Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were told that if they don’t pay the $135,000 awarded to the gay couple who sued them, a lien will be placed against their home next week.

The Kleins were slapped with a massive fine and served with a gag order by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian after they refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding back in 2013, making it illegal for them to talk openly about their desire to not bake items for same-sex weddings:

“The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations … will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination be made against, any person on account of their sexual orientation,” [Administrative Law Judge Alan] Avakian wrote.

 

While the Supreme Court recently legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, that has no bearing on the Klein’s case, which is based upon their religious beliefs.

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Fortunately, the Kleins have had a massive outpouring of support from their fellow Christians across the country, and an online fundraiser has raised over $240,000. However, as with anything else, the government gets a slice of the pie, and they will have to pay taxes on that amount.

But, the amount raised is beside the point, since this entire situation should have never happened. The fact of the matter remains that our government has become more of a totalitarian regime, which will use its power to force people into believing certain things and acting certain ways, as we see with the Kleins.

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Despite their First Amendment right to practice their religion without interference – including lesbian interference – this Avakian character thinks he’s going to wield his bureaucratic sword and strike down this family for staying true to their beliefs, and unfortunately, it appears he’s been successful thus far.

This is not about gays. This is about power and control. And liberal states like Oregon will use the leftist mantra of so-called “tolerance” to continue to rip apart the social fabric of society, until all that’s left is the Almighty State. So help us God.

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