“This country should be able to tolerate diverse opinions,” he said. “I never once have said that my fight is [to] stop what they call equality.” ”
My fight in this situation is religious freedom. It is the ability to live and work by the dictates of my faith without being punished by the government and all Americans should be free to do that.”
“This is really hard,” Melissa Klein said, tears filling up her eyes.
“I did all the flooring in here—this was a collection agency before we moved the bakery in,” Aaron said, peering through the glass window.
“I’m sorry, we don’t do cakes for same-sex weddings,” he recalls saying after learning there were two brides.
“I wasn’t even aware at the time that Oregon had anything on the statute that would have prohibited me from turning down the order,” Aaron said.