When it comes to getting people to accept you in general society, there is a little give and take. You aren’t going to get everyone in the world to accept you, someone is always going to have some problem with you, as the Pink song says:
Done looking for the critics, cause they’re everywhere
They don’t like my jeans, they don’t get my hair*
You really just have to learn to love yourself and stop worrying what other people think so much, but the gay left is so hyper sensitive that everything is a direct attack on them and every one and every thing that goes against them makes them so angry that they have to attack attack attack constantly.
Frankly I pity them.
The specific reason for this post is to remind the gay left that suing people and getting them sent to jail because they wouldn’t bake you a cake, is sort of the epitome of childishness and isn’t do you any favors when it comes to gaining acceptance with others.
Masterpiece Cakeshop, owned by Jack Phillips and based near Denver, Colorado, is at the center of the dispute after David Mullins and Charlie Craig attempted to order the baked good from the business last summer.
Phillips, declining to provide service after learning of the couple’s sexuality, cited his Christian beliefs. But Mullins and Craig aren’t accepting Biblical arguments as a viable basis for the refusal.
“We were all very upset, but I was angry and I felt dehumanized and mortified,” Mullins said in an interview with the Associated Press.
Someone with a private business wouldn’t make you a cake and you felt “dehumanized”, talk about being a complete wimp. Get over yourselves and grow up. You are acting like a 12 year old girl.
Yes, I’m pissed, because this goes against everything a believe about private business. You should be able to discriminate at will in a private business and I can discriminate at will on whether I shop there.
The free market, it’s a beautiful thing. **
Suing people just makes you both look like dicks, you get that right?
David and Craig, put on your big boy panties (or big girl panties, if that’s your thing, I don’t judge. I sleep in boxers) and get over it. Get your cake elsewhere!
What is it with people who feel the intense need to force themselves on people who don’t want them around? I mean, I understand the urge. I go to the farmer’s market with a re-usable NRA tote bag for my organic vegetables just to piss people off, but if they kicked me out I wouldn’t sue them for it. I would find a new place to buy my tamales and pickled okra and move on with my life.
Either you want to get through life like normal human beings who deal with being rejected on occasion or sue your way through life.
One way will gain you acceptance or at least the “tolerance” that you so highly value, the other will just end up justifying the disgust you get from people who believe you are trying to ram your gayness down everyone’s throats.***
You sue bakeries, and churches, and bed and breakfasts and then you wonder why people are saying crazy things about churches being forced to perform gay marriages.
The precedent is there. You want to force everyone to act the way you want and then sue them or put them in jail when they don’t.
So much for tolerance.
“It gets better” as long as you do exactly what we tell you to.
*Well that second line isn’t important, I just like it.
**And yes, I feel that applies to any private business. If I owned a duplex and didn’t want to rent to someone based on any reason whatsoever, I should be allowed to. If I was a Nazi (which I’m clearly not, some of my best friends are Jewish*) and didn’t want to rent to Jews, that should be my right…and, well, why would Jews want to live in a duplex next to a Nazi anyway?
– On a second note, if I walked into a bakery and wanted to order a cake for a Bat Mitzvah and it turned out the place was run by Nazis and they wouldn’t bake a cake for a Jew, I would leave and go to another bakery. I would tell all my friends about the Nazi bakery and they might lose business, but I would not sue them.
– And what if I ordered a cake from a bakery, not knowing it was run by Nazis, and then I cancelled the order upon learning they opened their bakery every day with a few stanzas of Horst-Wessel-Lied followed by a Heil Hitler or two. Could they sue me for discrimination?
***No innuendo meant…maybe.
*No seriously, I’m not a Nazi