Classical liberalism is diametrically opposed to progressivism (control). When ‘liberals’ decided they needed maximum liberty, without any personal responsibility, it invited in progressivism (reliance on the government). The correct terms for gateway socialists (the modern democrat party) are leftists, radical leftists or progressives.
 April 7, 2015 at 9:25pm
Rand is kooky. And he endorsed Mitch McConnell for pete’s sake!!
 April 4, 2015 at 10:22pm
Why aren’t we conservatives reaching out to help this lovely woman??
Grandma-florist fined by government and attacked for refusing to serve homosexual “wedding”
Thanks for the link. Send an email to the moderators (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask if the Blaze might consider doing a story to promote that gofundme campaign like it did with the pizzeria.
A gofundme page started by someone in her attorney's office to "help" pay her legal fees? WOW, kind hearted attornies!!!! Grandma will never see a dime even if she loses her shop!
Yea, the question is why isn’t there a Christian Legal Defense Fund to work pro-bono for these folks?
I can only afford to help so many in a given month. It looks like this one is getting at least some help.
The reason Memories Pizza got so much is it was a big media storm and not only The Blaze, but Rush Limbaugh promoted the cause. Fox News’ Neil Cavuto had the young lady on his show before the drive ended too. That’s a lot of exposure.
Unfortunately life is not equal and fair.
April 4, 2015 at 9:35pm
Florist found “guilty” for refusing to serve homosexual “wedding”..
Glenn has mentioned on multiple occasions that he is not directly involved in the day-to-day operations of The Blaze website. You can yell at the person who wrote the article, but Glenn isn't the appropriate person to target with your criticism in this case.
Nonsense. It's his site. He promotes it. The buck stops with him. He's ultimately responsible for its content.
Because everyone but the extreme fundamentalists know what they are?
Of course Since. And the ABCD company CEO should review all purchase orders for copier toner and be held responsible for the late payment to the carpet cleaner, cause it's his company after all.
MORON, He doesn't edit this nor does he control what goes up here. Do you ever listen to his show? He calls out people that are writing articles sometimes. GROW UP!
That’s a nonsense comparison and you know it. This site is all about communication of ideas, and so he’s responsible for the ideas being communicated.
To try to compare it to mundane paperwork is absolutely dishonest. That’s what the left does when they try to defend their people’s actions. They do whatever they can to diminish the facts. That’s what Hillary’s people are doing right now regarding her deleted emails.
@Since - it is a completely valid argument!
A man does:
A radio show for hours a day (let's not forget prep time, etc.)
A television show for an hour a day
Has major projects like movies and other television he is working on
Has other side projects like charities and such
Then, you claim that any ONE person is supposed to be able to control an entire news website by themselves? Are you seriously that insane?
There is no way in hell that you, myself, or anyone here could monitor, review, hold, redirect, and literally control the function of an entire news website as busy as this one on our own. No matter how many people we interview and hire to operate it for us - there is no way to ensure that they will 100% reflect everything we want it to either.
You are the one being nonsensical and unrealistic. Admit it - your requirements are unrealistic at best.
Let's not be obtuse. I'm not saying he needs to micromanage it. I'm saying he's responsible for it. That means setting guidelines for each endeavor and hiring people whose responsibility it is to uphold those guidelines and disciplining (perhaps firing) them when they don't.
The excuses you make are the same that the left makes when they want to let their people off the hook. If it was once or twice, fine, but it's consistent. There's a clear agenda here.
Does it take you extended periods of time to come up with those deep, intriguing posts?
Would you characterize "Christianity is a detestable myth" as anti-Christian? I mean, it is, right? Then why can't "Homosexuality is a detestable sin" be called anti-gay? It's just a descriptor. You clearly oppose the left, so you'd presumably not object to being called anti-leftist.
 April 3, 2015 at 10:08pm
Why shut it down? It was going gangbusters. Why not go for $1 million?
I don't know, but we must not forget Barronelle of Arlene's Flowers. She has not yet met her goal and the sodomites are sueing her for everything she has. If Christians can open their wallets and give what they can I'm sure she would appreciate any and all donations. http://www.gofundme.com/mz6zm4
Heck, why not go for two million? They sure have made a lot more money off of this than they ever did selling pizza. I think they're onto something.
As Christians, I assume they'll donate that money to the poor rather than enrich themselves. But maybe their Christianity take a different form than the standard one, I don't know. Perhaps, as Christians, they'll buy big cars and a bigger house like those TV preachers do.
That's cool. But maybe they'll donate 10% to helping the poor. Then they can spend the rest on worldly goods.
Poor poor JZS/Sendthemeteors/ModRep...
The only way he can remain on page one is to hang on other people's coat tails.
Try doing some level one comments troll. LMAO !!!
The "Emergency" style fund-me pages can only be posted for a specific time.
The ironic thing is that nobody has pizzas delivered to weddings. I wonder if they've served pizza to gluttons or fornicators? Probably, if it's like any pizza joint I've ever been to. I wonder if they'd serve pizza to people getting married for a second time and therefore committing adultery in the Eyes of God? I'm sure they wouldn't, even if weddings had catered pizza.
Anyway, I look forward to an update on how much of these tithes go for charity.
Google it JZS/SendtheMeteors/ModRep... you might be surprised. LMAO !!!
Homosexuals just love catered and served pizza at their bizarre weddings.
Hey Mod: open mouth, insert foot. LOL
Guy on Rush yesterday said he's making bank with the millenials catering pizza to low-key weddings. Says he's not the only one he knows doing it. Maybe this company is him (the call was from Lynchburg, didn't catch his name)
I think monk has been hijacked by an ever bigger idiot lately.
Maybe in your stupidity you missed the fact that they are the charity, that has been determined by the people of America. What they do with their money is their business and you do not have the right to know. What is sticking in your craw is the fact that people have shown what they think of idiots like you and stepped on your head and that pisses you off. Maybe what is needed is for Christians to start being more like the muslims.
I'm looking forward to Glenn's show on Monday. Hopefully he will follow through with tracking down that local TV station's news program and the reporter(s) who got all this mess started. He pointed out how the reporter sought out this pizza joint for the sole reason of doing a targeted hit piece. They want to interview the reporter, but I suspect that the coward will not allow that to happen.
If they were true Christians they would reopen the business and donate the money to their
church and move on.
But no like most Christians they will keep the money and buy a nice new house and a few cars!
"Moderate" do you know that they won't donate a bundle? No. You don't. How bout instead of assuming, wait to comment on things that have (or have not) happened. That would be a nice switch. As libtrolls go (and I'm going to Blaze hell for saying this) but you make good points from time to time. However, your smarmy sarcastic method of delivery fails you every single time. Maybe that is your pathetic purpose; to make yourself feel superior to us dumb redneck bible thumpin' gun lovers. If that is the case then just ignore this entire post and keep on keepin' on, brah. If not, don't pull the trigger so early like a 14-year-old boy seeing his first nekkid mams. Had it been reported that they kept every dime and you made that post, I would have thumbs-up'ed it. As it stands, well, see above.
Mod-government entitlement programs pay 28 cents to actual receiver for every $1collected from taxpayer. 72% handling bureaucracy costs and misapplication, fraud drive the costs higher. Most charity organizations have charts of how much that go directly to receivers . The government wants to have transparency on Christian charity but not government accountability. Go figure. Now name three atheist charities that you know that relieve human suffering in any country, and I’ll list ten Christian charities and we’ll compare the amounts given to the need in comparison to costs. That's 30% cost to my 100%…TWIT
They can do with it as they wish. It's their money now. Our donating was a response to manufactured BS.
Not my concern how they spend it and it's none of your business.
Real, really stupid of someone that has little truck with real Christians. I've been with real Christians holding the hands of the sick, broken, and destitute in third world countries. There is no group of more generous people in the world as can be seen by the amount of hospitals, recovery housing, treatment, food relief, universities and shelters. I will testify the the first food, water and recovery materials on the gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina were Christin churches responding to human need in spite of government. Twit
Why do we need "go fund me" Mail them a check!
I have read several thoughtful posts here, and realize I was wrong when I said nobody caters pizza to weddings. You were right and I was wrong. And that Sourdough Pizza Company pizza looks delicious.
mod- you still aren’t getting it, still a little slow? Christianity created western civilization, the gay community floral arrangements, snippy humor and some art. Third world being helped by atheists? I don’t hear much about atheists doing other than supporting Islamo fascists and homosexuals in courts against Christians. You have made no inroads to hearts and minds, you are a sniveling little(as in small minded) bully. Christians are an easy target because they stand for something that requires turning a cheek, but you don’t seem to attack Islam, wonder why. According to what you post , they are the antithesis of your position. Could it be fear? are you afraid of retribution? You don’t seem to be afraid of someone that is (as required by the founder) to love the unlovable. There is something for you to think about this Easter.
SocialismSux, it’s presumptuous of you to assume that someone who sees hypocrisy and double standards in the actions of some Christians is an atheist. Really?
Here’s a tip for ya, specifically given that you credit Christianity for western civilization. Christianity has been used to justify slavery, Jim Crow, and anti-miscegenation laws. One by one those “Christian” justifications have faded away as times have changed and newer generations of Christians have taken over from the older ones. Attitudes, and the way the Bible is interpreted changes.
You think the issue with gay marriage is different because the Bible tells you so, just as the Bible told previous generations slavery was the natural order given by God. You don’t see the flow of history. Already gay marriage is legal in 37 states. I imagine in a generation gay marriage will be accepted by most Christians (http://publicreligion.org/research/2014/02/2014-lgbt-survey/#.VSArupP_G74). Actually it already is. And your views will be relegated to the dustbin of history as they say.
There’s a Easter thought for you.
There's a difference between "legal" and what is immoral according to the Bible. God's law supercedes the law of man.
Change.org had a petition to shut down the GoFundMeMemories pizza donation website. I don't know if that influenced the decision or not because only about 24 people signed it.
I was watching the numbers go up and they were going gang busters still when the website was shut down. I was hoping for $1million.
Maybe they stopped it because Jesus movie started on Fox News because the site shut down at that time and they thought enough.
I would have liked to see it go to $1million but over $800,000 will cause the left to choke also.
mod- progress is in individual freedom, not corporate compliance. That is why Christianity will always be attractive to those with out freedom. That is why people left the old world to create a new world. You just want old world ideas that fail to be repackaged into a new world idea.
Christians stopped slavery 150 years ago in this country and are trying to stop the illegal slave trade that goes on in this country today. The sex slave trade is international and thriving, sexual deviants making the bad thing acceptable, go figure. Progressives Dems did Jim Crow to keep people under their thumb, Christians stopped it to. Because it was the Christ like thing to do.
Anyone can read anything and turn it into something repressive. The Bible isn't a rule book so much as a owners manual, you thrive if you live like the maker says, but you or others break down when you don't.
mod – as a point of info, the PRC tried to stop Christianity when the bambo curtain fell… it was thought that the estimated 50,000 Christians left in the country would perish under totalitarian oppression, indoctrination and persecution… the estimated Christian count is now close to 50,000,000 if memory serves. Who thought that it would flourish in China? Not secular progressives… Epicurian teachings were in the dust bin of history until some group of self important narcissists began trotting it out in universities and revisiting it as a philosophy.
Holt and Compassion international is there helping the lost children as well as most other 3rd world countries.
Mod - gay marriage is legal in 37 states because of activist judges. 4 states had narrowly passed ballots. It Isn't a trend, it's a aboration that is astroturf. And will correct itself in years to come, like prohibition, another social legislation of the progressive left and reversed by the left. Go figure.
It's all the same stuff. Samsung manufactures parts for Apple, too.
Ripe – Yes, but for less money, I get a better-performing phone, and I’m not supporting the Apple bottom line. I further decided I wanted nothing to do with them when I walked in to an Apple store and was told I would have to make an appointment and come back three hrs later to ask a five minute question.
Just like many component manufacturers, Samsung makes parts for many companies. If they didn’t, somebody else would. The best way to make Apple “feel” anything is not any buy iWhatevers. Same as Google, but see what choices you have in smart phones, tablets, etc that don’t run iOS or some form of Android.
The majority of Google’s money comes from search advertising. I don’t use them and if a lot of others didn’t, their advertising revenues would likely fall and they might “feel” it some. However, since they’re in tight with the WH, have billions saved, and their fingers in every other pie (say YouTube, etc.), I’m sure they’ll be fine. Bottom line is you don’t have a lot of choice. Go DuckDuckGo.
 April 3, 2015 at 5:06pm
Should a homosexual photographer be forced to take pictures of
a celebration of a successful homosexual conversion therapy?
Should a black tailor be forced to make hoods for the Klan?
Should an islamic community center be forced to rent out space for a bar mitzvah or a homosexual “wedding”?
Should a Jewish butcher be forced to slaughter my pig and make me ham and bacon?
Should a homosexual man who runs a screen print t-shirt shop be forced to make
1000 shirts that say God didn’t make the 1st couple Adam and Steve?
Should a black-owned t-shirt company be forced to make a “White Power” t-shirt
for a KKK member?
Should an atheist-owned bakery be forced to make cross shaped cupcakes and put “HE IS RISEN” on it…..
This is good stuff, GoodStuff. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Quick. Send a copy to your GOP Senator. He needs the talking points. They all seem tongue tied on Capital Hill.
Were you scared to ask this?
Should a Muslim Wedding Photographer be forced to photograph a Catholic Wedding at a Catholic Church which is officiated by a Catholic Priest, against his or her will? (I know there are Muslim photographers because someone has been documenting beheadings)
Why then are the progressives singling out Christian businesses for their attacks? Forcing them out of business altogether is like some kind of Progressive Nuclear Jizya. Worse for a business person than the sharia jizya.
End the PNJ!
April 3, 2015 at 3:42pm
I just go outside and chop wood. Much more enjoyable