Gay wedding snub could lead to charges

Gay wedding snub could lead to charges

There are 91 comments on the Iol.co.za story from May 4, 2013, titled Gay wedding snub could lead to charges. In it, Iol.co.za reports that:

The plight of the gay couple snubbed because of their sexuality by their wedding venue of choice has sparked an online debate, and now the owners of the wine estate in question could find themselves on the wrong end of the law.

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“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#1 May 4, 2013
Regardless of country, people are entitled to their rights under law.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#2 May 4, 2013
This is a test of the South African constitution, which is the first to protect gay rights explicitly. A previous challenge led to the legalization of equal marriage, so the Constitutional Court has thus far proved up to the task in the midst of a continent where homophobia often reaches levels of hysteria -- largely as a result of the influence of christian missionaries and proselytizers from Europe and the US.

In this case, the blame could be laid squarely at the door of the Calvinist Reformed Churches -- generations of unrelenting indoctrination -- which has led this couple to become so bigoted.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#3 May 4, 2013
In all such cases where a country prevents discrimination, the issue is not whether the people would still want to actually use the facility, but the fact that the facility was wrong in the first place. People must learn that if their business is legally regulated in a manner they don't like, they either must accept it or find another livelihood.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#4 May 4, 2013
Exactly.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#5 May 4, 2013
This kind of discrimination has to be stopped the same way racism is stopped in its tracks -- by immediately shaming those who assume they are playing to a receptive audience. They need to learn that bigoted behavior is unacceptable to the vast majority of ordinary people with whom they come into daily contact, not just the law. Sure, it drives their true attitudes into hiding, but that's OK, because in time they are replaced by younger generations who have never known the old prejudices. It's an ongoing process of education, at which America has been very good.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#6 May 4, 2013
Residents of states without "gay marriage" - pay attention. This is what is coming your way if you allow "gay marriage" to pass. "Gay marriage" is the camel's nose in the tent that will cause no end of trouble for those who choose to live according to their moral conscience and belief in God and The Bible. As the Bible exhorts, STAND FIRM.
Robert Maynard Hutchins

Chicago, IL

#7 May 4, 2013
Hear, Hear.

Not only the salt of the earth are screwed, but Shakespeare, Dante, Milton, and new artists like Stanley Kubrick who despised the descendents of Sodom and Gomorrah.

We will have to memorize their words Fahrenheit 451-style.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 May 4, 2013
Robert Maynard Hutchins wrote:
Hear, Hear.
Not only the salt of the earth are screwed, but Shakespeare, Dante, Milton, and new artists like Stanley Kubrick who despised the descendents of Sodom and Gomorrah.
We will have to memorize their words Fahrenheit 451-style.
Wow, you're just about the most intellectual hater I have come across on Topix yet. I don't know whether to be impressed, or horrified.

I never saw anyone so obviously educated who is so INTOLERANT.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#9 May 4, 2013
Chance wrote:
Residents of states without "gay marriage" - pay attention. This is what is coming your way if you allow "gay marriage" to pass. "Gay marriage" is the camel's nose in the tent that will cause no end of trouble for those who choose to live according to their moral conscience and belief in God and The Bible. As the Bible exhorts, STAND FIRM.
And befriend a good Jewish lawyer, for you will NEED him when your Shiitey bed and breakfast or flower shop or bakery is sued for mega thousands of dollars for breaking the law.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#10 May 4, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, you're just about the most intellectual hater I have come across on Topix yet. I don't know whether to be impressed, or horrified.
I never saw anyone so obviously educated who is so INTOLERANT.
Hater (translated from the liberalspeak): H8-er. noun. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#11 May 4, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>And befriend a good Jewish lawyer, for you will NEED him when your Shiitey bed and breakfast or flower shop or bakery is sued for mega thousands of dollars for breaking the law.
Oy! Antisemitism too? Should have known. You are such a hater.
Brian

Attleboro, MA

#12 May 4, 2013
Chance wrote:
Residents of states without "gay marriage" - pay attention. This is what is coming your way if you allow "gay marriage" to pass. "Gay marriage" is the camel's nose in the tent that will cause no end of trouble for those who choose to live according to their moral conscience and belief in God and The Bible. As the Bible exhorts, STAND FIRM.
Believing in your god does not make you moral. It makes you people delusional. Believing in all that garbage is disgusting. You people are the most IMmoral people on the planet.

God is make believe!
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#13 May 4, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hater (translated from the liberalspeak): H8-er. noun. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal.
Frankie Rizzo (translated from nothing relevant): noun. A person who mistakenly believes that he has anything worthwhile or interesting to add to any debate. Also: Rizzo. verb. As in: We were having a reasonable discussion, but then we were Rizzoed. Syn: Idiot, moron, imbecile, fool, dimwit, nitwit, half-wit, etc
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#14 May 4, 2013
Sir Andrew wrote:
<quoted text>
Frankie Rizzo (translated from nothing relevant): noun. A person who mistakenly believes that he has anything worthwhile or interesting to add to any debate. Also: Rizzo. verb. As in: We were having a reasonable discussion, but then we were Rizzoed. Syn: Idiot, moron, imbecile, fool, dimwit, nitwit, half-wit, etc
See, you're stupid. You got me all wrong, I never claimed to have anything worthwhile interesting to add to the "debate" that's your schtick. It's a stupid debate by dummies. I'm just here for sport fruitcake.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#15 May 4, 2013
Chance wrote:
Residents of states without "gay marriage" - pay attention. This is what is coming your way if you allow "gay marriage" to pass. "Gay marriage" is the camel's nose in the tent that will cause no end of trouble for those who choose to live according to their moral conscience and belief in God and The Bible. As the Bible exhorts, STAND FIRM.
Homophobia is a religious disease that causes homophobes to physically and verbally assault strangers
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Banning religion is the only way to stop homophobia
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#16 May 4, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Homophobia is a religious disease that causes homophobes to physically and verbally assault strangers
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Banning religion is the only way to stop homophobia
Not real smart are you fruitloops?
Chance

Grove City, PA

#17 May 4, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
Homophobia is a religious disease that causes homophobes to physically and verbally assault strangers
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Banning religion is the only way to stop homophobia
Oh, SO tolerant.
The Book of Leviticus

Chillicothe, OH

#18 May 4, 2013
Holy Scripture states "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22.

All Three of the Worlds major religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam recognize the Book of Leviticus as coming from God so the homosexuals will lose in the end as God always wins.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#19 May 4, 2013
The Book of Leviticus wrote:
Holy Scripture states "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22.
All Three of the Worlds major religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam recognize the Book of Leviticus as coming from God so the homosexuals will lose in the end as God always wins.
And the world's three major religion's all believe in mythology and fairy tales. Sure, we could ban religion to stop bigotry, but I believe the most effective way to end religion is just to let the religionists run off at the mouth. Each successive generation will recognize the absurdity and will want to have less and less to do with it, until religion becomes totally irrelevant in human affairs. It will implode under the weight of its own stupidity.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#20 May 4, 2013
correction: religions

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