Tyrannical Bureaucrats in Oregon Steal from Bank Accounts of Christian Baker Who Refused Gay Wed Cake under Color of Law
Fox News is reporting:
Melissa Klein was checking her bank accounts just a few weeks before Christmas when her face turned ashen. The money was gone - every single penny.
Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries had confiscated all the cash in Mrs. Klein's checking account and savings account as well as a special account set aside for their church tithe.
Yes, friends - the state of Oregon stole money meant for our Lord.
Mrs. Klein and her husband, Aaron, are devout evangelical Christians who own a mom-and-pop bakery - Sweet Cakes By Melissa.
In July, they were ordered to pay more than $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple after they refused to bake their wedding cake. The Kleins objected because of their religious beliefs.
The judgment was awarded to the lesbians for "emotional suffering."
Just a few weeks before Christmas, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian wiped out the Klein family's bank accounts - taking nearly $7,000.
Faced with a state-mandated 9 percent interest penalty, the Kleins opted to pay the disputed amount in full - turning over a $136,927.07 check to the government. That money, which was not in their bank account, was acquired through donations the family.
It was the price the Kleins had to pay for following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
"It was like my breath was taken away," Mrs. Klein told me in a telephone conversation. "I panicked. Everything was gone."
And, as I said before, Commissioner Avakian even seized money set aside for You Know Who.
"We had three accounts," she told me. "I have one account that's labeled, 'God's money' - our tithing. They just took it."