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The Times' editors argued...
Hey, I found something more pressing that the Times' editors need to be working on instead.
A bakery is not a private organization. It has no membership. It promotes no beliefs, beyond the belief that white flour and white sugar, mixed in the right proportions, can be delicious. Its purpose is not to preserve and promote any values. Its purpose is to make money by selling cakes to anyone who was sufficient cash or plastic in hand.
If a same-sex couple walks into a bakery and orders a cake, the baker might be personally offended, but it is not the duty of the baker to limit his business to those who share his values, and it is certainly not his duty to cast judgment on anyone else's values; it is the duty of a baker to sell cake.
Moreover, unless the baker makes a point of questioning each and every customer who wants a wedding cake about their personal lives and religious beliefs (Do you use contraception? Have you ever had an abortion? Have you had sex outside of marriage? Are you divorced? Do you share my faith? Do you even belive in God?) and does so with the understanding that he will deny a cake to anyone who gives the wrong answers, his choice to deny a cake to a same-sex couple is not an exercise in religious freedoom; it is an exercise in bigotry.
David Gregory, of course, didn't even ask him why those two situations were any different. Or what would happen if a gay couple wanted to rent a restaurant's banquet room for their reception.
"Well, okay, we'll make the main course -- but you're on your own for dessert." Ludicrous.
Would the WaTimes have a problem with that? If so, they can fuck right the hell off. Again.
I'ma steal this.
This right wing obsession with butt sex is just insane.
Pictures or it didn't happen.
I don't guarantee that The Inn At Morro Bay is still this cool, but when I worked there they provided a huge deck right on the bay. On a day around 1996 the people in the most expensive rooms ($450 a night or more) saw two women in tremendous bridal gowns walk down the aisle.
Both families attended in huge groups, and when they had the reception in a banquet room right off of the kitchen, and there were fifty or more people dancing to We Are Family, well you know, I'm crying while typing, I was so proud for everyone there, I wanted to dance with them so much it still kills me.