Thought for Today

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before now!

There have been many lawsuits against people of faith for turning down business from the LGBT community.  By filing lawsuits and bringing the attention of the media to sway public opinion against the business and the owners, these litigants are violating the civil rights of the people of faith.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based upon race, color, RELIGION, sex, or national origin.  Yes, I know that act was updated later to include sexual orientation, yet I would argue that the party that initiates the violation is the party responsible for the violation.

As discussed in my post of two days ago, if a person walks into an establishment owned and operated by people of faith and you can plainly see this either by the distinct clothing or otherwise displayed, and asks the owners to do something that would be against their belief, it is the person/people who make the request that are violating the civil rights of the other party.  It would be no different if a person walked into a bakery known to be owned and operated by a lesbian couple and ask them to create a cake with “All homosexuals deserve to burn in hell” printed on it.

I would further suggest that any state that has a law that states an establishment that is open to the public cannot discriminate against anyone, has a law that is not constitutional.

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I am the Rural Iowegian of www.ruraliowegian.wordpress.com a published author and an award winning photographer. I use this space to speak my mind. God Bless.
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