Hypocrisy on Discrimination Reveals the Real Problem

Hypocrisy on Discrimination Reveals the Real Problem April 4, 2015

CNN interviewed a florist in Georgia who doesn’t think she should be forced to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because it’s against her religion, but she revealed her hypocrisy by saying she would not refuse to provide flowers for those who commit other “sins” that her religion identifies:

At least one florist in Jeff Davis County, Georgia admitted to a double standard regarding providing service to “sinners” in a CNN interview regarding “religious freedom” laws.

“In the Ten Commandments, it says you can’t commit adultery,” reporter Gary Tuchman said to the florist, Melissa Jeffcoat, adding, “It says you need to honor your father and mother.”

When he asked whether she would provide flowers for an adulterer or someone who had “dishonored” their parents, she replied affirmatively.

“Well, why would you serve them but not serve someone who is gay?” Tuchman asked.

“It’s just a different kind of sin to me,” Jeffcoat replied. “I just don’t believe in it.”

The same thing happened with that pizza place in Indiana. Asked if they would refuse to cater a wedding for someone who had been divorced, which the Bible clearly condemns, they said that they were divorced too so they don’t know about that. But what all this really reveals is that this isn’t really about their religious beliefs at all. They don’t even attempt to be consistent in applying their religious rules. The real reason they single out gay people for discrimination but not other “sinners” comes down to one thing: “Ewwwwww.” They think gay people are icky and they don’t think that about divorced people or other “sinners.” The religion is just a pretense.

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