College Wages Race War Against Small Bakery Over Arresting Black for Shoplifting

The issue of racial equality, just like that of gay equality, has gotten completely out of hand. It’s now all about racial superiority and preferential treatment instead of equality.

We’ve all read about incidents where gay activists have forced Christian owned businesses – bakeries, florists, photographers and venues – to either go against their Christian beliefs or face the consequences. Some business owners have stood up and tried to fight the unholy war against Christianity and most have ended up paying hefty fines and closing their business altogether, because our courts of full of liberal judges who rule on agenda instead of ruling on the law.

Aaron and Melissa Klein ran Sweet Cakes Bakery in Gresham, Oregon. The Kleins are Christians and have desired to not only live by their faith but operate their business by it as well. Then a lesbian couple entered the bakery and asked if Melissa would do a cake for their wedding. While they will sell their cakes to anyone, they turned down the request because they believed that participating in a same-sex wedding was against their Christian faith, which it is.

Instead of being as tolerant as they ask others to be, the lesbian couple refused to accept that their wedding was offensive to the Kleins so they turned to the state and filed a complaint of discrimination against the bakery.

In the ensuing months, homosexuals from all over the area, state and nation began a campaign of harassment against the Kleins for being so intolerant. Eventually they closed the doors to their bakery and it was reported that the lesbians won again and forced Christians out of business. The Kleins ended up losing their house after having to pay the lesbian couple $135,000 in damages.

In New Mexico, Elaine Photography, owned and run by Elaine Huguenin, a Christian, was found guilty of sexual orientation discrimination by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission for turning down the request of a lesbian to photograph her ‘commitment ceremony’ with her lesbian partner. With the help of the Alliance Defense Fund, an appeal was filed but a New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge upheld the charges and then ordered Huguenin to photograph the lesbian ceremony and to pay the lesbian over $6,000 to cover her court costs.

Under the liberal Obama administration, not only did gays and lesbians take to the court to get preferential treatment, but so have many blacks. Not only have black activists made charges of racial discrimination against business owners, but they also act like no one is allowed to arrest or charge a black person with a crime, especially if the accuser is white.

For example, when Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson stopped Michael Brown to question him about a reported robbery and assault, the large black teen physically attacked the white police officer. In the assault, Brown fractured Wilson’s eye socket before Wilson was forced to shoot the huge black teen to stop the assault. Even after overwhelming evidence of Brown robbing a store, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, black activists continued to blame Wilson, not Brown.

The same thing is happening in Oberlin, Ohio, located about 35 miles west, southwest of Cleveland and about 17 miles south of Lake Erie. The small town is home to Oberlin College and Gibson’s Bakery, the subject of a racial war being waged by the college.

Allyn Gibson was working in the family’s 132-year-old bakery when he spotted a 19-year-old male slip two bottle of wine under his clothes and try to leave the store. Gibson tried to detain Jonathan Aladin for shoplifting when Aladin and his two female companions physically attacked Gibson.

According to noted columnist Michelle Malkin, an Oberlin College alumni:

“On Nov. 9, according to the city police report I obtained, shop employee Allyn Gibson caught a 19-year-old Oberlin College student allegedly stealing two bottles of wine and hiding them under his shirt. As officers approached the area, Oberlin Police Sgt. (Victor) Ortiz, and Officer (Raymond) Feuerstein both stated they observed Gibson lying on his back with several individuals kneeling over him punching and kicking him with several other individuals in the immediate area. Officers attempted to gain control of the situation and were met several times with resistance from several different individuals.”

“Allyn Gibson attempted to stop the alleged thief, Jonathan Aladin, from leaving the store and tried to take a photo him as he bolted. Gibson got whacked in the face with his own phone. Aladin then reportedly ran while throwing the two bottles of wine on the floor, becoming ‘violent’ and ‘grabbing and hitting Allyn.’ Aladin ran out with two females who were with him in the store. Gibson followed and tried to detain the alleged shoplifter again on the street.”

“Gibson’s right as a shop employee to detain a suspected thief with probable cause until police arrive is protected under Ohio statute. As the females punched and kicked him, police officers who had arrived on scene during the beating wrote:”

“‘Allyn had several abrasions and minor injuries including what appeared to be a swollen lip, abrasions to his arms and wrists and a small cut on his neck.’”

“Aladin was charged with robbery and inflicting harm and faces a court hearing in the case this week. The two females, Endia Lawrence and Cecelia Whettstone, were charged with assault.”

Now, the local media and officials at Oberlin College have waged a media racial war against Gibson’s Bakery. Why? Because Aladin is black.

In addition to waging a media war against the bakery, the college has cancelled their weekly order of donuts and bagels. Like so many small businesses, Gibson’s Bakery operates on a narrow profit margin and losing the college’s business could be financially devastating.

Black and social activists in the area are claiming that Gibson’s Bakery is racist and discriminates against blacks. The charges have only surfaced after the bakery tried to stop a black student from stealing from them.

What’s happening to Gibson’s Bakery is just another example of how Barack Obama emboldened black activists and seemingly poured gasoline on the dying embers of racial fires. Just as many of the racial issues in our nation were being solved and the fires put out, Obama caused them to flare up worse they’ve been in years. He’s created an environment in which it’s dangerous to arrest or even accuse a black of violating the law.

That’s not equality! It’s preferential treatment that borders on anarchy!

Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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