A recent headline last week asked the question, “Is it acceptable for Christian business owners to refuse service to gay people?” At first glance, most honest Americans would say, “Of course not!”
This was our reaction as well, because in our mind we could easily replace the words “gay people” with any number of other folks and answer the question the exact same way: “Of course not! If you’re in business you should serve everyone.”
But this response doesn’t actually answer the real question, which should be, “Is it acceptable for Christian business owners to be forced by government to service ceremonies, events or messages that are against their beliefs?”
You see, this conversation or debate over religious liberty has been framed to suggest Christian business owners are refusing to serve gay people in this country—when in actuality nothing could be further from the truth.
Religious objections in the marketplace have nothing to do with refusing to service people. Rather, they have everything to do with forced participation in ceremonies, messages and events that are against believers’ consciences.
In our own business, we’ve sold more than 20,000 homes in 14 years across 35 states in this country, and never one time have we refused service to gay people—not once. This is the same story for nearly every Christian business owner in America.
Discrimination against gay people simply does not exist. To say otherwise is disingenuous at best and misleading at worst. Yet the headlines continue, blurring this critical distinction as masses of people are led astray on the issue. – Charisma News
For those who need a reminder of who these two soon to be found incestuous sex tape brothers are. They are the sons of crazy certifiable nutjob “Pastor” Flip Benham of North Carolina who regularly shows up at Pride events to scream abuse over a megaphone. The bros came to national attention after pitching a decorating pilot to HGTV which got shot down when the it was exposed that the two were anti-gay activists.
They have been playing the martyr card ever since.