Sodo-state moving to collect $135,000 fine from Christian bakers October 6, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, It's all about the $$$, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Latest developments in the ongoing persecution of Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein for their refusal to supply a cake to a fake wedding. There are some very interesting revelations below, including claims from the gomorrist couple in question that they seek no money from the Klein’s. This appears completely a politically motivated persecution by a single unelected government official who is trying to make a name for himself (in pursuit of higher office, surely) as a crusader for sodomites. And if a good Christian couple must be broken in the process…….well, a political career omelette doesn’t get made without breaking a few Christian eggs, does it?
The agency that ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple began the legal process last week to seize the money the Oregon bakers are refusing to pay.
“Our agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options,” Charlie Burr, communications director for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, told The Daily Signal. “They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order.”
Docketing the judgment is a preliminary step the agency must take in order to seize the Kleins’ house, property, or other assets in lieu of payment.
On July 2, Brad Avakian, commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, ordered the Kleins to pay $135,000 for the emotional, physical, and psychological damages they caused Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer for refusing to make a wedding cake.
Since then, the Kleins have been vocal about their plans to resist the order, and they told The Daily Signal they have no intention of backing down.
“There’s legal reasons and there’s also kind of personal reasons,” Aaron Klein told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “If a civil court or a circuit court judge had made this order, I would consider it legally binding. But when a bureaucracy does it and I didn’t get due process, I don’t call it legally binding.”
Talking about the personal reasons, Aaron cited a July interview in Willamette Week, where the complainants suggested that the case wasn’t about money.
“We didn’t have a choice in how this was prosecuted,” Rachel Bowman-Cryer said. “We didn’t have a choice in the fine. If we had been given the option, we probably would have said: ‘Just apologize. Just say you’re sorry and go away.’” [i think this is re-writing history. The gomorrists have been active complainants and came up with a whole laundry list of complaints that they said equaled $150k in “suffering.” I’ve covered this before. So now to turn around and say “oh, we sought nothing, just an apology, is frankly pretty cheeky. I think the winds of sentiment have changed, and more now side with the Klein’s than this perverse couple (and feel the judgment against the Klein’s egregious), and they’re looking for cover]
wife[person she acts out with] Laurel, added, “[W]e’re not asking for anything. We’ve never asked for a penny from anybody.”
“When you have these girls come out and say we never wanted the money,” Aaron said, “it wasn’t about the money and we don’t need the money … and I say this isn’t right, I shouldn’t have to pay this money, and the only person saying the money should exchange hands seems to be Brad Avakian.” [an unelected official administering an “administrative court” without usual standards of evidence or appeal. Basically he is given carte blanche to rule in any way he feels like, and he feels like making an example of some Christo-fascist bible humpers who had the audacity to stand in the way of the sexular pagan zeitgeist.]
Lesson to Christians: move out of leftist states if at all possible. Congregate in the most conservative, Christian-friendly states you can find (except Texas, we’re full, try Alabama or Mississippi, they’re very nice, you’ll love them).
There was more at the link, including the video below, which contains evidence of the “girls” seeking extensive damages:
Sexular paganism, or satanic progressivism, and the Christian Faith, cannot coexist. Historically in the West, the Faith was ascendant, but over the past 200 years, that has changed, to the point where now it is leftism that is ascendant, and don’t think they don’t mean to very much enjoy this power for however long it lasts.
Sheesh I wish that guy would lose the earrings. A lot of us have been there, buddy, but we also turned 25 or 28 and put such things away.