Hypothetically speaking it would have been a less painful of an experience if the lesbian couple, Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her partner Laurel had instead physically assaulted these bakers in 2013.
The ramifications of the resulting complaint, court case, fine, loss of their business and the national precedent of religious intimidation far exceeds the damage a face fracture, and bruised body would have resulted.
Here is the Klein’s in their own words as to the damage personally and nationally,
“The bake shop, located in Gresham, was forced to close under intense criticism, but donations allowed the couple to operate the business out of their home up until October 2016.
“We lost everything we loved and worked so hard to build,” Melissa Klein told KATU. “I loved my shop. It meant everything to me and losing it has been so hard for me and my family.”
Lawyers defending the Kleins argued in March the court was violating the bakers’ First Amendment-protected free speech rights.
“We believe that freedom of expression for ourselves means freedom of expression for others,” an attorney for the First Liberty Institute said. “And what’s unfortunate here is that a family and their business has been punished because of their religious beliefs. And that’s not America. That’s just flat out wrong.” (Infowars)
LGBTQ Using Government as a Means of Assault and Intimidation
Now there are a lot of details that can be scrutinized surrounding this case. For example, the state of our country that allows for this frivolous action, the fact gay marriage is recognized by law, the faith and humility present in the Klein’s during this tribulation, etc.
These are all worthwhile topics. Though what I mainly want to discuss is this horrible trend among liberals that somehow makes it okay to drag people before the courts to assault them and destroy their life’s work because their feelings were hurt.
Let’s for the sake of argument pretend that these two rather large, brutish looking lesbian women started punching and assaulting the Klein’s inside their store. Their feelings were hurt they became enraged, so they preceded to pummel these two store owners bloody. Let’s say fractured ribs, black eyes, broken nose and severe bruising. Both Melissa and Aaron Klein were hospitalized and received treatment for their injuries. Punishment for the lesbian offenders aside, if we look at just the resulting injuries sustained, the recovery period would have been less painful for the Klein’s. In 6 weeks they both would have been healed up, working their bakery to this very day with only a crazy story to tell on work breaks. But no, instead of just physically harming them, this lesbian couple choose to take a far more insidious route, and wrap their anger in the heavy hand of government and clobber them completely into ruination.
Christian people need to recognize quickly that liberals are being taught and encouraged to find offense in everything Christian. This gives them reason enough to wield the heavy hand of government as means of political and religious intimidation. Atheists, like the LGBTQ crowd, are notorious for utilizing government to religiously intimidate people of faith. Think about how many organizations have been sued for public religious displays by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, in fact, they list the most current out under a page entitled Legal on their website.
FFRF versus Trump challenges executive order against church politicking
FFRF sues Texas judge to end courtroom prayer practice
FFRF, parent, sue to end 75 years of bible classes in W.Va. school system
FFRF and ACLU-KY challenge rejection of personalized license plate
FFRF and members file suit against Latin cross on county seal
FFRF sues Congress for invocation discrimination
FFRF and AHA take on cross in Pensacola public park
Gaylor v. Lew challenges IRS clergy housing privileges
FFRF vs. Abbott challenges Bill of Rights display censorship
FFRF sues Morris County, N.J., over grants to churches
FFRF, ACLU bring suit challenging public school’s live nativity scene
FFRF, AU, ACLU sue Brevard County (FL) over discrimination of nontheists
FFRF sues over school board prayer in Chino Valley, Calif.
Look at that list, this is just the recent actions. What kind of scum bags spread out like a system of spies to scour the nation looking for “religious infractions” and sue counties, schools and state-funded churches for not conforming to their anti-God worldview? Militant commie, color revolutionaries are who do this kind of thing. Their hate for God justifies their disruption of just law.
Using the oppressive, aggressive, and unjust government judicial system to assault your ideological rivals is as heinous as stomping someone’s head into the concrete. It is an overt act of premeditated aggression to lawyer up and cause someone personal hell simply because you can. Atheists and LGBTQ get away with it only because the system favors them, and their cause, and not the Christian cause. This one fact obliterates the illusion of persecution among LGBTQ. The government aids in such Christian bashing. The real persecuted in America are traditionally minded, faith-based Americans that just want to perform a service for just compensation to anyone they choose to do business within their community.
One of the foundations of just law is this concept of proportional justice.
“In criminal law, the principle of proportional justice is used to describe the idea that the punishment of a certain crime should be in proportion to the severity of the crime itself.” (Wikipedia)
On its face, the ruling, the fine and resulting media spectacle is well beyond the scope of proportional justice. If they had been guilty of any type of discrimination, then just force them to bake a cake for crying out loud. Why the $135k dollar fine, why the publicity explosion? This was nothing short of a social engineering point of order for Americans in the future. If you remember this story initially hit the news cycle a year or so prior to the hype about the SCOTUS gay marriage ruling. This was used as kerosene to stir the fires of emotion to secure that ruling, nothing more. Nothing would have come of this had there not been the media attention and spotlight playing out the way it did.
The Apostle Paul talked about the shame of taking people to court, he said in 1 Corinthians 6 that it is a shame to drag people before the judges on trivial matters.
“I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?” – 1 Corinthians 6:5-7
He spoke this concerning the childish way in which some Christian brothers was reportedly dragging one another into court. He ended saying it is better to just suffer than repay someone with government oppression and judgment. The principle applies to this secular couple as well, only complete jerks drag people before government officials with the intent to ruin them like this lesbian couple did.
At the end of the day these two lesbians took a small personal offense and turned it into a weapon, that was then placed in the hand of government, who without hesitation used it to level this poor family bakery.
This is the America we live in now. People are out to get Christians and they are using the state to do it. I say they might as well as line us all up and start punching us in the face rather than utilize government to destroy our businesses, livelihoods and family. It would be easier to recover from.
The sad thing is, it isn’t even the bakers that these reprobate sodomites have a problem with, their problem is with God. They literally believe because they used government to harm these Christian bakers instead of their fists, that they are righteous in their actions. Such hypocrisy, and a perverted sense of justice.
Like the FFAF who obsessively troll’s organizations with frivolous lawsuits, the Christian bakers became a symbol much like the crosses that the FFAF gets litigious over. It is a symbol of God, and therefore it must be destroyed. All of this totally puts the intolerance of the left into perspective like nothing else. Crying oppression while they themselves perpetuate the ultimate oppression of government force on unwary good people.Please Sign-up for our Newsletter and Like us on Facebook, for updates.
This will only embolden atheists and LGBTQ to continue their vicious assaults, and discourage good Christian men and woman from trying to fight back.
“But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.” – John 15: 21-22
Article posted with permission from Wake the Church