Monday, March 3, 2014

The right to refuse service

An excellent article by Matt Barber on the recent Arizona bending over backwards to gay activists.

http://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/matt-barber/2014/03/03/an-absolute-right-to-refuse-service

  • Should a Muslim photographer, commissioned by San Francisco's "Folsom Street Fair," be forced to document that vile event – rife with nudity and public sex – simply because the customers identify as "gay"? 

  •  I've never even heard of a case where a Christian baker randomly refused to provide baked goods – such as a birthday cake – to any homosexual, absent a scenario in which those goods endorsed a message the baker finds repugnant (rainbow "pride" cupcakes, "gay wedding" cakes and the like). I've never heard of a single instance in which a Christian business owner arbitrarily said to a homosexual: "We don't serve your kind here."
     It really is that black and white. This was never about the person. It was always about the message. It was never about "discrimination." It was always about liberty.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."
     Those are wise words from a wise man. For purposes of today's debate, however, those words require a slight contextual modification. No "anti-discrimination" law that presumes to remove the constitutional right of business owners to operate their business according to conscience is worth the paper it's written on.













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