No, Rich Lowrey, the wedding industry is not a ‘bristling bigot monster’, but Arizona deserves it…
Yes….. Gov. Brewer vetoed Arizona’s pathetically shallow ‘religious freedom to discriminate bill’
No, that does not mean Arizona deserves some sort of deference.
On This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, National Review’s Rich Lowry defended Arizona’s SB 1062 — the just-vetoed bill that would have allowed business to refuse service to members of the LGBT community — from charges that it created Jim Crow-style laws against gay people.
“It’s different than the situation in Jim Crow south, when you had a state-sanctioned system of discrimination that was flatly unconstitutional,” Lowry said, “and you had a governmental interesting in ensuring that you could travel in South, which you couldn’t do if no hotel or no restaurant would serve you. In this case, the wedding industry is not bristling with hostility to gay people. You’re dealing with the occasional baker or florist who has a genuine conscientious objection. And if they do, you can find another baker or florist.”
The price one pays to live in a democracy is always having to say you’re sorry. In a system of government; of, for, and by, the people, the people are to blame. This is true of love and war.
No, The wedding industry is not full of ‘bristling bigot monsters’ but if someone suggests Arizona just might be, it is because through the act of legislation, Arizona earned it.
end of civics lesson….