"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I'll simply copy over my response from Josie's similar poll on a similar but expanded subject.
I wouldn't personally patronize any business that I knew discriminated for any reason. I live in a very large city and there's nothing I want or need to buy that I can't buy in dozens or hundreds of different places. And one of the best parts of living in this city is the diversity of businesses and their owners.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
"It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin
Blacks and women should have done the same thing too, right? Not fight for their civil rights? (And yeah, both were discriminated against for religious and moral reasons...sadly, several Scriptures were mal-interpreted as 'proof' that blacks were inferior.)
Or....you still dont respect blacks or women either because they did fight for their civil rights?
It depends on the type of business and type of discrimination. A health club won't allow members with male genitalia but say they're women shower and get dressed with the ladies? A private Christian school didn't hire a gay activist guidance counselor? Or a restaurant refusing to serve a known homosexual or plumber charging double his standard rate when he fixes a leaky faucet of a gay customer?
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011