The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries today called out Todd Starnes for lying in yesterday’s Fox News column about the possible fines faced by that anti-gay bakery. Via Raw Story:
Starnes incorrectly reported that bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein could face $200,000 in fines and damages – which an official with the BOLI flatly denied in a statement to Media Matters. “Todd Starnes is writing that the bakery owners face fines of up to $200,000 in damages. That’s false,” said Charlie Burr, the agency’s communications director. “In fact, it’s the Kleins who have asked for $200,000 in damages from our agency for our enforcement of the Equality Act.” An administrative judge rejected the couple’s request to dismiss the case and award them damages, court costs, and attorneys fees.
Starnes has not corrected his column at this writing. Don’t hold your breath. (Tipped by JMG reader West)