"Philosophers are the Patriarchs of heretics" – Tertullian
Note: when Christian bakers act on the basis of their moral center, they’re demonized. When a restaurant does it, it’s praised. That’s a double standard. Nay, it’s hypocrisy.
It’s one thing to refuse service because of someone’s behavior towards others and another to refuse service to someone because of who he or she is – color of skin, sexual identity or orientation, ethnic identity.
The public accommodations act of 1964 should be extended to ethnic identity and sexual orientation.
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I think Mrs Lisbeth Fried is right. In one case, we’re talking about human rights: the right of homosexuals to be treated fairly versus religious liberty. In the other case, we’re talking about politics.
for me, when person A is allowed to discriminate and person B is demonized for it, then inequality and injustice and hypocrisy are at hand.
This “uphold their morals” is the proverbial can of worms excuse! How about this: any businessman who has a moral issue against the “food stamp system, because he understands it as “government confiscation through taxation from one group to give it to another, which amounts to government theft” can refuse services to a poor person who comes to shop in his establishment and attempts to pay with food stamps.
Has anyone who writes in here attempted to enter a restaurant chain after church on Sunday carrying his/her bible in certain areas of the USA? Coming soon to a restaurant near you…
My point is an absurd, admittedly, but it portrays how the “uphold their morals” excuse is a bad one.
(My ever present disclaimer: I didn’t vote for Trump because I wanted to “uphold my Christian morals.”)
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