Seems a couple of lesbians got their feelers hurt because a maker of wedding dresses declined to make dresses for them. Rather than do what sane and reasonable people would do (i.e. take their business somewhere where their money was welcome), they decided to attack and destroy the dressmaker for refusing to celebrate their lifestyle; because it has now become the social entitlement of all gay people to have their lifestyles and relationships praised and celebrated by everyone, with severe punishments for those who decline to cheer or even fail to clap loudly enough.
And in Florida, a clergyman is under attack by the Human Rights Campaign (it must be fundraising time again) for refusing to preside at the funeral of a gay man, which he says would be at odds with his religious beliefs. But, of course, gay people’s self-esteem and hurt feelings must trump anyone’s spiritual beliefs, right?
In the Conservatarian view, everyone should have the right to shop wherever they want. BUT, shopkeepers (business owners) should have an equal right to choose not to do business with those they don’t want to do business with. Some customers will be disappointed, but that situation is preferable to tyranny; and there will always be other businesses for them to patronize.
The liberal/left/progressive view is this: “You will do what we tell you to do or we will use the power of the State to ruin your business and destroy you personally.”
I strongly feel the clergyman (if the story is accurate and there’s no guarantee it is) is wrong to refuse to perform the service, and I would think it would go against whatever vows or covenants he may have made. But as an individual, I respect his right to refuse to be in servitude to someone else against his will. Because I love freedom that much.
Hat Tip: Steve on the Bridezilla Lesbians