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Homosexual Controlled Oregon State Government Fines Bakers Who Refuse To Cook For Homosexuals, Angry Mobs Stalk Couple

The owners of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after they were found guilty of violating the couple's civil rights.

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said they found "substantial evidence" that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against the lesbian couple and violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, a law that protects the rights of the LGBT community.

Last year, the bakery's owners refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, of Portland, citing their Christian beliefs. The couple then filed a complaint with the state.

Aaron Klein told me there will be no reconciliation and there will be no rehabilitation.

"The investigation concludes that the bakery is not a religious institution under the law and that the business' policy of refusing to make same-sex wedding cakes represents unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation," said Charlie Burr, a spokesman for the Bureau of Labor and Industries.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told me the plight of the Klein family is another example of the consequences of redefining marriage.

"We're seeing a steady drumbeat of the loss of religious liberty, the ability to live your life, conduct your business according to the principles and teachings of your faith," Perkins said.

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