Because I'm chasing YOU from one irrelevent topic to the next.you are all over the place.
She thinks too highly of her level of interaction, and not highly enough of her obligations as a merchant.she drew the line at participating in and or appearing to condone and celebrate something that she strongly felt was morally wrong.
I work for an etailer, and I'm an atheist. If I see an order going to a church (which I often do), I don't just get to deny shipping it to them, simply because I don't condone what they might do with it. That's none of my business. A florist just needs to sell flowers, and keep their opinion of the PURPOSE of the flowers to themselves. If someone wants to use them to build a shrine to Satan, the florist should have no say in it.
What you do as an independent contractor is irrelevent to the discussion.if i work on a catholic church it might be perceived that i condoned their religious practices and perhaps i was offering my services at a discount or free to serve them. i might do that to evangelical churches that i agree with and certainly would do it for the church i attend.
How you feel about Radio Shack's uniform policy is irrelevent to the discussion.how touching. you have never run a business that competed with other businesses in the retail industry nor in the service industry. if he wants to "decorate himself" let him do it on his own time and his own dime. not when my dollars are involved.
I never said you did. You said that you would stop evangelical customers from harassing other customers. I'm pointing out that we aren't discussing denying gay people service because they're harassing anyone. Customers who harass others is irrelevent to the discussion.i never harrassed homosexuals who were only interested in doing business.
I don't really care what other people find "sacred". That has nothing to do with the business world. Maybe if they hold something "sacred", they should reconsider trying to make a buck off it. "Sacred" belongs in church. If the guy at Subway thinks tomatoes are "sacred", does he get to tell gay people they can't have any?your comment about he florist really shows that you do not understand the business. nor do you understand the sacredness that some people attribute to a wedding.
I would call it "participating in society".if i must do business with everybody then i become a slave to society.
Irrelevent to the discussion.i should be able to require a dress code for my employees.
Irrelevent.i should be able to require a certain standard of public behavior from my employees.
IRRELEVENT.the same would go for my customers.
We aren't talking about dress codes, or employee behavior, or even the standards of public behavior of customers. A gay couple simply ordering flowers or a cake ARE observing good standards of behavior.
An incident between an independent contractor working on the premesis of another person's private property has no bearing on what we're discussing.i once walked onto a job where the lady was bathing inappropriately but not necessarily illegally. i turned around and walked out and came back later. there is no chaos if we hold to convictions and accept the consequences of possibly losing business. that is free enterprise.
OF COURSE you should have the right to dictate what your employees wear, or how employees and customers should behave while in your business. But that's all IRRELEVENT to whether a merchant can say to someone who walks through their open doors, "I don't condone the (LEGAL) way in which you live, so I won't provide the same services that I openly provide to everyone else".