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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    As long as I am not breaking the law why not?
    Of course you wouldn't be breaking the law, NP You'd just be intentionally supporting a business that operates openly as being a bigoted business. So, obviously bigotry isn't a social issue for you. This is America. You have the right to support bigots. Go for it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    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?
    It only a place to buy things, not a statement on my world view. If a business sells what I want at price I want to pay, that's good enough for me.
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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?
    discriminate how? Refusing to perform a gay wedding or anything else that has to do with a gay wedding or to print a political message they do not agree with? Then sure I would have no problem patronizing that business. Now if it is just a regular business like a grocery store,real estate agency or some other similar secular or non-political business and they said they don't sell to gay people then I wouldn't patronize that business.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    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.
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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?
    Probably no, but I don't know if I would define "discriminate against" the same as another would, so maybe I would. If my Catholic priest refused to perform a "marriage" for a gay couple, would I stop attending mass? No. If a restaurant refused service to a gay couple (although I'm not sure how they would know), would I return to that particular restaurant, No. But what if they are asked to leave because they are mugging down at the table causing an uncomfortable display for other patrons and get kicked out? I say good riddance and I would be back...
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    No, not knowingly. But discriminating against to me is different than just not agreeing with it. Had Chik Fil-A said they wouldn't serve LGBTs, I wouldn't eat there. But the guy has a right to his opinion. Well he did. He died. Probably not because he didn't like LGBTs.

    (if what you are asking has anything to do with Chik Fil-A. If not, carry on and ignore me.)

    That's the key. If the LGBT lobby wants respect, they should respect those who do not agree with them for religious or moral reasons. Chick Filet did nothing wrong. The CEO was only expressing his own views. The LGBT attempted to act as "thought police" and it backfired on them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    As long as I am not breaking the law why not?
    Of course you would want to patronize and support their bigotry. Bigoted minds think alike. Why would anyone be surprized?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    It only a place to buy things, not a statement on my world view. If a business sells what I want at price I want to pay, that's good enough for me.
    Fair enough.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    That's the key. If the LGBT lobby wants respect, they should respect those who do not agree with them for religious or moral reasons. Chick Filet did nothing wrong. The CEO was only expressing his own views. The LGBT attempted to act as "thought police" and it backfired on them.

    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?
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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

    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?
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