They threatened them.
They threatened their vendors.
And they told them they hoped their children died:
“It’s a sad day for Christian business owners and it’s a sad day for the First Amendment,” owner Aaron Klein told me. “The LGBT attacks are the reason we are shutting down the shop. They have killed our business through mob tactics.”
Last January, Aaron and Melissa Klein made national headlines when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
Klein tells me he has nothing against homosexuals — but because of their religious faith, the family simply cannot take part in gay wedding events.
“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said. “I don’t want to help somebody celebrate a commitment to a lifetime of sin.”
The lesbian couple filed a discrimination with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and told their story to local newspapers and television statements.
Within days, militant homosexuals groups launched protests and boycotts. Klein told me he received messages threatening to kill his family. They hoped his children would die.
The LGBT protestors then turned on other wedding vendors around the community. They threatened to boycott any florists, wedding planners or other vendors that did business with Sweet Cakes By Melissa.
Honestly, aside from wishing the kids were dead, I think this is how it should be done.
Now hold on a minute before you start freaking out.
Rather than go an legislate something be done about the business (and I know they were already being investigated for civil rights violations) protesting a business out of existence is preferred over using government.
I also say a business has a right to deny service to anyone for any reason and accept the consequences for it.
That’s what happened here.
What do you say?