Anti-Gay Baker breaks down in tears over Business Shutting Down

Anti-Gay Baker breaks down in tears over Business Shutting Down

Anti-gay baker, Melissa Klein openly cried at the Values Voter Summit last week over the forced closing of her business due to backlash stemming from her refusal to make a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding.

In January 2013, Sweet Cakes By Melissa refused service to a lesbian couple looking for a wedding cake. The subsequent fallout included national media attention and a state investigation for anti-gay discrimination — perpetuated by the Kleins’ continued actions, such as baking cakes for an “ex-gay” group.

The couple is now reportedly fighting a $150,000 lawsuit from the state, a reality that made Klein break into tears while discussing her passion for the process of baking wedding cakes during the Values Voter Summit.

“For me personally, when I would sit down with them, I just would want to know everything about her wedding,” an emotional Klein told the audience. “I’d want to know about the flowers, her dress, the centerpieces, her colors, the way her hair is going to be. I would even want to talk about ‘where are you going on your honeymoon?'”

Following outrage over the business’s anti-gay actions, Sweet Cakes By Melissa eventually had to shut down.

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  1. Absalom
    October 02, 06:24 Reply

    I don’t know if to be sorry for her or say “serves her right.” I guess it’s hard building enthusiasm to render a service for a relationship you don’t think is right.

    • pinkpanthertb
      October 02, 06:31 Reply

      It’s exactly that same mixed feelings that made me not add my side comments to the blogpost. On the one hand, I want to stick my tongue out at her and say ‘Serves you right.’ On the other hand, I recognize that business can be about the freedom to pick and choose who to render service to.

  2. maxonex
    October 02, 06:31 Reply

    Good for her… I have no pity for homophobes…

  3. daniel
    October 02, 06:36 Reply

    “Any tongue that rises against u (us) in judgment shall be condemned”. Beloved in the lord this is the lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.

  4. JArch
    October 02, 06:41 Reply

    Press Play: “Justin Timberlake- Cry me a river”

  5. Metrosexual
    October 02, 06:55 Reply

    Buh the lesbian couple should understand that she’s not the only cake-maker in that state.. They could have just gone elsewhere (that’s her loss, business-wise)…. I think the gay couple just took it personal… *but that’s nonna my bieznis…..*sips black coffee*

  6. simba
    October 02, 06:59 Reply

    Well oyibo cake baker.. money is still money weather from the Gays or other confused groups..u should have shut ur mouth, baked the damm cake or lease the contract..well u ve learned thru the hard way.. u don’t discriminate in biz..

  7. Dennis Macauley
    October 02, 07:04 Reply

    I love how the west forces homophobes to swallow their homophobia with coffee whether they like it or not! LOL

    A part of me was gonna say “well its her business, she should decide who to serve or not”, but then I threw that notion into the trash can!

    It’s discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation which is illegal in the state. Its the same as denying a man service because he is black!! That is wrong also.

    She can start selling cup cakes on the street corner tho! #CareerChange

    • pinkpanthertb
      October 02, 07:05 Reply

      Hshaahahahahaa!!! Dennis, your malice is very delicious

    • pinkpanthertb
      October 02, 07:45 Reply

      LOL! I love you, Meiya. Hehee @ convention of whining conservatives.

      • insidiousmissmeiya
        October 02, 08:20 Reply

        I’m regretting the imperfect alliteration lol

        Convention of Crying Conservatives 🙂

        <3 <3 <3

  8. Deola
    October 02, 07:31 Reply

    This is unfair by every stretch of the imagination. I have no tolerance for homophobes, but she has a right to deny her services to whomever she pleases. Its her business, its not a government owned business.
    I am all about fighting for equality and all that, and while I dont agree with her, its her choice.
    Its like all the LGBT community do over there is try and force people into acceptance, and guess what the homophobes mind remains as rigid and unchanged as ever.

    • insidiousmissmeiya
      October 02, 07:38 Reply

      No, actually she doesn’t have that right. It’s illegal to discriminate based on sex, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. It’s the height of injustice, and it is NOT TOLERATED. Period. Her dumb, home-of-the-free ass knows that, she just wants it to only apply to her, not to others. You can be damn sure if she went to a store, and they wouldn’t serve her because she was white or a Christian, her sniveling would reach new levels and she and her stupid political party would bring all kinds of legal fury upon them. It would be in the news for eternity.

      P.S. She voluntarily shut down her business rather than be forced to serve homosexuals.

    • Dennis Macauley
      October 02, 08:02 Reply

      Deola she does not have to right to deny people service as she pleases!

      It’s discrimination on grounds on sexual orientation. So NO is it is not her prerogative to serve whom she wishes!

      I think she should call Paula Deen and ask her what chefs do when they loose their businesses! *long hiss*

    • insidiousmissmeiya
      October 02, 08:17 Reply

      I just want to reiterate the repercussions of allowing discrimination to thrive.


      Small, isolated town. One grocery store. The store owner refuses to sell food to blacks. Or Muslims. Or gay people. The black/Muslim/gay family doesn’t have a car. Or the money to move. How will they buy food? Is this just?

    • simba
      October 02, 13:16 Reply

      Deola, Govt dint close her shop.. gays and gay lovers closed it by buying cake from her neighbour..

  9. insidiousmissmeiya
    October 02, 07:33 Reply

    Chileee look what I found on Huffington Post:

    “Following outrage over the business’s anti-gay actions, Sweet Cakes By Melissa eventually chose to shut down their storefront rather than serve gay clients but the bakery is currently operating out of a home kitchen and is still taking orders online.

    Clarification: An earlier version of this story reported that Sweet Cakes was “forced” to shut down in the wake of the backlash it received for not serving LGBT clients. However, the bakers chose to shutter their business rather than offer cakes to gay clients.”


    • Dennis Macauley
      October 02, 07:59 Reply

      *Big Kiss for you*

      She voluntarily shut down her business, rather than serve gays?

      How is this different from Jim Crow?


  10. chestnut
    October 02, 07:46 Reply

    The irony that is NOT lost on me here, is the fact that she named her business “sweet ‘CAKES’ “…I’m just saying…*sips tea*

    • pinkpanthertb
      October 02, 07:48 Reply

      Hahahahahahaa!!! Chestnut. Hell. That’s all I’m saying.

    • Legalkoboko
      October 02, 10:28 Reply

      ChestNUT you do realize you are a mad man, don’t you? Lol!

  11. ScarFace
    October 02, 09:17 Reply

    #NewBieAlert. I feel sorry for her. Just plain sorry nothing else.

    • pinkpanthertb
      October 02, 10:19 Reply

      In light of what Meiya said, I don’t even feel sorry for her anymore

  12. gad
    October 02, 09:24 Reply

    How sad! All the parties(the couple that was refused service and the service provider) are at the receiving end.For the couple,the feeling of rejection must have been traumatic ditto for the baker for the public backlash and loss of goodwill in her business. As the couple takes solace in the solidarity the public has given,I also wish,that the lady tenders a genuine apology and her biz re-opened.I love mercy and forgiveness

  13. s_sensei
    October 02, 10:28 Reply

    Fact is its not fair. She has a right to choose who she wants to sell cakes to. But on the other hand, some unfair things have to happen to people like this in order to make a clear statement about something as deeply ingrained as homophobia. Its a battle and men must die on both sides. Let’s call it collateral damage.

  14. Ace
    October 02, 17:17 Reply

    Gay people be pulling weight. I don’t know how to feel about this.

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