Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wait. What?

Someone above me in pay grade needs to explain this to me.

I own a bakery. I am of a religious belief that says homosexuality is a sin. A gay couple comes in and requests a cake for their wedding. If I refuse, I can be sued. The ruling was, essentially, you run a bakery, not a church.

However, if I run a trucking company and two employees refuse to carry a load of alcohol, citing their religious beliefs, I cannot fire them, lest the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sue me for refusing to accommodate their religious beliefs.

Honestly?

Can someone reconcile these two stories? Ideally, it'd be nice if you were intellectually honest at the same time. How on bloody earth can a business get sued for refusing to do something based on their religious beliefs, while at the same time another business gets sued for doing something based on their employees' religious beliefs? Isn't the government playing both ends against the middle?

I have a solution, though. Make the Muslim truck drivers delivery gay wedding cakes...

That is all.

19 comments:

North Texan said...

And bacon horderves!!

Ted said...

....... And if you are a Muslim bakery?????

....... And does the gay couple really want to eat the cake they coerced someone into baking?

3boxesofbs said...

“All religions are equal, but some religions are more equal than others.”

Some things never change.

Bob S.

Armed Texan said...

I notice that no gay couples are going to Dearborn for their wedding cakes even though Steven Crowder has shown that there are several businesses there who will refuse their custom when it comes to gay weddings. I wonder why?

Matt W said...

In both cases it is legislation to appease the perpetually offended.

It really fascinates me, in a twisted way, that so many laws criminalize otherwise protected behavior because someone was offended.

At some point it becomes difficult to fight off the despair caused by the fact that almost no part of my life is free from government intervention.

DocRambo said...

Personally, I cannot see any intelligent person wanting a product from someone who doesn't want to provide it. Can you imagine what ingredients might be in a coerced cake? What about just placing an exorbitant fee for making gay cakes? One million dollars per cake? If anyone goes for it, just bake them a very non-appetizing cake, and turn the money over to your local church.

Starik Igolkin said...

I am curious what the ruling would be if the truck drivers were Mormons rather than Muslims. Would the court be worried about causing unrest? Because we know how Islam is religion of peace and how those Mormons tend to turn violent and blow stuff up every time someone prints a caricature of Joseph Smith in a newspaper ...

So, if your religios beliefs exclude someone, you're a bad person and need to change. Unless people are scared of what you might do and then everyone else needs to accommodate you.

PhilaBOR said...

In both of your examples you are an evil business owner who makes profits by cheating your customers and/or workers. Therefore whatever you want is wrong and the good government must protect people you want to abuse.

Anonymous said...

Aha! A business owner can refuse nothing, but the employees can refuse!

ScribblersDad said...

The stunning thing to me is that someone might actually EAT a cake that the guv'mint forced the bakery to make for them.

I mean, talk about spitting in the food...

ProudHillbilly said...

The only thing that liberals hate more than true diversity and true choice is Christianity. Which is why muslims can do as they please.

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Mark Matis said...

Happiness is a dead pig. For it is THEY who enable this treason.

Old NFO said...

SJWs... Facts have no place in the argument...

Anonymous said...

They would not have used the cake, just tossed it in the dumpster, or maybe just displayed it as a trophy-
The cake is just a prop, or bait, to the issue, which is to get the state to punish those whom they hate.
The reason they do not attempt this with Muslims is because the Muslims are willing to defend their faith with violence-- although there was a story recently about two lesbians who were offended because a Muslim cabbie asked them to stop making out in his cab- they were wealthy entertainment personalities and took him to court- poor guy was fined 15K.

Crotalus said...

The whole point is, I think, that Christians might countersue, but likely not. Muslims, on the other hand, will vandalize and kill.

lelnet said...

It's totally consistent. You own a business. Therefore, you will be sued. :)

(This is the price conservatives pay, for not rioting enough.)

Dustin Heaton said...

For an even more exact opposite, there's always this story:

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/04/13/christian-who-asked-gay-rights-bakery-to-bake-anti-gay-marriage-cake-may-face-legal-action/

Anonymous said...

I wonder--what happens if the bakery says "None of my employees consent to delivering that cake, for their own religious reasons. I cannot force them to deliver the cake, nor can fire them for not delivering it."