GoFundMe shuts down crowdfunding page of anti-gay bakery after they raise $110,000

GoFundMe has shut down the crowdfunding page of an anti-gay bakery after they raised nearly $110,000 in donations.

After nearly two years in court, an Oregon judge Friday (24 April) recommended that the Christian owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa be fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Aaron and Melissa Klein then launched a campaign on GoFundMe that quickly reached $109,000 before it was taken offline.

‘After careful review by our team, we have found the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions,’ the site said in a statement.

”The money raised thus far will still be made available for withdrawal. While a different campaign was recently permitted for a pizzeria in Indiana, no laws were violated and the campaign remained live.

‘However, the subjects of the “Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa” campaign have been formally charged by local authorities and found to be in violation of Oregon state law concerning discriminatory acts. Accordingly, the campaign has been disabled.’

The Kleins took to Facebook to blame the devil.

‘Evidently Go fund me has shut down our Go fund me page and will not let us raise any money,’ they wrote.

‘Satan’s really at work but I know our God has a plan and wins in the end!’

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