Ore. bakers’ religious liberty ‘steamrolled’

GRESHAM, Ore. (BP, TAB) — A judge’s verdict against a Christian couple in Oregon has religious liberty advocates counting this as the latest loss in the escalating clash against sexual liberty. Administrative Law Judge Alan McCullough ruled that Aaron and Melissa Klein — owners of a Gresham, Ore., bakery — unlawfully discriminated against a lesbian couple by declining, based on their religious convictions, the couple’s request for a wedding cake. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said, “For years, we’ve been told that the sexual revolution is about tolerance and personal freedom.” The Kleins’ “situation shows once more the real instincts of a state-established religion of sexual liberation — with the law used to steamroll every conscience in the way.” The Kleins will find out how costly the fine will by at a March 10 hearing.

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