People get that denying Sarah Huckabee Sanders service at a restaurant for personal convictions is exactly the same as refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay wedding right?
I appreciate everyone is angry and righteous, but we are all failing here.
Both are personal decisions based on deep personal convictions – when we start to deny service to one another based on those convictions civil society starts to unravel.
Consumer boycotts are aimed at establishments or regimes, not individuals and taking it to an individual level is dangerous.
You can’t champion denying Sanders service and then decry a conservative cake maker doing the exact same thing by refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
Our rage is making us hypocrites.
Some will say you can’t compare homophobia to righteous protest, but one’s righteous protest can easily become anothers bigotry can’t it?
Sanders is a repugnant human being who lies for a living – being born gay is part of the beautiful spectrum of humanity – but where we are standing at now in America is a flashpoint – averting the spiral downwards requires more than ‘I’m right & you’re wrong’.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gets the dangerous escalation this could cause, “I strongly disagree with those who advocate harassing folks if they don’t agree with you, if you disagree with a politician, organize your fellow citizens to action and vote them out of office. But no one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right. That’s not American.”
Calling for the harassment of political opponents in public is going to backlash on the Left – we need civility far more than the Right does.
UPDATE: Maybe it’s too late…