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

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    1 tweet directed at one pizzeria. ONE. Has turned into 'the left is trying to burn down businesses.......'?

    This is why people who sit there all day listening to 1 point of view like these conservative pundits and AM radio entertainers like Limbaugh usually are less informed. People got to get their news from more then 1 source.

    Jeez.
    It's almost as comical as this law meaning that black families won't be able to buy food on their family vacations in Indiana, and gay people being locked away out of public site, and nobody but middle aged white Christian men being able to get gas at all of the gas stations in Indiana, and doctors refusing to treat gay men who need medical care.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I understand your point, as I have what others have previously said, with my own interpretation of their objections. That is, that I clearly understand that gays are not protected necessarily. I don't understand why they actually have to be. Are you saying that Christians will not accomodate gay business as a rule because of this law? I don't think that's the case at all.
    Yes, I think some (small) businesses owners might use a religious freedom law such as Indiana's to refuse to sell a product or provide a service to a customer strictly because said customer is gay. And they'll hide behind their religious convictions to do so. They won't care that the gay or lesbian customer considers himself to be of the same religious faith. That won't matter to them as a business owner. What will matter is whether or not his business interest - NOT his religious beliefs - are jeopardized.

    It's really the same thing as segregationist of the old south. Even if the business owner didn't believe in segregationist practices, he still would refuse to serve a Black customer out of fear of reprisal. If word got out that a White proprietor sold goods to a Black customer, his business could suffer as a result. I can image similar fears playing out here with these so-called "religious freedom" laws. The public claim may be that it provides more leeway for business owners to decide for themselves who their customers will be, but the truth of the matter is such laws provide legal cover for business owners in the event they are sued as a result of their own bias and bigotry.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It's almost as comical as this law meaning that black families won't be able to buy food on their family vacations in Indiana, and gay people being locked away out of public site, and nobody but middle aged white Christian men being able to get gas at all of the gas stations in Indiana, and doctors refusing to treat gay men who need medical care.
    Actually I was toying with the idea of relocating to Indiana for a short period, opening a business front, and calling the local press and telling them that I would not provide some kind of personal service to gays (e.g. massage, piano lessons, ethics training, etc.). Then see how many death threats and/or threats of physical violence would be directed against me or my business. Hell, they would at least key my car (which, of course, has to be a rental with lots of insurance).

    When a national intolerant movement gets to the point that single person can send them into frothing and rabid rage - well, there is some perverse entertainment value.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maxparrish View Post
    So what. You are wrong. And that is not just my opinion, its a fact.
    Everyone is wrong but you. You are the Sheldon Cooper of DP. You're smarter than all of us, combined.

    I can tell from your language and tone you are looking at this issue with a very partisan politics slant. Some other people who analysis I've read are not. They say you're wrong. I'll go with them.

    I'm done here.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by maxparrish View Post
    Actually I was toying with the idea of relocating to Indiana for a short period, opening a business front, and calling the local press and telling them that I would not provide some kind of personal service to gays (e.g. massage, piano lessons, ethics training, etc.). Then see how many death threats and physical violence would be directed against me or my business.

    When a national intolerant movement gets to the point that single person can send them into frothing and rabid rage - well, there is some perverse entertainment value.
    Yep.

    I can tell from your language and tone you are looking at this issue with a very partisan politics slant.
    Thanks for proving my point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Yep.



    Thanks for proving my point.

    Now I'm really done.
    Did I miss him mentioning a political party in his post?
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by maxparrish View Post
    Actually I was toying with the idea of relocating to Indiana for a short period, opening a business front, and calling the local press and telling them that I would not provide some kind of personal service to gays (e.g. massage, piano lessons, ethics training, etc.). Then see how many death threats and/or threats of physical violence would be directed against me or my business. Hell, they would at least key my car (which, of course, has to be a rental with lots of insurance).

    When a national intolerant movement gets to the point that single person can send them into frothing and rabid rage - well, there is some perverse entertainment value.
    And you too can start a 'Fund Me' page, and collect the rewards!
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Everyone is wrong but you. You are the Sheldon Cooper of DP. You're smarter than all of us, combined.

    I can tell from your language and tone you are looking at this issue with a very partisan politics slant. Some other people who analysis I've read are not. They say you're wrong. I'll go with them.

    I'm done here.
    Rest assured, I'm not the smartest person on this website. I'm not even the smartest person in this thread. But I am the smartest person in this exchange.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

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    And you too can start a 'Fund Me' page, and collect the rewards!
    Oh my gosh, you are right. You've just solved my need for extra income.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maxparrish View Post
    Oh my gosh, you are right. You've just solved my need for extra income.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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