Time to Go Ask Your Local Progressive Bakery to Bake an NRA Cake
In a rush to out-virtue signal their competitors, businesses are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) right and left. Well, really, just left and left. In the most egregious example, late last week the First National Bank of Omaha tweeted, "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card."
In a sane world, that's fine. A business owner should be free to conduct his business as he sees fit, including with whom he wants his business to be associated with. Likewise, customers are free to determine whether or not they want to spend their money with the business based on the ways in which the business owner chooses to conduct his business. However, we no longer live in a sane world.
Under the new rules, business owners have to conduct their business according to the ever-shifting ideology of SJWs. For example, if an individual feels like he is a labradoodle and wants to kennel himself at your pet hotel, then you'd better kennel him (and with my pronoun usage I'm assuming that he feels himself to be a male labradoodle) or you run the risk of finding yourself standing in front of the Supreme Court wondering how you're going to pay all of your legal bills.
Business owners who are conservative Christians and who desire to operate their business in a way that honors the God of the Bible have found out the hard way that they are not allowed to do that. Examples abound of bakery owners who have lost their business because they couldn't, in good conscience, bake a cake for a gay wedding.
Keep in mind, the business owners are discriminating against an event, not a person. As far as I know, all of the bakers sued out of business have graciously and even happily baked cakes for LGBTQ individuals for things like birthday parties, graduations, etc.
No matter, though, because the thought police have concluded that Christians should submit their faith and religious beliefs to the doctrines of the sexual revolution. Christians must participate in events that violate their beliefs. Sadly, I'm fairly confident that at some point in the near future, a Christian baker is going to be dragged into court for failing to bake a cake celebrating an abortion.
One of the sticking points is that progressives refuse to acknowledge the difference between discriminating against an event and discriminating against a person.