Persecutions are always done via the law, Catcher.<quoted text>
No, it is not "persecution of religious beliefs."
It is violation of the law, by discrimination against a protected class, by a business open to the public. No different from a hotel refusing a room to black people because of the owner's religious beliefs.
Can't do that any more, Dave.
You're living in the past.
Right off it violates the Constitution about free expression.
It is laws of recent decades that overrode that through the commerce and trade regulations. It is also recent decades that establish how you can make living through IRS regulations. It isn't just collecting money on what you make, it establishes how.
You've been sucking too much blood, counselor. Too many laws to make yourselves rich. You are a Pharisee.