Matt Briggs writes: If You Disagree You Are Full Of Hate, You Bigot. It’s how the Left thinks. Not that they tend to think in any meaningful way. Anyway, he reminds us of how it used to be,
The Mind-Your-Own-Business used to play strong. You did what you wanted, I did what I wanted, and with the usual provisos and within well known boundaries, as long we both kept to ourselves, we could still get along. We could even be friends.
But this idea is now dead. To modern moralists, everything is their business. And nothing makes them happier than telling people what to do.
Disagreement is not and cannot be tolerated. Disagreement makes the modern moralist feel bad about himself, and there is no worse sin than making somebody feel bad. If a person disagrees with a modern moralist, the only explanation the modern moralist can imagine is that this person is full of hate, that he is a raving bigot, or that he is insane.
After a couple of other topics, he writes about the amazing police state that Colorado seems to have become. Apparently, the government there now owns people’s consciences,
Remember that Colorado bakery who refused to bake a cake for a homosexual couple? So-called same-sex marriage is illegal in Colorado, incidentally. No matter. The government said the man must still bake the cake in spite of his religious beliefs. And that he must undergo “sensitivity training”, which is the current euphemism for Reeducation Camp.
Fox News adds,
In its decision, the panel required Phillips to submit quarterly reports for two years that show how he has worked to change discriminatory practices by altering company policies and training employees. Phillips also must disclose the names of any clients who are turned away.
He is not planning on complying.
“Obey Christ rather than worry about what man can do to you,” Phillips said.
The publicity hasn’t done his business any harm,
Meanwhile, the bullying tactics of the militant gay rights community have not hampered the bakery’s bottom line. They’ve gotten so much business from the sales of cookies and brownies, they’ve temporarily stopped making wedding cakes.
That’s one way out of the conundrum, I suppose.
Some nine or ten years ago, I received a telephone call from a woman asking for the cost of an EU flag, but instead of all-yellow stars, they were to be alternately red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
Suspecting that it must be some LGBT matter, I enquired as to its purpose. It was to be used at the ‘wedding’ of this English woman and a Dutch woman.
I declined, stating my objections to same-sex behaviour.
Later in the day, I received quite a lengthy email from her saying that most people would have taken the order while secretly despising her.
I explained that I didn’t despise her and offered a fuller insight into my decision.
This is how grown-ups handle situations. There is no need for spite or accusations or legal proceedings and press coverage to stir up division throughout the nation. Of course, this is the purpose of the high profile cases, such as Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who run a B&B in Cornwall and only offer double rooms to married (i.e. heterosexual) couples and were taken to court by two homosexuals, Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall, who demanded a double room and were left disappointed. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court where this ‘discrimination’ was deemed unlawful.
They had already been fined £3,600 due to this duo apparently trying it on. Bernie Quinn, who worked at the hotel, hinted that it was a set-up, as Stonewall had written to the Bulls advising them of new equality regulations a month before Preddy and Hall’s booking.
If so, not grown-up behaviour, but what else would you expect from control freaks who demand not just acceptance of their chosen lifestyle, but full-on celebration.
Sorry, Stonewall and the like. Some us us will never play ball no matter what devious tricks you have up your sleeve. Stonewall should disgust every right-minded person from some of their propaganda techniques.
Some people will not have their precious conscience molested. Get over it!