They have killed our business through mob tactics,” Klein said.His wife added: “I guess in my mind I thought we lived in a lot nicer of a world where everybody tolerated everybody.” Christian Wedding Vendors Under Attack In 2006, a noted advocate for traditional marriage, Maggie Gallagher, warned that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to constraints on religious freedom.“As a result of their power, homosexual activists are able to intimidate and silence opposition.” Such fundamental clashes are linked to the spreading legalization of same-sex marriage.
After six years and hundreds of celebratory confections, it wasn’t the economy, the stiff competition, financing, or any of the other usual road bumps of building a new business that caused Sweet Cakes by Melissa—a husband-and-wife bakery in Portland, Oregon area—to close its doors at the end of the summer.
Instead, it was the nationwide battle over same-sex marriage.
An online boycott has now been launched against the business.
(Sources: local news and the Huffington Post.) ■ Gortz Haus, Iowa: After refusing to host a gay wedding (reported in August), Betty Odgaard, the owner of the business, received threatening calls and e-mails and now must contend with a complaint the couple has filed with the state civil rights commission.
How could Adam and Steve’s marriage possibly hurt anyone else?