PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The owners of a Portland-area bakery who were fined for denying service to a same-sex couple have sent cakes and copies of a Christian film to ten LGBTQ groups on the West Coast.
Melissa and Aaron Klein, of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told The Oregonian they sent the custom-designed cakes and copies of the movie “Audacity” as “an expression of love.”
The packages also included restaurant gift cards provided by Ray Comfort, a New Zealand evangelist and the film’s executive producer.
In July, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries ordered the Kleins to pay $135,000 in damages for emotional suffering caused when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
The bakers said their refusal was prompted by religious beliefs. They are appealing the state’s order.