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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by prometeus View Post
    I am not sure, are you lying now or do not know what you said before. Your words: "If I owned a restaurant, I sure as hell wouldn't cater to them..."
    Cater to whom?

    Would that have been NAMBLA?

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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Cater to whom?

    Would that have been NAMBLA?
    oh jeesh not this crap again

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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    There are plenty of business regulations that if I don't follow I'll lose my business license. It's life. Also, in the extreme if a KKK client wanted to hire me, I could not legally turn him away on the basis of him being KKK. Against, it's life.



    Threats of violence or harassment are illegal. Anybody caught doing those things can be prosecuted.



    Boycotts are time-honored, American forms of protest. If your pr is so bad that you're starting boycotts against your company, perhaps you should get better pr.
    You said they were not being forced... I replied that they were... and based on the above reply, I see you now agree with me.

    Nice.

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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    I appreciate the response. I think that's a good basis for understanding if not acceptance, which is really all we should expect of each other on matters involving religion.

    In that spirit, what is relevant to a discussion on DP (as opposed to a Christianity forum) is the public policy response, and on that basis it seems to be unreasonable to ask that gays abstain from intimacy. First of all, any policy that expects that or demands it will fail because as you say, we are social creatures and loving and being loved would rank right behind water, food and shelter as the basics of a decent existence. So public policy should recognize that as a starting point, and when we do I don't see a downside to encouraging committed, monogamous, relationships. It costs my marriage nothing - it's a freebie, win-win, more happiness for those allowed to marry, no loss of happiness for anyone else. Bob and Frank marrying has the same effect on me as Newt's third marriage, and second to a mistress - nothing at all.
    From a public policy standpoint, most people fear homosexuality because of the potential health and moral implications such a lifestyle could bring.

    On the health front, there is the obvious - AIDS/HIV.

    From a moral perspective, there's the potential breakdown of the sanctity of marriage.

    In the minds of many, both situations have the potential of eroding the fabric of society and traditional marriage. This above all is what many fear most about the LGBT community. Problem here is more people die of cancer than they do of AIDS, and even without adding homosexuality into the equation more marriage still fail due to money problems, physical abuse and infidelity with a member of the opposite sex than they do from discovering that their former spouse is gay or lesbian or has some other deep, dark sexual demon in their closet.

    While I agree with those who see homosexuality as a sin, I'm also of the view that this is their life and as long as no one of that lifestyle attempts to impose themselves on me personally, I adhere to the tenant "hate the sin, love the sinner".

    Sidenote: I have a couple of gay friends - one male, the other female. As friendships, social interactions and casual associations go, if they aren't having public displays of affections, i.e., holding hands or kissing their significant other, I've found them to be just as normal as anyone else.
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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Who knew that answering some hypothetical question from a reporter from some minor pizza joint would cause so much trouble. I would hope that the US could handle allowing a small business some leeway and freedom. Guess that I was wrong. The bullies are out there.

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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    oh jeesh not this crap again
    It isn't... I had said that "I wouldn't serve them", speaking of NAMBLA, and he falsely attributed my words to gay couples.

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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    Who knew that answering some hypothetical question from a reporter from some minor pizza joint would cause so much trouble. I would hope that the US could handle allowing a small business some leeway and freedom. Guess that I was wrong. The bullies are out there.
    As of this afternoon, the owners of the anti-gay pizza place had received more than $800,000 from online donors - yeah, the gullible are definitely out there.
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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    I remember being raised that you never told people your politics. Religion, money, and politics were not a matter for small talk, let alone polite dinner conversation. I am not the first to see it as just bad for business. Why would you post a herald of your beliefs that offends potential customers? Their major offence wasn't in their offending the gay community; it was practicing very poor business sense.

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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, I do tend to 'dodge' (ie ignore) ridiculous hypotheticals. More should do the same.
    there was nothing ridiculous about it. What difference does it make?

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    Re: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    You mean the signs that say "Bakery"?

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    Or all the cakes in the one shop?

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    Or the book of cakes that he goes through with the other shop?

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    Yeah, I think you need your eyes checked.

    It is amazing how willfully ignorant you can be in order to excuse non-Christians of doing something you supposedly abhor.
    But...you know...back during the Crusades, CHRISTIANS murdered lots of people and stuff!!!

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