its inhabitants because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability or familial status are a matter of state concern and that this discrimination not only threatens the rights and privileges of its inhabitants but menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state.

    http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/659a.html

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:29am
  151. You are absolutely free to practice your faith. What you are NOT free to do is to discriminate against others. You need to realize that the two are NOT the same.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:31am
  152. I would of made you all a shit cake..you would of enjoyed it

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:32am
  153. wonder if they will go private or still offer cakes to all the heteros in ore?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:33am
  154. whaaaa whaaaaa……

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:36am
  155. Good Bye !

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:38am
  156. “Your religious freedom is becoming not free anymore,” yeah. how about “your religious freedom is no longer free,” or, “you’re losing your religious freedom,” or, I dunno, something that sounds less like a first grader wrote it? Anyways, that’s on them. True, independent businesses have the right to run things how they choose to, but NO business, no matter how large or small, whether they operate one store or one thousand, is ever permitted to discriminate based on creed, sex, race, religion, or orientation. But that’s exactly what they did. All this couple wanted to do was have a cake made. They were [going to be] paying customers, looking to obtain the service that the shop provided, and they were denied under asinine pretenses. And what’s more, Mr. Klein claims that his religious freedoms are under fire, and that HE is being treated unfairly…and yet he is quoted as calling same sex couples “abominations to the Lord,” and stating that even if they paid, their money wouldn’t be “equal” to that of straight customers. If you ask me, he should down-and-out be stripped of his business license. It’s one thing to cater to specific clientele, but it’s a completely different ballgame to essentially tell someone you don’t approve of that they aren’t equally worthy to be there. I have no pity for this man, other than for the obvious fact that he is incredibly ignorant. The fight for total equality isn’t over weither, Mr. Klein.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:40am
  157. What he was doing is forcing his belief on others and taking away the validity of their beliefs.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:46pm
  158. Well that's exactly it. I absolutely hate it when people like this throw the "threat to religious freedom" card into the ring, when the reality is, they have no idea what it means. Just because there are people who don't think the way he does, he thinks that not having the public 110% in favor of his religion's views means that he's being victimized. Talk about entitled...

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:42pm
  159. Good job validating the fears of every person who worried that marriage equality would stomp on the rights of businesses (and probably soon churches too sadly.) If it is their business they should be able to run it how they choose, including who they do business with. If you don’t like it don’t do business there. Remember that argument the lgbt movement uses, if you don’t agree with gay marriage don’t have a gay marriage? Guess what, that doesn’t just apply to you.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:42am
  160. Validating fears? Who is afraid? This is faux-libertarian nonsense. Rights are rights for ALL -- if only some have them, they are privileges, not rights. This business discriminated, and the market spoke. Sounds as if their business suffered enough that renting a storefront is no longer feasible. This is not a religious issue -- people who are in business to serve the public should serve the entire public, not only the parts that don't make them think too hard or read the entire Bible (not just the bits that reinforce their personal prejudices).

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:47am
  161. Churches are exempt from this, as religious organizations. Businesses have to follow anti-discrimination laws. Period.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:23pm
  162. Good for them. I wrote them a letter of how displeased i was with there stupid decision for refusing a couple service. KARMA: What Goes Around Comes Around

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:46am
  163. GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:50am
  164. As soon as Christians figure out that unconditional love is much better for their cause than being hateful bigots then tragedies like this business closing will end.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:53am
  165. Great ! Hope they aka Melissa knows now Not 2 Pull that Stunt again if they Reopen Again in Oregon !

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:56am
  166. Equal rights did not and has not infringed upon Anyone’s religious freedom in this scenario.
    It has Nothing to do with religious freedom and Everything to do with breaking state law by discrimination.
    They would be in the same situation if they had refused business to someone of a different ethnicity, religion etc.
    As well they should. On top of it all they’re unapologetic and believe what they did (which is against the law) is “justified”.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:00am
  167. Another one bites the dust!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:00am
  168. It should be called Vile-Acidic-Gay Hating Sour Puss Cakes by Aaron and Melissa…what a hypocrite Aaron is, he says that he shouldn’t be penalized for believing in a different definition, they ALSO should NOT be penalized by his acidic gay hating behavior? YES!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:00am
  169. Good !

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:01am
  170. Do the owners realize that moving their bakery “in home” doesn’t exclude them from meeting state standards?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:02am
  171. No. That is part of the problem.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:55pm
  172. It’s sad to me that they say discriminating is a part of their Christian faith practice. In actuality, they are practicing antichrist faith, not the Christian faith.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:05am
  173. Hahahahah.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:05am
  174. Establishment like that doesn’t deserve to be open. good riddance.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:06am
  175. and now he’ll just be another straight white man living on the dole and hating the homos and their gay agenda.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:09am
  176. Good!!!!! Can’t stand bigots!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:10am
  177. Seriously? This issue is being debated over Religion? That’s stupid! I have tons of friends who are LGBTQ, and seriously who cares if a person is straight or LGBTQ anyways. Everyone knows the first rule of business is: The costumer is always right! You do what the costumer wants and how they want it. Otherwise, you lose that sale. Religion/Atheists, LGBTQ/Straight, Black/White… WHO CARES! We are all equal! This one hundred percent confuses me. When did not being civil to a human being become an issue? Since, the beginning of time (whichever theory you wish to believe), that’s what people do! Be nice to each other, and not bully! This truly saddens (sp.?) me that this even has to be an issue because it shouldn’t be. I’m straight, and I’m religious (not that it should matter), but I am sick of people bullying each other! This has to stop!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:10am
  178. “Lord does not pay your bills ,Aaron”

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:13am
  179. Terri-Lynn: Apparently, they don’t know this. I posted a comment about this very thing on their Facebook post. It seems they didn’t agree because the comment option is no longer there for me. Ignorance is bliss to some folks, I suppose.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:15am
  180. Lol I was banned from their page!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:48am
  181. You can’t pick and choose or hide behind religious excuses when you serve the public.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:17am
  182. Awwww. My heart bleeds cold borscht for them. . .

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:19am
  183. You can’t use the goodness of God, who many of us believe in regardless of our sexual orientations, to discriminate. And to call someone an abomination, is a lie placed on the Bible by man. That is not what the scripture says. Read the definition of Leviticus and you will know what the verse actually says and for whom it was initially written.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:22am
  184. There is a Flower Shop in Washington that pulled the same crap on a gay couple who ordered arrangements for their wedding. The owner is being investigated by the State and the customers are suing. I doubt the shop will remain open much longer.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:24am
  185. Well, if they go bust because of his believe I’m sure he can follow levitus.
    “A wife or children could be “sold” to help sustain the family through … Masters were to grant their servants release every seventh year with all debts forgiven ( Leviticus 25:35–43).”

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:35am
  186. Free Market!! Let the market decide!! That’s what you people like isn’t it? Hoisted by your own petard!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:37am
  187. THe guy is using Leviticus for his beliefs and he has tattoos..hypocrite

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:46am
  188. Nice to see Karma at work

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:58am
  189. well If there is really a law, and it is enforced he, and his wife may no longer have a business… :P BTW. His ignorant notice in the window is why so many believe ever god loving man, and woman is an ignorant dumb ass…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:00am
  190. That’s so sad…..NOT! Good! There isn’t room for discrimination.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:02am
  191. I hate to play devil’s advocate but…
    This is a private business and as a private business has the right to refuse service to anyone. If this were a publicly owned business that is a different matter as the laws on discrimination must be upheld.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:10am
  192. You are completely wrong on this. Businesses in Oregon are licensed and part of the licensing documents businesses sign clearly states that no business open to the general public can discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation among other reasons. Refusing service covers people who refuse to wear a shirt or shoes, or someone being obnoxious and disruptive, but discriminating against protected classes is not part of this. Look it up.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:02am
  193. I'm sorry, if I don't want to serve you, I won't. Remember the old saying we reserve the right to refuse service? Yeah, that applies. No one should be forced to serve you if they don't want to.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:56pm
  194. I am not sad for them at all.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:13am
  195. I kept waiting for John Quinones to walk out of the backroom and tell me that people like that don’t really exist in real life.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:14am
  196. What a surprise the LGBT community attacking and threatening people . To force there ideology on those that support traditional marriage

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:17am
  197. The people speak!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:34am
  198. GooD! Fuck them!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:35am
  199. It’s called Karma

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:49am
  200. suits you just fine, many more should pay attention, we are as equal if not better then the rest

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:53am
  201. Whether we agree with their beliefs, it is a long-established right that a business may refuse service to anybody. They are wrong for hating a group of people who have done them no harm, but people do have the right to be wrong in America.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:56am
  202. They’re not closing, simply moving their business into their home, so they can legally continue discriminating as they wish.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:56am
  203. They are re opening their business in their home. The same laws should apply there as well.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:10am
  204. What was done to this bakery was wrong and makes all of us look bad!!!! If we are ever to move even further than where we are now doing things like that aren’t going to get us there! The best thing about America is they have to be bigots they can be and they should have been hit where it hurts the most and that’s their wallet and instead the national media is going to make it so that they seem to look better than they really are. Just makes me shake my head not a good step forward!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:35am
  205. This could have been a success story instead it’s not. Some people need to see the big picture.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:41am
  206. Hopefully Zoning and or deed restrictions put a damper on operating from home

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:55am
  207. too bad, so sad. buh-bye arseholes.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:01am
  208. Stupidity has nothing to do with religious freedoms, assholes!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:03am
  209. Serves them right !!!These ignorant people will learn one way or another !!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:06am
  210. Glad they are closing, you cannot discriminate against anyone, saying just take your. business elsewhere and they will go out of business isnt true. Ive livec

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:09am
  211. They should be put out of business if they dont comply with the law. Yes people could take their business elsewhere and should . I have lived in small racist towns with one store, had they served only white they wouldnt have gone out of business because once the word got around racist people would have driven out of their way to support like minded biggots, im sure their bakery has been reccomended from many a pulpit and they will

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:19am
  212. Whatever!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:23am
  213. omg its a cake. discrimination via confectionary what a twat.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:24am
  214. They violated antidiscrimnation laws regarding public aaccommodation. Is they rrfused service to a straght interracial couple it would violate the same law.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:26am
  215. Oh I’m so sorry, not!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:36am
  216. Hey, that was their other option…. Serve all customers, or shut down!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:40am
  217. too bad: so sad. good riddance!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:48am
  218. Fucking religitards! Go ahead and ask the starving kids in Africa how good the lord is.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:50am
  219. They’re out of business because political grandstanding was more important than professionalism or their very customers. Will others learn the lesson? I have no tolerance for people interpreting their ‘rights’ as the right to abuse my fellow countrymen.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:52am
  220. That does a lot of good for the bottom line

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:52am
  221. They don’t know the history of the Civil Rights era. Signs in windows excluding other Americans is wrong.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:05am
  222. I bet they made birthday cakes for the children born out of wedlock, and cakes for those who were entering their 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th, or more marriage….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:15am
  223. I hope this teaches them a lesson

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:23am
  224. To discriminate against is most definitely a thing of the past and these guys deserved all that came their way. Should they have had that wedding cake order, they would have had lots and lots of similar orders after that and their business would thrive. Anyway…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:33am
  225. GOOD. KKKristian HYPOCRITES.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:37am
  226. So glad he has shut his door

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:40am
  227. Sounds like it could not have happened to a nice couple. I wish them a speedy and painful bankruptcy.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:48am
  228. They’re smart from a business sense… There will not be any assets to take if this was a Civil suit.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:53am
  229. Actually a slow, painful and very public bankruptcy would be more fitting. So who is the real abomination, just look in the mirror dude, or as we say in Aus, WANKER!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:08am
  230. Let them eat cake …

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:14am
  231. I,M thinking it had nothing to do with the lesbian couple and everything to do with that fact they can,t bake…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:14am
  232. Religious freedom does not mean that PUBLIC businesses can discriminate against who they serve. I’m glad they’ve decided to no longer be a public business if they can’t respect the law.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:22am
  233. Headline is right– First line is wrong!!! The Bakery was not “target” it is the “Bigot!” — too bad for probably good baker!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:25am
  234. Ditto -- shows discrimination in the writing...

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:33am
  235. Buh-Bye…….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:28am
  236. Haha, ass hats..looks like they get to have their cake and …eat it too ;-)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:29am
  237. Karma’s sure a bitch! Ha!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:29am
  238. Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:30am
  239. Bigotry doesn’t make dollars and “sense” boneheads!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:38am
  240. The good thing that always comes out of things like this is the amount of support we see for the LGBT community. Perhaps everyone is not as vocal as they could be but the hit this business took is evidence that many people in that area find any type of discrimination wrong. Kudos to Oregon residents.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:42am
  241. Prime example of voting with your wallet. Poof, they’re gone.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:46am
  242. He looks like a total douchebag, and homophobic type of person! I wish him a lifetime of neighbors that are gay as ever!!!! And I hope him and his wife that he probably dominates a failed business out of their home also!! Then, “THE FIGHT WILL BE OVER!” Ignorant a holes!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:47am
  243. I know that people have beliefs in this world… But I am sorry no one knows who wrote the Bible and what God was really feeling or said this is all hear say… I went to church I made my conformation and my communion and I believe in God and dam I have needed him so much in my life and not once can I remember him walking away from me to hurt me… I believe he has a reason for everything… But most of all HE LOVES ME GAY AND ALL…..

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:01pm
  244. ’bout time!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:03pm
  245. The conservative religious right needs to do a little research on what religious persecution ACTUALLY is. No one is beating them, whipping them or burning them, no one is threatening them with death for not converting or making the cake. They need to stop devaluing the fight of those actually facing these issues daily by claiming persecution. Wanting equal rights does not cause them harm.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:04pm
  246. The problem is that we need to remember rights for all…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:10pm
  247. I hear they are operating still – but out of their home.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:13pm
  248. Unless your business is part of a Religous “Organaztion”, there ain’t no place for your god in it.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:13pm
  249. This is the first time Libertarianism operated flawlessly:

    1. A business owner got to operate the way he choose.

    2. The business owner intentionally inflicted harm.

    3. Word got around and the business was effected.

    4. The harm to the wronged party remains utterly unredressed, but at least the free market has spoken.

    Fun for the whole family . . .

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:18pm
  250. And suddenly their Facebook page does not show up in my search this morning

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:20pm
  251. I don’t wish anyone any ill will but it would have been nice to read that they all met together and decided it was not a religious right but a human one! No one wins in this case.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:29pm
  252. Good to hear, this is the way it should be.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:38pm
  253. They crossed the red line, you do not judge another person and then try to punish based on your judgment!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:43pm
  254. As an Oregon resident, this makes me so proud. When they refused to make the cake, it was ALL OVER the news here. Clearly the majority of residents in that area didn’t agree with the way they ran their business.
    Your “religious freedom” doesn’t give you a pass to infringe on the rights of others.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:45pm
  255. ha ha

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:51pm
  256. Well, they are not out of business, just out of the government loop, no harm done.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:55pm
  257. They’re still in business, just not in the shop.

    Not quite a complete victory yet…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:56pm
  258. Sad……there are consequences for not being fair.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:07pm
  259. God is up in heaven shaking his head at these bakery owners right now… its a shame. Everyone is equal, and people like these folks, make me sick to my stomach. I don’t understand how you can call yourself a child of God, in anyway, if you can be so mean to others. Shameful.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:08pm
  260. They’ll make a divorce cake though

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:09pm
  261. Kinda sad for the family that own that bakery :/
    but I guess that is going to happen to everyone that deserves it.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:12pm
  262. Its a damn cake!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:14pm
  263. Excellent.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:18pm
  264. Gotta love karma!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:23pm
  265. They can stick it where the sun don’t shine!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:24pm
  266. Hope they never open again and their business from home will be boycotted!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:27pm
  267. Karma, you have done well my friend, you have done well. Let this be a lesson, karma sees all and catches up to those who choose to treat others poorly.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:27pm
  268. I hate to admit it… the guy is a total douche and all, but he does have a bit of a point….This is a rather fundamental conflict of personal freedoms. Should small family-owned businesses not be allowed to follow their own religious beliefs, regardless of what we may think of them? I don’t think either side has a clear case.

    Well, he could have refused their business politely instead of beating them over the head with a bible (metaphorically, of course), but still….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:29pm
  269. Good maybe people will grow up we are no diff then they are. Personally i think that place like this should be closed cuz its a hate crime, cake or not shit ppl grow up im dyke and damn proud of it

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:30pm
  270. they are confused about what freedom of religion means.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:36pm
  271. good riddence

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:39pm
  272. Shame on them. Love is love!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:43pm
  273. Bad cake = bad people. no one wants that gross bigot cake!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:45pm
  274. GOOD….BUT, THAT DOESN’T MAKE THEM ANY LESS BIGOTS.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:47pm
  275. Somebody needs to open a gay bakery in that spot and make a killing on wedding cakes. Success is always the best revenge, I say. ;)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:47pm
  276. Jesus didn’t hate any one group of people. We were all included in his love…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:48pm
  277. Haha

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:52pm
  278. you reap what you sow

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:55pm
  279. serves them all right, discrimination is against the law and for those of you out there that is the legal law not your God’s law or whatever deity you believe in.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:56pm
  280. Definitely a bad business move.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:00pm
  281. If Jesus walked into that bakery they’d accused him of not being Christian. Funny how Jesus included all even Romans and others who were left out as long as they believed in him and followed his teachings of loving one another!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:01pm
  282. A huge law suit victory would be great. Reap the bigotry you sow:-)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:06pm
  283. For those who think this sort of thing is a violation of someone’s religious freedom, here are the facts. The economic, legal and social concept of the “public marketplace” is as old as the hills, and well established in law. The public marketplace isn’t only a physical place; its the entire system and structure surrounding and underpinning the ability of anyone to make and sell goods of any kind, in a venue created by the public for the purposes of fostering economic opportunity, productivity, interactive community. It includes not just the physical space in which goods and services are made available to others through sale and/or barter; it also includes the origin and maintenance of the means of getting to and from there (roads, paths, waterways, etc.) and the means of communicating the existence of the market and the people, goods and services available there (public announcement, telephony, etc.). The public market is a concept encompassing all those things the public – you and me – have created and continue to sustain, to promote mutually beneficial commerce. Because the public marketplace is such a quintessentially open concept, but was created and is maintained by and for public purposes, law has, for centuries, held that it is appropriate and permissible for government to regulate such a public entity. Where am I going with this? Here’s where: if a baker wishes to ply her or his trade in the public marketplace they must agree to abide by the rules the public, through their government, have created for the public marketplace. That’s why you can’t spit or urinate in a food store, or choose not to serve people of color for example. If the public also creates law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, everyone who wishes to do business in the public marketplace must abide by that prohibition if they wish to benefit from the advantages available at the public marketplace. No one is stopping this baker from being a baker. But if they wish to do so in the public marketplace they have to abide by the rules there.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:12pm
  284. I guess they can’t stand the heat!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:13pm
  285. what about a wedding pie????

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:17pm
  286. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:22pm
  287. Ba-bye

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:23pm
  288. Ignorant!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:24pm
  289. So long. But wouldn’t it be much nicer to learn to love all people ….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:26pm
  290. I would eat their cakes if I was starving to death.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:29pm
  291. send your messages to melissa@sweetcakesweb.com

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:33pm
  292. Let them know that they cannot hide

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:34pm
  293. Apparently their God is not a bigot and does not like others judging!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:36pm
  294. Serves them right!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:37pm
  295. loss of business perhaps? nice to see less and less people supporting bigotry.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:37pm
  296. When you own a business, the customer is always right. Just a few short years ago, they may have even turned away a mixed race couple. Then again, maybe they have. Perhaps they shouldn’t be working with the public at all.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:40pm
  297. GOOD RIDDANCE! Should have never been in the business anyway!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:51pm
  298. This time they paid a price for their discrimination,anyone open to the public must serve every person equally or fail.they got what they deserve.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:03pm
  299. Just a reminder of our economic power… it’s big baby, very big.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:03pm
  300. Klein said he sells cakes to customers of all sexual orientations, but draws the line, however, at wedding cakes for same-sex couples. HOW MANY SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS ARE THERE? FUCKING IDIOT

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:04pm
  301. Good… Everybody deserve a cake. The Klein’s say their religious freedom is being violated is – B”S – What does cake have to do with it

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:14pm
  302. I HATE when ANY business goes out of business. Except this one.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:15pm
  303. oaahh what a shame ARSEHOLES

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:17pm
  304. Judge not lest ye be judged…. I guess this quote has been forgot or skipped over. When a store is open to the public, you are there for the public, not for who you decide is good enough for your products. Look for a profession where you never have to leave your home and please, don’t have children. There are enough fools in this world already.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:25pm
  305. See where HATRED gotcha…. Mr Baker !! I hear they welcome your kind in RUSSIA !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:30pm
  306. I am curious if he made cakes for anyone of another faith?? Considering his staunch belief in Christianity, does he also discriminate against those who chose to worship a different God? It all sickens me. Discrimination of any kind just shows the lack of intelligence in a person. Refusing to make this cake for this couple is just ignorance and bigotry and there isn’t a hope in hell I would ever buy a cake from these people. “Good riddance to bad rubbish”.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:32pm
  307. so glad to see another hate-full so-called “Christian” faith-based shop closed because they practice being BIGOTS, in the name of there false-god !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:36pm
  308. GOOD! As a gay member of society, good he shut his doors, asshole.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:38pm
  309. Karma sure is a bitch huh!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:41pm
  310. A stupid Wedding Cake!!?? How pathetic! They will not make it. I say it’s pretty much over for their business.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:41pm
  311. They have the right to refuse service to anybody. Does not mean they will not reap the consequences for their decisions. The free market spoke.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:43pm
  312. What goes around, comes around…BIG TIME!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:45pm
  313. Oh…..that’s too bad. Not.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:47pm
  314. I understand his belief in GOD, but I don’t understand why he thinks it’s OK to make a cake for a divorce party with his strong marriage convictions but not for a gay wedding. It’s not like he was going to attend, he was just cooking a cake. He would rather close his doors than do his job. Seriously?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:55pm
  315. if you don’t serve all da PEOPLE…you deserve to go out of biz…Lester Maddox learned that in GA and his RESTAURANT…LOL

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:03pm
  316. A good “Judgemental” christian!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:05pm
  317. Thats so fucked up! Bravo Kilo you know Im pro gay, and im for religious practice (even if im not religious). This was an overstep of the LGBTQ community.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:06pm
  318. 3 things 1) if you are in the service industry, you aren't allowed to have any prejudices. your prejudices begin and end at "cash or plastic" when it comes to custys. 2) a lot of times now there is a significant amount of internet activism and things like this do not go unpunished. they are immediately called out for it and then they are run over the coals for it. 3) and that internet activism translates into a whole new level of brutality and, at times, harassment. people nuke yelp with bad reviews, crank call the fuck out of the place. others go on and praise them on yelp. but point 1 is the most important one...

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:33pm
  319. They are still selling cakes from their home

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:09pm
  320. good. the cakes were probably lousy.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:11pm
  321. Hoooooray ….. I think his wife is one of the Lee Sisters but I am not sure if she is Ug Lee or Home Lee ….. Oh , wait she’s both !!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:12pm
  322. I think the break into their truck needs investigation by the Insurance ,,,

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:13pm
  323. Sometimes when things get tight for businesses Insurance Fraud happens !

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:14pm
  324. jerk

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:20pm
  325. $ is $ no matter who or what it comes from.And lgbts have lots of $ to spend.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:26pm
  326. Religious freedom or beliefs does not permit you to break the law !

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:28pm
  327. I am all for equal rights for everyone. With that being said, they had a right to say no. I think being made to do something with your own business you don’t like is wrong. Against your own religion is wrong. They could have just called the guy a jerk and gone somewhere else. They didn’t have to shop there. Once word got out that he was a jerk, they’d fail or survive on that. Not everyone is going to like you people. It’s immature and stupid to believe other wise.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:32pm
  328. Word of mouth customer advertising is one of the strongest influences on small business. He chose the message he wanted to send and his customers made their choice as well. No where in the bible does it say to shun sinners. Refuse them. Ban them. This is not religion based. This is civil rights based. Our secular society dictates that you may not discriminate against people based on sex, race, creed, religion or orientation. We have that law for good reason.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:06pm
  329. I can see what you are saying, but in a private business, which is what this was, I can say he still gets to refuse service to people he doesn't want to serve. If it was left handed people, if it was people wearing the wrong shoes, I believe in the right for him to refuse service. He's a jerk, but I believe he has the right. And lot's of religions pick and choose what they want to believe all the time, so it's not in your bible as you understand it, but it was in his. Oh, and I totally agree with all people that refused to go back there and helped put them out of business too. Though, if he was smart, he could have just said he was too busy to take that order and hidden his jerkiness and still be in business.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:27pm
  330. So he has the right to, say, refuse service to African-Americans or Jews?

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:31pm
  331. Sure. I didn't say it was ice or even respectable. I wouldn't want anyone telling me how to run my business. MY business. But we have the right to not go there. We have the right to turn the channel or not buy a product we don't like. We don't have to support his choices, and say it loudly with our money. Chick-Fil-A company owner may not like homosexuals, but he has never refused them service or did not hire them. They are still in business. This guy was a jerk, and everyone made their feelings known by not going there anymore. It's freedom of choice. I do see what you are saying. I just have a problem with people telling me what my choices have to be. HAVE to be. Even if it goes against something I believe.

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:38pm
  332. Unfortunately, I believe all those states that lost in the civil war may agree with you.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:16am
  333. I just like small government and more rights for us. Also, not saying this is something I would do. I'm not a jerk.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:26am
  334. Ignorance can be costly!!!! good!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:38pm
  335. I disagree with the owners but I also believe they have the right to run their business their way. Just shop at a different store.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:50pm
  336. YAY!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:54pm
  337. Assholes.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:56pm
  338. To attack others just because they follow different beliefs and discriminate us does not make us any better than them. How can we ever gain respect from ignorant people if we act ignorantly in return? Let the courts take care of the problem rather than bully and destroy their livelihood. There is a fine line between overdoing it. We should not ever become bullys towards people that are anti-gay. So be more aware of how we all react to people who shut doors in our faces.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:57pm
  339. a true story of you can’t have the cake and eat it too.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:02pm
  340. Guess the bakery couldn’t have their cake and eat it too!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:06pm
  341. “Gay Bashing” has a whole new meaning to it after what the LGBT has done to this couple…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:08pm
  342. I bet the owner wishes he would have just made the cake in the first place…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:10pm
  343. Interesting. But kinda glad they didn’t bake the cake, no telling what they would have done to it.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:10pm
  344. There are consequences. :-)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:14pm
  345. That’s what happens when you refuse to do business. Stupid is as stupid does!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:19pm
  346. Isn’t it funny how the people who say they have strong religious beliefs and that stand by what they think the Bible say’s but don’t understand a word of it are the most hateful and bigoted of the lot. They do not understand the teaching of Jesus nor do they practice it.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:19pm
  347. Sigh, it’s amazing how many people confuse the right to personal belief with legal business practices. People can believe anything they want. However, they do not have a right to discriminate based on those beliefs or practice their business according to those beliefs. A gay couple can walk into a Christian bookstore and, as long as they’re not making out in the aisles, cannot be turned away. That’s like saying the only people allowed in medical equipment stores are those with disabilities. If you’re business is open to the public, you must serve the public as a whole, not specific groups.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:21pm
  348. Glad to see this, this time discrimination was stopped. YEAH!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:23pm
  349. If that is the case, then they may want to avoid all these companies as well!! Including Apple and Microsoft!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:25pm
  350. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/companies-support-gay-marriage_n_3503981.html

    Replied on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:25pm
  351. Where do these asshats get the idea that religious freedom means the right to discriminate? Feel free to worship whomever you want, but if you’re Christian, then listen to Christ and do what he said. “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:26pm
  352. Oh, well. I guess they can kiss their retirement plan good bye.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:31pm
  353. Their business should closed down cos no respect!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:36pm
  354. A business is not private when Joe and Jane Public can walk in from the street and request service. If they were doing then what they are planning to do now and work out of their home, then it would be private.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:39pm
  355. They’ll probably open a restaurant and refuse to serve Jewish people.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:40pm
  356. this is a stellar example of the earthly aspect/application of “judge not, lest ye be judged” or ‘what goes around comes around” or “karma”. No one is so perfect that they can stand in judgement of the life choices of others who abide peacefully among their neighbors.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:42pm
  357. Me and my hubby had a bad experience at Wal Mart over OUR wedding cake! At first they didn’t want to put on the two grooms, charged us for filling we didn’t want or get, did NOT decorate the cake as we ordered it, roses and bow-ties were eleminated, and the grooms were eventually placed 4 inches apart on the cake! The manager finally did refund our money for the cake, without an apology! DO NOT GO TO WAL MART IF YOU ARE LGBT….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:44pm
  358. im not a professional cake maker but I baked a couple of kid birthday cakes if they still need one im willing to try! I think its sad people are like that im glad those idiots closed their doors…Wishing all the best to the lucky happy couple!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:45pm
  359. A little something I wrote on their page…who knows maybe they’ll wake up and smell the coffee some day.

    How sad the both of you are. Your religious freedom does not trump civil rights. You can’t even see what you believe in! And I highly doubt that you will ever enter heaven, if there is such a place, since you are trying to play god, which I’m pretty sure is the ultimate sin. You don’t get to judge another human, only god does, so for that alone you both will be going straight to hell. If you truly are true christians or any variation there of, you would know this…but clearly you think you are better than him/her which he/she won’t like. Love thy neighbor, do unto others, etc is god’s word. How truly sad and pathetic you both are for spewing hatred and trying to play god. Oh wait, that’s right….you cant even prove if there even is a god because you’ve never actually met, seen, or heard him/her. You’re just following a book that some human with dimensia wrote 2000 years ago which had been rewritten and translated a million times by others who didnt realize the first guy had dimensia. Hmmm, well I guess that says a lot about the 2 of you. You certainly have the right to believe in whatever you want, but to think your rights to believe in something INVISIBLE supersedes the civil rights of a human standing right in front of you, you truly must be sick. You should really see a doctor about that…I hear they can prescribe a dose of reality.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:48pm
  360. Pity!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:48pm
  361. They bible clearly states “Thou shou not bakith thy cake for thy lesbians” -Stupidity 1:3

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:49pm
  362. me being a gay man don’t wish nothing bad on this man everybody think differently

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:50pm
  363. (y) (y) (y)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:58pm
  364. OK, he’s being persecuted, huh? What if wanted to own slaves like the LORD said was OK, in the same book? If the Feds broke in and freed the slaves and put him in jail, I suppose that would be persecution, too? Just another funding cherry-picking the Bible.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:00pm
  365. I am very ashamed this happened in Oregon. I think in Eugene. These Bigots are sick bible thumpers. Their Man Made God that allows them to look down on others, be better than others and be BIGOTS. I hope they are closed down working in their home….Evil people…. Praise the lord… The real God has nothing to do with this BS.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:01pm
  366. thou shall not judge…..

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:03pm
  367. That’s too funny!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:13pm
  368. This is a tough one. He should have just said, “i’m sorry i don’t have time to make your cake”. No, instead he revealed his prejudice….and unfortunately THIS is what you get. So their money is ‘good’ to buy everyday food…..but when it comes to wedding cakes it’s not?! BS. I think the Bible CLEARLY states due unto others and they shall due unto you. Doesn’t sound like they are following that. Bigots using religion as a cover….nice….real original.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:14pm
  369. awesome

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:21pm
  370. Never underestimate the power of the gay dollar or wronged lesbians…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:43pm
  371. He wants to talk about religious freedom? What about OUR religious freedom? My religion sees absolutely NOTHING wrong with my sexuality. Why should we be made to feel less for not having the same belief? I’m sure the irony here is completely lost on this asshat.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:43pm
  372. so very christian of them to not judge and love all…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:50pm
  373. Good…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:51pm
  374. Good…..

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:51pm
  375. So, why can tattoo shops (among many other places) refuse services to customers, but these guys get a fine? I mean….it’s kind of silly. It’s their business. They should be able to serve who ever they want to serve imo.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:53pm
  376. Discrimination IS illegal, regardless of personal beliefs. Mixing personal belief with business = bad business. DUH! This is why they are being fined in a court of law.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:11pm
  377. thats what you get for being a bigot.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:12pm
  378. Good way to lose money idiots!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:13pm
  379. WOW

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:21pm
  380. PETSAMRT allowed me to be SEXUALLY HARRASED by my boss and did nothing to help nor protect me…they fired me and not him….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:22pm
  381. now they just make their shitty penis cakes for bachelorette parties from home.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:27pm
  382. Hey Bro! No one gives a SH*T about your religion or your God. Just bake them a fu*king cake and earn some cash. Done.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:30pm
  383. I am glad they’re closed who are they to discriminate

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:32pm
  384. Casey the law in Oregon states you can not disciminate when providing services to the public. Thats English enough for me to understand it and I don’t own a business. They broke the law plain and simple. Im super confused though anyone know wtf they are thinking or their reasoning as to how their religious freedom is being violated? Im super confused on that part. Have tempted to email them just to find out.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:40pm
  385. Maybe they thought it would get their name out there. Get more customers. It was a stupid thought!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:52am
  386. I have taught sworn Nazis, Green Party idiots, Libertarians and other people I cannot stand. Can’t they bake a cake with two women on the top?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:44pm
  387. If a business is allowed to discriminate based on gender identity, then what’s to stop them from discriminating based on race, or anything else they may be bigotted towards?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:45pm
  388. The Klein’s broke the law; plain and simple.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:47pm
  389. The right to refuse service has limits…..you don’t get to be a Nazi. NOT SORRY TO SEE THEM GO. They were nice about it, but in the end, it was still BIGOTRY.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:47pm
  390. But they’re not closed….they just moved the business from a public shop to their home….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:49pm
  391. Does your religious belief also include “Thou Shall Not Judge” ? My assumption of you being a Christian may be incorrect, but if you are a Christian…you are failing on the most basic of commands.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:59pm
  392. Land of the Free! Am I right??!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:02pm
  393. see if you just would have went ahead and made the cake made some money

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:13pm
  394. “Freedom” doesn’t make it OK to break the law. Even if there’s no law involved, I have the freedom NOT to do business with those whose intolerance disgusts me. I hope they’re moving the business to their home because they can no longer afford the shop’s overhead.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:18pm
  395. it’s not a business in the private sector. this business serves the public; therefore, what this owner did was discriminatory.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:20pm
  396. Couldn’t have happened to nicer people!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:20pm
  397. @ Paulette Baker,,,, NO YOU DON’T! Your Sick

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:20pm
  398. sue the state for double

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:33pm
  399. HA! xD, no ignorance in the workplace

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:35pm
  400. ooops next time i bet he will think twice about that Decision lol

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:36pm
  401. To clarify: Freedom of religion is not under attack, but some Christians’ sense of self-entitlement to hate and twist the words of their faith is. And last I checked…”hate” is not a Christian value. #JustSaying

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:41pm
  402. Good…they ought to be ashamed ..stupid people

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:59pm
  403. i asked Celebrity Cake Studio in Tacoma wa for my wedding in March that was pushed back til next march and they didn’t return phone calls, facebook messages anything. :-(

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:01pm
  404. No body wants your hate cakes. :)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:29pm
  405. Whahahahahaha…Karma…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:40pm
  406. There isn’t any room for people like this! Buh BYE!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:49pm
  407. assholes

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:49pm
  408. Karma! Not even Cupcake Wars will take your nasty cakes!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:54pm
  409. I understand what everyone is upset about here, but it’s a little petty to me to file this against a bakery.. I mean, I am a lesbian, but shouldn’t we pick our battles and save our energy for the bigger issues? Just go to another bakery for goodness sake..

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:09pm
  410. I believe that every business has the right to sell to whom ever they choose. Consumers have the right to boycott any business for any reason they choose as well.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:11pm
  411. sad, but right. green is green

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:17pm
  412. They are probably closing in order to protect their assets from any lawsuit. Cowards.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:28pm
  413. Jane, every business does not have the legal right to refuse a customer,depending on local and federal laws, and depending on why a potential customer was refused.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:29pm
  414. sux to be them. They should of honored everyone!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:33pm
  415. To bad for the bakery. They should have refused service but not given a reason. Plenty of other places to shop . As for all the hateful responses it doesn’t say or help your cause and makes you look mean .

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:34pm
  416. I bet their cakes were DRY!! LMAO

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:57pm
  417. These bakers are forcing their religion on others and yet they bitch about religious freedom? That’s right buddy! You and your wife do NOT have the right to force your religion on others. Drop dead!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:01pm
  418. Good. Mean people don’t deserve good customers.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:12pm
  419. Ahhh!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:26pm
  420. So , if we go by YOUR laws then, when I served as an Army medic I should’ve been allowed to let ignorant bigots bleed to death. Fair’s fair… and Jesus turned NO ONE away!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:38pm
  421. Oh, and what about that sit-in at the Woolworth’s counter down south back in the day ? I suppose THEY should’ve been able to refuse service to whomever they chose too!!!! HATER!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:40pm
  422. Just goes to show, Karma is a bitch

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:47pm
  423. Geez i dont think id go that far to close the doors to a business that brought the owners/employees joy and alot of people im sure. An apology and wedding cake woulda made up for it im sure. Or just make the cake in the first place

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:47pm
  424. Religious freedom my ass… Marriage is about LOVE not the sex we LOVE … so GET OVER IT!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:49pm
  425. Good they need to close their fucking doors.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:15am
  426. Being cited for discrimination does not constitute an infringement of religious freedom.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:25am
  427. from what I can recall, the Bible mentions homosexual MALE relations, it mentions nothing about FEMALE ones.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:32am
  428. what was his last name ? KLAN ?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:45am
  429. ha HA!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:49am
  430. As they should…booooooo

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:55am
  431. Goodbye, bigots.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:57am
  432. They got what they deserved. Another anti-gay business is gone!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:00am
  433. Let him eat all his cake, ALONE. :)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:17am
  434. The odd thing to me is, if you are in business, one would assume that you are in the business of making money and that you should decide if you are going to allow yourself to be a good business person or a religious zealot. For whatever reason, someone is looking at buying goods, if you are a business serving the public, you should accommodate your cliental.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:22am
  435. Looks like God sure didn’t have their back on this one! Maybe they should reevaluate that Love thy neighbor part again. I love seeing Karma work!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:31am
  436. They have the right to refuse service to whomever they choose, but folks have the right to choose bakery’s as well.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:38am
  437. great!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:43am
  438. yea

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:47am
  439. Karma actually worked this time! Usually it is too slow and uncertain.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:05am
  440. That lesbian couple had a right to have a cake baked for them. It serve3s that bakery right.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:09am
  441. Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:12am
  442. So Sad IGNORANCE is still here today in 2013….I did not ask to be born GAY…But the LORD made me that way. He knew I was strong enough to handle it! Discrimination is Discrimination…..So HAPPY their business had to CLOSE!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:17am
  443. Me…I would have just gone somewhere else… .that is just an across the board statement….I have tons of places I dont go because our beliefs dont jive….In this country we are gifted with the freedom to believe as we like, live as we like to a large degree…and love as we like….BUT….so does everyone else… so a certain amount of tolerance must be had by all for the UNIT to function. There was a lack of tolerance on BOTH sides of this issue…My gut says let the shop do what they like and just don’t shop there if you don’t like it…simple…You cannot change people by force…it NEVER works…it is ONLY through understanding things move forward. Now it seems it is just working backwards from what it used to be…both ways are wrong….sorry…I have a Bionic Lip when it comes to certain things…hehehe

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:31am
  444. this is economic extortion steamrolling people’s rights to express their own opinions and i support it wholeheartedly.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:19am
  445. Well, I guess they can’t have their cake and eat it too….lol

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:24am
  446. Some people just aren’t ready for business.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:29am
  447. oh, how sad

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:30am
  448. I don’t like the thought of a small business closing but these people did it to themselves! They forgot the cardinal rule of business! Give the customer what they want!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:47am
  449. SO you made your point, was it worth loosing your business over…. Open your MIND…. Let love in….

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:05am
  450. This is the telephone number that is posted on her page. 503 668 5756 It will be turned on sept 9th, next Monday.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:10am
  451. Some good news for once! Can’t get away with this in Portland.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:58am