Protecting our right to be bigots – does it get any better than this?!

Just when you think the world can’t possibly get any crazier, some new insanity pushes itself through the crowd to claim the Grand Prize. So… did you hear the one about Gov Pence of Indiana signing into law a bill that protects the right of bigots to practice their bigotry? Yeah. It is now legal in the state of Indiana for businesses to reject gay customers. If a bigoted restaurant owner, hotel owner, or grocer, or barber, baker, or candle-stick maker doesn’t want to serve homosexuals, he can now refuse to provide them with goods and services. I mean… heaven forbid that we should discriminate against people who want to discriminate against people for… well… having been born different. Because that would just be wrong… right?

And I’m thinking – let’s not stop there. Let’s put a bill in front of Pence that will protect the right of people to discriminate against other people who were born “different” – red heads are in the minority – let’s put them on the list; and left-handers – they are way scary; and really tall people because they consume too much of our earth’s resources; and people with freckles – those freckled folks should all be discriminated against, for sure.

Of course, I’m not exactly sure how any of this is going to help anyone. The businesses can’t make money off of customers they refuse to serve, right? And the customers can’t help keep the economy going, if people refuse to serve them. AND I’m not sure how, exactly, hating on any of God’s children is showing reverence to God…am I missing something…?

– Karen Molenaar Terrell

come from love

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6 thoughts on “Protecting our right to be bigots – does it get any better than this?!

  1. Reblogged this on Adventures of the Madcap Christian Scientist and commented:

    “…let’s not stop there. Let’s put a bill in front of Pence that will protect the right of people to discriminate against other people who were born “different” – red heads are in the minority – let’s put them on the list; and left-handers – they are way scary; and really tall people because they consume too much of our earth’s resources; and people with freckles – those freckled folks should all be discriminated against, for sure.”

  2. thank you! sometimes it feels like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and everything is going backwards. Love your humorous take on a sad turn of events .

  3. Yes, this is really like ten steps backward …. and yet maybe there’s a silver lining. SNL had this great commentary on this story saying that these businesses who do discriminate will be easy to recognize because soon they’ll have a big sign out front … “Going out of Business.” Yep! Maybe it’s good to allow bigotry to pronounce itself in this way so that the people can be empowered to vote in a way that’s truly impactful … with their dollars. appreciating you Karen ~

    • Amen! Natural selection in the business world 🙂 We shall overcome. I think this is being brought up and out to the “light”, exposed and healed. These folks and their exclusionary antics will not prevail.

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