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By Josh M. Shepherd, a Contributor to The Stream, January 12, 2020

Josh M. Shepherd covers culture, faith, and public policy issues as a Contributor to The Stream. He has served on staff at Focus on the Family, The Heritage Foundation, Bound4LIFE International, and two Congressional offices. …

Josh Shepherd“We lost everything we loved and worked so hard to build.”

Those words from an Oregon mom came after the latest hearing in a seven-year legal battle.

The religious liberty case has captured the nation’s attention … and has already been considered once by the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Thursday, Aaron and Melissa Klein appeared before the Oregon Court of Appeals in Salem, Oregon to defend their rights and livelihood.

In January 2013, frequent customer Rachel Cryer entered the Kleins’ family-owned bakery. When she asked them to create a custom cake to celebrate her same-sex wedding ceremony, they declined.

They stated such creative expression would endorse the same-sex union and conflict with their religious beliefs.

“It wasn’t them as a couple,” said Melissa Klein in a recent interview. “We had served them in the past. It had to do with their event. That particular event, we couldn’t partake in.”

Christian Bakers Bullied by BOLI  ….

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