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originally posted by: amicktd
I'm from Indiana, but don't know if that was allowed or not. Guess I'll keep an eye out for an answer. I'm definitely anti-christian after this mess though.
Is it legally wrong to deny someone your services based on race/ethnicity/belief system?
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
So, can somebody answer me this?
Before this law was enacted, was an atheist business allowed to discriminate against Christians? As in, not serve them because they believe in Jesus?
If yes, can they do so now?
If no, can they do so now?
Because if either of those is no, then this whole thing is literally a giant circle jerk for religious folks. It proves without a doubt, that the law intends to use your religion as a means of denying others services.
Like Mr. Pence says, tolerance works both ways and as an Atheist I SHOULD be allowed to tell the Christian who walks into my coffee shop to find his caffeine fix elsewhere cause I don't appreciate who he prays to.
This whole thing is REALLY REALLY stupid.
originally posted by: Metallicus
How do you know who is gay, straight, Christian or whatever unless they open their big mouth and tell you?
I wouldn't discriminate against anyone, but I also don't want to hear about your religion or gayness or anything either. Just shut up and spend your money.
It's generally, pretty clearly obvious who is gay and who isn't. Men especially. I don't mean to stereotype, I'm actually a gay man who doesn't come off that way in public, but a ton most certainly are.
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: tothetenthpower
Personally I also think the whole thing is stupid. A business owner should be able to serve whoever in the hell he wants to damn the nanny state. The fact that the Government gets so far into our business that they deem it necessary to delegate who a business owner can serve to is offensive to me in the first place.
Edit; So on the whole, if the government wasn't so far into our business already there would've been no need for law like this.