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The Oregonian reports: "A same-sex couple who requested a cake for their wedding in January but were refused service by a Gresham bakery have filed a complaint with the state, alleging Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against them based on their sexual orientation. Christians have a right to own a "successful business" in Oregon, so long as they don't, well, be Christian. Continue Reading

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  1. Bill Sr.
    1 year ago

    There has to be a solution to this issue without offending either side's ideology.

    If we could possibly consider the wedding cake as two separate things being ordered we have that opportunity. If you go to any of a variety of custom (one of a kind) restaurants and order a cheeseburger with goat cheese and the owner does not stock goat cheese you either leave or you can have the normal burger and but any of the stocked condiments on it.
    The custom bakery has the right to say we can sell you a wedding cake and you can but what ever you want on top but our various versions of custom cakes do not include double boy or double girl toppings. What’s wrong with that? Oh, too much common sense?

  2. Thomas
    1 year ago

    Thank you Matt for the Facts, great articule. Most of the posters on this articule are from the gay community. One equates gay sex to the black civi lrights. One puts civillaw above Gods law,and one blames all christaonsfor divorsce laws. I think the trolls are out in force.

    It amazes me how they think we all should participate in there sin. Just so they know, to most Catholic, and most christains, the law of God, not mans laws, are OUR Compass. Todays Old Testimont reading should serve as a warning.

  3. DLL
    1 year ago

    A lousy law that no one wants is no law at all. To force unjust immoral laws on others so they must accept them is pure arrogance,plain and simple. There is not one ounce of love or justice in forced immoral laws. Agenda is not law it is agenda,nothing more.States are designed to up hold moral law and they have no right to change it. Agenda is no reason to change moral law! No one has to bake a cake to support immorality of any kind.

  4. Scott
    1 year ago

    You know, Christians have been undermining marriage for the last 50 years. Now that someone else is "joining the party" everyone is upset. Instead of getting the splinter out of the "gay community's eye, we need to look at the long piece of lumber that has been in the majority of Christian's eye". We have approved no-fault divorce which ended life long commitment. Almost all have supported contraceptive sex and the mentality that goes with it, and many also participate in premarital sex, arbogating one of the main acts of a good marriage. I would say that these bakers were more a victim of Christians who already been redefining marriage for the last 50 years, then they are of these people. If Christians had been supportive of marriage for the last 50 years we wouldn't have this problem.

  5. abey
    1 year ago

    Gender to the Marriage Interpreted instead of being revealed is to say God is interpreted not to the revelation, originated from the garden where the devil "interpreted" the Law of God to the fall of man, fall of Israel, in the continuation unto the day disregarding the revelation called Christ.

  6. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago

    Surprise, surprise, surprise!

    And people thought that letting pervert get married would be a harmless thing???



    The strategic tactic of homosexuals is to force their perversion down the throats of the American people.

    But there is hope...

    People have the right to practice their religion freely.

    And if their religion is that they cannot cooperate with perversion under pain of mortal sin (going to hell) then not only spiritually, but also legally, they don't have too!

  7. jeffsfla
    1 year ago

    Matt: I am sorry you are just wrong. You may not like the law but a business owner cannot discriminate. It is the law. The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa know they are breaking the laws of public accommodation. If you don't like the laws...change them. But we cannot allow business owners to pick and choose which laws they want to follow. I am afraid not only will these people face a big fine but they may just put their employees in the unemployment line. Something we clearly do not want.

    We decided as a nation there would be no more "No Blacks Served" signs. We decided also decided businesses needed to accommodate disabled people. These sound like logical and well thought out examples of non-discrimination. Can you not agree? What if I said I would not provide my services to a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew because of my religious beliefs? It would be discriminatory, oafish, and simply disgusting. If you want to run a business in a municipality it must be open to all. If not these people need to go back to their homes and their houses of worship where they can believe whatever they wish. No matter how cruel and vile it may be.

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