Christian Bakery Owner Accused Of Posting Personal Info Of Gay Couple
The owners of a Christian Oregon bakery are accused of putting personal information online about the couple suing them for not serving them, information that led to harassment of the couple.
Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon, refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple (Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer), and were subsequently found to have violated Oregon’s anti-discrimination law…
not mentioned by the Kleins’ supporters is that the lesbian couple allegedly received threats that were reportedly enabled by Aaron Klein.
The Oregonian reported, “[Rachel Bowman-Cryer] said the threats were part of a stream of ‘hateful, hurtful things’ that came after the couple’s contact information (home address, phone and email) was posted on Aaron Klein’s personal Facebook page. She said she feared for her life and her wife’s life.”
“[Rachel Bowman-Cryer] disclosed that she and Laurel felt an even greater level of stress because they were foster parents for two young girls and feared they might lose the children.”
“She said they spoke to state adoption officials who told them it was the couple’s responsibility to protect the children and keep privileged information confidential, even as their own privacy was threatened by news coverage of the case.”