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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    It does make it easier for us. We don;t have to guess which shops will turn us away. How would you like to walk into a store, order something, and be told we don't serve your kind here? These little stickers keep us from taking up the shop owners valuable time by asking to buy items they are selling.
    You've apparently, without knowing it, precisely proved my point.

    Congratulations.

    So if a store owner wants your business, they'd better get that sticker up.

    Pledge allegiance, or suffer the consequences.

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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Just can't seem to grasp it can you?

    Next thing you know, supporters will be looking for businesses that don't appear to fit the proper profile, and they will start painting identifying marks on the doors to warn potential customers....

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    Can't we just let customers decide if a store is worth supporting, or do we really need a banner, or a sticker, to act as qualifier to what should already be assumed?

    I don't care if AFA thinks they are being bullied. Too bad for them. My point is far broader than that.
    Because when businesses start saying that they don't discriminate, the next thing they do is discriminate!!
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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Because when businesses start saying that they don't discriminate, the next thing they do is discriminate!!
    On the other hand, as the other poster proved, despite rallying for non-discrimination, they will discriminate if certain perceptions are not met, regardless if true or not.

    There are names for that.

    All in all, that's pretty sad, but oh so very obvious in it's basis for the whole agenda.

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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Just can't seem to grasp it can you?

    Next thing you know, supporters will be looking for businesses that don't appear to fit the proper profile, and they will start painting identifying marks on the doors to warn potential customers....

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    Can't we just let customers decide if a store is worth supporting, or do we really need a banner, or a sticker, to act as qualifier to what should already be assumed?

    I don't care if AFA thinks they are being bullied. Too bad for them. My point is far broader than that.
    The GOVERNMENT requiring signage, and businesses CHOOSING to put up signage are in no way related. Do you also oppose those stores that are trying to appeal to a Christian base putting those fish stickers in their window?
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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    You've apparently, without knowing it, precisely proved my point.

    Congratulations.

    So if a store owner wants your business, they'd better get that sticker up.

    Pledge allegiance, or suffer the consequences.
    Saying that I would rather shop in a store that I know will sell me things is bad? I also prefer to buy American made products. Do you oppose "made in America" stickers on goods?
    Yes if a store owner wants my business they hae to be willing to sell me their products. If I know for a fact that store A will serve me, and store B has the same product, but I'm not sure if I would be turned away, I'm going to store A. Just like if I know store A sells what I want, but I'm not sure that store B does, I will go to store A. It's called advertising, every business in the country does it. The stores that have chosen to put up stickers are advertising their policy on discrimination.
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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    The GOVERNMENT requiring signage, and businesses CHOOSING to put up signage are in no way related. Do you also oppose those stores that are trying to appeal to a Christian base putting those fish stickers in their window?
    As you've proven, the issue is not businesses choosing to put signs up, it's the public demanding they be put up to show allegiance to their cause.

    I don't care one bit about fish signs, or crosses, or any of that. You don't like it, don't shop there.

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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It just occurs to me that if some business didn't know about the little sign deal, and therefore didn't post a sign, customers may mistakenly believe they harbor some anti-gay sentiment.
    And that would be sad but that is not bullying nor is it a problem. If the business is a good one it will already have a customer base. If it is a new one then it can develop a reputation. A good buisness owner will do market research to see what would attract the customers in an area. My guess this is just another silly attempt to sound like you have point, when you don't.


    We've entered a period in society where fascism needs to be pushed back against. In fact, I think we've gone quite a bit past the "entered a period" stage.
    Where exactly is the fascism here?

    I personally can't imagine not accepting anyone's business, but I don't think I should have to prove it with a sign.
    And no one is telling you to. Just go about your business. This is no different then any other form of advertising. Why do you want to stifle speech?

    To me, it seems the concept of slippery slope has never been taught. History has provided overwhelming evidence that the concept is real, and destructive.
    Not only is there nothing slippery, there isn't a slope. People have chosen to alert the public that they don't harbor anti-gay sentiments in their business practices. No one is mandating they put the sign up and frankly I think it will have very little impact over all. It is like NASCAR having a Green Logo. NASCAR tries to advertise that while they burn tons of fossils fuels and use up tons of tires which are made of rubber. They have worked hard to offset some of that with solar powered tracks, higher fuel standards, planting trees etc. Does that mean that other sports have to do that? No is there something wrong with it? no. This is the same thing.

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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    How many grown men do you know that go shopping together holding hands?
    not many, well, not any actually.

    I did see the president holding hands with someone, don't remember exactly who, but I think he was a Saudi prince or something. That was a few years ago, but I'm pretty sure the POTUS wasn't gay.

    I'm not so sure about the Saudi, though.

    Come to think of it, you very seldom see any adults holding hands while shopping.
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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    As you've proven, the issue is not businesses choosing to put signs up, it's the public demanding they be put up to show allegiance to their cause.
    You understand that is how the free market works right. But the business still has a choice, one choice might be better than the other.

    I don't care one bit about fish signs, or crosses, or any of that. You don't like it, don't shop there.
    You should take your own advice.

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    Re: AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians[W

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Saying that I would rather shop in a store that I know will sell me things is bad? I also prefer to buy American made products. Do you oppose "made in America" stickers on goods?
    Yes if a store owner wants my business they hae to be willing to sell me their products. If I know for a fact that store A will serve me, and store B has the same product, but I'm not sure if I would be turned away, I'm going to store A. Just like if I know store A sells what I want, but I'm not sure that store B does, I will go to store A. It's called advertising, every business in the country does it. The stores that have chosen to put up stickers are advertising their policy on discrimination.
    I recognize you can't see the point. Enough said.

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