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reply to post by vkey08
Yes, they are privately owned but they are not exempt from federal anti-discrimination laws, for example hiring, handicapped, etc. Surely they also have to adhere to certain business licensing standards, which likely must conform in some way as well? And what of the tax issue? I wonder can that be impacted by discriminatory practices?
Side note: We can all agree to disagree, in a civil manner.
What was NOT RIGHT was liberal/ Democratic laws that did not allow blacks an equal opportunity at life, slavery being at the top of that list.
Again, discrimination is a PERSONAL feeling, not a physical one.
I can personally not like/ accept gay marriage, for example. This does not mean in any way that I seek physical harm to those individuals, nor would I deny them any of ALL OF OUR rights. This is what is constantly wrong with the liberal left...they always some kind of 'protected class' status for groups....
As far as religious beliefs, even though I am not religious, I am conservative; in the respect, I uphold the text in our Constitution.
Congress shall make NO LAWrespecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
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reply to post by buster2010
You can't drop your religious beliefs the same as someone can't stop being homosexual.
Why is it that this crap has to be so damned confrontational when a simple compromise might be suggested.
Haters gotta effin' hate and divide, has to divide!
I'm a Christian.
I support gay rights.
But not at the loss of freedoms to ANYONE!
I'm so pissed right now, I gotta log off.
reply to post by vkey08
Then how the hell were Jim Crow laws up ended? LOL! As Civil Rights have only been afforded to matters of sexual orientation by Executive Order, it seems there is a missing piece here with a lot of work to do.
It's so irritating how the U.S. only seems to chase these wedge issues instead of getting out in front of them like Europe.
reply to post by beezzer
Don't avoid my question. Where in the bible does it say that Christians cannot do business with homosexuals?