In the ongoing persecution of Aaron and Melissa Klein by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry, a deadline has been imposed for the couple to take action regarding the unconstitutional fine of $135,000 that was levied against them for declining to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.
The reason the Kleins declined to participate in the same-sex wedding is due to their Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman; the very same beliefs that America upheld from its inception until the recent Supreme Court judgement.
According to this recent Blaze article, Oregon BOLI communications director Charlie Burr said that “the Kleins must contact the agency by Monday, and that they have three options: pay the sum in full, make arrangements for monthly installments, or ask for a stay”. The stay would mean that the Klein family would pay nothing until the court of appeals weighs in.
The Klein’s attorney is planning to ask for the stay. Aaron Klein has made it clear that he will not cave in to Oregon’s outrageous act. “I will not relent. I will continue,” he said. “I will use every legal remedy I have to make sure that this man cannot do this to me, cannot do it to my wife, cannot do it to my five children, cannot do it to any other American.”
The man that Aaron is referring to is Brad Avakian, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industry who levied the crippling fine upon the Klein family. Aaron also spoke of his plight as part of a larger ill that is plaguing America, “We’re looking at the persecution of Christians in this country.”
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