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.