Friday, July 10, 2015

'Anti-gay Oregon bakery was not fined for cake, but sharing lesbian couple's personal info' & other Fri. midday news briefs

Save your fake tears, Melissa Klein. We now know why your bakery was fined.

Oregon bakers weren’t fined over cake — they were punished for sharing lesbian couple’s home address - I don't care how many times this story has been listed, I don't care how many times folks have read this story, and I don't care how tired folks are of hearing about it. THIS component NEEDS to go viral. That bakery in Oregon which got into trouble for not serving a gay couple and ended up having to pay a $135,000 have been liars from the start. They whine about their religious liberty and accuse the lgbt community of being "intolerant." It turns out they were fined BECAUSE they shared the lesbian couple's personal information, causing the couple to receive a multitude of threats and nearly causing their foster children to be taken away. Now when the Family Research Council, Todd Starnes, and various other anti-gay groups and personalities repeat this story, they won't mention this fact. When the couple who owns the bakery makes their speech at FRC's "Values Voters" Summit, they aren't going to mention that detail. We need to drill this truth into people's heads so that they know how much of a lie this entire crying towel story was. 

The Newest Argument For Wedding Cake Discrimination - Because you can BET the anti-gay right is attempting to twist this situation again.  

Mike Huckabee: US Now Worse Than Sodom And Gomorrah Because Of Marriage Equality - The poor anti-gay right continues the conjecture and hyperbole to no avail. 

Governor Tells a Kentucky County Clerk to Start Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses or Resign - BECAUSE it's their freaking jobs to do it!  

Right-Wing Pastors: Expect 'Gunfire' And Rebellion Due To Gay Marriage Ruling - The only thing I've heard are words from overpaid, self-righteous so-and-so's who are too cowardly to start something themselves so they are attempting to bamboozle others into doing it.


Anonymous said...

Hi Alvin,

I was wondering if you have any information about the attorneys who are representing the Kleins.

I could only find the name of one of the attorneys, and no surprise, she has ties to an anti-gay, oops, I mean Christian organization (Oregon Family Council).

I imagine the other attorneys representing the Kleins are also similarly affiliated with allegedly 'Christian' organizations.

BlackTsunami said...

I'm guessing that Liberty Counsel has its slimy fingers into the pot also.

Unknown said...

Here in our own state of SC, I note that Horry County has now stopped performing weddings altogether since the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. While the Probate Office still issues marriage licenses, they no longer perform any civil ceremonies.
Their public reasons:
"...the court must and is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and they are no longer performing marriage ceremonies. The judge's official answer as to why is the office is too busy to take the time to do it, they weren’t doing that many anyway and there are many other places, wedding chapels, for instance, where people can get married."

However, privately, the court's employees acknowledge that the SCOTUS decision is the real reason for their no longer performing the ceremonies but they don't acknowledge this to keep from being sued.