Evidence has emerged that the State of Oregon coordinated with Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians (LGBT) to destroy an Oregon bakery for wrongthink.
Communications obtained through a public records request show employees of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries—which pursued the case against the Kleins—participating in phone calls, texting, and attending meetings with Basic Rights Oregon, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the state.
Gee, it seems like there’s a word for when the state colludes with a group of people to deprive another group of their rights and property. I can’t think of it right now, but I know that word exists.
But, good news, the SCOTUS has ruled that there is one religion whose members do not have to give up their rights when they engage in commerce. Three guesses which religion that is.
Someone or somebodies has/have been vandalizing churches and leaving behind pro-Gay graffiti. (Hat Tip: Ace)
Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown was spray painted, had flowers torn up, parking signs were ripped up and windows were broken.
The church sign was also broken and letters removed and the front entrance to the church was egged and sprayed with silly string.
One spray-painted message on the church door reads, “God loves (expletive)!!! He hates you!” Another said “Gay’s ok!”
There has been a steady torrent of hate directed at Christians from the gay left for some time.
As with all “hate” crimes, one always has to hold out the possibility that this will turn out to be a false flag… as so many “hate crimes” turn out to be.
The #WeddingCakeFascists were stunned when they tried to destroy Memories Pizza for failing to bow down to the Gay Agenda. Instead, supporters of religious freedom and the general concept of Liberty raised some $850,000 through GoFundMe for the owners of Memories Pizza. Another GoFundMe campaign aimed at helping an old lady in Washington – who was also targeted by the #WeddingCakeFascists – raised over $160,000.
Stunned and humiliated, the #WeddingCakeFascists started their own GoFundMe account, hoping to raise $1,000,000 to promote tolerance or some such thing.
As of now, they’re about $999,000 short.
Now, if they had been allowed to pledge other people’s money they probably would have made it. Other people’s money is the only thing Progressives are generous with. Well, that and pious sanctimony.
Some people scoffed at Ben Shapiro when he said that gay activists would be targeting religious schools next. That was less than a week ago.
It didn’t take long.
Students and alumni of a Catholic high school in Iowa held a rally on Wednesday afternoon to protest a decision by school officials not to hire a gay teacher.
The rally at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines involved a walkout and a demonstration at which a handful of students and alumni spoke, reports The Des Moines Register.
There’s a simple solution to this. The gay dude, if he’s a good teacher, can find work someplace where his lifestyle isn’t an issue. And the school can hire someone who maybe isn’t as good a teacher, but who lives within the strictures of Catholic teaching. And everybody else minds their own damn business.
But that would deny a lot of LGBT’s and their progressive allies the opportunity to sanctimoniously posture, and to force their morals and values on people who don’t agree with them.
As hard as it may be for members of the Hate Group that is the progressive gay left to accept, it is possible to accommodate both the desire for people of religious conviction not to be forced to act against their beliefs, and for gays to be able to get married in the eyes of the State.
As a pluralistic society, we ought to respect others’ religious beliefs, and do what we can to make space for them to practice their values so long as it does not interfere with basic political requirements. America has a long and proud tradition of making such accommodations—Catholic churches were exempt from prohibition so they could serve wine as a part of the Eucharist, Quakers and other pacifist groups have historically been exempt from being drafted into the military in combat positions, and in the 1990s we further strengthened laws protecting peyote use by Native American religions in their ceremonies.
The reason this debate has boiled over is because gays are insisting that conscientious objectors to gay marriage must be compelled by the State under threat of imprisonment or financial ruin to participate in gay weddings. It’s not enough to have a piece of paper from the State that somehow is necessary to legitimize their relationships, they also have to force the defeated to acknowledge their power. (The Gul Dukat Definition of True Victory.)
It would be advantageous for gays to show more tolerance.
Pushing for gay rights will be easier if religious objectors can be secure in the knowledge that the state will not be used to compel them to violate their religious beliefs. This does not mean gay persons should be discriminated against, but it does mean we should provide the space for people to not participate in religiously objectionable acts. As a tolerant and pluralistic society, it is incumbent upon us to provide this option, even if we strongly disagree with the moral stance of religious objectors.
If people would just accept and tolerate the fact that other people will make different choices and have different opinions, we could do away with this tyrannical notion that the state should referee every dispute, every difference of opinion.
But such a situation would be intolerable to the Gay Left, which wants not merely to take their victory, but to shove it in the faces of the defeated. Over, and over, and over again.
One thing struck me during the
shrill hysterical two-minutes hate debate over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law, the Big Corporations (Apple, General Electric, WalMart [No kidding, the left was cheering for WalMart!”) were siding with the left, and the left was saying “You people should be on the side of Big Corporations because they are looking out for your best interests.”
Big corporations like Walmart, Apple, Salesforce.com and General Electric and their executives have done the right thing by calling on officials in Indiana and Arkansas to reject “religious freedom” laws designed to give businesses and religious groups legal cover should they deny service to gay couples.
And then there are the “living wage” laws so beloved by the left that also happen to be supported by Big Corporations like WalMart
because they know it will drive mom and pop stores out of business; and that is exactly what is happening, and the left is okay with that.
Also, Big Corporations are siding with the left in their efforts to replace American workers with cheap foreign laborers who will vote overwhelmingly in favor of the social democrats.
Suddenly, the left is in bed with the huge corporations they claim to despise; and big business is throwing big squeezy bear hugs around the leftists who want to confiscate their profits and effect de facto nationalization of industry through regulation. Meanwhile, it’s the Conservative Right who are increasingly critical of corporatism and the power big business wields over Government.
When I look at how big business is lining up with the progressive left to create an electorate that will elect more socialists to power, I can’t help thinking about Khrushchev’s quote about the capitalist selling you the rope you will use to hang him with.’
Over at Breitbart, Ben Shapiro looks at how the gay left is taking rights away from private businesses and speculates where this war is headed. The gay left promised that gay marriage would not affect anyone beyond same-sex couples wanting to get married. As the experiences of Memories Pizza and Barronelle Stutzman show, this was a lie. The gay left is not content with having won state recognition of same-sex marriage, and thinks that they must force Christians (but not Muslims) who oppose same-sex marriage to bow down before them. Shapiro sees that following as the gay left’s next targets:
- Churches: The gay left has already begun a push to have churches tax-exempt status revoked if they refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
- Religious Universities: Universities that do not support same-sex marriage will be denied tax-exempt status and will have their accreditation revoked.
- Religious Schools: Already in California, private schools are required to teach a pro-gay curriculum. Those that don’t will be shut down by the State.
The gay left simply cannot tolerate a difference of opinion. You will celebrate gay marriage, or you will be punished.
I have seen this image crop up on Facebook. Yes, indeed, they are coming for the churches.
Baronelle Stutzman is a florist. When a customer asked her to provide services for a same-sex wedding, she referred them to another florist. And for this
unconscionable and horrific violation of their human rights minor offense to their feelings, the couple and the state of Washington chose to sue her and take away her business, her life savings, and her home.
Because that’s what happens when you have a different opinion on an issue than the ruling elite.
There is a GoFundMe account to help her out as well.
In Progressive-occupied Colorado, it is the official policy of the state that gays have more rights than other people.
Last week, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that Denver’s Azucar Bakery did not discriminate against William Jack, a Christian from Castle Rock, by refusing to make two cakes with anti-gay messages and imagery that he requested last year.
Last year, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that another bakery, Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, could not refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, calling it discriminatory.
One set of rules for the politically favored, a different set of rules for everybody else. That’s America under the Obamacrats.
Note: According to a liberal polling outfit, only 32% of Americans support punishing people for refusing to take part in gay weddings. Unfortunately, those 32% control the media, academia, the courts, and the government.
Tammy Bruce sides with freedom and America against the wedding cake fascists. (Hat Tip: Weasel Zips and Truth Revolt)
BRUCE: For me, as a gay woman, it remains shocking. You sit back and watch this frenzy, like a wolf pack, going after survivors in a way with like a pizza shop. And if there’s anyone in the world who should understand the vulnerability of being a minority—of being somebody that maybe others don’t understand or relate to, the vulnerability about work and jobs, being able to live your life as you see fit—it’s the gay community. …
You go girl.
Don’t call them Nazis, call them “Socialist Totalitarians in Fabulous Uniforms.”
An employee of the CBS News station in Richmond VA was angry about the success Memories Pizza was having on GoFundMe; because those whom the gay left hate groups target for destruction because they hold politically incorrect opinions you should beg forgiveness and cower while the gay left ignores their pleas and destroys them anyway. She was so mad, in fact, that she decided to harass the people behind the GoFundMe account and then brag about it on Twitter because she’s employed as a social media specialist, and because lying about and harassing people they don’t like are pretty much what the left is all about these days.
She got some pushback, which upset her very much, and led to this Epic, internet winning exchange.
Exit Question: Will the leftist Alix Bryan have any clue how pwned she just was.
The left wing hate groups have seen through the devious scheme launched by Memories Pizza in order to con generous conservatives out of over $600,000 in donations so far.
Their brilliantly devious plot began over ten years ago, when the owners of Memories Pizza opened a small pizza shop in Walkerton, IN and began selling pizza. Behind the scenes, the owners used their political connections, dark magic, and ties to the Illuminati to create a national gay marriage movement. Then, they got the Indiana Legislature to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Then, they got the national media and left wing hate groups to lie about the law’s content and foment a massive social backlash. Then, they waited for some dingbat reporter from a UHF station to walk into their store, take a quote from them out of context, and thus get the gay left hate groups to issue threats of violence against them. And then, at the culmination of their brilliant ten year confidence scheme… a conservative radio host starts a GoFundMe account so they can reap the proceeds.
Not since Chancellor Palpatine in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace has there been such a devious, well thought out, perfectly executed conspiracy.
This what hate-filled left-wing nutjobs actually believe.
Meanwhile, Glenn Beck and Alex Jones just called and said they found the theory “a little far-fetched.”
Answer: The Progressive Left Could Not Care Less
Of course, the Progressive Left could also not care less that gays are routinely tortured and executed in Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine…
But a Christian politely declining to bake a wedding cake is a crime against humanity, and they should burn for it.
The Obama Regime’s negotiations with Iran have developed a “framework” (i.e. an agreement to have agreement) that ensures:
1. Western sanctions against Iran will be lifted.
2. Iran will be able to continue to develop its nuclear program in deep, hardened fortified underground bunkers… which is where all countries pursue their most peaceful, civilian research programs.
Which is exactly what the Iranians wanted.
And the same people who were willing to commit arson and murder to force non-supporters of gay marriage to participate in gay weddings are celebrating because a regime that tortures and murders gays will now be able to continue developing nuclear weapons.
Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
So, the left enjoyed two great victories this week. The left has succeeded in taking rights away from people who disagree with them in Indiana, and gave a hostile foreign power the green light to develop nuclear weapons.
A good week for people who hate America and Christianity.
One aspect of the debate over whether Christians and others who don’t support gay marriage should be forced by the State (and threatened with violence) for declining to participate in gay weddings is … what’s the big deal with a wedding cake anyway? To the activist left, declining to bake a cake is no different than a lynching in the Jim Crow south. But does it really cause anyone any real quantifiable harm to send them to a different bakery? Or a different photographer? Or a different florist? Or a different wedding chapel?
If you really believe in liberty, then you have just accept that liberty means that people are going to make choices and do things that you may not agree with. And so long as they are not harming anyone else, they should be allowed to do so.
This is not to say that the State should never intervene to prevent people from being harmed by the actions of others. But this should only be permitted when there is real physical or economic harm, and when there is no alternative but State intervention to prevent the harm.
Bruised feelings do not rise to the level of actual harm.
Destroying someone’s livelihood through threats of violence —that is actual harm.
BTW: You can support Memories Pizza — the business targeted by gay hate groups — at this GoFundMe.
A pizza shop owner made the mistake of saying publicly that they didn’t care to be forced into catering a gay wedding. The left-wing MFM ginned up a fake story about a pizza shop that refused to cater gay weddings. Within a day, death threats… including a threat of arson from a public school teachers … forced the pizza shop to close.
And the gay left celebrated how effective they have become in their bullying.
Some will say, “It’s just words; there’s no actual threat of violence.” As we have seen, it didn’t take long for chants of “What do we want? Dead Cops” to become actual dead cops. The road from threats of violence against Christians to actual violence against Christians is also a short one; particular when the media and the culture are cheering it on. “It’s just the market at work,” say the socialists; because, obviously, death, violence, and arson threats are just part of the invisible hand of free enterprise.
The gay left has decided that Christians do not have rights. They have no right to refuse to participate in gay weddings. They have no right to even express opposition to gay marriage. Once it gets decided that certain people can have rights taken away from them by those who have power, violence follows inevitably.
Just imagine, for a second, if a gay-owned business had been forced to close because Christians threatened to burn it down and murder its employees.
The gay left has become the KKK, in 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
Hate and bigotry made fabulous
As Gabriel Malor explains, Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law does not legalize … much less mandate… discrimination against gay people. It merely makes Religious Conscience an available legal defense. It does not make it legal to discriminate against gays any more than the existence of Self-Defense as a legal defense make it legal to randomly kill people… despite the rantings of celebrity idiots like Cher and Sally Kohn (who continue in their endless rivalry to claim the title of #DumbestWomanOnTwitter.) Not to mention the gay CEO of Apple sanctimoniously postures against “religious discrimination” while happily opening Apple stores in Saudi Arabia. Or the Democrat Governor of Connecticut banning travel to Indiana for having exactly the same Religious Freedom Law that Connecticut has.
If the Democrat Left is really sincere about this, how about a push to repeal the Federal Freedom of Religion Act… which was signed by Democrat President Bill Clinton in 1993.
Raise your hand if you think the whole #BoycottIndiana thing is more about professional activists who have to keep the outrage flowing or else they have to find real jobs than it is about any actual discrimination.
An Obama administration official says that elected officials in Indiana — who passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Law virtually identical to laws on the books in 19 states AND a Federal law signed by BJ Clinton — are Nazis. (Hat Tip: Sooper Mexican)
Interesting implied threat at the end there, isn’t it?
This is the same whiny, six-figure bureaucrat who whined about her paycheck being delayed during the “Government Shutdown” of 2013.