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Christian Bakeries Turn Down Gay Weddings, but not Divorce Parties, Pagan Celebrations

| by Michael Allen
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Two Oregon bakeries owned by Christians who refused to make cakes for gay weddings recently agreed to make cakes for other celebrations that directly contradict the Bible.

This year, Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Fleur Cakes both refused to make cakes for gay weddings based on their religious convictions.

To test these convictions, reporters from Willamette Week recently went undercover and called both bakeries with requests that contradicted the Bible, but were not turned down.

Willamette Week reported:

People who answered the phone at each bakery were quite willing to provide baked goods for celebrations of divorces, unmarried parents, stem-cell research, non-kosher barbecues and pagan solstice parties.

We later contacted both bakeries to ask about these inconsistencies. (Fleur Cakes) declined to comment beyond asking whether she had been taped (she had not).

Sweet Cakes {by Melissa] owners Melissa and Aaron Klein were upset that we “would even try to entrap a business” and contacted conservative talk-show host Lars Larson.

Here is a transcript of the "divorce party" request. In the Bible, divorce is condemned many times in the Old and New testaments, but not by the bakeries.

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Willamette Week asked Sweet Cakes: "My friend is getting divorced and we’d like to throw her a little party to mark the start of her new life. Do you ever write messages on those—we’d want it to say “congratulations!” and how much would it be for a cake that could serve about eight people?"

“A 10-inch is $29.99. That should probably do it....We can definitely do something like that,” replied Sweet Cakes.

“The price for a 10-inch cheesecake is $36 and up. So it’ll be between $36 and $45, but you’re going to have to call in advance because my schedule for June and July is very busy,” answered Fleur Cakes.

Source: Willamette Week