Jesse Lee Peterson, the black preacher who is such an assbackwards reactionary that he thinks women shouldn’t have the right to vote, has a solution to those businesses who want to discriminate against gay people. He says they should take the money but donate it to anti-gay legal groups.
It’s commendable that these Christians are taking a stand, but I believe that their methods are unwise and are causing them undue suffering.
LGBT groups have deep pockets, and most small businesses cannot afford to spend tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in protracted legal battles. And even if Christians can afford to do battle in court, they often lose when they appear in front of liberal judges who are sympathetic to homosexuals.
But I say that Christians can have their cake and eat it, too!
Taking the sinners’ money does not equate to condoning the sin. It just means that we would be better funded and equipped to do battle…If every Christian business owner had the mindset of using the sinners’ money for the good and said: “I don’t condone your sin, but I’ll take your money and use it to fight against you” – the outcome would be good and pleasing to God.
If Christians did this, here’s what would happen:
Homosexuals would stop trying to force us to provide services for their “weddings” because they would know that we would use their money to fight against their destructive idea of marriage.
And since we would be following the law (until we can change it), we’d be less likely to be sued. If we were sued, we would likely win because we would not be “discriminating” against anyone.
Well I’m not gay, but if I were and had a business tell me this, I’d say, “Fine by me.” If you want to waste your money by giving it to an anti-gay group to fight against equality, knock yourself out. It’s not like those groups would stop fighting against equality in the absence of a $500 from a bakery. And it’s a losing battle anyway.