View Full Version : LP take note - only Oregon Dem loser was gunpoint-cake-baker

11-19-2016, 05:13 PM

For the first time in 14 years, Oregon voters elected a Republican to a state office, but there's a bit more to the story than simply a surprising win in a deep blue state.

Lawmaker Dennis Richardson, a respected, though losing, candidate for Oregon governor in 2014, came back to defeat well-known Democrat, Brad Avakian, in the race for Secretary of State.

Avakian is the state bureaucrat who went after the business of the Christian bakers, Sweetcakes by Melissa in 2013. The owners, Melissa and Aaron Klein, refused to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Though the bakery served gay customers, the couple believed that by participating in the wedding ceremony, they were condoning the marriage, which conflicted with their Christian beliefs.

Avakian's Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) went after the Kleins, resulting in them being forced to close their business.

Aaron Klein tells Independent Journal Review that the state garnished their bank accounts and assets to satisfy a $135,000 fine. In all, he says, the state took $144,000 from them.


Avakian campaigned on the idea that he would use the Secretary of State's office to further his progressive political agenda and surprisingly that turned off a lot of Oregon's liberal voters:


Gary Johnson's far-left fascist position on gunpoint cake-baking for Christians was too much for even one of the most left-wing states in the union!

11-19-2016, 05:19 PM
They won't. Johnson's 2% was HISTORIC! Expect Libertarian cake Nazis from here on out.

11-21-2016, 12:09 PM
In the new Libertarian Party only liberals have liberties.