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  • Oregon bakers pay fine after state seizes their bank accounts

    January 4 2016 by Leigh Jones, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Oregon bakers pay fine after state seizes their bank accounts

    On Monday, Aaron and Melissa Klein paid the state of Oregon $136,927.07 – the fine levied against them for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2013. The payment also included interest accrued since the couple lost their appeal in July.

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  • ADF may appeal ruling against Colo. baker

    August 17 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ADF may appeal ruling against Colo. baker

    A Colorado Christian baker discriminated against a gay couple when he refused to bake their wedding cake, a Colorado appeals court ruled Aug. 13, and the baker’s attorney is expected to appeal the case to the Colorado Supreme Court. The Alliance Defending Freedom “will most likely appeal” for baker Jack Phillips …

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  • Fayetteville rally features embattled Oregon bakers

    August 17 2015 by Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Fayetteville rally features embattled Oregon bakers

    Opponents of a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., heard Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein underscore the cause of religious liberty during an Aug. 11 rally at University Baptist Church. Leaders of Protect Fayetteville who sponsored the rally say Ordinance 5781 would infringe on First Amendment religious freedoms.

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  • Penalized cake bakers garner faith-based funding

    July 29 2015 by Sarah Padbury, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Penalized cake bakers garner faith-based funding

    In April, the crowdfunding site GoFundMe halted a campaign raising money for Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore. Friends opened a new campaign using Continue to Give, a faith-based giving platform, with the goal of raising $150,000. The campaign has raised nearly $400,000 …

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