You have probably seen this meme on the Facebooks, probably posted by a smug, sanctimonious progressive. (Is there any other kind?)
First of all, it is – like every progressive left argument – fundamentally dishonest. None of the people persecuted by the Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians (LGBT) have refused to serve gay people. They simply did not want to participate in a gay wedding. Big difference.
Second … and this is the bigger deal … no gay person has ever suffered any real harm because someone didn’t want to bake a cake for them. This is a huge difference than being denied emergency medical care, where there actually is quantifiable harm, despite the dishonest attempts by the progressive left to conflate the two.
In the progressive totalitarian state, there is no tolerance for the individual conscience; only the tyranny of the minority forcing their views on the politically unfavored.