A Daily Signal Exclusive: Bakers Facing $135K Fine Over Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Speak Out

“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.

“It was my day to be at home with the kids and Aaron’s day to be at the shop,” she told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview.

“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.

“A group of people—I don’t know what group of people—but they got together and harassed all of our vendors,” Melissa, 33, said.

“I really haven’t been able to do my cakes … not even close to what I did in the shop,” she said.

 

 

 

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