December 29, 2015

Christian bakery pays $135,000 to gay couple for 'emotional suffering'

StaffRebel Columnist

The saga of the Christian couple who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple's wedding is finally over.

According to Breitbart, the Oregon bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, was ordered to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages had refused to pay for six months.

Christian bakers who were ordered to pay $135,000 to 'emotionally damaged' lesbian couple: This government is scary

The lesbians, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer claimed that Sweet Cakes by Melissa had caused them emotional suffering.

A 2007 Oregon law was designed to protect the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. The law also bars private businesses from discriminating against potential customers.

Sounds like a law defending the rights of Christians is needed.

Remember the Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol? They were fired and the Obama administration sued on their behalf for "religious discrimination". A jury just awarded the men almost a quarter of a million dollars in damages.

Oh, and here's what happens when you ask a Muslim bakery to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

Talk about double standards.

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commented 2016-01-02 02:24:47 -0500
They knew which bakery to chose, knowing its christian they seen an oppotunity to order a cake there knowing they would refuyse and they could sue and get extra cash out of it. Please, there is no emotional suffering only for people that are getting there freedoms and rights taken away from the liberal socialist like this bakery and people that accuse others of islamaphobia for no reason just to silence them
commented 2015-12-31 01:52:34 -0500
Kelly Weber , their bakery their choice, if the gays do not like the cakes they have they can go elsewhere.
commented 2015-12-30 17:56:58 -0500
I wonder if Ezra can get an interview with the bakery.
commented 2015-12-30 15:01:23 -0500
It’s a free country so why didn’t they go to a gay friendly bakery of which I am sure there are many in Oregon?? What a couple of opportunistic effn babies. Not everyone accepts and likes me, may not like the way I live my life either. If they tell me to my face I would move on and spend time with the people that appreciate me. Period. I wouldn’t waste my energy trying to get them to like me or accept me. I would most likely be offended and hurt but to keep harping on and re-living my pain is something I am doing to myself and no longer has a thing to do with others. Nobody “makes” you feel. Emotional suffering, indignant feelings re-experienced is self-inflicted, not because of a bakery or anybody else. Grow up for eff sakes! Why is it that people today believe that they are just soooo special? They want everyone to know just how different they are, flaunt it in everyone’s face, and expect that the world is supposed to like them? Life hurts. Get over it.
commented 2015-12-30 09:44:12 -0500
Yes because you’re going to hell for baking a cake. I am going to refuse to serve the next Chinese person who comes into my store and see how that goes.
commented 2015-12-30 08:03:58 -0500
It’s a war and the Left is winning unfortunately.
commented 2015-12-30 02:47:17 -0500
I am betting that somebody already started a crowd funding campaign to bail the bakery out.
commented 2015-12-30 01:10:43 -0500
The usual double standard. More left wing bigotry as usual. Micheal Mann loves special rights.
commented 2015-12-29 23:56:28 -0500
I do not envy you your meeting at St Peter’s Gate when you are confronted with your ‘fairy tales’ and have to explain all your hateful, anti-Christian nonsense to God…which will probably be sooner, than later.
My advice to you, as a Christian who loves the sinner and hates the sin, confess your sins, ask Jesus Christ your Lord and Saviour for forgiveness, then repent of your sins, otherwise…well, you sound smart enough to know where you will be going…as much as you are in denial – God loves you…
Your hatefulness and fear as manifested in your words of anger and delusion will only bring you hopelessness and eternal damnation…God gave us will when He created us in His image, make sure you choose correctly.
I say a prayer for you that you will find the truth that will set you free…
commented 2015-12-29 21:24:46 -0500
In this case, emotional suffering = mentally delayed (to use a PC term). How anyone can put that kind of price tag on being denied a cake for emotional suffering simply underscores the narcissism and victim complex of progressives. Shame of the courts and shame of the couple who brought this case to the fore, though I suspect it was more an activist gesture than a random buying of a cake.
commented 2015-12-29 19:23:04 -0500

Maybe you shouldn’t believe in fairy tales.
commented 2015-12-29 19:15:06 -0500
We are going down this road and there is no stopping this, it is a worldwide conspiracy!
Short of killing the homosexuals in question and the third-party players – the government enablers and facilitators of this heinous conspiracy – nothing will stop it! And killing the degenerates and the treasonous scum in government is not Christian…in fact it is antithetical to Christian beliefs and moral principles…but we are going down this road…Satan is in charge and his minions are winning…for now.
Things will get much, much uglier and more and more unbelievable as we are forced further down this road…it begins to be understandable why the Bible has prophesied that so many Christians will leave the fold before the end…but hang on we must! I pray to God for the strength and faith to endure and understanding to back up the endurance, I read the Bible and observe the destruction around me, in order to be ready…and we can but await the coming of the Kingdom of God.
Read the following and you will begin to understand what has happened, what is happening and what will be happening, this is not satire:
…and this is just one plank of the Devil’s plan of destruction – the destruction of the soul of man…
commented 2015-12-29 19:00:01 -0500
This is utter nonsense. Businesses have the right to serve or not serve whoever they please. I’m sure gay bakeries have refused to bake cakes for heterosexual couples many times if it ruffled their feathers. This bakery should pay them nothing, except to maybe offer the lesbians $100 to get a cake made at a different bakery at the very most. They still shouldn’t bake a dam cake for the pair of psychotic lesbians who only used this Christian bakery as a scapegoat to make money off of them and put them out of business. Then this bakery should countersue the a holes for slander, being bigoted against their religion, putting them out of business and as many other things they can sue them for. I would say maybe 10 million dollars would be a fair settlement for the bakery for all the pain and suffering and all the other things I listed. Nail the bastards to the cross, so to speak.
commented 2015-12-29 17:04:20 -0500
Bill Elder – now that would be poetic justice!
commented 2015-12-29 16:17:00 -0500
Hope these 2 enjoy their ill gotten gains because if they are true to the norm, they will probably be back in front of the same judge on a property settlement case of divorce.
commented 2015-12-29 15:52:32 -0500
Typical human rights courts – always one sided

The name calling begins – how about those heterophobics?

I simply do not want people to impose their beliefs upon me – because if positions were reversed the media would have a field day.
commented 2015-12-29 14:57:37 -0500
This is crap. There is supposed to be a thing called freedom of religion. It was enshrined in the Constitution whereas same sex marriage was not. Everyone understands people have largely divided opinions on this issue so there is no need for anyone to be injured at discovering this. Even if you were allegedly injured they obviously weren’t so paralyzed that they couldn’t launch a law suit. And how do you arrive at this kind of amount? Was each tear shed worth a $1000 or were they going to call the whole thing off? Were they so upset they couldn’t see clearly in the phone book the name of alternative baker? What Christians need to do is seek out gay bakers in the same manner they have been sought out and ask them to bake a cake with the saying Gay marriage is against God or some similar statement. When they don’t comply then sue them to the max in the same capacity. This is the only way to find a reasonable compromise.
commented 2015-12-29 14:30:46 -0500
This is nothing more than a crock of crap instigated via the free-speech denying leftists who demanded free-speech to have their particular brand of total immorality enshrined in the halls of a corrupt judiciary that now supports anything evil or immoral in their service of Satan over the rights of Christians who serve the One True God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! It is all part of the Satanic onslaught against righteousness in North America permeated via the politically correct leadership and an evil irresponsible judiciary acting together as followers of the Anti-Christ!!
commented 2015-12-29 14:14:16 -0500
Gord Day;
Non-straight couple. lol
This is all about people seeing a chance to make a couple of bucks, buy using the politically correct concept, to sway a Judge. This kind of thing happens all to often in our new enlightened world.

Surly a shop owner has the right to refuse to sell something, that he/she owns, regardless of the reason. You do not sell a 9mm assault rifle to a ten year old Kid and get sued for it?

To use Gord Day’s phrase, this Non-straight couple (lol) were simply on the make.
commented 2015-12-29 14:00:23 -0500
There is no double standard – there is huge difference between basic human rights and whatever you want to have faith in. Religion is secondary.
commented 2015-12-29 13:54:31 -0500
AB Patriot,

The problem with YOU is that you are homophobic and bigoted. Only people like that would say something like sodomites.
commented 2015-12-29 13:49:28 -0500
The bakers should just sub-contract the cake to a moslim bakery. That should be fun.
commented 2015-12-29 13:26:37 -0500
AB Patriot said, " “Hate the sin, but not the sinner,” is utter bullshit"

That is your opinion, but it is not true. I am sure there are some Christians who cannot separate the two, but many can. I have seen the separation of those two concepts in practice. Maybe you have not and that is why you are so jaded about it.
commented 2015-12-29 13:18:12 -0500
More often than not, the passive-aggressive approach is better: make them the worst cake ever. Have it fall apart the second they open the box. Then, give it to them for free; of course, they will not want another if they are told, “We’re too busy to make another- enjoy your free cake.” Who sues anyone over free, collapsing cake? No one. The problem when dealing with sodomites if that everyone is too honest over their convictions. “Hate the sin, but not the sinner,” is utter bullshit. You hate both – and you will like it. The next step is to lie to the sodomites and agree to whatever they like; but be so completely incompetent that they will just give up. Will there be a loss? Yep. But it will be a lot smaller than the loss that will be bared when the sodomites take you to court.
commented 2015-12-29 12:59:25 -0500
Just reading this story has caused me emotional abuse. Could I get some money from the Non-straight couple?
commented 2015-12-29 12:30:06 -0500
The fight is not over by a long shot. The court was going after their home and the 500K raised through donations. Their lawyer convinced them it would be better to pay in full plus and stop any increase in late fees until the court date for the appeal later in 2016. Where if they win they could get the money back in full.
commented 2015-12-29 12:26:50 -0500
The left is and always will be about double standards, only certain groups are afforded the law while others are not.
commented 2015-12-29 12:11:47 -0500
I would close the doors and give everything away before I would give them a dime!