Pro-Homosexual Tyranny: Quashing Free Speech, Too

Sweet_Cakes_Klein_closedIn the People’s Republic of Oregon, it wasn’t enough for homosexual tyrants and their “useful idiots” in government to run a Christian family out of business.  It wasn’t even enough to fine them $135,000 for exercising their religious freedom. It still wasn’t even enough for homosexual tyrants to deny them the opportunity to receive financial assistance from those who support them.

No, that still wasn’t enough.  Leftist tyrants had to rob them of their God-given, First Amendment-protected right to free speech, as well, slapping them with a gag order to prevent them from telling people about the tyranny to which they are being subjected by their own government

From the Daily Signal:

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In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.

“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” the Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed, wrote on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”

Keep in mind that the homosexual tyrants and their “useful idiots” in government began to harass the Kleins in 2013. In 2013, the state of Oregon has not only statutory language defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but a constitutional amendment passed in 2004 which stated

Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage.

Additionally, beyond the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect religious liberty, Oregon’s constitution also protects religious liberty:

No law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise, and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience

If this constitutional protection of religious liberty in Oregon (or in the United States) has been repealed, I am unaware of it.

The tyrannical U.S. Supreme Court majority made the claim in the recent Obergefell v. Hodges case which firebombed marriage and the rule of law in the United States that oh, even after the majority justices made a mockery of (a) the U.S. Constitution, (b) the rule of law, and (c) the thousands-of-years-old God-ordained institution of marriage, yepper, religious liberty would still be protected.

After observing the facts above, it is clear that such claims are worth about as much as the used toilet paper that the Supreme Court has made of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law in this country.

Welcome to the new “land of the free and the home of the brave” (which is anything but), where you are told by your own government to ignore your God-given and constitutionally-protected religious liberty, to perform immoral acts in contravention to your conscience, and you can’t even tell others that your own government is oppressing you in this manner.

Happy “Independence” Day tomorrow!


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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • Bill

    Oregon has a law that was passed by the people of the state that forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation when dealing with commerce. My question is why would anyone have a business in the state when they knew that they could not abide by the law?

    • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

      Perhaps it (conveniently) escaped you that a constitution trumps a statutory law, especially a newly passed one that conflicts with it.

      As I pointed out (and you “conveniently” missed that also), the Oregon Constitution prohibits attempts to counterfeit marriage, which is what these two homosexuals were attempting to do and involve Sweet Cakes in doing.

      Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage.

      Further (as you also “conveniently” missed), the Oregon Constitution protects religious liberty and the right of conscience. The two homosexuals were demanding that the owners of Sweet Cakes violate their conscience and surrender their religious liberty in order to counterfeit a marriage-something the Oregon Constitution prohibits.

      No law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise, and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience

      What’s more (as you also “conveniently” missed), the U.S. Constitution protects the God-given right to religious liberty in the First Amendment.

      Why would any Oregonian attempt to force a business to aid in violating the Oregon Constitution with participation in a counterfeit marriage? And why would any Oregonian violate the Oregon Constitution and the U.S. Constitution by violating a free business owner’s God-given and constitutionally protected religious liberty and right of conscience?

      The answer is clear: anyone who would attempt to do so holds both the Oregon Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, as well as the rule of law and the institution of marriage itself, in utter contempt.

      • Bill

        Once again I am reminded why it is a good thing that we have the courts to decide these matters and it is not left up to you and I. Happy Independence day.

        • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

          Once again we are reminded that there are anti-Americans in our midst who would rather have a few powerful tyrants who side with them to rule over a once-free people in a state of dependence on the tyranny of government, than to live under the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.

          How pathetic.

      • Kyler Phoenix

        Oh, you think this law is unconstitutional? Maybe you should share that with the lawyers in this case. They need your brilliant observations.