National Organization for Marriage is trying to divert attention away from their catastrophic losses last week. Their not-so-new poster children are Melissa and Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The owners of an Oregon bakery that made national headlines last year after turning away a pair of lesbian brides-to-be are now facing a fine of up to $150,000, which could reportedly leave them bankrupt. (Huffington Post, 10/1/2014)
Kathlyn Cobb-Wells who identifies as being self-employed at Financial Distribution Services in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, suggests:
Feel the love? Because poisoning a cake is so Christian. National Organization for Marriage and Brian Brown has been made well aware of the comments through Twitter. NOManiacs is unable to directly comment to these posts because NOM has banned us from posting anything that dissents or points out their bigoted statements.
Others have suggested that the lesbian couple go find another bakery, not pay the fines or sue them. Huh? Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners believe it was their religious freedom to deny service to the lesbian couple. However, that is not in accordance to the Oregon law.
In July, a series of photos appeared on Sweet Cakes by Melissa’s official Facebook page, which showed desserts prepared by the company for Restored Hope, a group which has advocated for reparative, or “ex-gay,” therapy. (Huffington Post, 10/1/2014)
More comments from resident NOM supporters calling for continued discrimination, comparing LGBT people to Islamists, pedophiles, sheep…