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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
    And in the real world, both business owners and customers are showing their displeasure with the new laws enacted in MS that allow discrimination based on "religious belief".
    Also in the real world, people use a large variety of reason in determining where to spend their money, discrimination or lack thereof is just one of those reasons.
    The key is owners and CUSTOMERS.

    I don't know what you picture the real world to be, but in the real world that got us to this point in time, it wasn't a requirement to post a sign to prove you don't discriminate against other people.

    What if a bunch of activists decide to go around and protest any business not displaying the appropriate "support" labels. You ok with that?

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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.

    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.

    I personally can't imagine not accepting anyone's business, but I don't think I should have to prove it with a sign.

    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.

    How does fascism enter into this?
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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
    The key is owners and CUSTOMERS.

    I don't know what you picture the real world to be, but in the real world that got us to this point in time, it wasn't a requirement to post a sign to prove you don't discriminate against other people.

    What if a bunch of activists decide to go around and protest any business not displaying the appropriate "support" labels. You ok with that?
    It isn't a requirement to put up a sticker now. It is a choice. Maybe you should look up the meaning of the word requirement.

    If any group protests anything, that is their right as American citizens. All kinds of groups protest all kinds of things, some I agree with others I don't, but they all have the same right to do so.
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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
    The key is owners and CUSTOMERS.

    I don't know what you picture the real world to be, but in the real world that got us to this point in time, it wasn't a requirement to post a sign to prove you don't discriminate against other people.

    What if a bunch of activists decide to go around and protest any business not displaying the appropriate "support" labels. You ok with that?
    What if a bunch of activists decide to go around and protest any business displaying the "If you are Buying, We are Selling" labels. You ok with that? Oh - the AFA is already doing that. How strange, and they are such a good group of Christians too.
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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
    So a business could be deemed unable to cater to the needs of a customer unless they succumb to pressure requiring them to physically signify support for a specific issue or cause?
    A customer is free to deem a business unable to meet their needs for any reason, or no reason at all, that they choose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWatcher View Post
    Quit with the hyperbolic statements, no one is "demanding a pledge of allegiance". Businesses are free to display a sticker stating they choose to serve all equally - or not, the choice is solely theirs.



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    No, I don't think I will stop making what I believe to be is a legitimate point.

    Obviously businesses are free to display the stickers if they chose. Of course, right or wrong, it could mean the end of their business if they chose not to, since they could be wrongly judged.

    Interesting this possibility appears to be lost on so many.

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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
    Head of nail meet hammer.

    If store owners want to be idiots, let the consumer be the judge of it's future.

    However, demanding a pledge of allegiance? A very, very dangerous solution to a problem that would take care of itself.
    No business is being required to put up any signs about who they will or will not serve. However, it is perfectly OK now in Mississippi to put up a sign that says "No gays." Why is a sign that says "We do serve gays" different?


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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
    No, I don't think I will stop making what I believe to be is a legitimate point.

    Obviously businesses are free to display the stickers if they chose. Of course, right or wrong, it could mean the end of their business if they chose not to, since they could be wrongly judged.

    Interesting this possibility appears to be lost on so many.
    Because businesses going under for making the wrong choices is fascism
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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
    A customer is free to deem a business unable to meet their needs for any reason, or no reason at all, that they choose.

    Ain't freedom a bitch?
    Well, yes, the first point has never been in dispute.

    The bitch is when membership requires a talisman be displayed, or else harm could come their way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    No business is being required to put up any signs about who they will or will not serve. However, it is perfectly OK now in Mississippi to put up a sign that says "No gays." Why is a sign that says "We do serve gays" different?
    I think it's kind of a good idea when discussing an issue to accurately present the facts.

    From what I've seen, the stickers don't have "We do serve gays" printed on them.

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