Would you pay $76 for this 'hate cake' on eBay?


Let the record show that cake does not heal all wounds.

The owners of a now-closed Oregon bakery who were fined after refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple have delivered cakes to at least 10 California-based LGBTQ organizations, The San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reports. (h/t r/LGBT)

Each cake is topped with a red fondant heart featuring white frosting writing that reads: “We really do love you!”

“Our purpose is to express our love for them as [Christians],” Melissa Klein, former owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told The Oregonian. She and her husband, Aaron Klein, are currently appealing a state order to pay $135,000 to Portland couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, to whom the Kleins refused to provide service in 2013.

Klein also told the paper that every cake comes paired with a $25 restaurant gift card and a DVD copy of Audacity, a short film about being brave enough to speak out against homosexuality—something no one has dared to do since Friday afternoon.

Eating cakes mailed by strangers seems like an easy way to ingest Anthrax, so it shouldn’t be surprising that none of the LGBTQ groups have reported consuming the goods.

Instead, one of those groups—the radical-queer, San Diego-based Canvass for a Cause—has decided to auction the “hate cake” on eBay to raise money to benefit the city’s transgender community.

All proceeds will be split between Trans* Life Line and CFAC’s The Syra Project, according to the cake’s eBay listing. You’ve got four days to top the current bid of $76, in case you feel so inclined.

It should be noted that CFAC does not recommend eating the cake as it might be inedible. Maybe you could mail it back to the Kleins with the words “NO THX” written in edible glitter? Toss it at the Anita Bryant in your life? You’ll figure something out.

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