In Cleveland, some cab-drivers are refusing to take fares from the airport… because billboards advertising the Gay Games are offensive to them.
Some drivers of the zone-based taxis operating out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport have notified their companies they don’t want to drive the cabs for religious reasons, citing rooftop placards that are advertising the upcoming Gay Games.
Hopkins released a statement saying that two of the three taxi companies operating at the airport — Ace and Yellow Taxi – were informed by several of their drivers they will no longer participate in the airport’s dedicated taxi cab program.
Patrick Keenan, general manager for the third company, Americab, said two of his drivers also have opted not to drive because of the Gay Games ads. The drivers are Muslims, Keenan and Hopkins spokeswoman Jackie Mayo said.
So … Mohammedan cabdrivers can refuse to carry passengers, blind passengers with guide dogs, or people who bought alcohol… “because Islam forbids”… and we have to respect their religious rights, otherwise racism.
But… Christian photographers, bakers, and florists can be forced to participate in gay weddings that they object to… because the gay “right” not to be offended by someone else’s disapproval trumps their religious liberty.
And… Mozilla can be forced by the gay mob to fire their CEO because he once donated money to oppose gay marriage, because that’s just a corporation acting on its principles.
But… Hobby Lobby is not allowed to refuse to pay for abortion-inducing drugs for its employees, because corporations are not people, and so have no right to put their principles into policy.
It all makes perfect sense when it’s explained that way, doesn’t it?