Sweet Cakes Bakers Speak Out After Anti-Gay Controversy Prompts Business To Close
Sweet Cakes by Melissa co-owners Aaron and Melissa Klein told the Christian Broadcasting Network that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates used "militant, mafia-style tactics" to shut down the business.
Can't believe he had the balls to compare us and others to the mafia. What does he think the Christian Right is? He's a big crybaby. If he had just gone ahead and made the cake, he'd still be in business. Do I have to state the obligatory two words for him? GAY PORN!
What "mafia-style tactics"? There are no details in the report. As we often say on DL, "link, please".
This don't appear to be [italic]sleeping with the fishes[/italic] yet - though they're probably [italic]driving[/italic] with them (i.e, bumper stickers).
The only fact information in the report is their claim that their wedding cake business shrivelled up almost overnight - but how can that be due to gay [italic]mafiosi[/italic]? This couple never (knowingly) sold 'em wedding cakes in the first place!
Oh I see...it's the fault of the gays that young, straight couples were disgusted by their homophobia!
cry me a river, haters.
I don't think it is appropriate to target a business like they claim to have been targeted, but I believe they had financial problems prior to their unfortunate choice.
They had the freedom to refuse to make that cake, and everyone else had the freedom to take their business elsewhere. If they'd had any sense at all they would have marketed to the burgeoning gay marriage industry and reaped a healthy profit. This is what hate gets you.
Also, Their Cakes Probably Sucked
Shit, that Huffington site is sticky as hell. Wonder why.
Dreadful people, with lack of business ethics, they deserve to be shamed publicly for their blatant bigotry.
If that dude said "I have faith in the Lord," then he is too fucking stupid to maybe think that what has happened to his business might be a result of his hateful actions and judgemental thoughts. Maybe "God" is SHOWING him that his thoughts and his actions have been, oh, I don't know, WRONG??? You know, if you DO believe in God, then there is the saying that God will thump you in the head to get a message. If that doesn't work, he will hit you with a brick. You have to keep getting those messages over and over until you GET the message. This douche and his stupid cow of a wife (yeah, I sound judgmental, of course! LOL) will continue their anti-gay beliefs and will continue to get the results they get in life. Unless and until they learn that love and compassion and inclusion are the way. THOSE are the lessons of Jesus. "God won't support hate, douchebages! I know, I know, the irony of my post and all....
I do, R5. That's the free market these people favor. Furthermore, if they weren't shitting all over their customers, they'd still be in business.
It's nice to see how the people in Gresham, Oregon stood up against the hatred and bigotry of the ignorant couple by taking their business elsewhere.
Part of "God's plan," R9.
So why didn't the assholes' good Christian supporters buy their cakes? I guess the gays got to them too.
If you make a good product that people want to buy, no amount of negative publicity from gay people will make a difference.
r16, it will if you live in a liberal area or where your demographic won't support that product.
The indecent with the gay couple came to light back in February. Shortly after the story broke, they bragged that supporters were driving hundreds of miles to patronize them and business was booming. Now, some seven months later they are closing and blaming it on the boycott? I smell bullshit. What is more likely their business has been circling the bowl for some time. Anyone who would turn customers away and post racist and hateful remarks on social media sites deserves to lose what they have.
Exactly what is inappropriate, R5? If I have the choice between supporting a business who has beliefs that I find to be hateful and bigoted or one that is open and accepting of all people regardless of orientation, gender, race, etc., I will use the the business that is more in line with my beliefs - similar to the way xtians support Chik-fillet. Or, are you saying we should also eat that crap, too?
Death to Chick-Fil-A and crazy Christians.
death to crappy fast food in general.
Their business took a swan dive because of bad business practices and ethics.
The customers responded angrily, their business failed as a result.
Sounds like they're angry that the Big Bad Government didn't support them...but since most KKKristians hate the Big Bad Government, why should they expect help?
What could possibly be more American? God bless the Free Market! God bless capitalism!
You cannot run a successful business in the modern US and still let your religious beliefs run your business making decisions. Unless, of course, your business is specifically catering towards a niche religious market.
What did they think would happen when they decided, as a wedding cake company, to discriminate against LGBT? Don't they realize that many wedding planners are gay or gay-friendly? Didn't they realize the backlash this would cause?
If they would have just kept their religion to themselves they would have a thriving business instead of a shuttered one.
This is one of those rare examples were the concept of a free market actually works for the greater good.
Hey, they wanted to be bigoted jerks, so they got what they ask for.
R17, like the Chick Fil A in Hollywood doing booming business?
[quote]Shortly after the story broke, they bragged that supporters were driving hundreds of miles to patronize them and business was booming.
KKKristians are liars.
It's a hilarious but persistent logical fallacy that the religious right always makes: they stupidly hold that to be truly tolerant, liberals must be tolerant of the religious right's own intolerance and discriminatory tactics.
[quote]This is one of those rare examples were the concept of a free market actually works for the greater good
No R19, you misread what I wrote. I would NOT support these idiots, but I also don't think that
people should protest outside their shop etc.Just take your business elsewhere.
As I said, I think their business was not doing well prior to this incident.
They need cupcakes jammed up their cunts
That looks like the work of hackers, R12.
Like all ignorant bigots, they blame their victims for the repercussions of their own ignorant bigotry.
Blaming the victim is what conservatives and religious nuts DO.
[quote]but I also don't think that people should protest outside their shop etc. Just take your business elsewhere.
I know too many people who say stupid shit like this that would be out side their shop protesting if they had this same policy against Christians, or against Jews, or against black people, or against Hispanics...
Seriously. Gays are always just supposed to "suck it up" and not complain. Why is that, I wonder?
You ask why gays are supposed to suck it up? We don't waste protein.
People are going to send them money.
Fools and their money are soon parted.
Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson are two people that have gotten very wealthy off that principle.
On a previous tread about these pukes I interjected the only logical response to their decision not to serve us gay folk-- STOP GIVING THEM AND OTHERS LIKE THEM OUR MONEY! People like these bakers don't care if people like us disagree with them, and laws on the books they can always be gotten around. It's comical to them how righteous we think we are in our positions against them. The only true way to show them the score is to shut the fuck up and encourage those who support us not to support them. Having to tell your shops's patrons to ignore the picketers outside is one thing. No money coming in to keep the lights on is quite another. So, to those who chose to speak with the wallets, job well done. Let's continue to be as prudent.
[quote]I also don't think that people should protest outside their shop etc.
So how long have free speech, and peaceful assembly been bugging you?
Nothing wrong with free speech. But it falls upon deaf ears if they're attached to a fundamentalist. Sometimes actions speak louder than words.
Dear R16 ,
That's definitely not true.
R16, see also,Coors brewing,Florida Citrus Growers, Urban Outfitters,Target
Now that they're out of business, they won't have to pay the rate increases for their employees' health insurance under Obamacare. So this has worked out pretty well for them.