Satan Cancels Fundraiser for Discriminating Bakery

A judge in Oregon hit Sweet Cakes Bakery with a $135,000 fine for discriminating against a gay couple seeking a cake for their wedding, so the owners of that bakery launched a GoFundMe account that would likely have well exceeded that amount. Then GoFundMe canceled it:

On their Facebook page yesterday, the Kleins posted a link to a GoFundMe fundraising campaign set up for them. In just four hours it had reached over $20,000. It quickly increased to a reported $109,000 before GoFundMe canceled it.

Why?

GoFundMe says it does not allow money to be raised on their site for people who have been found to be in violation of the law.

“After careful review by our team, we have found the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions,” GoFundMe said in a statement.

“The money raised thus far will still be made available for withdrawal. While a different campaign was recently permitted for a pizzeria in Indiana, no laws were violated and the campaign remained live. However, the subjects of the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign have been formally charged by local authorities and found to be in violation of Oregon state law concerning discriminatory acts. Accordingly, the campaign has been disabled.”

Upon learning the news, the Kleins took to their Facebook page again.

“Evidently Go fund me has shut down our Go fund me page and will not let us raise any money. Satan’s really at work but I know our God has a plan and wins in the end!”

Gee, you mean you object to having a company refuse service to you? How bloody ironic.

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  • eric

    you mean you object to having a company refuse service to you? How bloody ironic

    Ed the bible is very clear on this. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these Christian but certainly not gay brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me…”

  • John Pieret

    you mean you object to having a company refuse service to you?

    Only God-approved discrimination is allowed!

    I think the declension is “my godliness, your prejudice, their Satanism.”

  • NYC atheist

    ‘Gee, you mean you object to having a company refuse service to you?’

    Full of win.

  • raven

    Fundie xians need to set up their own version of GoFundMe.

    It’s just a website with a pay option, very routine. GoFundTheLordsWork or some such.

    Given how most of the money they donate is just scammed off by one scammer or another, I’m sure it will be wildly popular.

    Maybe Creflo Dollar can raise that $60 million for a new jet.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Fundie xians need to set up their own version of GoFundMe.

    FundMyBigot.com

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    FundieBigot.com

  • Chiroptera

    Dr. X, #5,6:

    I like FundMyBigot.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    FundMyFundy.com

  • pleasebereasonable1 .

    They haven’t actually been fined yet. $135K was just recommended to the judge. The actual fine, when imposed, could vary significantly.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    The actual fine, when imposed, could vary significantly.

    I can imagine the judge would keep an eye on the go fund me amount and fine them that amount, plus a dollar.

  • Hatchetfish

    Hopefully not. Hopefully the judge will keep an eye on it and double it.

  • Chiroptera

    Satan’s really at work….

    Or maybe it’s God testing your commitment.

    Or maybe it’s God trying to tell you to quit being an ass.

    Kind of hard to read the true meaning of an ink blot.

  • caseloweraz

    The Kleins: “Evidently Go fund me has shut down our Go fund me page and will not let us raise any money. Satan’s really at work but I know our God has a plan and wins in the end!”

    What part of “The money raised thus far will still be made available for withdrawal” do they fail to understand? It seems that the slightest setback (or even no setback, as when someone they don’t respect criticizes them) is perceived as grievous persecution.

    I also wonder when it was that “God’s plan” came to mean “we get whatever we want.”

  • jufulu

    Satan’s really at work but I know our God has a plan and wins in the end!

    It is my understanding that sometimes God answers prayers in the negative.

  • Chiroptera

    …I know our God has a plan….

    A cunning plan!

  • rietpluim

    Can I GoFundMe when I get a speed ticket?

    God wanted me to drive too fast, you know.

  • dingojack

    “I’ve got a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!”

    God.

  • Saad: Openly Feminist Gamer

    Gee, you mean you object to having a company refuse service to you? How bloody ironic.

    Brilliant. I’m loving this.

  • busterggi

    ” I know our God has a plan”

    Doesn’t this mean that the gayness of the customers is also a result of god’s plan?

  • eric

    It makes sense that Satan would cancel it. After all, he’s going to be very busy tomorrow.

  • pixiedust

    Wait! “Our God.”

    That implies the existence of other gods. How remarkably daring and heretical of them.

  • John Pieret

    pixiedust:

    That implies the existence of other gods. How remarkably daring and heretical of them.

    I’m afraid not. When they say “our” they mean the god of entire human species (and all the rest of “creation” which ain’t as important as us), even if some heretics and heathens don’t realize it. It’s Humpty Dumpty theological language.

  • electrojosh

    On a serious note. I realize some of the comments above are joking about a “Xtian” version of gofundme that could be used for this. The reality is; it can’t. At least not if it wants to operate the same way. Crowdfunding (like any financing arrangement) is subject to high levels of scrutiny to ensure they don’t fund illegal activities. If they fail to comply with local laws they can be closed down.

    Gofundme are neither acting pro-LGTB or anti-Christian – merely legally compliant. That is why a similar campaign in Indiana, where people are allowed to discriminate, is still live.