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Should businesses be allowed to deny service to gays?

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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Last month, a florist in Washington refused to sell flowers that would be used for a gay wedding - saying it was against their relationship with Jesus Christ.

In Oregon, a bakery refused to make a lesbian couple a wedding cake - saying they don't serve same-sex marriages.

Do you think it's ok for these businesses to refuse service to someone because they're gay? 

http://gma.yahoo.com/florist-refused-flowers-gay-wedding-sued-154420094--abc-news-topstories.html

 

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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jomami
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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I think they should mind their own business!  Those businesses should be put out of business.

jillbailey26
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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It's their business, they have a right to choose who they serve and don't serve.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

jomami
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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 Do you think they should be able to refuse service based on skin color?


Quoting jillbailey26:

It's their business, they have a right to choose who they serve and don't serve.


 

SoKamele
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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A business should be able to refuse service to anyone.........at anytime. It's their business.

Aslen
by Platinum Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Nope.
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momdoes
by Platinum Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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Why is this an issue? why would a business owner promote his views in that manner and why would a gay person go in the business declaring their sexual status?

jillbailey26
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

I never said they should or shouldn't.  I said they have a right to.  

Quoting jomami:

 Do you think they should be able to refuse service based on skin color?


Quoting jillbailey26:

It's their business, they have a right to choose who they serve and don't serve.





"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

catrig
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM

No.

Rosebud27aj
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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I don't think businesses should refuse service to anyone. 

jomami
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM

 


Quoting momdoes:

Why is this an issue? why would a business owner promote his views in that manner and why would a gay person go in the business declaring their sexual status?

In the case of the bakery, the 2 women walked in saying they wanted to order a wedding cake for their wedding.  When the florist found out that they were supposed to deliver flowers to a wedding for 2 men, they refused to delver.

 

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