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  •  What if I'm offended by gay marriage (3+ / 0-)

    because I'm Muslim, and there's a law that protects that? Isn't that creeping Sharia law?

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:16:43 AM PST

    •  And as a Southern Baptist with a bakery business, (0+ / 0-)

      does it mean I can now deny service to blacks and mixed-race couples?

      •  That is probably the objective, so that those (1+ / 0-)
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        who ground their bigotry on religion are free to practice it. Watch them now try to have the free exercise of religion clause eat all other civil rights, starting with the suppression of women and LGBTQ+, already disfavored groups in religious terms.

    •  Sharia Law is here (1+ / 0-)
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      In some cities they won't let adults wear sagging pants.  There is little daylight between that and asking women to wear a burqa.  I have been in states where I can't buy two drinks, or drinks on a Sunday morning after I get off the late shift or I can't buy my kid a drink so she does not see it as vorboten and die of alcohol poisoning in college.  All this is sharia law.

      Of course this idea of bigotry against homosexuals is pure sharia.  There is much more basis in Christianity to hate people who get divorced than gay people, yet I do not see the right to refuse to marry adulterers in the law.

      Honestly i pretty agree that a small business should have the right to refuse service to offensive people.  I wold like it in the law that service can be refused to evangelical Christians because they tend not to leave tips if they don't like the server.  Or teenagers because they steal stuff.  Or old people because they tend to live on a fixed income and don't have money to spend.  Or women because they are women.

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