Originally Posted by ken
Are you attacking his beliefs, or are you defending the actions of politicians that are preventing him from opening a store in their respective cities?
If the former, fine. I have no problem with that. If the latter, then I'll respond by saying that a morality litmus test is a strange thing to have to pass to do business in America.
Well I think my opinion of religious belief is well known on this site. I believe that religion is often a smoke screen for homophobia and the religious pick and choose which tenets they follow based on non-religious motivations.
As far as politicians preventing him from opening a store in their respective cities, if they were doing that outside the rule of law then I would not support them, however I don't think they are. (Are they?)
A political leader standing up and saying I don't want this business in my city because it is run by a homophobe is not the same as actually stopping the business from opening. Would you feel the same way if the Grand Wazoo of the KKK wanted to open a business in your town and the mayor stood up and said "Hey we don't want you bastards here"? As long as the Mayor/s follow the rule of law then I don't have a problem with them trying to stop the business from opening. Then if the people agree or disagree with him it'll show at the next election.