It is never about same-sex marraige even though there are many who believe that it is. It is about discrimination. Aaron Klein is about to find out that the protections for those he feels are “abominations unto the Lord” have more rights than just marriage rights. Klein is the owner of Sweet Cakes in Grensham, Oregon and he refused to make a cake for a bride to be.
Well, the woman has filed a complaint under Oregon’s Equality Act of 2007 because this is illegal. The Oregon Attorney General’s civil enforcement office will begin an investigation into the case and determine if, by declining to make the cake, Klein broke the law. Klein has admitted to reporters that he did refuse to make the cake saying that ”They’ve made a choice to do what they’re doing, I’m making a choice to not be a part of it.”
Klein also denies calling the copule abominations, but did say that he “apologized for wasting their time and said we don’t do same-sex marriages. . .I honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, didn’t mean to make anybody upset, [it is] just something I believe in very strongly.”
Of course, being told that you aren’t good enough to be thought of as an equal does tend to hurt people’s feelings, but then again, while many Christians claim that they are being persecuted, they have absolutely no experience with discrimination. However, Klein claims that he would rather lose out on trade rather than give up on his beliefs and said “If I have to be, I guess, be penalized for my beliefs, then I guess, well, that’ll be what it is. My First Amendment rights allow me to practice my religion as I see it.”