This Mississippi door sticker for retail businesses and restaurants sure looks innocuous, doesn’t it? It’s a way for owners to signal that all customers will be treated with basic respect. If you have money, well, your green is as good as anyone else’s.
But beware. While the American Family Association stops short of calling the no-discrimination message the mark of the beast, executive vice president Buddy Smith is warning consumers and shopkeepers that not discriminating is a just another way to bully Christians.
“It’s not really a buying campaign, but it’s a bully campaign,” he says, “and it’s being carried out by radical homosexual activists who intend to trample the freedom of Christians to live according to the dictates of scripture.“They don’t want to hear that homosexuality is sinful behavior — and they wish to silence Christians and the church who dare to believe this truth.”
Smith offers a word of caution for those who do business with facilities posting the decal supporting homosexual activism. “If you do that, you are agreeing with these businesses that Christians no longer have the freedom to live out the dictates of their Christian faith and conscience.”
Grievance junkies like Smith are literally addicted to the mix of smug righteousness and moronic anger that they get to work up whenever anti-Christian persecution is in the air.
And when it isn’t (hint: it almost never is), by golly, they’ll make it up. They literally can’t get by without it.
It’s a cheap high in more ways than one.
P.S. Something tells me that the American Family Association has no problem with door stickers like these.