Washington florist rejects settlement offer after court rules she can’t refuse service to gay weddings

Similar story involving a bakery:

Christian bakers face government wrath for refusing to make cake for gay wedding

If I ran a bakery-

Store policy:

We do quality cakes for all occasions- no customer application/background check required.

Growing numbers of happy customers and building our positive reputation is our goal.

Please tell your friends & contact us at any time.


Public policy discussion:

I’m interested in freedom for everyone here.

How about a peaceful & voluntary approach?


Recommendation for a free society-

Stay away from one size fits all mandates.

Let business people make business decisions.

Let customers support or walk away from the businesses of their choosing.


But does that mean a business could refuse service to people of a certain faith or people of color?


As soon as such a policy was announced- mainstream news and social media networks would put the word out & the business would suffer immediate consequences- unlike legal action that may take years to develop:

Indiana pizzeria shutting down over religious freedom act controversy

Here is a recent example of an individual who was mistreated by a business:

$31G raised for stiffed pizza delivery man

Another example:

Duff Goldman, ‘Ace Of Cakes’ Chef, Offers To Bake Rejected Lesbian Couple’s Wedding Cake For Free


Americans were never meant to agree on matters of a personal nature. This is why we have so many different churches here.

What about churches that do not allow women to be clergy members, or require women to dress in a certain way or keep their hair a certain way.

Should they be forced into compliance?

Some churches operate a pre-school, daycare, kitchen, shelter, youth program, summer camp, substance abuse program, high school, etc.

Should they be forced into compliance?


For those who say that discrimination can not be tolerated, please consider:

Parking pass for National Parks/federal lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan:

Regular people- $80 annual pass
Military- free
Seniors- $10 Lifetime pass

Selective Service registration for men only.

Scholarships that are awarded only to women.

Women’s colleges

Alcohol prohibition for adults age 18-20.

Federal assistance for Women-Owned Businesses


Public Places- Paid for with Public Money

At Joe’s Bar & Grill, Joe should decide if smoking is OK. Ditto for the use of plastic bags, drug testing, menu contents, choice of lightbulbs, minimum wage, etc.

Not trying to do away with minimum wage, smoking bans or any of the rest.

Business owners should be free to opt in or out.

Government controls should apply to government facilities.


But it’s the law!

In the 1940s the law allowed US citizens of Japanese descent to be rounded up & sent to concentration camps.

Certainly it is appropriate to have discussion- no matter what the law says.




Public Places- Paid for with Public Money

Dividing people into groups

Discuss on facebook here.




Photo- Beach trail at South Indian Island