Defiant Oregon bakers fined $135,000 for their 2013 refusal to make a cake for a lesbian wedding reportedly vow to “fight back” against the state labor commissioner’s stiff penalty – and are calling on “Christians … to take a stand.”
“For years, we’ve heard same-sex marriage will not affect anybody,” Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told The Blaze.
“I’m here firsthand to tell everyone in America that it has already impacted people. Christians, get ready to take a stand. Get ready for civil disobedience.”
Oregon’s Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on Thursday issued a final ruling in the contentious discrimination case, ordering Klein and his wife and co-owner Melissa Klein to cut a check for the money to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer for refusing to bake them a cake for their same-sex nuptials.
“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote, according to The Oregonian.