Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian couple who were ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple after refusing to make them a gay wedding cake is speaking out against the government.
“A government that can tell you what you have to do and what you have to say is pretty darn scary, and when they come at you and try to take everything you have because of it, well, I mean, that’s almost horrific. We are the average American family trying to live out the American dream and honor God in our life, and so, that’s why we’re in the situation we’re in ,” Aaron Klein said during the Church Boys podcast.
The Kleins say that the $135,000 wouldn’t come from their business or insurance and would have to pay out of their own pocket. They say it would put them 'out on the street'.
“It’s coming straight from our personal assets. That would be our vehicle, our house, the money that should be used to feed our kids, you know, that sort of thing. So, this is not something that will be real easy to pay up,” Aaron Klein added.
The Blaze reports that the judge wants $75,000 given to Rachel Cryer-Bowman and $60,000 to Laurel Bowman-Cryer for
“I figured a government was put in place to protect us and protect all people, and not to punish people — especially for living by your faith, and that’s all we did,” Melissa Klein said.
The Kleins set up a GoFundMe account where people could contribute to helping pay their legal bills. Despite raising over $100,000, the page was pulled.
“After careful review by our team, we have found the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions and have removed this campaign,” GoFundMe said in a statement on its website.
The money, however, will be available for withdrawal.
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