Another outraged diatribe against people of faith appeared in this newspaper recently over what else but gay marriage: “Ugly prejudice rises again in America.” (Letters to the editor, March 1.)
My understanding is that some business owners who are in the wedding industry don’t want to be forced to provide their services to gay couples. I’m not sure on what grounds a business has the right to refuse service to anyone, but I can’t understand why a gay couple would want someone who didn’t support gay marriage to provide any service for their wedding, especially not a service where that vendor would have to actually attend the wedding.
Maybe instead of suing the vendor, the couple could move on to another vendor who would be happy to take their money (we all know that most businesses only care about one’s ability to pay). Oh, but they couldn’t just do that according to the letter-writer because then that would lead to widespread discrimination against all kinds of people. Come on, really? I find it ironic that fear (one could be sued) and shame (calling someone a hateful homophobic bigot) are being used against people who don’t support gay marriage. It seems we’ve gotten to a suit-happy, name-calling place.
By the way, if one doesn’t support polygamy, is one a bigot?
The letter I read was written in an extremely inflammatory manner against people of faith. The irony was that the writer sounded so prejudiced against people of faith. Are the people who never miss a chance to bash “the Christians,” bigots? Recently I watched a YouTube video where Gene Simmons of KISS spoke out against anti-Christian bias in the media concerning Tim Tebow. Watch it if you have a chance. It’s really good. He ends by asking, “What country are we living in, anyway?”
I wonder the same thing.