Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.
My questions are:
1) How do you define a secular business vs. a religious one? Would a company with a Christian as the CEO be religious? Should we even create this distinction as it concerns discrimination of people based on their biological features?
2) What constitutes a valid "religious excuse" vs. actual discrimination? Are we going to start quoting scripture in secular courtrooms now as an actual defense for why you didn't do what you were supposed to? Legal liability should not be based on religion, and if it needs to be, that should be made clear before signing contracts.
I dunno... the secular reasoning behind most discrimination laws makes sense. I can understand Church organizations having ideological reasons for, say, not hiring gay people or something like that. It sucks but it's their choice how they decide to view the world. I don't see why we need to make a special law separating "religious" business from "secular" business. This is one country with one economy, and one social policy.
People just need to stop being dicks to one another, and stop looking to nanny government to allow them to do it. If you have integrity and self-respect as a business owner then you can serve anyone and not take it personally. Take personal responsibility for the way you feel and stop projecting it onto everyone else.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
As a wise person recently observed: At what point did "Whatever two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is no concern of yours" turn into "BAKE ME A GODDAM CAKE MO**ERFU**ER!"?
Also, Pro-Tip: Never eat something you forced someone to make for you.
Last edited by jmotivator; 01-22-14 at 03:10 PM.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.