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Intolerant Business That You Won’t Hear Much About.

We have written rather extensively about the tension between customers (such as those who are LGBT) and businesses that are forced to create something that espouses or supports ideas that are contrary to the business owner’s beliefs.

As we have said, to us this is contract issue. If a baker puts out a cake that a gay couple wants to purchase, that’s fine. Sell the cake. The owner of the business has made a offer of product that is sitting there for a specific price. If the customer wants to accept that price and that cake and agrees to pay the request rate, sell the cake.

But things are different when a person is asked to create something. If a person is against gay marriage, that person should not be forced to create a cake celebrating a gay marriage. Other examples of people who should not be forced to act against their beliefs would be a black graphic designer being forced to design posters for the KKK. Or a Jewish speech writer being asked to write a speech for the Nazi Party.

The Supreme Court is set to decide the issue this term in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

In the interim, a incident has popped up out of Seattle, Washington where a group of people were handing out Christian pamphlets discussing the gay lifestyle and abortion when they entered into a coffee shop owned by a gay man. The Christians did not hand out pamphlets within the shop.

The owner told them they had to leave.

You can watch the video here. (NSFW language)

According to the Liberator:

When the abolitionists asked why they had to leave, the owner told them, “This offends me.”

Abolitionist Jonathan Sutherland pointed out that the literature had been found on public property, but the owner repeatedly cut him off, saying “Shut up! Shut up!”

“We tried to talk to him and he wanted nothing to do with it,” Davis added.

“So you’re not willing to tolerate our presence?” Sutherland asked.

“Will you tolerate my presence?” the man responded. Sutherland assured him they would. “We’re actually in your coffee shop,” he said.

“Really?” the owner demanded. “If I go get my boyfriend and f*ck him in the a** right here you’re going to tolerate that?”

“That would be your choice,” Sutherland answered. But the owner would not be persuaded. “Are you going to tolerate it?” he asked again. “Answer my f***ing question! No, you’re going to sit right here and f***ing watch it!”

“Well, we don’t want to watch that,” said Caleb Head, another abolitionist.

“Well than I don’t have to f*cking tolerate this!” the man said. “Leave! All of you. Tell all your f*cking friends, don’t f*cking come here.”

The abolitionists agreed to leave, but Davis took the opportunity as they left to share the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. “Just know that Christ can save you from that lifestyle,” she said.

“Yeah, I like a**,” the owner responded. “I’m not going to be saved by anything. I’d f*ck Christ in the a**. Ok? He’s hot.”

As they exited, abolitionist Jes Sutherland commented, “Seattle has proved itself to not be tolerant.”

“Don’t act so f***ing shocked b**ch,” the owner said. “Get the f*ck out.”

So you have a shop owner that is refusing regular service to a group of people based on their religious beliefs.

The people left, but you haven’t seen nor heard much about this incident in the main stream media. You haven’t heard the outrage of how peoples rights were violated. You haven’t heard of anyone being dragged before an “Equal Rights Commission” to answer to the charge of hatred and bigotry.

All you have heard is the sound of silence pierced by an occasional cricket.

Somehow, we are not shocked by the lack of coverage of this incident. It almost appears that “tolerance” from the left means people have to accept and promote their ideas while they can hate other ideas.

Maybe we need to redefine “tolerance.”



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