COMMENTARY: Refusing service in the name of religion is never acceptable

Jul 17, 2013 Full story: www.religionnews.com 28

In Vermont, a country inn declined to provide a wedding reception for a same-sex marriage. In Hawaii, the owner of a bed and breakfast refused a double room to a lesbian couple. Both said providing service would violate their religious faith.

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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#21 Jul 21, 2013
Hoyt wrote:
How about refusing service in the name of DECENCY?
I refuse to serve queers at my store because I am a decent person that believes in people being decent.
To paraphrase the words of Hulk Hogan "whatcha gonna do when Judgementmania runs wild on you?

Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right,‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left,‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

LMAO!

Since: Mar 07

Hanover, VA

#22 Jul 21, 2013
Hoyt wrote:
How about refusing service in the name of DECENCY?
I refuse to serve queers at my store because I am a decent person that believes in people being decent.
So, you believe in denying service to anyone with a criminal record, to the divorced and remarried, promiscuous, or any person or couple you suspect of being a different religion. Perhaps atheists?

Can you imagine the chaos as people are rejected in store after store, humiliated by invasive questions, and refused service for just about anything that any store owner deems "unworthy"?

Will each store be required to have lists on the front door of the types of people they will serve, or refuse to serve, just to make this "decency" easier?

Since: Aug 08

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#23 Jul 21, 2013
Hoyt wrote:
How about refusing service in the name of DECENCY?
I refuse to serve queers at my store because I am a decent person that believes in people being decent.
You again! What straight person would even want to do business with a bigot like you? There is nothing normal or decent about you. You are obsessed with gays. Stop lying to yourself! Get help!

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#24 Jul 21, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. The current version has religious exemption clauses that will protect 'religious' organizations. Seminaries would be exempt from discrimination laws. So would any other 'faith based business'.
Then ever homophobe would make themselves a faith based business in some way but at least we'd know where not to spend our money and get our straight allies to boycott it as well unless that business wanted to make a statement that they welcome everyone.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#25 Jul 21, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
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You again! What straight person would even want to do business with a bigot like you? There is nothing normal or decent about you. You are obsessed with gays. Stop lying to yourself! Get help!
BINGO We have a winner!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#26 Jul 21, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
<quoted text>
Then ever homophobe would make themselves a faith based business in some way but at least we'd know where not to spend our money and get our straight allies to boycott it as well unless that business wanted to make a statement that they welcome everyone.
Agreed. Of course then Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson will do a whole week on how they are being discriminated against because of their religious views!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#27 Jul 21, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed. Of course then Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson will do a whole week on how they are being discriminated against because of their religious views!
If they did religion right; they would keep it private and personal
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Matthew 6:5> And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they loue to pray standing in the Synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seene of men. Uerily I say vnto you, they haue their reward.
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Matthew 6:6> But thou when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy doore, pray to thy father which is in secret, and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
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Earl

Czech Republic

#29 Sep 24, 2013
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