Discrimination Turns Into A Sweet Deal For Sweet Cakes Owners

Melissa and Aaron Klein of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa”

So it turns out, for the second time this year, if you go public with your anti-gay animus you can clean up financially with crowd-sourcing campaigns.

The owners of Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, were found guilty of violating state public accommodation laws and fined $135,000.

But don’t worry about owners Aaron and Melissa Klein – they won’t feel the pinch even a little bit with that fine. Anti-gay haters across the country pitched in to contribute a whopping $355,500 to the Kleins via a campaign at Continue To Give.

This is after GoFundMe closed an earlier campaign that raised over $110,000 – WHICH the anti-gay bakers get to keep.

So, all in all, for discriminating against a same-sex wedding, the Kleins rake in over $462,000; more than triple the fine.

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