Florist Sued for Refusing Service to Gay Couple Pens Defiant Letter Rejecting Gov’t Settlement Offer

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    I'm still interested in whether the folks here seeing this as a freedom of religion issue are willing to level the playing field. If businesses should be free to discriminate against gays, shouldn't they also be free to discriminate against Christians?
     
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    It's unfortunate that the crafters of the "civil rights" act were too short sighted to see the torrent of unforeseen consequences. The only sure remedy is a repeal of the public accommodation portion of the law and a full return to the concept of freedom of association.
     
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    Which worked so well before.
     
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    Call your Congresscritter. That takes care of Federal law. Good luck with the states.
     
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    Yeah...but that was then...only Muslims (and those perceived to be Muslim) will really suffer today. (And probably gays in the South).
     
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    Thanks! We're working on it. But I don't think we'll build enough consensus to change the law for many years, if ever. Corporatism is trending up right now and not even liberals are interested in protecting individual rights.
     
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    Laws are in place already protecting against racial discrimination. Since this isn't about race, but is instead about lifestlyes repugnant to the majority, we aren't even talking about the same considerations.
     
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    When you say "lifestyles repugnant to the majority", are you referring to homophobic bigots?
     
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    Maybe she is referring to Judaism? Or the Church of Latter Day Saints? Or Catholicism.

    Each was at one time a 'lifestyle repugnant to the majority'.......
     
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    First, what is being suggested is all protections removed. Second, it is not repugnant to the majority. Just to a shrinking minority.
     

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