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It all started when a woman and daughter stopped by "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" in Gresham ,Oregon.
Aaron, Melissa's husband and business partner in the cake shop said, "I did my normal thing, where I asked what the bride and grooms' first names were so I could write it down on the contract."
He says, "She---the girl---giggled a little bit and then informed me it was two brides, at which point, I looked up from my paper, and said..."
It was then that all the assurances we have heard regarding homosexual legislation not imposing or undermining freedom of religious expression, seems to have evaporated.
Aaron says, "I looked up from my paper and said, 'I'm sorry. I hope I didn't waste your time, but we don't do same-sex marriages. We don't believe it is right.'"
With a disgusted look, the two left the cake shop. They want a cake. Aaron and Melissa have certain religious beliefs. So find another cake shop, right?
"Ten minutes later," Aaron says, "she came back in and told me I got to say my piece and I have a right to my opinion, but she wanted to give me hers."
He said, "OK, go ahead."
The mom explained that she used to share Aaron's beliefs, then her daughter told her she was gay, "then," the mom said she realized that, "God made her daughter that way."
Aaron told the mom, "The Bible doesn't say that."
She told Aaron to read his Bible again. He said she needed to read Leviticus 20:13.
She stormed out of the cake shop. So now its over?
No, not yet.
This is about more than "cake maker, cake maker, make me a cake."
Laurel Bowman has now filed a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice.
Each time homosexual activists and their surrogates pass laws to redefine marriage, family and the social order in general, they always, with a straight face, assure the people that their latest incremental step will do nothing to undermine or erode their expression of religious freedom.
Matt Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, says a matter like this should be a slam dunk for religious freedom, but with the way things have been going, it isn't.
No one should be forced to bake a cake if they have deeply held religious reasons not to bake that cake.
Staver says, "In many parts of the country where there is either a sexual orientation or gender identity non-discrimination law, or even worse, a state that sanctions same-sex marriage, that when religious freedom collides with the homosexual agenda, the homosexual agenda, typically has been winning and religious free exercise has been losing.”
If homosexual activists can force a small business owner to bake a cake and cater it to a same-sex wedding that violates the cake maker's religious beliefs, what else can they force biblical Christians to do---or not do?
The state attorney general is considering Bowman's complaint.
Will the cake maker be forced to make the cake? Or will they merely be charged with being discriminatory and intolerant?
I will keep you posted.
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