And you keep failing to explain why all you religious freedom riders are so worried about wedding cakes and flowers, yet you have no problem passing laws that jail ministers for practicing their faith.<quoted text>
“You keep repeating yourself, but you have no support for your statement. Religious belief has never been a valid excuse for discrimination.”“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” An American can believe, by faith or otherwise, that marriage is between, one-man and one-woman, just as you, apparently, believe different. If you’re willing to remove one’s right, then you can’t have your right.
“lol. Words can have more than one meaning. Did you know that?” I do, and the left has distorted many meanings,“RACISM”=”you hate the president because you disagree with him.”,“DISCRIMINATION”=“you hate people because you disagree with them.” and by RE-DEFINING these word causes malice and confusion.
“The meaning being used in this context is "to treat someone differently (not as well) based on them being in a certain group".=“throw him in jail and fine him.”
“Then the same is true if he refuses to sell to a gay couple.” Are you basing that statement on the traditional definition of marriage?
“I'm not making race an issue. I'm making analogies to show you how your argument doesn't make any sense.” Then you need to make your analogies based on opposite sex and same sex couples because the color of the skin has ZERO baring on the definition of marriage or the sale of a wedding cake.
“You don't even seem to understand the idea of an analogy...
If a baker can say "I don't want to sell to a gay couple because I believe a wedding cake is only for straight couples", then the baker can also say "I don't want to sell to a black couple because I believe a wedding cake is only for white couples." “ He can but didn’t so your analogy is null.
“Punished for his actions.” Because of his belief. Shall we start punishing priests for their actions of not marrying gays?
Since 1997 a minister in Indiana can be fined $1000 and jailed for 3 months simply for blessing a RELIGIOUS SSM.
Instead you keep arguing about how race and wedding cakes do or don't add up to the same thing!
You are supporting religious discrimination and supporting laws that give people the right to use religion as a reason to practice discrimination.
If you allow a business to use religion as justification to discriminate against gays and lesbians, who is next on the list? And why can't other groups then piggyback off of this? Your "religious freedom" crusade is on a very slippery slope. Makes me wonder if God is trying to tell you something with all these record setting snowstorms!