World Net Daily: Public Advocate Calls Treatment of Cake Baker Fascist Like
World Net Daily's Headline: State's treatment of Christian baker likened to fascism
Bob Unruh of World Net Daily has reported on Public Advocate's legal brief filed in defense of the Oregon Cake Baker "Sweet Cakes".
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to reverse a state court ruling affirming Oregon's $135,000 fine of the owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa for refusing to violate their religious beliefs and create a cake celebrating same-sex marriage.
Now a friend-of-the-court brief has been filed in support of the request for the high court to reverse the Sweetcakes ruling.
It contends the state had a perverse motive in imposing a death sentence on the bakery owned by Melissa and Aaron Klein, which was forced to close.
The government's intervention, the brief asserts, is "a step on the road to Fascism."
The brief stated: "In its essence, the Oregon law confiscates from individuals and businesses the right to determine with whom they will do business and on what terms. They smack of the type of control that Benito Mussolini described in his 1928 autobiography."
In it, the dictator wrote: "The citizen in the Fascist State is no longer a selfish individual who has the anti-social right of rebelling against any law of the Collectivity. The Fascist State with its corporative conception puts men and their possibilities into productive work and interprets for them the duties they have to fulfill."
"We don't often tell people they are acting like fascists - unless they
deserve it," (Public Advocate attorney William) Olson told WND.