All of this outrage over a few Christians who don’t want to cater or photograph gay weddings is getting completely out of control. This morning Tammy Bruce compared gay liberals to fascists, and she’s right. A woman who owns a pizza shop in Indiana said she wouldn’t want to cater a gay wedding, and now she’s had to close up shop due to all of the threats and harassment. (On a positive note, people who believe in religious freedom have generously opened their wallets to help her out.)
Where do you even start with all of this? Who has their wedding catered by a small town pizza shop, anyway? I’ve been to quite a few weddings and I don’t recall one where pizza was served.
The bigger question is, why would a gay couple want to have “bigots” involved in their wedding at all? (I put the word bigots in quotes because that’s what the left is now calling people who believe that by catering, photographing or otherwise providing services in a gay wedding they are participating in, or profiting off of sin.) Their wedding day is one of the biggest days of their lives, so why would they want people there who aren’t going to share in their joy?
Why not just let the free market work? I’m sure for every Christian caterer that is uncomfortable catering a gay wedding there are ten caterers who are happy to have the business. The same goes for florists, bakers and photographers. Why do liberal gays want to ruin the lives of people with whom they disagree? What reason could there, other than the most obvious?
“If there’s anyone in the world who should understand the vulnerability of being a minority, of being somebody that maybe others don’t understand or relate to, the vulnerability about work and jobs, being able to live your life as you see fit, it’s the gay community,” [Tammy] Bruce said.
“For me to turn around in the 21st century and see that this [fascism] is what we were fighting for, so we could condemn people who are different, and with whom we disagree is the antithesis of what every civil rights movement was about.”
Maybe Christians who don’t want to cater gay weddings should stop bringing up their religion and just say they don’t work for assholes. Or is that a crime now, too?