Threats and legal pressure from homosexual activists have driven a Christian bakery in Oregon to close its doors.

When Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, were approached by a couple of lesbians who wanted them to bake a cake for their wedding, the Kleins made a decision to turn down the job because of their moral conviction that homosexual “marriage” is sinful.

Rather than simply go to a different baker, the couple, Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, went to the state and filed a legal complaint of discrimination.

The Kleins say they will sell cakes to anyone regardless of their sexual orientation, but they will not bake a wedding cake for a homosexual ceremony because it goes against their beliefs as Christians.

Although Sweet Cakes by Melissa is moving out of the storefront it occupied, it will continue as a home-based business. The Kleins say that the fallout from their decision not to cater to the lesbian couple has hurt their business. They say that their vendors were harassed by homosexuals and customers have  withdrawn previously placed orders.

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