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Sweet Cakes Pays Back in Love

Sweet Cakes reaches out with love

In the materialist’s world, battles are fought with weapons “of the flesh.” Litigation, for example. And of course the courts have their place: justice, after all, is rooted in God.

Nevertheless, the Christ follower has access to a much more powerful weapon than a lawsuit.

No doubt our readers are familiar with the story of the Oregon Christian bakery that declined to provide a cake for a same-sex “wedding.” The lesbian couple sued, and after months of legal process, Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were fined $135,000.

Now, they are fighting back. But not like you think.

Sweet Cakes sends gifts to LGBT groupsAs reported by Kelsey Harkness in The Daily Signal,

The Oregon bakers who were ordered by the state to pay $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding have designed and baked custom cakes to send to a handful of the most powerful LGBTQ advocacy groups along the West Coast, The Daily Signal has exclusively learned.

The effort is an attempt by Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, to show the LGBTQ community “we really do love you.”

What’s more powerful than a bomb, more penetrating than a bullet, more lasting in its effect than a lawsuit? The truth spoken in love.

Here’s how Darrow put it in Emancipating the World: A Christian Response to Radical Islam and Fundamentalist Atheism.

These three narratives represent a struggle between the disorder of modern/postmodern atheism, the tyrannical order of the jihadists, and the freedom found in the kingdom of God.

This war will not be won by swords, bullets, and bombs. It will be won by the side most convinced of the truth of their moral vision. It will be won by lives lived well and even sacrificed for others. It will be won by truth over falsehood, justice over corruption, freedom over tyranny, liberty over license, love over hate, and beauty over vileness.

It will be won by those with the best set of ideas or “theology,” a theology fleshed out in the midst of our poor and broken world.

Glory to God. … Praise to Jesus Christ. … Kudos to the Kleins.

  • Gary Brumbelow



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Gary is the Disciple Nations Alliance editorial manager. He manages Darrow Miller and Friends and serves as editor and co-writer on various book projects. For eight years Gary served as a cross-cultural church planting missionary among First Nations people of Canada. His career also includes 14 years as executive director of InterAct Ministries, an Oregon-based church-planting organization in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. Gary is a graduate of Grace University, earned an MA from Wheaton College and a Graduate Studies Diploma from Western Seminary. He lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Valerie. They have two married sons and twelve grandchildren. In addition to his work with the DNA, Gary serves as the pastor of Troutdale Community Church.