- Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:15 pm
So, let me get this straight, if I despise a group, but do NOTHING to hinder or harm them (including disclosing how I feel to others, any other people), I'm doing harm? How is that? If I treat them with nothing less than indifference, that's just as bad as hate?
If you are a member of a hate group, or disclose to them what you think of them, then yes they have the right to refuse service. They have the right to self preservation. The right to not serve those that hate them, regardless of the persons actions to that point (and we all know racists get around to taking action in some way).
So, you think it's right to refuse service to one group because you don't believe in their views (the haters), but you feel it's OK to welcome other groups, yes? So, at that point, do you not become a hater, too? Are you not discriminating because you don't like or support their view?
No, self preservation is not hating. Asking Jews to serve Nazis (or people that are officially in that group but think like them) is asking them to do harm to themselves by supporting them in some way. No one should be forced to serve people that would do them harm, or even a person that "hates them but doesn't do anything about it," which we both know is a ridiculous theory.
Can we agree on the fact that religion is a personal matter? I'd wager many, many people who are of a religious faith do not like gays (or some other group) tend to do business or something else with them as a matter of course without anyone knowing about how they feel. They might discuss this among others who believe or have the same views as they do.
Religion is a personal matter. Follow any religion you wish, as long as it doesn't harm others and I have no problem with that, but don't tell me you refuse to serve a person because of their color, sex, sexual orientation, etc. We went over that in the 1960's in Selma, Nashville, Birmingham and several other places.
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