The Oregon bakers who cited their Christian beliefs in refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding sent custom-designed cakes this week to 10 LGBTQ organizations as an expression of love, the bakery's namesake said Thursday.As noted by the Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta, "The Kleins don’t care. They got the publicity they wanted. And, their fundraiser is still open, which is totally coincidental, I’m sure,,,."
Melissa Klein said she and her husband Aaron, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, sent the cakes Wednesday to the groups, along with a copy of the movie "Audacity" and a gift card provided by Ray Comfort, the film's executive producer.
Melissa Klein said in her email Thursday that she hadn't received responses yet from any of the 10 LGBTQ groups.
"Our purpose is to express our love for them as a Christian," she wrote. "We don't hate them. We also included in the package the movie Audacity. I feel it is a well done movie that shows what being a Christian is about. My hope is that they will watch it and maybe just understand our heart. We want to show them that it's not about not serving them it's about not being able to partake in an event."
Jeana Frazzini, co-director of the Oregon group, dismissed the bakers' gesture.
"You can't one day send out a batch of cakes that say 'We really do love you' and the next day stand at a podium and advocate for discrimination against LGBTQ people," she said. "This gesture is not about those cakes. It's about standing for the Oregon values of fairness and inclusion and that's what BRO stands for."
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