The media continues to try and make stories out of non-stories and the case of a local bakery who refused to make a cake for a gay couple is no different. Glenn argues that while you may not like it, the business has a right to exercise their own set of values. How will this one play out?
KGW had the story:
It started on Jan. 17 when a mother and daughter showed up at Sweet Cakes by Melissa looking for the perfect wedding cake.
“My first question is what’s the wedding date,” said owner Aaron Klein. “My next question is bride and groom’s name … the girl giggled a little bit and said it’s two brides.”
Klein apologized to the women and told them he and his wife do not make cakes for same-sex marriages. Klein said the women were disgusted and walked out.
“I believe that marriage is a religious institution ordained by God,” said Klein. “A man should leave his mother and father and cling to his wife … that to me is the beginning of marriage.”
“I’d rather have my kids see their dad stand up for what he believes in then to see him bow down because one person complained.”
Oregon Attorney General’s civil enforcement officers are investigating the claim filed by the woman. Oregon law prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation, but the U.S. Constitution protects Klein’s religious beliefs.
“This guy had a right to say what he wants. He has a right ‑‑ let’s be honest about our opinion. If he wants to say what he says in his bakery, he has a right to say it. If he wants to serve whoever he wants to serve in his bakery, it’s his bakery. You don’t like it; go find another bakery,” Glenn said.
Glenn said that all that will be accomplished by a law
“Move on with your life,” he said.