Under attack from gay rights advocates for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple because of their beliefs, a Christian couple in Gresham, Ore., was finally forced to shut down their store, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, this weekend.
According to a report in the Williamette Week, an Aug. 30 entry on Sweet Cakes' now defunct Facebook page said, "This will be our last weekend at the shop we are moving our business to an in home bakery. I will post our new number soon. Email will stay the same firstname.lastname@example.org."
The Christian Post reached out to Sweet Cakes By Melissa for comment by phone on Monday morning but no one was available and a mailbox set-up by the company was full.
Earlier this year the bakery came under fire from gay rights advocates after the lesbians claimed that Sweet Cakes by Melissa owner Aaron Klein told them "they were abominations to the Lord" when he refused to fill their order.
Klein, however, said he only: "apologized for wasting their time and said we don't do same-sex marriages… (I) honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, didn't mean to make anybody upset, (it's) just something I believe in very strongly."