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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it might make sense to boycott a business that is found to discriminate... but a state wide boycott that necessarily includes businesses that do not discriminate?... that's downright idiotic and childish.
    Well, you're entitled to your own silly opinions.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Sorry large number of posts to read.

    Does not harm them?
    Creates an underclass of citizens does it not?
    Could you please define no harm?
    Greetings, JANFU.

    1. How does it harm them?

    2. On the contrary, it sounds like they expect special treatment, which is why they would like to be considered a "protected class."

    3. As usual, some are going too far with this. Most people don't give a rat's behind about anyone else's love life until they witness a parade where everything and anything sexual is on display, including nudity. There are laws against things like that. Porn in public is usually not the best way to show people you are just an average citizen, IMO. They harm their own cause in the things they sometimes do, and it causes problems in society when they do.

    Personally, I have no problem with people marrying anyone they wish, as long as age is considered.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    Why would you think businesses who don't want to do business in Indiana are bastards? They understand protecting their employees from discrimination. Most do, anyway.

    This law was a threat to that.

    BTW: I'm a business owner myself, and have been for decades.
    I'm talking about what liberals believe. Many of them hold to the idea that without anti-discrimination laws discrimination would be rampant and people would be starving in the streets. Of course there was never a basis for their argument, but all the same libertarians have been telling them for forty years that people and society can generally solve their own problems don't need the governments force to push things along. I'm sorry, but after being called all sorts of terrible names over something that is obviously true I'm more than a little pissed off about it.

    A part of me enjoys the fact that I am being proven right, but another part of me is annoyed that even in the face of defeat of their argument for anti-discrimination laws liberals STILL refuse to admit they're wrong and have nothing to support their case for government force.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm talking about what liberals believe. Many of them hold to the idea that without anti-discrimination laws discrimination would be rampant and people would be starving in the streets. Of course there was never a basis for their argument, but all the same libertarians have been telling them for forty years that people and society can generally solve their own problems don't need the governments force to push things along. I'm sorry, but after being called all sorts of terrible names over something that is obviously true I'm more than a little pissed off about it.
    Except, of course, before anti-discrimination laws, discrimination WAS rampant. Many libertarians seem to harken back to a world that never existed.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    Oh nothing, just curious. Did you know Sheldon was gay in real life?
    Does Sheldon know that if gays don't repent of their gay sex sins by the time they die, they won't be going to heaven (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Revelation 21:8, etc.)?
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    That is some delicious irony! Shouldn't tolerance be a two way street?
    Show us exactly where a baker was sued and punished (fined, lost the case, etc.) for refusing to bake a cake they wouldn't make for anyone? Those bakers who refused made wedding cakes. They weren't being asked to write anything on the cake, as far as we know, nor were they even asked to place a "him/him" or "her/her" topper on the cake. They were asked to bake and decorate a cake they actually do make, advertise that they make.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Except, of course, before anti-discrimination laws, discrimination WAS rampant. Many libertarians seem to harken back to a world that never existed.
    Social progress without government seems to be this thing that liberals are completely incapable of understanding. Trying to explain to a liberal that society and people can solve their own problems without a nanny is like trying to teach physics to a person in a coma.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    Well, you're entitled to your own silly opinions.
    As you are yours. But in this case the boycotts are made by one butthurt individual, not the people of the state involved in the boycotting. And Thrilla's point is valid. The "punishment" is applied to a majority of businesses that would never discriminate against any potential customers.

    I'm all for individuals refusing to frequent individual businesses for whatever cause that has their panties in a wad. But states boycotting states, that's just stupid and partisan politics. Lord spare us from idiots with a cause.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Social progress without government seems to be this thing that liberals are completely incapable of understanding.
    That's because they don't consider it progress if they can't control and brand it.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm talking about what liberals believe. Many of them hold to the idea that without anti-discrimination laws discrimination would be rampant and people would be starving in the streets. Of course there was never a basis for their argument, but all the same libertarians have been telling them for forty years that people and society can generally solve their own problems don't need the governments force to push things along. I'm sorry, but after being called all sorts of terrible names over something that is obviously true I'm more than a little pissed off about it.

    A part of me enjoys the fact that I am being proven right, but another part of me is annoyed that even in the face of defeat of their argument for anti-discrimination laws liberals STILL refuse to admit they're wrong and have nothing to support their case for government force.
    Why do you think this law was passed?

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