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On 3/31/2015 chickenbutt said:
On 3/31/2015 JillyMarie said:
On 3/31/2015 TaxyLady said:

I stand with Indiana and all the other states that have this law that protect religious organizations from those who want to push their lifestyle onto others and change God's Word.

I think any boycott will backfire. As many people that are opposed to this law there are twice as many that are for it. Those in favor should be voicing their support to the powers that be in Indiana. This state is doing what is right.


Thank you TaxyLady for clearing something up for me. The Gov. of Indiana said this law was not put in place to permit discrimination of any particular group. I had a hard time understanding just what the law was expected to accomplish and you have made it clear. Thanks again.

Yeah, unfortunately the Gov doesn't lie very well - especially considering that his 'other' words are still out there for everybody to see.

I don't think anybody necessarily wants to eat a cake that was made by somebody who hates them. But the bigger point is the point - one of which is that we should NOT be making laws based on religion and the other major point is that we should not be making laws that create an environment of unfair discrimination. I sure wished we were beyond that. Sadly we aren't. :'(

I agree!

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I don't see boycotts being good regardless of a perception. 2 can read the same words and come away with a totally different understanding. To me? This might be 1 of them.
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On 3/31/2015 KellyS said: Boycotting on religious grounds? Following his principals? Or should he be forced to violate his deeply held beliefs? Why are the couple's rights more important than his? And they may have a right to a cake but not the right to a cake baked by anyone special right?

Right. However the baker needs to understand that his refusal to sell to the gay couple will have repercussions that may reach beyond the gay community. Gays have friends and relatives and supporters.

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Discrimination = Hatred

Pure and simple.

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That law is the same law as 30 other states have already enacted. So there's that. Also it is about Government interference with companies. Not individuals. But why let facts get in the way of a good smear.

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On 3/31/2015 JillyMarie said:
On 3/31/2015 Pashmina said:
On 3/31/2015 KellyS said: Is telling a baker who is against gay marriage he must bake a wedding cake for a gay couple like telling a dr. against terming pregnancies that he must do that? And really...would you eat a cake baked by someone who is so against baking it? I wouldn't.

Exactly. I would not want to give my business to anyone who didn't willingly accept it. this whole boycott thing is crazy. They are acting like a bunch of children.

But isn't the baker who refuses to bake the cake boycotting the gay couple?

Is he the only baker in town? Find someone who wants your business. I'm sure they are out there.

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JillyMarie I'm sure the baker knows that.
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