Page 127 of 214 FirstFirst ... 2777117125126127128129137177 ... LastLast
Results 1,261 to 1,270 of 2133

Thread: Indiana's 'No Gay Wedding' Pizzeria Has Closed[W:1581]

  1. #1261
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    08-13-17 @ 07:47 AM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,490
    Blog Entries
    11

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So your experience is everything that happens in the world? That is what you're implying with a post such as this and your previous posts. I've shown your statement "The words 'pizza' and 'catering' are mutually exclusive." to be absolutely wrong and your experience "I have never heard of anybody having a wedding catered with pizza." to be seriously lacking. And yet you continue to double down on it. Not surprised I guess.
    Never mind with SMTA... As you've seen... His words after a certain amount of time (usually minutes) lose their validity. It's as if he never uttered them. Then he's free to make up new ****.

    RUSSIAN COLLUSION: Kennedy... proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.

    www.forbes.com/2009/08/27/ted-kennedy-soviet-union-ronald-reagan-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html




  2. #1262
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    08-13-17 @ 07:47 AM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,490
    Blog Entries
    11

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I miss Groucho Marx, he was a great guy. His comedy was never cruel.

    This world could use a few guys like him.
    I shoulda joined a club and hit you with it...One of my favorites.

    RUSSIAN COLLUSION: Kennedy... proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.

    www.forbes.com/2009/08/27/ted-kennedy-soviet-union-ronald-reagan-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html




  3. #1263
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:13 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,302

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

    The pizza storemight as well close. They can make more money just standing their ground....

    Indiana Pizzeria’s Donations Reach Whopping $842,387 in Wake of Anti-Gay Marriage Backlash

    Indiana Pizzeria

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  4. #1264
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    08-13-17 @ 10:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    16,356

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I miss Groucho Marx, he was a great guy. His comedy was never cruel.

    This world could use a few guys like him.
    You got that right!

    From the Marx Brothers movies to "You Bet Your Life" through the visits on the Carson show, he seemed a bit crazy, but always very funny and clever.

    Until you said it, it never occurred to me that he was not cruel. The fast paced banter and quasi lunacy were distracting.

    Great observation!
    I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.

  5. #1265
    Sage

    ocean515's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Southern California
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    24,230

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Many? Probably about 20K or so. Not much in a country of 300 million or so. But good for them. They played this perfectly and are laughing all the way to the bank.
    Right. Only 20k? Prove it.

    Interesting you imply its just a small number so who cares.

    How many gay couples in Indiana would have gone to the pizzeria to cater their wedding? It would seem, according to the storm troops, if it were just one, it warrants complete personal and professional destruction.

    That fact speaks volumes.
    President Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. A victory born in the hearts and minds of Everyday Americans

  6. #1266
    Professor

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    02-18-17 @ 10:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,828

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Oh, you're free to exercise your religious faith all you want, but if you're going to be in business you need to know that not every customer who walks through your doors will be a Christian or a Muslim or a Catholic or a Buddhist, and as such, you should be prepared to address such customers should it NOT be well known and established that your business does not cater to the needs of those whose religious views do not mirror your own.

    By establishing your business as a for-profit religious entity and marketing such as a religious entity, you head off most problems that could arise due to confusion as to who you are and what products or services your establishment provides.

    In short, if I were a Muslim and I entered your Christian book store I'd know that all I'd ever find in your store were Christian books. Therefore, it would be foolish of me to think I could raise a fuss that you don't stock Muslim literature in your establishment because that's just not what you do.

    Of course, you're free not to go that route of establishing your faith-based business as a for-profit company, but you should know that in not doing so you leave yourself open to the possibility of someday dealing with a customer who may create problems for you on religious grounds. Are you ready for that?

    The cake baker, for example, could still bake the cake but refuse to place a "groom-and-groom" cake topper on it. Provide the name and number of a vendor who will sell the topper to the gay couple and they can order it themselves.

    The photographer could take pictures of a gay wedding, just leave them out of his professional portfolio.

    The caterer could still prepare the food and even deliver same, but just not serve it.

    There are compromises all over the place if people look hard enough. Problem here is people don't want to look. They're too stuck on "being forced" to do something they don't want to do, being fearful of possibly being sued or the possible fallout from doing business with gays and lesbians. Well, the only way anyone really knows is if you make a big deal out of it. Don't make a big deal of it. Just find other alternatives to meet the demand or politely refuse but recommend another establishment that may meet their needs. To me, that's just good business practice.
    I love it when you guys say that someone can exercise their religion all they want, except when the left decides they can't

  7. #1267
    Professor

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    02-18-17 @ 10:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,828

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    That's not tyranny. That's leaving open the possibility of gaining a larger market share by leaving your doors open to everyone who wants your product or service. Now, if you wish to target your company to a select clientele, you should target your marketing campaign accordingly and not stand behind "government force" as an excuse that your customer base has dwindled due to your own prejudice, bigotry or bias.

    You can be selective about who your customers are without being a jerk about it (i.e., that sign in the window that reads, "No Blacks or Gays Allowed" tends to fend off more potential customers than "No Shoes, No Shirts, No Service").
    When the government forces you to provide a service you don't want to provide, it's tyranny

  8. #1268
    Professor

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    02-18-17 @ 10:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,828

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    "Religious freedom" doesn't include the ability to discriminate. How far will we go with the idea of religious freedom?
    Freedom includes the ability and the right to discriminate whether it's religious freedom or otherwise

  9. #1269
    Professor

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    02-18-17 @ 10:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,828

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    So the US is now North Korea? That's hilarious!
    We're moving in that direction

  10. #1270
    Professor

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    02-18-17 @ 10:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,828

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Despite the error in your beliefs, the law doesn't allow businesses in Ind to discriminate based on sexual orientation....

    ...because the republicans in Ind. just banned it!!!
    Actually, the law in Indiana still does not include homosexuals as a protected class. That's a misunderstanding despite the desires of the intolerant Left

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •