The bakery that refused to fill an order for a homosexual group faces eviction from the city-owned building in which it operates. Story here.
Actually, this makes perfect sense. If I own a building, and I clearly state as a rental condition that you are not to run a business that discriminates based on this or that, and you do it? You're outta there. But I'm not sure if such a local ordinance is even Constitutional, given what's going on in Arizona with the state laws/ immigration situation. (Maybe Arizona AND this city are acting within their bounds. Not sure.) I'm not entirely clear on this idea that cities have the right to create a protected class of citizens... to my knowledge, this has been the federal government's purview/ see 14th Amendment/ but I'm not a lawyer so there ya go.
And by the way, I'm not saying that to be snarky. I don't see any specific "equal rights for women" in the Constitution, either. Voting isn't everything... or at least, it doesn't CODIFY everything. Interesting that no one is really looking for specific equal rights for women to be spelled out in the Consititution without much talk about transgender people using the bathrooms and molesting children.
Maybe I'm a secret closet-y liberal. I think women should have equal rights on paper, and that the bathroom and military service red herring arguments can be worked out relatively easily.
But back to cupcakes... I do know that when you rent from someone and don't own, you can run into all kinds of problems, and nevermind the politics. As an aside, I think that when churches operate under the 501 (c) thing, they stifle themselves politically and (consequently) morally. Only think of the things your pastor wants to say but cannot when he's on that stage.
Any time you entangle yourself with government, the tail can wag the dog so to speak. I'm starting to wonder if those Mennonites aren't right in not getting involved with worldy politics and whatnot. But then... isn't that just what would help evil people win elections?
Well, I just thought I'd pop on and give everyone an update on the Rainbow Sprinkles post.