Then they need to reign in the activists who are using the issue to crush individual liberties. This story from Canada is a prime example
Via Hot Air:
Via Rod Dreher, who gleans this from the incident: “You must not only bake the cake, or arrange the flowers, or make the ring, you must hold the correct opinion when you do it.”
A lesbian couple came into the jeweler’s shop looking for custom-made rings for their wedding. No problem, he told them. Later the couple recommended him to some friends, who dropped by — and noticed a sign on the wall that read, “The sanctity of marriage is under attack. Let’s keep marriage between a man and a woman.” The lesbian couple then decided they wanted a refund on their rings, the media picked up the story, and now the jeweler’s being threatened for his thoughtcrime. Of such things are the mileposts on the road to perfect tolerance made.
“It seems to be a Canadian right to post what you believe,” said the jeweler in his own defense. It does?
“I have been posting different aspects of my religious beliefs the last 11 years, and I’ve never had one single problem with any of my customers,” he said…
“One of the reasons my family chose to come to Canada was the freedom of rights,” he said, noting the freedom of religion and freedom of speech…
“I feel really bad that [White] feels that we would in any way try to hurt or discriminate against her, but we will not retract from what we believe. I cannot say, ‘Well because you feel bad, I will stop believing what I believe,’” he said.
Again, this has nothing to do with Gay marriage, it is about control, of course, everything with the left is about control isn’t it? For the Leftist activist, there is no compromise, there is only total victory for them, and capitulation fro anyone who dares disagree. Soon, I suppose, businesses will not merely be forced to do business with Gay weddings, but they will be forced to remove any signs that might offend any special snowflakes who feel entitled to never being offended
Stephen Crowder destroys the thug is the new “N” Word narrative
Via Weasel Zippers
Via Washington Examiner:
The Federal Election Commission, facing punishing criticism for suggesting that political activity on the Internet should be regulated, rejected talk of new rules Thursday, a victory for GOP commissioners who feared Democrats were targeting conservative sites, even the Drudge Report.
During a public meeting, Democrats on the FEC said they were responding to the public outcry in saying that no new rules are required.
Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said the FEC received 5,000 comments demanding the agency keep their hands off the Internet. In response, she proposed a resolution that directly barred Internet regulation.
“I wanted to make clear that I was listening to what people are saying out there and I think we should allay those concerns if people are concerned that we are about to do that,” she said. Her resolution said: “I further move that the Commission direct [counsel] to exclude from the rulemaking any proposal affecting political activity on the Internet.”
Republicans on the commission had raised concerns that Democrats on the commission were targeting conservative political and news websites like Drudge, and could regulate them.
Weintraub said she never sought to regulate the Internet in her bid to provide more transparency in fundraising and political activity covered by the recent Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. FEC, where the court struck down contribution limits.
Vigilance can be rewarding
Get a load of this bit of delusion
Degrading ISIS? By not doing much to fight them? By not using our military to destroy them? The only thing Team Obama seems to be “degrading” is our military frankly.
Not sure, but here goes!
Swiped from A Nod to the Gods
Guns are tools, and in the hands of the law-abiding, they can be great equalizers
A 77-year-old man used a gun to defend his life against a home invasion crew in Miami, Florida yesterday, and showed that the “Greatest Generation” still has plenty of fight left in them.
One burglar was killed and another hospitalized after a 77-year-old homeowner shot at them at a home in southwest Miami-Dade Monday, officials said.
The shooting happened in the 27000 block of southwest 89th Avenue in Redland, Miami-Dade Police said.
According to police, the burglars had entered the house and shots were fired around 1 p.m.
One burglar was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The other burglar was also shot in the chest and was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital where he was in critical condition.
The homeowner wasn’t injured.
This story, of course, ends very differently if the Cult of Gun Control had their way