Monday, April 27, 2015

Lebyterians Run Amok

The Lesbyterian branch of Big Gay is running amok in America, suing Christian businesses for refusing to make gay cakes and pizza.

Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa were sued by Lesbyterian activists, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, for refusing to bake them a gay wedding cake in 2013. Last Friday, an Oregon judge awarded the Lesbyterians $135,000 for "emotional distress," effectively bankrupting the Kleins, who were forced to close their business and have to pay the fine out of personal funds.

Nice Ball Cap, Rachel

Rachel and Laurel cited 88 examples of "emotional distress", including:

“acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.”

Weight Gain, Laurel?

Who knows, maybe they felt so emotionally hurt that they've had to start wearing cargo shorts and ball caps. In the meanwhile, the Kleins won't have the money to pay their mortgage or feed their children, they're ruined. So much for emotional distress.


Earlier this month, an out of control Lesbyterian threatened to burn down Memories Pizza, in Indiana, for refusing to cater a gay wedding. Memories was forced to shut down for 8 days but has since reopened, unlike Sweet Cakes in Oregon, which is shut for good.

The Oregon ruling sends a powerful message to American Christians. Holding a Biblical, and up until now normative view of human sexuality, is discriminatory and punishable when deployed in the public square. At least in Oregon.

How much longer will we have to wait before the view itself is illegal thought crime?

Maybe never, because Big Gay is all about tolerance and inclusion and the rainbow colored fist of stainless steel liberal fascism.

I stand against that.



LL said...

Things are out of balance, and weird. When dogs become cats, they are celebrated. Imagine trying to spin that during the Constitutional Convention in 1776.

lukeya said...

Whatever one's views on the rights and wrongs of the law in this case, there does seem to be an absurdly harsh overreaction from the courts. I mean a grand or two OK perhaps, but $135,000? That's just barking mad and surely cannot be the reasoned intention of the Oregon population? Sadly US justice has often meted out these ferocious sentences to those 'guilty' of the most measly 'offences'.

LSP said...

"Belinda" would have gone down well in 1776... but perhaps he/she would've played for the other side?

Lord Cornbury, early Governor of New York, evidently had peculiar dress sense. I'd like to hope that was fictitious slander!

LSP said...

I agree, Lukeya. And here's the thing -- Rachel and Laurel could've gone to any number of bakeries for their cake, but they targeted the Kleins.

Add the enormous fine and it's beginning to look a lot like persecution.

If it's not, and it's genuinely discriminatory to be against gay marriage, for example, then where does the law stop?

When I get sued for not celebrating a lesbian wedding?

That's one scenario, albeit an extreme one, and I find it unsettling...

LL said...

LSP, you should be put into a labor and re-education camp if you don't perform a lesbian or transgender (woman becoming a man to man becoming a woman) wedding.

Or you can just become a professional officer in the DLC.

LSP said...

I think, I think, I... will go down the DLC route.

It just makes sense.

jenny said...

+1 lukeya

This makes me incredibly angry at the lack of justice in the courts. A) Horrible decision and B) They surely had NO precedent for such a harsh and ridiculous punishment. Who the hell gets awarded $135,000 for having their feelings hurt??

I asked a contractor once if he could do some yard work for me. He said no, and explained briefly that the work I wanted done wasn't really his thing, even though he has done it before. (His personal preference was to focus on trees, not ground landscaping.) LITTLE DID I KNOW that I should have sued him for my emotional distress over the rejection and being sent hunting for another man to help!!

Resisting! said...

1. NEVER own property in your personal name. Use an LLC.
2. DIVERSIFY each piece of property in it own LLC or Trust.
3. NEVER be the direct owner of any property held by an LLC or Trust. Have another LLC or Trust be the owner.

If you cannot be served, you cannot be sued. If you do get sued, then they can only attack the assets of the LLC (good luck suing a Trust).

Had the wedding cake owner held the NAME OF THE COMPANY in an LLC with no property attached, and the building in an LLC owned by a Trust, and the equipment held by another blind LLC owned by a different Trust, they likely could have never be served with the suit. Had they been served, it would have been served on the LLC that only held a name, but no property, effectively cutting off the legs of the suit before it happened.

One can further protect their more personal property by holding each auto, home, boat, etc in separate LLCs or Trusts. To help, you should NEVER give anyone you do not trust with your life your home address, EVER! Use a series of Mail Forwarding services, private postal boxes, and other private services.

It is unfortunate that this is what the world has come to, but if you don't protect yourself in this manner, a frivolous lawsuit could end you.

LSP said...

Jenny, what can I say? You MISSED OUT.

LSP said...

Good advice, Resisting!