Three years ago, the owners of a family business in Northwestern Oregon made the tough decision to honor the teachings of their faith instead of cowering to political correctness and suffered persecution and a devastating legal battle. Recently, the Klein family, announced they are closing their bakery for good.
According to a report from Fox News, “The Kleins have faced unrelenting attacks from the LGBT community. Their business was boycotted. They were bullied. Their children received death threats.” This unrelenting torment and anguish occurred simply because the Klein family decided they would uphold their religious beliefs, a right that is quickly fading.
Brad Avakian, the Commissioner who fined the Kleins, appears to have colluded with Basic Rights Oregon, the organization that worked to bring down hefty legal ramifications against the Kleins. The couple was fined $135,000 by the state, among the multi-year legal conflict they still face.
Emails between Basic Rights Oregon and employees of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) suggest collusion pertaining to the proceeding against the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Melissa and Aaron Klein. Read the rest of 2ndVote’s previous story on that here.
This is one of numerous examples of religious liberty being oppressed by left-wing radicals. 2ndVote will continue our work to provide you with up-to-date notifications regarding attacks on religious liberty.