The march against religious freedom continues. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have defended the right of businesses to deny services to people based on religious beliefs. Ostensibly the law was portrayed as simply denying services for homosexuals but that is not the case.
Regardless, it is another example of the Obama Administration imposing its social will on us. Personally, I think it’s stupid we even have to delineate such matters. In business, I do not care where I gain my revenue providing I am gaining revenue. A gay person’s dollar bill is as green as a heterosexual so I don’t care.
However, there are people who are sincere in their religious beliefs and they should have the right to practice what they preach. Religious hospitals are already assaulted by Obamacare forcing them to pay for abortions despite their conscientious objection. If a bakery is owned by a devout Catholic who does not want to make a wedding cake for a gay marriage they should have that right to refuse the job.
I may be naïve cynic but I cannot imagine this is a burgeoning problem in a down economy. How many business owners ask for their customers’ sexual preference before providing a service? Typically, they say thanks that will be $X.
Much like the Liberals are forever guilty of making a mountain of a molehill issue, I suspect the Conservatives are doing the same in this case. However, let’s play “Let’s Pretend.” Are you comfortable with a government telling you what you can and cannot accept? The government determines people need to be pro-choice and it must prevent anyone from being pro-life. And we accept it.
The government wants to dictate what news we can watch or read. And we accept it. The government tells attorneys general they do not have to enforce their state’s constitutional law if they think the law is discriminatory. And we accept it.
Have you ever stopped to think the government is discriminating against certain citizens?