Not only are Christians being punished for not speaking a Liberal message, but they are subject to a Christian speech ban.
[Editor’s note: Happy Fourth of July!]
You think the modern rainbows are all about “tolerance,” eh?
Yeah, tolerance meaning: If you don’t agree, we’ll sue you, fine you, bankrupt you, and strip you of your First Amendment rights to even talk about what we’ve done to you.
Uh huh, that kind of tolerance.
As the Daily Signal informs us: “State Silences Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple, Fines Them $135K.”
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service.
“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”
In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.
“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” the Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed, wrote on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”
The cease and desist came about after Aaron and Melissa Klein participated in an interview with Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. During the interview, Aaron said among other things, “This fight is not over. We will continue to stand strong.”
Here is the gag order:
“The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations … will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination be made against, any person on account of their sexual orientation,” Avakian wrote.
The reeducation orders, jail, and executions are not far behind.
Read your history. It’s how Leftists roll. Marxists never win in an honest and free discussion. As a corollary, they have to “control” your guns because they want to be the only ones who have them. It all connects.