Lesbian couple still threatened 3 years after trying to buy cake
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.”