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Peering into the Cracks

by baldilocks

Dis­cov­er­ing the fal­la­cious­ness of an idea pre­vi­ously thought to be true can be trau­matic. Indeed, some will refuse to even con­sider the fault lying in the foun­da­tion of an idea – in its premises – even when the hole in it is wide and deep.

Such is the case with respect to and dis­crim­i­na­tion in pri­vate busi­ness. You’re not allowed to do it (any­more), right? Well, that means that signs like this are mere blus­ter and delusion.

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If you can’t refuse to serve blacks, dis­abled, gays, etc., then you don’t have that reser­va­tion. It’s that sim­ple. You don’t think so? Read Title II of the Civil Rights Act again.

So when you see things like this hap­pen, you shouldn’t be surprised.

Two Chris­t­ian min­is­ters who own an Idaho wed­ding chapel were told they had to either per­form same-​sex wed­dings or face jail time and up to a $1,000 fine, accord­ing to a law­suit filed Fri­day in fed­eral court.m

[snip]

Accord­ing to the law­suit, the wed­ding chapel is reg­is­tered with the state as a “reli­gious cor­po­ra­tion” lim­ited to per­form­ing “one-​man-​one-​woman mar­riages as defined by the Holy Bible.”

But the chapel is also reg­is­tered as a for-​profit busi­ness – not as a church or place of wor­ship – and city offi­cials said that means the own­ers must com­ply with a local nondis­crim­i­na­tion ordinance.

That ordi­nance, passed last year, pro­hibits dis­crim­i­na­tion based on sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, and it applies to hous­ing, employ­ment and pub­lic accommodation.

The CRA cracked the foun­da­tion of our coun­try, fur­ther insert­ing gov­ern­ment ten­ta­cles into pri­vate prop­erty. And the ingen­u­ous­ness of CRA is this: it seems to guar­an­tee the rights of those who are not white male Chris­tians. Because of that per­cep­tion, it will be impos­si­ble to fix with­out a whole lot of Sturm und Drang (in Eng­lish, SHTF) about the rights of non-​whites.

But all it really does is reserve the “right” of gov­ern­ment to tell you how to con­duct “your” busi­ness, actual rights be damned…no pun intended…or advise you of the con­se­quences of resist­ing gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tion in this area. It’s a fifty-​year-​old fraud per­pe­trated on the Amer­i­can peo­ple. We’re see­ing groups take advan­tage of the fraud more and more because the ide­o­log­i­cal chil­dren of the fraud­sters have become embold­ened of late.

I can’t imag­ine why that is so. (sarc)

Resis­tance is futile, baby

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2014.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or con­tribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism — -»»

baldilocks

by baldilocks

Discovering the fallaciousness of an idea previously thought to be true can be traumatic. Indeed, some will refuse to even consider the fault lying in the foundation of an idea–in its premises–even when the hole in it is wide and deep.

Such is the case with respect to and discrimination in private business. You’re not allowed to do it (anymore), right? Well, that means that signs like this are mere bluster and delusion.

image

If you can’t refuse to serve blacks, disabled, gays, etc., then you don’t have that reservation. It’s that simple. You don’t think so? Read Title II of the Civil Rights Act again.

So when you see things like this happen, you shouldn’t be surprised.

Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to a $1,000 fine, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.m

[snip]

According to the lawsuit, the wedding chapel is registered with the state as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.”

But the chapel is also registered as a for-profit business – not as a church or place of worship – and city officials said that means the owners must comply with a local nondiscrimination ordinance.

That ordinance, passed last year, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, and it applies to housing, employment and public accommodation.

The CRA cracked the foundation of our country, further inserting government tentacles into private property. And the ingenuousness of CRA is this: it seems to guarantee the rights of those who are not white male Christians. Because of that perception, it will be impossible to fix without a whole lot of Sturm und Drang (in English, SHTF) about the rights of non-whites.

But all it really does is reserve the “right” of government to tell you how to conduct “your” business, actual rights be damned…no pun intended…or advise you of the consequences of resisting government regulation in this area. It’s a fifty-year-old fraud perpetrated on the American people. We’re seeing groups take advantage of the fraud more and more because the ideological children of the fraudsters have become emboldened of late.

I can’t imagine why that is so. (sarc)

Resistance is futile, baby

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2014.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or contribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>

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