Atheism News: It looks like Aaron Klein of 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' just can't stop begging for attention -- which in and of itself is a symptom of narcissistic personality disorder. The center of a high profile discrimination investigation, Aaron Klein is best known for using his Christianity to discriminate against a homosexual couple in his Gresham, Ore. bakery. It's been well established by now that this blatant act of discrimination is in direct violation of state law -- which has been enforced for a handful of years. Still, Klein and his wife have not only behaved as if they're proud to have broken the law, but the "man of the house" has taken to using his Facebook profile to stalk and harass civil rights figures who have publicly admonished him and his cake shop. As of March 9, 2013 there is a stockpile of new screenshots depicting Aaron Klein's harassing behavior.
The "Boycott Sweet Cakes by Melissa" Facebook page is moderated and maintained by a group of people who are tenacious in spreading awareness about this case. In this original report, the BSCM page has given Examiner News permission to share the breaking details here first. As you can see by many of the page's updates, Klein and one or two of his "supporters" have been making rounds, attacking people who speak against what has happened. He's even been known to comment on my own fan page "Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case" with infantile insults and hollow attacks. Is this the behavior a business owner should display against the civil rights movement? Doesn't this just reek of the same behavior displayed so many years before when civil rights groups fought against segregation?
It's a relief that famous novelist Anne Rice has taken to her own Facebook page to admonish Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Aaron Klein. She's also spoken out against a flower shop in Washington State which discriminated against a gay couple as well. Anne Rice is part of this civil rights movement, so will Aaron Klein and his wife attack her next? Or will they actually start to humble themselves and learn that this behavior is in no way acceptable of those who serve the public -- especially when it is illegal!
Meanwhile on the Sweet Cakes by Melissa Facebook page, Aaron and his wife are hard at work deleting comments that explain that they're breaking the law while leaving up only comments in support of their bigoted actions. They're working hard at keeping up those appearances, and have even claimed to have seen a spike in business. However, one local (who commented on the boycott page) says that there have been no cars in front of the business for days. Does this mean they're lying about all that extra business?
Hiding behind Christianity to discriminate and degrade other people isn't acceptable, and hopefully Aaron and Melissa Klein learn this lesson well. The investigation into their business isn't yet over, but it's probably safe to say that this case isn't going to end well for the Kleins.