Tuesday, January 21, 2014

'Bakery found to have discriminated against same-sex couple' & other Tuesday midday news briefs

Oregon Bakery Found To Have Unlawfully Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple - Secular businesses have no business discriminating against customers. Religious beliefs have no bearing on secular businesses because that way, you can pull the "religious beliefs" argument to justify so many forms of discrimination.

Glenn Beck: If you hate gays, you 'have no place calling yourself a fan of mine' - Except if your name is David Barton, Rabbi Daniel Lappin, etc., etc.

 An Open Letter: From a Gay, to America - PREACH! It's how I feel a lot of times. 

 Six Couples File Suit Challenging Florida's Gay Marriage Ban - Boom! I love this!  

Here's Why The Idea Of 'Traditional Marriage' Is Total Bullsh*t - Not a headline I like but the article is very appropriate.  

Bill to Ban ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy on Minors Formally Announced In Virginia - Way go to, New Jersey!

1 comment:

Gregory Peterson said...

Here is a comment I wrote on a "conservative" Evangelical website.

Why do conservative Christians think they should be privileged to pick and choose which laws they might condescend to honor?

You don't need cake makers, wedding photographers, caterers, bridal shops etc to get married.. Those people sell luxury goods and services. They do not actually participate in the wedding itself. They do not facilitate the wedding, you don't need them to get married. Cake makers, wedding photographers, caterers, bridal shops etc do not issue marriage licenses. They do not officiate in the wedding. They do not witness the signing of the marriage license. They do not participate in the wedding as ring bearers etc. They are not family, They are not guests. Wedding receptions aren't weddings, they're parties after the wedding. They are, at most, hired help.

They were not asked to "facilitate" or "participate" in a same-sex wedding, they were asked to sell a cake for a party after a ceremony. They were not asked to discriminate against a protected class. They were not asked to create minority stress. They were not asked to cause unnecessary problems for customers.They were not asked to break the law.

There are reasons for anti-discrimination statutes. With America's history, "We don't serve your kind here" is a threat.