I am conflicted when it comes to things like this. While the left seems to have a minority of rather extreme people, the couple did break the law. They continued to tell the world that they would break the law. Now, a fine like this is way too much, heck, things like suing over this stuff is far too much as well.
Though that is a grey area. Pastors shouldn't, and never will nor can be sued over refusal to perform a wedding, as they have religous protection. The couple couldn't use that as Oregon's anti discrimination laws prevent such a thing for a business. It is events like these that make both sides hate by each other. The religious right gets more "proof" of how the left and gays are bringing on the end of times and persecution of rights. The left sees crazy people who follow a book instead of law and continue to hate other people.
Part of me says they should have gone somewhere else. But other part says they broke the law and they had to follow the consequences. The couple is mainly at fault. They could have said they were busy that weekend, or some other excuse. But they denied service because their religion says gay-weddings are immoral and wrong, thus denying service to a protected class under Oregon law, and that is what doomed them in the end. 135,000? Makes our side look bad, and is way too much. Maybe the gay couple just wanted equal treatment, or they are those few that want all christians to be destroyed. It's sad when a small part of our community is making the rest looks like intolerable ass-bags.
Sure, we won't stop until we are treated as first-class citizens, but as long as we can be fired, and even denied housing realestate for being gay, we have a long way to go.
And as for anyone who believes the couple did the right thing, and was right to deny service to gay couples, I want you to read this blog post. Gives what I believe would be a real Christ-like approach to these situations.