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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Oregon Dad stands up to the Nanny-State: Wants the right to sell and not sell Wedding Cakes to whomever he chooses

by Eric Dondero

Meet Aaron Klein. He's a baker, in a small town near Portland. Klein, a small businessman and taxpayer, just wants to be left alone, to raise his kids with his wife, live his life the way he chooses, practice his relgiion free from government intervention. But that's not enough for the State of Oregon, and the big bad OR Dept. of Justice.

Klein told a lesbian couple who walked into his business on January 17, that he preferred to make wedding cakes only for heterosexual couples. That didn't sit right with the couple. They filed a complaint. Justice bureaucrats immediately filed charges.

From KGW.com:
"I believe that marriage is a religious institution ordained by God," said Klein. "A man should leave his mother and father and cling to his wife ... that to me is the beginning of marriage."
Additionally, Klein quoted:
"I'd rather have my kids see their dad stand up for what he believes in then to see him bow down because one person complained."
Klein now has to make a formal response to the OR Justice Dept. explaining his actions. He has two weeks to submit or face the wrath of state regulators.

Like something straight out of an Orwell novel. How soon til the jack-booted thugs, carrying guns, break down the doors of his bakery, and haul him away to jail? (Photo credit - WelcometoGresham.blogspot)

1 comment:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964.