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WATCH: Antigay Bakers Read Not-So-Mean Tweets About Themselves

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It's another 15 minutes of fame for Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, the anti-gay owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The Kleins, who were fined $135,000 for discriminating against the couple and for maliciously releasing the women's names and home address, recorded a video for the right wing site The Daily Signal, in which they read so-called "mean tweets" posted about their case. 

Last year the Kleins quickly became darlings of the religious right who claimed their religious liberty was being dismissed in favor of the state's anti-discrimination laws. 

One of the tweets they read in the video is the headline from the blog Wonkette, a site known for its outrageous and humorous headlines.

"Evangelical bakers have decided to sell wedding cakes to gays with anti-gay Bible verses on the top. They call it frostelytizing," a comedy account tweeted. The two giggle their way through the tweet and return at the end of the video to comment again on how funny it is. None of the tweets seem to cause the two any concern or outrage.

The two have been touring the country giving speeches and raised over $365,000 via crowdsourcing. Originally the Kleins balked at paying the fine, but the two finally coughed up the cash at the end of last year.

Watch below as the Klein's read the tweets in this right wing parody of Jimmy Kimmel's regular comedy skit, from The Daily Signal's YouTube channel.

 

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