Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has praised the Pennsylvania baker who refused to serve a lesbian couple.

Lorraine Fleming, owner of The Cake Pros bakery in Schuylkill Haven, told a local television station that she decided against selling a wedding cake to Jennifer and Bethany Petrich to celebrate renewing their vows because it would violate her religious convictions.

(Related: Bakery owner allegedly said Jesus told her to refuse service to gay couple.)

“At Pennsylvania's Cake Pros shop, they're pros at more than baking,” Perkins said. “Lorraine Fleming knew the day might come when she'd have to stand up for her beliefs on marriage. And this month, it did. Like the bridal shop just a few hours down the road, Cake Pros was the target of an underground movement to expose and torment businesses with a moral view on marriage.”

“A lesbian couple put Lorraine's shop in the crosshairs, openly asking for a cake for their same-sex ceremony. Lorraine prayed about it for days but finally came to the conclusion that she couldn't, in good conscience, accept the order. One of the young women said she got a call from the shop to explain 'that they were a Christian bakery, and the owner talked to Jesus for two weeks. And because it was two females getting married, she couldn't bake our cake.'”

“The brides, Jennifer and Bethany, took to Facebook to vent, publicly ripping the shop. Now, Lorraine says, her employees can't walk outside without being harassed. Still, she insists, 'I'm sorry for the damage that has been done as far as hurt feelings. (But) I'm not sorry for my decision, and I feel strong. I know that I'm doing the right thing.'”

“Good for her!” Perkins cheered. “Like W.W. Bridal Boutique, Masterpiece Cakes, and Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Lorraine knows that the only way to stop bullies is standing up to them. In the Left's mind, surrendering your beliefs is just the price of doing business. But as far as most Americans are concerned, it's a price no business should have to pay. When asked, more than 80% said wedding vendors should be able to turn down same-sex 'wedding' requests. In the meantime, thank goodness for Christians like Lorraine. She may bake cakes, but she's not about to sugar-coat her convictions!”