No, the gay men simply asked for a wedding cake. All the other emotional baggage you cite is solely the baker's and has nothing to do with the gay men and their request.The reality is he did not. The gay couple, by asking him to provide a wedding cake, asked him to provide support and participation for the celebration of their institution of which the baker doesnt believe.
Unfortunately for you and the baker, anti-discrmiantion laws apply to ALL goods and services, not just those the business owner wishes them applicable to. If the baker sells wedding cakes, he must sell them to ALL customers. If he refuses to sell a wedding cake to gay men, then the refusal is based on their sexual orientation and thus violates the law since sexual orientation is a protected class in Colorado. It doesn't matter whether the business owner would sell other goods and services to the gay men; the refusal to sell the goods and services requested by the gay men triggers a violation of the law.The baker was willing to sell anything in his shop outside of the wedding cake, thus showing there was no discrimination BASED on sexual orientation.
Words have meaning and what I've called a lie fits the meaning of the word, whether you like it or not.Calling it a lie is a weak defense of you stance on punishing a person of faith for his convictions, when he literally did nothing to the gay couple.
The baker in fact violated the civil rights of the gay men, a civil right established by the state of Colorado that all people should be able to freely and equally purchase goods an services from a public accommodation. Saying the baker "literally did nothing to the gay couple" is another lie and a pathetic justification for breaking the law.
One wonders why so many of your assertions defending this baker are lies. Perhaps you should seek professional help for what appears to be a rather chronic case of pathological lying.
I took your words at face value so if you don't like my assessment of your position then you have only yourself to blame.I answered, honestly. How you process it is on your shoulders.
Previously asked and answered. Are you now senile in addition to being a pathological liar?Will you support government prosecution of the gay caterer for refusing to cater a anti-gay event that a hateful church commissioned him to support and participate in? Will you call it religious discrimination?
The law is based on common consensus rather than individual feelings. And civil marriage has nothing to do with religious beliefs.Not special enough to justify exemption from anti-discrimination laws. Yes, it absolutely is, because of the very nature of what marriage means to individuals across the Country.
Commenting on your lack of knowledge and education doesn't marginalize you; your lack of knowledge and education does that. I haven't called for your removal from Topix nor interfered with your ability to express your opinions despite the fact you're unqualified to discuss the topic. Rather than whining about your deficiencies perhaps you should do something to address them.Thats all you can do, is attempt to marginalize me?
It's generally not possible to "win" over the ignorant masses to which you belong because you lack the requisite legal knowledge to understand the issues. You respond based on emotion and ignorance. That's why issues like this, segregation and same sex marriage generally are fought in the legal system.You will not win people to your side ever, especially if you support government punishments for not believing that same as yourself.