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CAN WE FIND A RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COMPROMISE?
Blaine Adamson, a Christian business owner in Lexington, Ky., declined to make printed T-shirts for a Gay Pride event in 2012. Because his religious convictions kept him from fulfilling the request, Adamson personally connected the customer with another printer who could make the customized shirts.
But the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization sued the Christian business for illegal discrimination anyway.
Will you believe what happens next?
Not agreeing with the uproar stirred by much of the LGBT community opposing Adamson’s refusal to print the Gay Pride shirts, a number of businesses—including BMP T-Shirts—that are owned by LGBT members have publicly declared their support to Adamson over his decision to exercise his free speech rights in the matter.
"No one should be forced to do something against what they believe in,” proclaimed Diane DiGerloromo, one of the lesbian owners of BMP T-Shirts. “If we were approached by an organization, such as the Westboro Baptist Church, I highly doubt we would be doing business with them, and we would be very angry if we were forced to print anti-gay T-shirts."
DiGeloromo insists that Adamson’s decision to decline service to a customer so that he does not show support for a cause with which he disagrees should not set the stage for a sexual orientation discrimination suit.
"This isn't a gay or straight issue,” the lesbian business owner asserted, according to CBN News. “This is a human issue."
SOMEHOW 'PROBLEMATIC' DOESN'T APPLY IF YOU'RE A REPUBLICAN
The Federalist has a handy listicle detailing various times the media offered racist remarks on Sen. Marco Rubio, ranging from calling him a "coconut" to saying that people can't be expected to vote just because he has a "brown face."
Remember the Saturday Night Live skit featuring a shirtless, salsa dancing version of Rubio with an oiled chest?
“He believes marriage should be between one man and one sexy mamacita,” an SNL cast member said in the skit. “He also voted against the Violence Against Women Act, sorry mamís!”
¡Ay Dios mío! Rubio’s policy stances are stripped down to over-the-top machismo sentiments while he is depicted as a womanizer who is groping women and acting like a Latin, tough guy.
The Federalist: 6 Of The Most Racist Things The Media Has Said About Marco Rubio
A few more bites:
“Women in STEM fields are still outnumbered like crazy. In my C++ programming class in college, I sat down on the first day and I was the only girl in the class. The guy next to be looked over and he said, ’Oh, sorry, this is the C++ room.'" - Web developer Helen Zubkow explains to MTV News why she started a Change.org petition when Audubon Park Elementary planned a STEM event for only boy students
"I watched someone on [MSNBC's 'Morning Joe'] this morning...He's fawning over him. He says how handsome he is. I don’t know, I think I’m better looking than he is." - Donald Trump on Marco Rubio, via ABC News
"Chick-fil-A's goal was to make sure that our first urban location had all of the right components: the right mix of suburban-style retail with pedestrian and commuter traffic and certainly the right franchise operator," Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Brenda Morrow talks to the Washington Examiner about the franchise's first location in the District of Columbia