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Zorro2017 25th December 2017 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Stevenjb (Post 13781874)
I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy services from a Baker who was negative towards them, move on to a different Baker.

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Me either, Mr. Phillips turned them down, saying he would not use his talents to convey a message of support for same-sex marriage as that would clash with his religious faith. The couple say they were humiliated by Mr. Phillips’s refusal to serve them, and they filed a complaint with Colorado’s civil rights commission.

Instead of just going to another bakery.

I have to wonder how hard they would be pursuing this if there was no monetary award to be gained, only their time and money as well to make their point?

lagoloo 25th December 2017 02:16 PM

I happen to agree with the baker on this one, and it's beyond me why the customer literally is making a "federal case" of it. IMO, A merchant should have the right to refuse service to anyone, especially if he isn't the only one in town offering the service.

However, the Zorro rant above is from the same guy who would probably like to prevent a 14 year old girl who has been raped from getting a legal abortion because of HIS religious beliefs.

That street runs both ways

Isla Verde 25th December 2017 07:48 PM

Please keep the dialogue civil on this thread on Christmas Day. As a gift to myself, I am refusing to wade into any controversies aired on La Chatarrería today! ¡Mil gracias!

lagoloo 25th December 2017 07:58 PM

I did allow myself to get drawn into the wedding cake kerfuffle, regretted it and tried to post a very toned down edit, but was past the time limit to do so. Asked for permission to post it but haven't heard back. So I will accept a "grinch" award.

May the hardworking mods on here (whose patience throughout the year has somehow survived through trying circumstances) have a very Happy New Year!

Isla Verde 25th December 2017 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by lagoloo (Post 13782474)
I did allow myself to get drawn into the wedding cake kerfuffle, regretted it and tried to post a very toned down edit, but was past the time limit to do so. Asked for permission to post it but haven't heard back. So I will accept a "grinch" award.

May the hardworking mods on here (whose patience throughout the year has somehow survived through trying circumstances) have a very Happy New Year!

Lagoloo, my comment was a general one, not addressed to any of the participants in this thread in particular.

Will and I thank you for your appreciation of the spirit in which we carry out our moderator duties. ¡Feliz y Próspero Año Nuevo to you and yours!

lagoloo 25th December 2017 09:37 PM

No, I didn't think I was being singled out, in a group of generally provocative messages (grin).

And thank you for the good wishes.

Zorro2017 25th December 2017 09:52 PM

Six years into his presidency Obama was still blaming Bush for his terrible numbers. One year into Trump's administration Obama is now trying to take credit for Trump's great numbers. Funny how that works.

mogo51 25th December 2017 10:05 PM

No but I think your mind does!

surabi 25th December 2017 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by lagoloo (Post 13781906)
I happen to agree with the baker on this one, and it's beyond me why the customer literally is making a "federal case" of it. IMO, A merchant should have the right to refuse service to anyone, especially if he isn't the only one in town offering the service.

However, the Zorro rant above is from the same guy who would probably like to prevent a 14 year old girl who has been raped from getting a legal abortion because of HIS religious beliefs.

That street runs both ways

While I believe that discriminating against anyone based on the color of their skin, their religion, or their sexual orientation is ignorant and repugnant behavior, I also agree that someone in private business should be allowed to refuse service to anyone they choose.

bigpearl 25th December 2017 11:23 PM

Hey guys, yes shout me down as I am only a lowly Aussie but I seem to remember thinking at the time of the US elections, 300 plus million souls and these are the only candidates on offer? Both appear poor choices no different to what is on offer here. Have our countries prospered at the expense of war? We Aussies will always go in with the US but is/was it always necessary? The final clincher is about to unfold.

OMO.

Cheers, Steve.


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