Freedom Of Religion

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment is pretty clear. It states that Congress can’t make any laws establishing religion (as in a state sponsored one) and that it can’t prohibit the free exercise of religion. This means anytime, anywhere.

Congress shall make no law respecting 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. ~ First Amendment US Constitution [emphasis mine]

There are business owners who have deeply held religious convictions and they have refused to do things that they feel violate their beliefs. Many hold that if they participate they are as guilty of the sin, as defined by their religion, as the people committing it.

Indiana is catching hell for a religious freedom bill that assures business people will be protected if they follow their religious convictions. There is nothing in the law that allows discrimination though you would be hard pressed to find that information in the MSM.

There is also nothing that mentions gay or lesbian or any other form of sexual deviancy (and yes, they are deviants from the norm). You would also be hard pressed to find that out in the MSM.

You see, the media, fueled by the radical homosexual community (and liberals, of course), has made this all about homosexuals. They have their panties in a wad over this law and they are spreading the lie that it targets them.

The federal government has this very law, signed by Bill Clinton of all people, and many other states have the law as well. When Clinton signed the law liberals applauded. Now they are attacking Mike Pence for the very law they cheered when Clinton signed on the dotted line.

Let us be clear. You have no right to do business in a shop. You have no right to that owners business. He has no right to your patronage. He is free to decide what he will and will not do and you are free to decide whether or not you will shop there.

The big difference is the shop owner can’t discriminate against YOU. He can’t decide not to do it because you are gay or black or anything else. He can decide not to do it because of what you want [him to do] if it violates his religious beliefs.

You, on the other hand, are free to discriminate against the shop owner for any reason. If you don’t want to shop there because the owner is gay or black or white or whatever you have the right to discriminate that way and the government cannot arrest you for it or fine you for it or force you to shop there.

Should a black baker be required to bake a cake for the KKK or skinheads? Should a Jewish baker be required to bake a cake for a neo Nazi group?

Should a Muslim deli be forced to make you a ham sandwich or cook you bacon for breakfast?

If these things would violate their religious beliefs then they should not have to do them.

The outcry from the gay community is deafening but I never hear any of them attack a gay baker who refuses to make cakes for straight people.

I use a baker for most of the examples because this is what started all this mess but there are plenty of other examples (including my Muslim pork example above).

Should religious hospitals and clinics be forced to provide abortions or birth control if it violates their beliefs?

Should a person of religious conviction be forced to provide some service to a porn shop? Suppose a very religious air conditioner repair person was called to give an estimate and arrived at a porn shop. Should that person be forced to provide the service or should that person be able to decline?

Should a gay florist be forced to provide the floral arrangements for the Westboro Baptist Church (you know they hate gays and blame everything bad on them, right)?

The law in Indiana is to protect people who act in accordance with their religious convictions and does not allow discrimination.

Unfortunately the MSM and the radical homosexuals do not understand this. They are only tolerant of other people’s views as long as those views agree with their own.

If I owned a bakery or any other business I would have a sign that said what the business will not do. Imagine telling the gay folks I will bake you a cake but I will not do any gay themes. It would be helpful to post that sign and then list other bakeries (or businesses similar to yours) that will provide the service.

Perhaps, and this is me thinking outside the box, these folks could move on and find a bakery (or other business) that WILL provide what they want. There are plenty of other places that are more than happy to take your money. Why cause problems?

Because that is the agenda.

Destroy religion. Destroy opposition. Make homosexuality normal.

Sorry but it is not and it never will be.

FWIW, I don’t care if you are gay or straight, black white or any other color and I don’t care what religion you are or what sex you are (or anything else that makes you different from me). Treat me right and I will do the same to you.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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4 Responses to “Freedom Of Religion”

  1. Barbara says:

    I will never eat in a restaurant like that in the first place . But, my religious beliefs are important to me, and I will not let any one change my mind or force me too.

  2. john says:

    should a muslim taxi driver be allowed to refuse service to a Jew? The Jew could just move on and hope to find a taxi that would be happy to take his money
    Should a muslim cab driver be allowed to refuse to carry bottles of alcohol?
    Should a muslim taxi driver be allowed to have 4 wives ?
    If you operate a licensed business then you must obey the rules

    • Big Dog says:

      Right now Muslim taxi drivers do just that and get away with it but the bigger point is do they own the business? If they own the business and they have strong religious beliefs about such things then they would be free to do what they want IAW their religion The market would decide for them if it were profitable or not.

      If you operate a business with a license then you are still free not to violate your moral standards. I have a license as a nurse and cannot be compelled to do things that violate my religious beliefs. So I cannot be forced to assist in an abortion if I choose not to. There are other nurses who will do so just as there are other bakeries, taxies and florists. You really don’t think these out now do you?

  3. Blake says:

    What ever happened to the “I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” credo of business? I guess that went the way of “No shirt, no shoes, no service.”