Melissa Klein, the Oregon baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding and was fined $135,000, has baked 10 cakes to send to 10 top gay organizations throughout the United States.
"The idea of sending cakes was suggested to me by a Los Angeles filmmaker, as a gesture of love for homosexuals," Klein said. "My husband and I have been vilified as being hateful, but we don't hate anyone, let alone gay people."
"Ray Comfort produced an award-winning film that epitomizes our attitude toward the LGBT community—that Christians are not their enemy," Klein continued. "After seeing it, I wanted to send a copy of Audacity to gay organizations and ask them to watch it."
Comfort, whose movies have been seen by millions, said, "When I saw that Melissa Klein and her husband, Aaron, had been fined $135,000 for not baking a cake for a lesbian wedding, I wanted to say something important in their defense. Like Melissa, I want the LGBT community to know that we are not their enemy."The Kleins' crowdfunding beg, at Continue to Give.com, was stuck at 266% of the $150,000 they want to not pay their $135,000 judgment for deliberate infliction of emotional distress on a lesbian couple with. Today, they reached 267%. With their previous gofundme.com haul, they have made $509,500, plus whatever Franklin Graham's secret Samaritan's Purse campaign has gotten for them. They continue to claim they cannot afford to pay the judgment and fear a lien being put on their home for nonpayment with all that money.
Their advocates continue to say they are out of business, too.