This news recently has really stirred me up a little. Not because I am angry at the judge's decision - or surprised of the obvious persecution - and I can't say how I would decide if I had been this couple - but I can say, that if I were asked to do something that conflicted with my religious beliefs, I would have to refuse. I have spent a great deal of my life compromising what I believed to be true which makes me a hypocrite. More than ever before I think we have greater opportunities to stand up for what we believe in, but moreso to help those by prayer, by community, by conviction who share a common belief in the One True God and as we seek Him and seek to live righteous and holy lives, we should take advantage of those opportunities. It would have been one thing if the judge had ordered them to make the cake in the way the two women wanted, but its quite a different thing to fine them $135,000 - quite a bit more money than the average person or even couple earns in a year, and to place a gag order to keep this couple from even speaking about why they refused. What happened to "let us reason together"... how can a community expect tolerance and acceptance when they don't provide it themselves and much more take away the livelihood of an entire family and their freedom of speech? If you feel led to help this couple and their family out, to show support, please do I have provided a link below the video.
Help Melissa & Aaron Klein