Sweet Cakes sends Christian film to LGBTQ groups

Bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein sent cupcakes and movie 'Audacity'

Melissa and Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes as seen on Samaritan's Purse website, April 25, 2015
Melissa and Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes as seen on Samaritan's Purse website, April 25, 2015

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.

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