Conservative Daily News - The best news, analysis and opinion articles written by a collection of citizen journalists. Covering a range of important topics in blogs, op-ed, and news posts, these upstanding patriots are bringing back American exceptionalism with every entry..

Baker in hot water for refusing service to lesbian couple

The owner of a bakery in Oregon is under investigation by state authorities after a lesbian couple complained he declined their order for a wedding cake.

One of the two prospective wives submitted a complaint, in which she alleges Aaron Klein called them “abominations.”

Klein denied he ever said that, though he does concede he refused to make them a cake.

“I apologized for wasting their time and said we don’t do same-sex marriages,” he said, adding he holds no animosity against them but the issue is “just something I believe in very strongly.”

Though state law prohibits a business to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, Klein contends constitutional provisions should supersede it.

“My First Amendment rights allow me to practice my religion as I see fit,” he explained.

As a strong proponent of states’ rights, I believe Oregon should be able to enact experimental laws that might be unpopular in other regions of the country. That provision should be limited, however, to any ordinance that does not run contrary to the Bill of Rights.

When a private entrepreneur is forced – under penalty of law – to conduct his business in violation of his religious beliefs, the law in question should be declared unconstitutional.

Unfortunately, as Hobby Lobby and other Christian-owned retailers learned during the implementation of ObamaCare, a rogue government left unchecked can and will violate supposedly inalienable rights in the pursuit of even more power.

Click here to get B. Christopher Agee’s latest book for less than $5! Like his Facebook page for engaging, relevant conservative content daily.

Conservative Daily News allows a great deal of latitude in the topics contributors choose and their approaches to the content. This is due to our approach that citizens have a voice, not only the mass media. Readers will likely not agree with every contributor or every post, but find reasons to think about the topic and respond with comments. We value differing opinions as well as those that agree. Opinions of contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of CDN, Anomalous Media or staff. Click here if you'd like to write for CDN.
Put This Story in your Circles and Share with your Friends

Comments (0)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

Comments are closed.