Should “Christians” Refuse To Serve Gays?

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LewRockwell.com  By Laurence M. Vance   Posted Thurs. Feb.27, 2014

The governor of Arizona has vetoed SB1062, which supposedly allows businesses to refuse to serve gays. The bill is actually an amendment to an existing law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) of 1999.

It has to do with claiming religion as a defense in discrimination lawsuits and proving that one’s religious practice is genuine. Here is everything you wanted to know about the bill, but didn’t bother to ask.

But let’s just suppose for a minute that the bill actually states something like: “Any business owner can refuse to provide a good or service to gays.” As you can see in all my writings on discrimination, I believe that anyone should be able to discriminate against anyone else for any reason and on any basis.

If you want to discriminate against me because I am “a pro-life, Christian, culturally conservative libertarian,” then go right ahead.

But do Christians have to refuse service to gays? No they don’t.

As I said in my most recent article on discrimination: “A Christian’s acceptance of the Bible’s negative assessment of homosexuality does not necessarily preclude him from providing certain ‘services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges; provide counseling, adoption, foster care and other social services” or providing “employment or employment benefits’ to gays or ‘other perverts.’”

For example, a Christian landlord might refuse to rent an apartment to a gay couple (just like he might refuse to rent to an unmarried straight couple) and at the same time sell a broom to a gay couple at the hardware store he owns.

Discrimination means freedom. Without it there could be no Heinz 57 varieties. Try picking a spouse without being able to discriminate against every other woman in the world.

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/do-christians-have-to-refuse-service-to-gays/

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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