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Bakery Fined $200,000 By Obama Justice Department For Declining To Make Cake For Lesbian Wedding

December 31, 2015

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Melissa and Aaron Klein were given $500,000 in online donations

A bakery owned by a religious couple was fined $144,000 for declining an order to make a cake for a lesbian couple’s same sex marriage. They objected on the grounds of their religious beliefs. The Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon has paid $144,000 of a $200,000 fine to┬áLaurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, issued by President Obama’s Justice Department, which claims they should have registered as a religious organization. However, most bakeries do not register as religious institutions.

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It is wrong for the government to ask someone to go against their religious convictions. What if someone went to a Muslim owned bakery and demanded they make a cake with an image of Muhammad on it, went it is forbidden to draw him in Islam. What if someone went to a Jewish owned bakery and demanded they make a Nazi cake. Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer should have sought a bakery that caters to same sex wedding cakes, as a number of religions forbid adherents from participating in it.

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Baker to pay US$144,000 over lesbian wedding cake

A bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has paid them more than $200,000 but is still fighting. The owners of a US bakery who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have paid about US$144,000 ($210,000) in damages despite their ongoing appeal of the discrimination case.

The damages were ordered after Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon, refused to bake a cake in 2013 when Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer were planning their nuptials. Aaron Klein handed the state a cheque for nearly US$137,000 on Monday, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries spokesman Charlie Burr said. The payment was first reported by the Oregonian newspaper.

The money was added to US$7000 received from the Kleins earlier this month through private collection efforts spearheaded by the state’s Department of Justice…

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/75526362/Baker-to-pay-US-144-000-over-lesbian-wedding-cake

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God And The U.S. Presidential Election

June 18, 2007

Candidates in the scheduled 2008 U.S. Presidential election have been busy vying for votes, especially that of the Christian church.Census records and encyclopedia articles state, Christians account for roughly 70% of the U.S. population. That’s enough to get anybody in office, but the church shouldn’t want just anybody in office.

The church needs someone that truly reflects real Christian values. Anybody can say they are a Christian…and just about everyone is saying that for this election. Invoking the name of God is good and fine if one means it, is sincere and is a decent human being. However, it is not to be abused and His children aren’t to be lied to or mocked in attempts to get votes.

If a candidate truly loves the Lord, their life will reflect that. Their deeds will show God’s nature of integrity, truthfulness, kindness and a true sense of justice in what is right and wrong. It will not show self-interest, badgering, dishonesty, backdoor deals and contradiction.

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