While John Kasich is not a gay fascist, he is ignorant of the gay fascist movement in the United States. First, Ohio governor Kasich said that he supports traditional marriage but will not use the authority of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments and his own state’s elected body to oppose sanctioning same-marriage marriage. “According to the Columbus Dispatch, Kasich said, ‘We aren’t changing any laws. The court has spoken. That’s the end of it.’”
The problem is, courts are not empowered to make law.
Second, it’s obvious from the following statement that he is not aware of what’s happening to companies that refuse to serve same-sex weddings:
“If you’re in the business of selling things, if you’re not going to sell to somebody you don’t agree with, okay, today I’m not going to sell someone who’s gay, and tomorrow maybe I won’t sell to somebody who’s divorced. If you’re in the business of commerce, conduct commerce.” (H/T: CNS News)
Who comes into a business and says, “I’m gay. Sell me something.” No one does.
The issue is not selling someone who engages in same-sex sexuality a cake. It’s the message on the cake that’s the issue. Bakers, florists, print shops, and photographers are not refusing to serve people who engage in same-sex sexuality. How would they know, and I suspect they would never ask.
Should a printer who supports Donald Trump be forced to print campaign literature for John Kasich?
Sweet Cakes by Melissa was fined $135,000 for refusing to support the message on a cake that was going to be used in a same-sex wedding. Didn’t the owners have the same rights as a black-owned print shop has to refuse to print signs for a pro-KKK rally, or a Jewish baker refused to bake a cake for a Nazi-themed wedding?
Do you think Gov. Kasich would say the following to a black owner of the print shop or the Jewish owner of a bakery?
“If you’re in the business of commerce, conduct commerce. That’s my view, and if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, say a prayer for them when they leave and hope they change their behavior.”
If he ever said anything like the above to either person, he would be run out of office.
Because of the Oregon lawsuit against Sweet Cakes by Melissa and the outrageous $135,000 fine, other homosexual couples are targeting Christian businesses trying to make the same case and drive them out of business:
“A Christian bakeshop owner in Texas has turned down the request of a gay couple for a wedding cake for their marriage. The baker said she refused to take the order because the event where it will be used goes against her religious beliefs.” (H/T: Gospel Herald)
The bakeshop owners have sold cakes to one of the men before, so there’s no discrimination going on. It’s the message that baker Edie Delorme objected to.
“The baker also noted that she and the shop’s co-owner, husband David Delorme, have previously turned away customers whose cake requests also go against their religious beliefs such as alcohol-themed ones or those that are too risqué.”
This has been a common practice for many service businesses for centuries. Should a caterer be forced to cater a seminar on why pedophilia should be legalized? And what if it is ever legalized, will it then be illegal not to supply photographers, printed material, and food?
How about being forced under penalty of law to cater a seminar on the legalization of “incest between siblings and necrophilia“? Yes, there is a political movement promoting such legalization.
I do not believe this issue is exclusively a religious freedom issue. Everyone should be afforded the same freedom not to service anyone for any reason.
Read related article: “Gay Fascists Sue Print Shop for Refusing to Support their Agenda!”
Lesbian “Kathy Trautvetter, who founded BMP T-Shirts in 2003 with her partner, Kathy, told TheBlaze . . . that both women believe that businesses shouldn’t be forced by the government to violate their religious conscience. . . .”
She was responding to “Blaine Adamson, owner of Hands on Originals, a Kentucky-based T-shirt company, that refused to print shirts for a gay pride festival in 2012” and was sued by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission.
She went on to say, “The idea is that when you own your own business, it’s your own art and creation — it’s very personal … [I]t takes a long time to build a business. When someone wants to force you to go against it — that’s what stuck me right in the heart.”
Here’s another politician who doesn’t get it:
“Oklahoma Democratic state Rep. Emily Virgin wants Christian businesses to post a public notice of discrimination if they intend to claim that they have a religious right to refuse service to LGBT people.” (H/T: Raw Story)
As we’ve seen over and over again, there hasn’t been any discrimination against people who engage in same-sex sexuality. It’s all about the message.
Maybe I don’t want to do business with the military or be forced to print fliers protesting the Second Amendment. Should publishing companies be denied the freedom not to publish books whose content they find objectionable?
For months one of my companies has been trying to find a printer that will print a deck of playing cards that includes a political message. Every printer we tried has refused, and they had the right to refuse.
No government should force them to act contrary to their own best interests. Even so, I couldn’t sue them for discrimination if I wanted to because my political message has not garnered protective and punitive status like same-sex sexuality has.