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This is not fair for the baker - whom I have met and have donated to his appeals fund and ... he has really great cakes - very delicious.
what if : some one wants some sort of body part on the cake - should he then be forced by executive order to make that cake.
The 'gay couple' should have left and simply found another shop.
No. He doesn't have to serve anyone.
He doesn't have to own a bakery.THAT was his choice.
He agreed to serve this couple. The law just "forces" him to do what he said he would do. He could CHOOSE to stop making wedding cakes for everyone or even leave the state or leave the business. So, no. He's not being forced.
Is this a good idea? is this a good decision?
I do not want to strong arm anyone to provide a service. Personally, I would not want someone to be forced to prepare food for me. No telling what ingredients could be added. You know. Revenge is a dish best served cold, or something like that.
Govt force is still being applied.
I find it pretty ironic really. It was so horrible when gay people were forced to keep it to themselves, yet forcing the opposition into the closet is just dandy. Let's be real, that is all they are doing.
You try to strong arm people into changing their beliefs, most people just dig their feet into the ground and stand against it even harder.
What you tend to sensationalize as "government force" is actually called "state policy".
And didn't "government force" of taxation provide you with a paycheque for several years? Hm, you should be feeling bitter about that. Somehow I don't feel obligated to hold my breath waiting for that money back from you and your taking of my money via "government force".
If these business owners don't like the state policy, they shouldn't have agreed to them when they opened their business in that state. Businesses have rules; this isn't the wild west.
Tell me, honestly, if these folks denied service to a black couples' wedding because they didn't "believe in black marriage" based on their religious beliefs, would you be in here demanding rights for that business? I look forward to you dodging the question.