Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Mordecai Jones: Only cheat the cheaters, boy - you can't cheat an honest man! (The Flim-Flam Man, 1967)
After letting the Kleins hoover up hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax free donations (Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse has never disclosed how its crowdfunded welfare page raised, and they ran various other campaigns through churches) with claims they were forced to close three years ago, antigay conservatives are peeved that Aaron and Melissa Klein, of Sweetcakes by Melissa have finally announced- like a Turkish carpet dealer having the going out of business sale that never ends- they are, in fact, now closed.
Not three years ago, only now.
They continue to rattle a stick in a lard bucket at Continue To Give, the evangelicals' gofundme.com. They cleared at least half a million dollars after paying the $135,000 judgment against them for deliberate infliction of emotional distress.
The Kleins retire with the silver medal among anti-LGBT wedding profiteers, behind Memories Piza of Walkerton, Indiana. That business raised $742,000 after announcing they would never cater a gay wedding with their pies while Governor Mike Pence was passing his license to discriminate law in 2015.