July 3, 2016 12:22 pm -

All Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer wanted to do was buy a wedding cake.

…the lesbian couple became faces of the marriage equality movement, culminating last year in the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling, which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

The Oregon couple approached Sweet Cakes by Melissa in 2013 seeking a wedding cake, but were refused service. The bakers, Aaron and Melissa Klein, said they refused to do so due to their Christian religion, which propelled them to something of a martyr status in the conservative religious community.

In the end the state forced the Kleins to pay a total of $136,927.07 — $135,000 plus interest — for emotional distress they caused the Bowman-Cryers.


But the Bowman-Cryers just wanted a cake, according to the Oregonian. Instead, three years later, they are still bombarded with death threats and hate-filled messages and haven’t yet been able to cash out on the fine the cake makers owed them because it’s hung up in a government account.

The couple continue to receive ugly messages and threats:

“I am buying up my ammo right now you filthy, ugly, disgusting, fat, stupid, cruel, anti-Christian piece of liberal scum,” Rachel read aloud. “I am getting ready for the war so I hope you have a good hiding place, you sick, disgusting, miserable, piece of degenerate lesbian scum.”

Another read, “Filthy dirt bag. You are ruining this country, and we will not let you do it.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.