The battle between the righteous religious right and the LGBT community is going to get nastier than it is now. Most Americans approve of same-sex marriages, and they oppose discriminating against them. A Portland Oregon judge made that fact clear when he ordered the owners of Sweet Cakes Bakery to pay a lesbian couple $135,000 for refusing to make them a wedding cake in 2013.
The judge awarded the couple the money for the emotional suffering that followed. Oliveira says that the owners can file an exception with before a final order is issued.
The owners of the bakery, Mr.& Mrs. Aaron Klein, closed the store when the incident went public. The owners say they have a right to practice their faith, and refusing to make a cake for the couple was them practicing their faith.
The real issue is, what is Christianity these days? Is Christianity the Bible beating bigots that pull select phrases out of the good book, and use them for discriminating purposes, or is it a faith based on love and the acceptance of all beliefs?