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Please Deny Me Service For My Beliefs. Seriously. | The Daily Bell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 8, 2018

Let them wear their bigotry on their sleeves and let us see how the market responds. The mark of a civilized person is to see something they disagree with and be able to simply walk away. The world is a big place, and we are all capable of finding a community–a bakery, fast food joint, town, bar, or church–which accepts us with open arms.

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/please-deny-me-service-for-my-beliefs-seriously/

By Joe Jarvis

Ever since the Supreme Court ruled that the baker was within his rights to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, I have been seeing memes and photos like these:

bakery refuses service for divrocees

Actually, you don’t even have to have religious beliefs against Trump. A court ruled last month that political beliefs were enough for a bar to deny service to a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

As for the bakery denying divorcees… sure, go right ahead. That’s the point. You are free to run your business as you see fit, which includes denying certain customers you do not wish to serve. Although I’m not sure if that sign will help business…

That’s also the point. Businesses can refuse service, and customers can act accordingly. No one is forcing you to shop there, and no one should be forced to serve you…

But the most hilarious part of these displays to me is the reaction of the intended audience. Everywhere I saw these, the person posting was attempting to trigger Trump supporters or anyone who agrees with the recent ruling in favor of the baker and freedom of expression.

But the overwhelming response was, “Yep. What’s your point?”

And thus the OP’s (original poster’s) strawman fell apart. This just proves that those against the ruling–who think the baker should have been forced to bake the cake–do not at all understand the other side’s argument.

Hardly anyone arguing in favor of the baker’s rights to refuse service holds that position because they are anti-gay. The point is freedom of association.

The only total monopoly in the United States is the U.S. government, which we are forced to patronize, fund, and accept its “services.” (Though the government does help create many almost-monopolies by giving them special treatment, or targeting their competition with regulations.)

Otherwise, you can go somewhere else. And you should go somewhere else. And you should want to go somewhere else.

If you don’t want my business, I don’t want to give it to you

Why on earth would that gay couple want to give their business to someone who doesn’t want to serve them? That is who they want to support with their hard-earned dollars? They want to transfer their economic power to someone whose beliefs and actions do not align with their own?…

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I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6

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