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Oregon business fights half-baked discrimination complaint

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by Samantha Gobba
Posted 8/15/13, 03:25 pm

Two lesbians have filed a discrimination complaint in Oregon against a bakery that refused in January to make their wedding cake. 

Aaron and Melissa Klein own Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., and say their Christian beliefs prevent them from baking wedding cakes for homosexual couples. WORLD reported in February that Laurel Bowman and Rachel Cryer requested a cake, but the Kleins said they would not participate in something they “strongly disagree” with.

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Public Bible reading still legal in California

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by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 8/14/13, 03:50 pm

A judge on Tuesday acquitted two men charged with unlawful protest for reading the Bible outside a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in Hemet, Calif.

Riverside Court Superior Judge Timothy Freer ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to prove Pastor Bret Coronado of Reconciled Christian Fellowship and church elder Mark Mackey needed to obtain a permit before reading the Bible.

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Not in this house

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by Elise Grafe
Posted 8/14/13, 01:48 pm

Another Christian wedding industry business is facing potential legal action over its owners’ belief that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Dick and Betty Odgaard run The Görtz Haus Gallery, a popular spot in Grimes, Iowa, for wedding ceremonies. But the Odgaards declined to rent it to two men for their wedding ceremony, saying they could not in good conscience host the event.

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