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Oregon Bakers Featured
in Forthcoming Tony Perkins’ Book, No Fear

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2015)–With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage, the battle for religious liberty has become more intense in our country.   Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, a passionate defender of religious liberty, has written the forthcoming book No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth (WaterBrook Press, September 7, 2015), which includes 11 remarkable stories of Christians standing for truth in the face of great opposition.
One such story is that of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon bakers who made national headlines for declining to make a same-sex wedding cake. The Oregon Labor Commissioner recently upheld the $135,000 fine levied against the Kleins and also issued a gag order so the Kleins would not communicate their religious convictions surrounding the case.
“An order of this magnitude is not only unprecedented, but unconstitutional….What every American can now see at the Supreme Court is not a finish line, but the beginning of a struggle for our basic freedoms,” said Perkins in response to the decision. “The gag order demonstrates that this assault on our most essential freedoms will not stop with the free exercise of our religion.  It has quickly become a threat to the freedom of speech as well.”
Read the entire response from the Family Research Council here.
For more information about No Fear, visit  http://waterbrookmultnomah. com/catalog.php?work=247070
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