Bigot Baker Weeps Crocodile Tears

The baker from Oregon who closed her business after refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding, which was a clear violation of state law, made an appearance at the Values Voters Summit and got all emotional describing how much she loved to work with couples to plan their weddings:

Melissa Klein, one of the owners of a Christian bakery who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and have since been fighting the state of Oregon over the matter, broke into tears when describing her business during a panel at the Values Voter Summit on Friday.

“For me personally when I would sit down with them I just would want to know everything her wedding. I’d want to know about the flowers, her dress, the centerpieces, her colors, the way her hair is going to be. I would even want to talk about ‘where are you going on your honeymoon?'” Melissa Klein (pictured) said before tearing up.

In January, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said that there was serious evidence that the couple broke the law by refusing to bake a cake for the lesbian couple.

“I would just feel so honored to be part of such an amazing, special day,” Klein said fighting back tears.

Hey, guess what? You could have done that with the couple that you refused to serve. You could have felt so honored and you could have asked them all about the wedding attire and honeymoon plans. The only thing that prevented you from doing that is that you’re a bigot, because your religion tells you to be a bigot. And in the state of Oregon, though sadly not yet nationally, it is as illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation as it is on the basis of race, gender or ethnicity.

If you refused to bake a cake for an interracial wedding, few people would find that anything but appalling. But your bigotry is against gay people, which is still far too socially — and religiously — acceptable.

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  • John Pieret

    You could have done that with the couple that you refused to serve.

    But she knows her god has piss-poor aim and she might have been hit with the lightning bolt god intended for those icky lesbians.

  • eric

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if keeping her shop closed while she does the conservative media circuit is more profitable than re-opening her shop.

  • busterggi

    “I just would want to know everything her wedding. I’d want to know about the flowers, her dress, the centerpieces, her colors, the way her hair is going to be. I would even want to talk about ‘where are you going on your honeymoon?”

    They wanted to buy a cake, not get a new bff.

  • Larry

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if keeping her shop closed while she does the conservative media circuit is more profitable than re-opening her shop.

    It’s been done before. A certain half-term governor comes to mind.

  • Chiroptera

    With so much crying and whining, you’d almost think she was being forced to give away cakes for free!

  • Chiroptera

    ‘Course the religious bigots do have a point: as their Messiah said on the Sermon on the Mount: “Don’t bake cakes for gay people.” You can’t really get any more cut’n’dried than that!

  • cptdoom

    What really appalled me about the bakers’ appearance was that it was at a Washington, DC hotel. Anyone who knows DC knows this is a pretty gay town, which means inevitably there were LGBT employees of that hotel professionally going about their business, including serving this couple. Can you imagine how batsh*t crazy they would get if one of those employees demanded the “right” not to serve them because of religious beliefs?

  • eric

    @6 – Heh. Was that right before or right after Jesus said “when some law is a slap in the face to your beliefs, you can’t just sit there and take it.”

  • petemoulton

    WTF is a “xian bakery?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    petermoulton @9:

    A Christian bakery is one that can feed an entire wedding party with just seven slices of cake.

  • Numenaster

    You’re the one that chose to limit your bakery to a subset of the population. If you don’t like the result of that decision, it’s in your power to change it.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    A Christian bakery is much better than a Jewish or Muslim bakery, because Christians taste like bacon.

  • dingojack

    Area Man — besides, the thought of Jewish people and ovens leaves a very bitter taste in the mouth.

    :( Dingo

  • Chiroptera

    “For me personally when I would sit down with them I just would want to know everything her wedding. I’d want to know about the flowers, her dress, the centerpieces, her colors, the way her hair is going to be. I would even want to talk about ‘where are you going on your honeymoon?’” Melissa Klein (pictured) said before tearing up.

    “Then she said she was marrying another woman!” Melissa started bawling at this point.

  • steve84

    It’s a damn cake. Unless she needs to coordinate the cake’s color with the rest of the decoration she doesn’t need to know any of that.

  • dingojack

    Dunno why exactly but this comes to mind:

    The Walrus and the Carpenter

    Were walking close at hand;

    They wept like anything to see

    Such quantities of sand:

    If this were only cleared away,’

    They said, it would be grand!’

    If seven maids with seven mops

    Swept it for half a year,

    Do you suppose,’ the Walrus said,

    That they could get it clear?’

    I doubt it,’ said the Carpenter,

    And shed a bitter tear”.

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    ‘Oh woeful, weeping walrus

    You tears are all sham

    You’re greedier for Oysters

    That children are for Jam.

    You love to have an oyster

    To give your meal some zest

    Excuse weeping walrus

    For stamping on your chest!’

    Eldest Oyster

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