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« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2015, 12:22:05 pm »
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I love the imagery of taking down the "I hate gays" sign and putting up a "religious freedom" sign instead. Real good symbol of the religious rights new way of fighting equality.
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« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2015, 07:19:52 pm »
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Good to see the idiot owner adopting a somewhat more reasonable policy.  I'm still confused on how the selling of hardware has anything to do with homosexuality.

Doing business with someone can be considered endorsing their lifestyle choice, and also expose other customers with traditional values to a lifestyle choice they disagree with and which conflicts with their faith. We have to respect the freedom of conscience of the other customers of the store and members of the community who do not with to be implicated in sin nor have their children unexpectedly encounter people who are gay and get the wrong message about what's ok and not ok. What he's doing is legal, as others have said, and we have to consider this a legitimate expression of his religious faith (whatever that happens to be.)

We get it: you don't understand religion.
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