Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Are Christians Being Bullied In Mississippi ... Or Is it The Other Way Around?

The ironically named American Family Association has decided to take on the 'If You're Buying, We're Selling' grassroots movement that sprang up in  Mississippi after Governor Bryant signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows Christian business owners to refuse service to gay customers and avoid lawsuits for doing so.

The 'If You're Buying' campaign then produced decals for Mississippi businesses that don’t believe in discrimination to place in their windows so that people, every day customers, gays and straight alike, will know which businesses do not believe in discriminating against anyone.
And that act is being called "bullying" by the AFA. 

See, a Christian business owner who refuses to provide their service to a gay customer is just fine to the AFA, but a business owner who touts themselves as being non-discriminatory against anyone, is bullying Christians, 

And the AFA goes even further by listing every single business in Mississippi that has joined 'If You're Buying' on their website, you know, so good Christians, who hate The Gays and The Gay Friendlies — or just people who believe in equality — will know where to shop.

Seriously, who is the bullied party here?

What I suggest people do is visit the AFA page and find that list of businesses that don’t encourage, condone or promote discrimination of any kind, and make a beeline to those shops and do a little buying.

And then send along a little note to the AFA for their help in pointing you in the right direction.


Helen Lashbrook said...

Doesn't living in a democracy mean that people have the right to choose where to spend their money? If I don't wish to enrich bigots, surely that's my decision?

the dogs' mother said...

It boggles the mind! said...

I'm actually starting to warm up to the "religious freedoms" nonsense. By giving businesses the right to discriminate, consumers will be able to make more informed decisions when they actually do discriminate. Once the laws of supply and demand take over, those businesses will learn soon enough that discrimination is simply bad for business.

anne marie in philly said...

the AFA are a buncha A-holes!

no one is bullying their stoopid heads, the population is just passing them by and getting on board the LOVE train!

Professor Chaos said...

Jeez, they're not even trying to sound rational anymore. How is declining to discriminate against one group any slight to another? It doesn't even make sense!

The Cool Cookie said...

Darling, this is what makes the AFA stand for American Hypocrites Society.

designing wally said...

Jesus Wept.