15 Nov 2016

Good News

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brad-avakian

Brad Avakian went down to defeat for re-election in Oregon. Back in July of 2015, Avakian ordered the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a family-owned bakery in Gresham, Oregon, to pay a lesbian couple $135,000 in emotional damages for refusing to make a cake for their wedding, hitting the bakers as well with a cease and desist order to stop speaking publicly about their motivation for refusing service. The owners had cited their Christian beliefs against same-sex marriage.

Even Oregon’s Deep Blue State voters would not return him to office.

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Seattle Sam

There are so few things that provide a sense that justice occasionally prevails.



GoneWithTheWind

Mr. Avakian conspired/collaborated with the lesbian couple and set the outrageous fine by fiat. In theory he could have set the fine at a million dollars or a 100 million. IF what the bakery did was illegal (which technically it is not) but if it were illegal a reasonable fine might be $100 or even $200. But the $135,000 fine was intended to destroy them and put fear in the heart of anyone who might try to stand up for their rights.

It is also worth noting that you could not go into a Muslim bakery and force them to bake a cake with a figurine on it that was derogatory to their religion.



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