I was watching a bit of your interview with Milo on my way home form work. Something that was said got me thinking. If an atheist who owned a bakery refused to bake a cake for a christen wedding. Do you see anything wrong with this?
I agree with that I was religious when I was younger but I since lost faith.
I mean I see your point and you're right we can't tell them how to run their business, but if they run it in the ground over morals it seems foolish. If we are still using the cake and a gay wedding they don't have to attend. quick story I work in a hospital I interact with Phd's and scientists all day. Some are religious. I asked them how can you separate the two they said science is the job. I agree to disagree on this but I guess i personally can't see why they can't do the same.
That is in the constitution you have the right to refuse service to anybody.
It's definitely not a good way of doing business, but owners should be able to choose however they do business, even if it's not a good idea. Like I said, I don't agree with the moral argument that Christians shouldn't bake cakes for gay weddings, plus it's definitely not a good idea for profits, but hey, it's their business, and it's not our place to tell them who they can and can't serve.
Not to push the issue because I think you have a good point, but I have to ask do you think that that is a good way to run a business? The goal in business is to make a profit. If you cut a portion of society out and in doing so anger others you run the risk of losing profit. Not saying this will or is the case but if you look a Indiana and the up roar over that bill I do not think small business can afford to do that. I guess the long and short of it for me is all religion aside it seems like the owner could be shooting themselves in the foot. thats just me. What is your take on that?
It would be wrong on a moral level (just like I think, even as a Christian, it's morally wrong for Christians to not bake cakes for gay weddings), but it's something that a business should have the right to do. People aren't owed the services of businesses, and even though I may disagree with their choices sometimes, they should be able to choose their customer base. We can of course still criticize them and choose to withhold our business from them if we disagree with the way they operate, but they should have the freedom to do it.