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The Criminalization of Christianity: State Seizes $135K From Oregon Bakers for Godly Stance

( [email protected] ) Oct 08, 2015 03:24 AM EDT
Sweet Cakes Bakery owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein are being ordered to pay $135,000 as a result of the judgment against them for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple on the grounds of religious conscience. There is a steadily rising agenda of persecution against those who would stand for God and righteousness as Scripture defines it.
Sweet Cakes Bakery owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian couple who were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for declining to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, have said their lives are "dedicated" to serving God and obeying His commands - whatever the cost.

...Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service." (John 16:2)

Bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein may not have been killed by the godless liberal machine, but they are certainly being made to pay for their beliefs. Is this not America? Do we not still have the Freedom of Religion? Yet we have seen the openly lesbian mayor of Houston subpoena the local pastors for copies of their sermons. Yet we have seen Judeo-Christian concepts crushed in education whilst atheist, humanist, and other equally godless theologies are elevated. Yet we have seen business owners of all sorts, just like the Kleins, targeted for simply practicing their religion.

While 70 percent of the nation identifies as Christian, only 3.8 percent of the adult American populace identifies as gay. So why on God's green earth is 4 percent of the population controlling the majority?

I have found that through various means such as the media, education, government, and others, the squeaky wheel is most certainly getting the oil! And yet the very agenda that seeks to tear down any semblance of true Christianity in this nation, has no qualms whatsoever with Islam despite the fact that gay Muslims are viciously murdered in Muslim countries, not to mention the terrorist attacks on our own shores.

Conservative commentator, Steven Crowder, went undercover as a gay man attempting to procure a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony. He asks the various Muslim vendors several times over, in several ways, if they can bake his cake and every one of them refuse, sending him elsewhere. Watch the video for yourself below.


Is it not interesting to note that there have been no news stories on gays visiting Muslim-owned bakeries in hopes of selecting a wedding cake? Crowder says this:

"And liberals say, 'You're just fearmongering! You really think the rights of Christians would ever be taken away?' What about when that's exactly what happened in places like Canada like this pastor in 2007 who was found guilty of hate speech and banned from public speaking until he had to file an appeal? Or the fact that millions of Christians now have to participate in what they believe to be murder. Or how 'bout this situation where gay men wanted to ban this chaplain from the Navy simply for his views on marriage....

"By the way, I'm not even saying that these Muslim bakeries shouldn't have the right to do what they did. They absolutely should and many more of them would than Christian bakeries. That's why most gay people probably don't go into Muslim bakeries and I felt like they were going to blow me up while I was there. And that's the issue."

That is the issue. People feel they can do whatever they like to Christians because we are supposed to "turn the other cheek," but these same people do not dare to even whisper a word against Muslims because they know the very real, very proven violence that would most likely follow such an event. But this is only one layer of the problem.I believe that if the real Church stood up, many problems in society would be solved. And yet as Scripture warns us, it is the Church who will also be the target of persecution.

That is the issue. People feel they can do whatever they like to Christians because we are supposed to "turn the other cheek," but these same people do not dare to even whisper a word against Muslims because they know the very real, very proven violence that would most likely follow such an event. But this is only one layer of the problem.I believe that if the real Church stood up, many problems in society would be solved. And yet as Scripture warns us, it is the Church who will also be the target of persecution.

That is the issue. People feel they can do whatever they like to Christians because we are supposed to "turn the other cheek," but these same people do not dare to even whisper a word against Muslims because they know the very real, very proven violence that would most likely follow such an event. But this is only one layer of the problem.

I believe that if the real Church stood up, many problems in society would be solved. And yet as Scripture warns us, it is the Church who will also be the target of persecution.

"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you." (John 15:20)

"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:11-12)

While persecution on whatever end of the spectrum is never pleasant by any means, you may consider it the mark of a true Believer, one who stood fast in their faith against the Spirit of AntiChrist.

Now it has been reported that the "agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options" which includes seizing the Kleins' "house, property, or other assets in lieu of payment," (DailySignal.com).

The article goes on to state, "On July 2, Brad Avakian, commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, ordered the Kleins to pay $135,000 for the emotional, physical, and psychological damages they caused Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer for refusing to make a wedding cake." Now my question is what about the damage caused to the couple? Is it really fair in light of the constitutional right to practice a religion to take just about everything a person owns, take their business, simply because one couple was offended and more interested in being an LGBQT icon than simply hiring another baker who supports same-sex marriage?

I've always wondered what on earth would make someone want to force a vendor into providing a service for their wedding. Weddings are personal, intimate events. Whether you are a Christian who believes in godly and demonic forces or a Buddhist who believes in karma, why would you want the negative vibes that would almost certainly taint your wedding celebration? Most people want everyone involved in their celebration to be genuinely happy for them. So again I ask again, why would a same-sex couple insist on forcing Christian vendors to bake a cake for their wedding reception?

It makes no sense people. No sense, of course, unless you understand that there is a very distinct agenda being carried out, not so much by the LGBQT community and sympathizers themselves, but by the spirit behind the community and the AntiChrist spirit behind it all. The criminalization of Christianity in a nation colonized by those seeking religious freedom, in a nation founded by Christians and those who respected Christian beliefs, is decidedly unAmerican and unconstitutional. And yet it is happening. Persecution is coming. But we must not take it lying down; we must take it on our knees. Because only the highest court in the universe can overthrow the legalized atrocities in our nation. We must repent and ask God to heal our land.