Homosexuals do not have a choice in their sexual orientation but they do have a choice in how they conduct themselves in regards to their sexual orientation. It’s no different for heterosexuals.
Can the same be said for people with deep religious convictions? Are the religious convictions so much a part of them that they do not have a choice but to believe in them? Will homosexuals disregard this theory and say those with religious convictions have a choice?
Kevin O’Connor and his daughter Crystal own Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana which has become the most recent poster child for hate by the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) mob.
And hate is exactly what their recent actions display. O’Connor told a local TV station he would not cater a gay wedding if asked. It wasn’t as if he refused an actual request – he just said it and later explained to do so would go against his religious beliefs.
That’s all this Ox-Bow LGBT mob needed to hear before setting up a figurative hangman. The group inundated his Facebook page with hate, made threats to his family, and generally created such havoc that he temporarily closed his store.
The LGBT mob point to this as proof the Religious Freedom Restoration Act the state legislature passed will be used to discriminate against them. So they do the natural thing and discriminate against O’Connor for his beliefs.
Ok, a few things come to mind. First, why would anyone want to use a Pizzeria to cater a wedding? I mean no offense to O’Connor’s restaurant as I’m sure the pizza is good but a Pizzeria for a wedding? Really? IS the LGBT crowd hurting that badly for a cause that it picks a ridiculous scenario as it’s rallying cry?
Second. O’Connor has every right to express his view. It’s his privately held business and he can do what he wants. By the same token, the LGBT group and anyone offended by O’Connor’s beliefs has every right to get their food elsewhere.
But why go to such lengths to destroy a person’s business? Why make threats against him and his family? Why act in such a manner that makes others think LGBT people are not regular people with a different sexual orientation?
To me it is very simple. O’Connor does not want to cater a gay wedding but has never denied food or services to any customer. Why should he be forced to do so or bullied for his views? The LGBT crowd and others are offended by his stance on gay marriage so take your business elsewhere. How hard is that to comprehend?