Dozens of protesters gather outside Sweet Cakes bakery

Feb 10, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KATU-TV Portland

Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday outside Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore.

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David Traversa

Catamarca, Argentina

#2 Feb 10, 2013
Always this religious crap getting in the way of everything .. that's what should worry people and not who's marrying who ; for a popular ghost is a very hard to beat opponent ..

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#3 Feb 10, 2013
bigots plain and simple
Brian

Attleboro, MA

#4 Feb 10, 2013
There should be no exception for religous beliefs. Religion is fictitious BS. It has no place in the rule of law and a civil society.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#5 Feb 10, 2013
It's interesting that the bakery owner is oblivious to the fact that he is using religion to justify religious discrimination. The same whining was done when sexual orientation was added to the Federal Hate Crimes law.

These people are perfectly happy having the law protect THEIR religious views but not anyone else's.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#6 Feb 10, 2013
I hope the State of Oregon prosecutes this guy. He clearly violated State Law. And if he claims to be a Christian then he also violated many of the Bible's verses that tell us to obey civil law.

And we all know he's eating up this publicity, smug and proud to be the "martyr to the cause" (another sin "God" frowns on)

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#7 Feb 10, 2013
Brian wrote:
There should be no exception for religous beliefs. Religion is fictitious BS. It has no place in the rule of law and a civil society.
I disagree. Religious beliefs are protected under the law and I'm OK with that. And the law doesn't allow one's religion to be used as an excuse to use religion to discriminate. This man is running a business not a religious organization.

The anti-gays are trying to use the idea of "religious protection" to circumvent the law. That is why he's angry that "special rights for religion" were not written into the statute.
James

United States

#8 Feb 10, 2013
I applaud Sweet Cakes bakery!

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#9 Feb 10, 2013
The bakery owner should be sued to make a point, but is a protest really needed? It seems to me GLBT people in the US have bigger fish to fry.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#10 Feb 10, 2013
James wrote:
I applaud Sweet Cakes bakery!
You applaud law breakers? Or is it just anti-gay ones?

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#11 Feb 10, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
The bakery owner should be sued to make a point, but is a protest really needed? It seems to me GLBT people in the US have bigger fish to fry.
I disagree. A stronger point would be made if Oregon enforced it's laws of non-discrimination.

And I really wish you'd take a little more time to think about what you wrote before you hit send. You often behave just as badly as the anti gays. But then you chose to run away rather than stay here and fight. So I hope you understand if many of us dismiss you and your advice and opinions.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#13 Feb 10, 2013
yep wrote:
Sounds like we have a lot of MAD queers on here.
We should be angry. So should you. A serious CRIME seems too have occurred. Frankly I'm surprised you aren't mad. Here's why. I'm sure you've complained a few times this week to someone about how inefficient the Government is.

Here we have an example of the Government actually doing it's job and investigating a possible crime. If this were any other crime I'm sure you'd be glad they might be getting caught. But to you this isn't a serious crime. We get that.

Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#14 Feb 10, 2013
Don't feed the trolls.
Willis

Anonymous Proxy

#15 Feb 10, 2013
Juanpaul wrote:
Don't feed the trolls.
Is that a picture of Curious George?
Kelly

UK

#16 Feb 10, 2013
The law and religion should be two separate institutes.(Even though some believe that their religion gives them a higher power to rule over other people that follow their beliefs or not!)

If they are so dead against gay people, then they shouldn't be in a service where they serve the public. You can't argue that that discriminates because they understand all about that.

If a person or company turned away a black couple, a disabled couple or an inter racial couple for example on the grounds of their beliefs there would be uproar and rightly so. But many years ago the same reaction would have happend, people would have celebrated this bigoted behaviour because of their narrow mindedness and pig headed ness.

This is absolutly unacceptable that in this century we are STILL having to fight and educate people on equality. What is wrong with people. It makes me think of the time hitler was in power I can just image the nazis justifying their wrongs because of what the bible says or what the crowd are say, or what they are lead to believe.

Hey if they are following the bible, as well as refusing to serve them why not stone them to death, that's what it suggests in the bible, how comes they don't do that?- because its against the law?(Like discrimination) or because they know that's wrong and they choose to ignore that part?

Despite my rant because I'm saddened, hurt and angry. I am not against faith. I believe in good hearts and minds it can be used for good things and be a great source of healing and hope. But faith should not legally or ethically be used to discriminate other citizens. It is not their right to pick and chose customers. It is wrong. They should be ashamed of themselves.

They have been lucky enough to be born with no uncontrollable differences, like disability, colour, or homosexuality. None of which is a choice as they believe it to be. No human in their right mind would choose a life harder for themselves. But the alternative is far, far more damaging. I wonder how they would feel if the bible said being straight was an abomination would they go against every fibre of their being to be with a same sex partner even though it repulsed them and they new they would never really know of the true feeling to love?

I'd love to sit and chat with them face to face.

If there is a God out there, let him decide, judge, persecute. It's not your job.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#17 Feb 10, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
The bakery owner should be sued to make a point, but is a protest really needed? It seems to me GLBT people in the US have bigger fish to fry.
Some battles just aren't worth fighting. You can be right without needing to prove it all the time.
hoodathunkit

Mount Gilead, OH

#19 Feb 10, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
The bakery owner should be sued to make a point, but is a protest really needed? It seems to me GLBT people in the US have bigger fish to fry.
This isn't a national protest, it's a community protest. Do you think that GLBTs should ignore what is happening in their communities?
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#20 Feb 10, 2013
yep wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey queer, what's wrong with your ears?
Really?? That's the best you can do? JohnPaul's ears are actually perfect, as is he, so you making fun of them tells us more about you than you know. I know he said not to feed the trolls, which means cretins like you, but he is a great guy and I'm sticking up for him.

Now back to the thread: I'm not a Christian, but I've read that book of theirs twice, in two different translations. And for the life of me I'd swear there is nothing in it banning bakers from making cakes for homos. So what religious beliefs is it they're clinging to?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#22 Feb 10, 2013
SirAndrew wrote:
I'm not a Christian, but I've read that book of theirs twice, in two different translations.kes for homos. So what religious beliefs is it they're clinging to?
You were hoping a different translation would make more sense, I suppose?
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#23 Feb 10, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
You were hoping a different translation would make more sense, I suppose?
No. Never had such grand expectations. But I suspected a different translation would provide additional explanations for the idiocy of these people.
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#24 Feb 10, 2013
Of course some of the clients will be gay,it's Portland, for crying out loud.

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