The Christian owners of a bakery in Oregon who paid over $135,000 in state-ordered “emotional damages” for two lesbian women who filed a complaint after being told that the couple could not provide a cake for their “wedding” ceremony say that the state emptied all three of their personal banking accounts earlier this month—including money set aside to pay their tithe.
“It was like my breath was taken away,” Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa told conservative reporter Todd Starnes this week. “I panicked. Everything was gone.”
She explained that she and her husband have three personal bank accounts: one checking, one savings, and one account marked “God’s money” for their tithe at church. The three accounts contained just under $7,000 total, and when Klein checked on her bank accounts a few weeks ago, she noticed that they were empty.
“They just took it,” she said.
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Christians who naively believed the ruckus over same-sex marriage was much-ado-over-nothing are now discovering how terribly wrong they were. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Emboldened by a lawless government, activists for same-sex marriage, transgender rights and other perversions yet-to-come will increasingly tighten the screws in a futile attempt to drive any last vestige of Christianity from the public square.
Fence-sitting Christians will abdicate. The faithful will pay a challenging and increasingly stiff price.