- The state of Oregon has aggressively pursued Aaron and Melissa Klein, because they had graciously declined to prepare a “wedding” cake for a same-sex couple. Today, they have had to close their small business and the father has taken a job as a garbage collector, due to the harassment of homosexual advocates and the state for equal rights discrimination. They were found guilty and are now ordered to pay $135,000!
- The state of Washington threatened to wipe out the business and seize the home and personal assets of 70-year-old florist, Barronelle Stutzman, because she, also, politely declined to participate in a same-sex “wedding.” She was found guilty of consumer protection laws, fined and charged court costs.
Now, GoFundMe ®, the charitable crowd-funding site, has reacted uncharitably and abruptly shut down an account, which was set up by friends to help pay the unrealistic fines. The company has now revised its “terms and conditions” to include a ban on campaigns in defense of “claims of discriminatory acts.” Some see this as discrimination in the name of “non-discrimination.”