Owners of the Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the business imposed with a $135,000 fine for not baking a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have a few words for the government.
The Klein’s have been ordered to contact Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries regarding payment of the fine. Their attorneys are seeking a stay until the appeals court has a chance to weigh in.
In the meantime, Aaron has something to say to the government.
Via The Blaze:
Klein, who was fervent in his pledge to fight back against the fine when he spoke out last week, affirmed that he still has no plans of backing down from the order, which was handed down by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian.
“I will not relent. I will continue,” he said. “I will use every legal remedy I have to make sure that this man cannot do this to me, cannot do it to my wife, cannot do it to my five children, cannot do it to any other American.”
Klein said that the entire situation — which began after he and his wife declined to make a wedding cake for Rachel Cryer-Bowman and Laurel Bowman-Cryer based on the bakers’ religious views — shows “overreach of the government.”
Klein would go on to say that what we’re seeing in America is “the persecution of Christians.”
Listen to the Klein’s discuss their fight for religious freedom below…
Klein previously blasted the government official who has been going after the family business, saying he picked on the wrong people.
“He’s doing this with the wrong Christian, because I fight back,” Klein said.
He urged other Christians to fight back.
“Christians, get ready to take a stand,” he implored. “Get ready for civil disobedience.”
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