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Thread: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

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    If it were legal, and they made it known, would you?
    No. But now I feel the need to qualify that statement, as I really dislike the word "discriminate" used in such contexts - the word just means to distinguish between two things (to be called a discriminating gentleman is a compliment, as it implies that one has taste.)

    So perhaps you should qualify what you mean by "discriminate" in more specific terms.

    I don't have any problem with a business that chooses not to involve itself in gay marriage, as many have legitimate religious reasons for this. Likewise, I don't have any problem with a business owner who, for religious reasons, questions homosexuality.

    I don't think it's "discrimination" to say that being gay is a choice, or to generally have negative opinions about the behavior.

    That said, I would never patronize a business that had a "no gays" sign out front, or that refused to serve gays in any capacity simply out of spite. I would never patronize a business that used hateful gay slurs, or that depicted gays in an offensive way, or that I felt encouraged or incited hatred against homosexuals.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

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    If it were legal, and they made it known, would you?


    define "discriminates".


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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    I voted yes just because I want to stir up **** and get as many people as possible mad at me.

    In reality, if a business had a sign in the widow or something that read "We hate the gheys and do not welcome them here" I would most likely just keep walking but since this hypothetical BS is never going to happen anyway and the thread is just bait to lure in some sucker to pounce on... what the hell, I'll be your huckelberry.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    I voted yes just because I want to stir up **** and get as many people as possible mad at me.

    In reality, if a business had a sign in the widow or something that read "We hate the gheys and do not welcome them here" I would most likely just keep walking but since this hypothetical BS is never going to happen anyway and the thread is just bait to lure in some sucker to pounce on... what the hell, I'll be your huckelberry.
    Me too, for much the same reason.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I shop wherever I want. I could care less about the politics of a business. I have purchased spices at Prenzys, owned by a flaming liberal. If I shop there, I'll shop anywhere.
    So if it was posted 'no guns' and it was legal anyway (in my state, there's no force of law behind the states, it's only trespassing if you dont leave if they find out)....would you do business there, whether or not you had a firearm on your person?
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    As a matter of general personal policy, I do not boycott business based on political and/or social reasons. I figure that, if I look deep enough, I can always find something that offends me and then I'd have nowhere else to go.

    Having said that, if a business were so blatant that they put "No <insert specific group of people here> allowed" signs in their window, then that would be an exception to my rule and I would not patronize them. That would be too much to ignore. If I knew that they simply held a belief, but that they didn't act on it, I *probably* would still go there.

    I generally prefer to base my boycotts on how they treat their customers, especially me.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Yes I would.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    As long as I am not breaking the law why not?
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    You seem to be contradicting yourself. You said yes, you would patronize businesses that discriminate, then added that you'd tell everyone else not to shop there. Am I missing something?
    Originally Posted by Bodhisattva
    Yes. 100% I would also tell everybody that I knew not to shop there. Great way to find out if your friends are bigots.

    I thought it said would NOT patronize... my bad. In that context my statement makes sense.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    If it were legal, and they made it known, would you?
    I would. I'd be all, "Whose a good little business. You are. Yes you are."

    Wouldn't give 'em any money though.

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