In an interview on FOX & Friends, during a segment titled “The Fight For Faith”, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the co-owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, said protestors were intolerant of their religious beliefs and that intolerance was a two-way street.
Protests began near the beginning of the year when a lesbian couple, who wanted to purchase a cake for their upcoming wedding, were refused service because of the Christian belief that, as Aaron Klein says, “marriage is between a man and a woman”. Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries‘ civil rights division were investigating to determine if the business violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, which prohibits discrimination against those of the LGBT community in employment, housing and public accommodations, but it is implied in this video that the owners closed shop on their own. The couple also said they received threatening phone calls, but didn’t say what kind of threats they received.
See the interview in its entirety in the video below.