As conservatives, we’re adherents of “letting the market decide.” If a person owns a business (let’s call her Susie Q McGew) and refuses to serve a certain customer for (choose your own reason) the market can decide what should happen to that business. Say a transwoman wants a tier of cookies shaped like an erect tallywhacker. If the Susie Q McGew is uncomfortable with the request, and she refuses to make a tallywhacker tier, she could say “No, I don’t make penises out of cookies.” Then kindly wishes the customer well and may even recommend a baker the next town over. Let’s call him “Dick Johnson’s Sugar Hard On.” That customer can either go to Dick’s or thanks to recent litigious ninnies, sue the crap out of Susie. America.
Well, a federal appeals court says that’s not fair. Susie Q McGew has the right to refuse service to peoples of the growing LGBTQAAIP (silent F) community on religious grounds:
A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal.
Championed and signed in 2016 by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, it aims to protect three beliefs: marriage is only between a man and a woman; sex should only take place in such a marriage; and a person’s gender is determined at birth and cannot be altered. It would allow clerks to cite religious objections to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and would protect merchants who refuse services to LGBT people. It could affect adoptions and foster care, business practices and school bathroom policies.
You may not like the Republican Governor saying sex should only take place inside a heterosexual marriage, but you need to get passed that for a second, incestuous heathen. You’re free to disagree with sexual practices inside or outside of the marriage bed. Because disagreements are great things. Similarly, if an Islamic clerk is uncomfortable issuing a marriage license to Gary and Deshaun, he can disagree and recuse himself from issuing the license. Lest he burns in a virgin-less hell. So too can Mary Beth Smith refuse to bake a pink pussy cake for Lisa and Marlene.
But leave it to the Gaystapo and their fork-tongued attorneys to spin this into hatespeechhatredOMG:
Roberta Kaplan, an attorney who represented some of the other plaintiffs, said her clients have been harmed.
“The state communicated a message loudly and clearly with the passage of HB 1523: Only certain anti-LGBT beliefs will get the protection and endorsement of the state,” Kaplan said. “Under the logic of this opinion, it would be constitutional for the state of Mississippi to pass a law establishing Southern Baptist as the official state religion.”
“Pass a law establishing Southern Baptist as the official state religion” is proof this attorney has the maturity of a sugar-hopped toddler with easy access to finger paints. No, this law isn’t going to establish any kind of religion. It simply allows for the protection of a right already spelled out in one of our favorite documents, The Constitution. Specifically, that little section titled “The Bill of Rights.” Would be rather nice if Counselor Kaplan would familiarize himself with said documents.
Contrary to what liberals believe, freedom to practice religion and freedom of speech will always trump desiring of penis cake cookie tiers, peeing while standing in a ladies room, the issuance of flamboyantly gay marriage licenses, or adopting out Baby Skylar to Liam, Bob and Scotty. Becuase guess what? In the free market, if someone refuses business to someone else, a capitalistic genius will see an unserved marketing opportunity and pounce on it. And yes, there will likely be a clerk with a #LoveIsLove bumper sticker who’s all too happy to sign up a marriage license in the clerk’s office for Tia and Tiffany. C’mon.