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USA #IN #LGBT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE: a financially ailing pizza place has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars from the credulous, in support of their right to choose their customer base. [http://bit.ly/1Ivl0mG]
I will say, I don’t condone or endorse any of the vicious tirade of threats, hate mail & personal sledging of the owners. They are sincere in their beliefs, if slightly confused about the definition of “discrimination”, and I think we have to respect that. Mostly.
Concerns about safety led the owners to temporarily shut the restaurant down, as conservatives rallied to their side, raising over $500,000 through a crowd-sourcing website.
"It is not a sin that we bring gays into our establishment, and to serve them” she said. “It is a sin, though, if we condone — if we cater their wedding. We feel we are participating. We’re putting a stamp of approval on their wedding, and we cannot do that.”
Pressed by Cavuto to explain how that is not discrimination, O’Connor said that it wasn’t “hateful.”
Original story: http://bit.ly/1DuJkXY
Despite not believing that the bill would lead to targeted discrimination against members of the LGBT community, O’Connor told the station that her establishment would use the bill to avoid having to cater events like gay or non-Christian weddings.
"Discrimination" - I do no’ think it means wha’ you think it means. [h/t TPB]
…[the owner] said everything came down to the issue of choice. “That lifestyle is something they choose. I choose to be heterosexual. They choose to be homosexual. Why should I be beat over the head to go along with something they choose?” he asked.
I refer you, sir, to this inspired video: “When Did You Choose To Be Straight?” (http://bit.ly/1DuSYtC)
Snark Of The Day award goes to “Robert S., [who] pointed out the obvious on Yelp [http://bit.ly/1IviWLk, although it’s likely been deleted by now], writing that ‘in all my queer life, I’ve never known a gay to cater their wedding with pizza.’” http://on.fb.me/1DuSXWH