Right of Refusal
Last year, the bakery’s owners refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, of Portland, citing their Christian beliefs. The couple then filed a complaint with the state.
To which I say, this is insane. Even a prostitute gets to choose which customers to service. No one sues them for “discrimination.”
How many Islamic businesses have been sued on homosexual discrimination grounds?
No shoes, no shirt, no service – what about that kind of “discrimination,” are shoeless/shirtless people going to start suing businesses now?
A business is allowed to have standards, and has the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason.
Gay people have the right, and the freedom, to go to any other store they want and buy the item or service they want. There is no law saying they don’t have those rights, therefore there are no civil rights violations against them.
There is no “right” to force a business or person to service you against their will.
These lawsuits are strawmen, designed to target Christians, and nothing more.
Would a man go into a ladies shoe store and demand men’s shoes?
Would a middle aged woman go into a baby store and demand make-up?
Are we going to start suing every business for not carrying every item for every single one of us?
“I’m sorry, we don’t have same sex themed wedding cakes here, but such and such store across the street does, would you like me to call them for you?”
That is not discrimination, and no one’s “rights” have been violated.
Besides, getting the themed cake of your choice is not a right. It’s a luxury.