A lesbian couple in Oregon was turned away from the Sweet Cakes bakery after the owner refused to bake their wedding cake, calling them “abominations to the Lord.” Now, Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman has stepped up and offered to bake them their wedding cake, according to an interview with The Huffington Post.
Goldman, executive chef of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes, told HuffPo that he read about the baker turning the women away and new that he could help.
I will make you a cake for free, drive it up to Portland no charge just to right this wrong,” Goldman said.
Aaron Klein, the owner of the Gresham Ore., bakery Sweet Cakes is under investigation over the incident as an Oregon statute bans sexual orientation discrimination in public accommodation, which includes businesses. However, that statute may conflict with Klein’s constitutional right to practice his religion. The office of Oregon’s attorney general is investigating the matter.
Following the incident Klein told a local news station, "I believe that marriage is a religious institution ordained by God," Klein, who owns the bakery with his wife Melissa, is quoted as saying. Specifying that he does not consider himself to be anti-gay -- "I'll sell [gay people] stuff...I'll talk to them, it's fine" -- Klein also noted, "I'd rather have my kids see their dad stand up for what he believes in then to see him bow down because one person complained."
Watch Klein below.
Watch Goldman’s offer to bake the couple a cake.