Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: Support Sweet Cakes by Melissa!
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Support Sweet Cakes by Melissa!

In terms of numbers the persecution that American Christians face is nowhere near that faced by their brothers and sisters in Christ in other countries. But the relatively small numbers (so far!) does not make the persecution any less evil. The horrifying injustice suffered by Aaron and Melissa Klein at the hands of a corrupt judicial system in Oregon is yet another example of what all American Christians may have to face one day.

Key quote:

Aaron and Melissa Klein ran a small bakery called “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” for seven years in Gresham, Oregon, but had to shut down their store in 2013 after Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman filed a civil rights complaint against them. Administrative judge Alan McCullough ruled Friday that the funds will go to Cryer and Bowman for “emotional, mental, and physical suffering.”

Samaritan’s Purse is raising funds to help the Kleins pay their fine and meet other expenses. “They have taken a stand for the Word of God, and they should not have to stand alone,” Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said. “I believe that Christians across our nation will rally around Aaron and Melissa and their five children.

Please pray for Aaron and Melissa Klein, and for other Christians being persecuted for their faith.

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