Sure they can, look at Oregon law and get educated. It is illegal refuse service based on sexual orientation in Oregon. The law is clear and was broken, emails or calls don’t change that a law was broken
[-17] June 3, 2015 at 10:02am
This is soo silly. Phone calls or emails do not negate the fact that this public business violated its states civil rights act. Law is the law and the baker broke it. Phone calls or emails do not change that basic fact
There is no law that says you can't deny to bake someone a cake. Business owners have the right to refuse service to anyone.
A completely false statement. NO company can be compelled to do business with anyone they dont want to. Go find a Muslim bakery and demand THEY make a cake for a gay wedding.
To be Politically Correct, I will agree with your idiocy.
This was a matter to be adjudicated by an impartial tribunal. A tribunal which is involved in ex parte communication with a party to a case in controversy before it, has brought its impartiality in doubt, so as to bring up the issue of recusal from the case. The mere appearance of impartiality is enough to demand recusal.
The bakers are in an impossible position because if they did bake the cake then they'd be violating their obligations to their Islamic customers and would face complaints from them for supporting homosexuality. The whole thing would be silly if it weren't just a case of the gay couple just wanting to be bullies. The LGBT community has taken that as its latest tactic to prove that they aren't "normal". Normal people just want to get along by accommodating others.
Right. Breaking a BS law passed by leftest loonies in not OK, but breaking a law passed by the sane is fine. Illegal is what the left decides it is.
They didn’t refuse service, they simply refused a wedding cake. They may have been happy to bake cookies, cup cakes or a regular cake just not a wedding cake that would put them at odds with their religion. That is something neither you nor the state have a vote in. Again this is not about service or no service but about an agenda of concern to only 1% of America. I don’t let the bearded, tattooed dude at Freebirds make my burrito either, not discrimination just don’t want to eat his chin hair.
So in other words, it doesn’t matter if there’s a conflict of interest here. They’re Christians, so they deserve it anyway. Right?
It would be much like a NLRB decision in a case where the AFL/CIO was sending private emails and having secret meetings on a case they had interest in. Such destroys the impartiality of the adjudicators and the case must be remanded to a proper court of law or the judgement thrown out.
Then according to your 'logic', the bakery was simply upholding the law as same-sex marriage is not in fact legal in Oregon.
Yes, the law is the law - and the Constitution is the BASIC law, and no other laws may conflict with it and be valid. A "civil right" given to a person by statute does not trump another person's rights which are specifically protected by the Constitution (in this case, freedom of religion and freedom from involuntary servitude); thus, the supposed statutory "civil right" does not in fact exist, and the "law" which purported to establish that "right" is worth far less than the paper it's printed on.
Start your own business and run it however you want to. You are not the slavemaster to these people.
June 2, 2015 at 1:46pm
If I were a betting man I would say this ” farmer ” took some of his ” crops” to Montana for sale. Going to meet a woman and she stood him up but also took 16K to buy tractor parts he didn’t end up getting? Sounds like he sold 3-4 pounds of pot for $16K and the dog smelled the residue
Could be, but confiscating the guy's money based on what he might, or even probably, have done, is dead wrong. The tactic of bringing in a dog to establish probable cause is also unconstitutional. Even if Lorenzo is a big-time drug dealer, he should be protected from illegal search and seizure.
Sounds to me like you're a big government loving, constitution hating badge bunny.
It doesn't matter what you or Law Enforcement "thinks". If there is no crime nor proof thereof, give the money back. It is NOT a crime to have cash on you, no matter how much.
 May 18, 2015 at 8:18pm
In the USAF most arent conservative , but then again it is highest paid branch with most intelligent recruits.
[-6] May 18, 2015 at 4:34pm
I am a coward but you are the one calling others names from the safety of your PC, spare me.
This “coward” was in a war when I served in the military while you folks on the right were seeking deferments like your hero Nugent.
I am an independent because I don’t believe 1 party speaks for me and only a fool would blindly follow a party. You end up with a party of ” Conservatives” who vote for Mitt Romney because you all agree with his principles right?
You folks are the partisan hacks that all claim to be conservatives yet pulled the leer for Mccain and Romney blindly following your arty that doesnt represent you
[-15] May 18, 2015 at 4:14pm
Why do I need a rainbow anything? I am not homosexual, I have a wife and a child. See what happens when you make assumptions? BTW, I am not a leftist. I am a registered independent and have voted for both parties since 1992. You are on a roll with your stupid assumptions.
What I am is someone who loves to point out they hypocrisy of the right and this site provides all the fuel I need and more. Also provides plenty of comic relief
[-3] May 18, 2015 at 4:03pm
Wow , the Palins and their family values. They are such good Christians and we should all follow their lead. Pre marital sex? Check. Child out of wedlock? Check. Adultery? Check
All of you folks talk about homosexuality is a sin yet are fine with this are all hypocrites as expected. In Bible it says ” God hates divorce” not ” god hates homosexuality”
You need a rainbow billboard. Well, at least they can traditionally procreate. Devolution and leftists are funny. Never a mind.
Can you please point out the comments from regular Blaze visitors who call themselves Christian and advocate for pre-marital sex, children out of wedlock, or adultery?
damn you are truly pathetic. are you done now. people are people and because they sin they are smart enough to realize that GODS KNOWS THE SINNER’S HEART, and upon repentance, will love you unconditionally. we love YOU because you also are a sinner and hypocrite. it’s about loving the sinner friend, not the sin. bye the way I gave you an upvote because you are telling the truth I think.
Speaking of hypocrisy, look in the mirror Nevermind. You are a full fledged liberal coward masquerading as an "Independent". Independent means you have NO opinion on any subject. You Democrats have no standards, no morals, no values. You have no standing to criticize anyone on the right.
bet your crap was sprung on a hot rock too you with the sin of life cast that stone ! what is a sin Never ? please tell me ! if you commit just one you committed them all ,,, so do you have a halo hung at the knee's on finding it hard to balance it on the horns ? enlightened me
Never mind your own hypocrisy...
...they have eyes, but can not see
@Nevermind…the majority of folks in the military are conservatives…it’s libs and wishy washy independents that usually do not serve and/or seek deferments….any punk can claim he was in the military….pretty brave of you to keep touting that with no way to verify it…so prove it or shut it….you come off as a pretentious..pompous azz and a know it all….get off your pedestal you built for yourself….you sound like a idiotic lib and a jerk
Are you saying that Christians are fine with .... what? ..... Cancelling a wedding? Because that (this) happens to be a story about just that, a wedding cancellation. Or is the "this" about divorce? Either way marriage and divorce have nothing at all to do with homosexuality. You see, the latter are both about commitment and are in different sections of the bible, are you insinuating that homosexuality is about commitment? That homosexuality really is a choice? And that homosexuals must commit to staying Gay if they choose that life? Because the reference about marriage and divorce you speak of are actually about honoring vows and the commitment to marriage.
Turn a few pages to get to the reference about God condemning homosexuality. I also have never seen anything that alludes to the fact that Bristol Palin was ever a devout Christian. You are "ass" "u" ming too much.
Like atheists, Democrat Presidents and probably 80% of the people in this country haven't done one or more of your "checks". But OMG, let it be a Republican and all of a sudden it is wrong,
Talk about hypocrisy
Don't sweat it...people like foobared can never back up their position, so they resort to 5th grade tactics of bringing up unrelated issues. Beckies are fools for the most part.
 May 5, 2015 at 2:03pm
Free speech and 1st amendment has to do with government. You have every right to say what you want but for every action there is a reaction. I have every right to walk up to a stranger and tell him his wife is fat and kids are stupid, but I also wouldn’t be shocked if the guy punched me in the face. Is it right? No but it will happen.
If someone tells you if you step on my foot I will punch you and you step on their foot and get punched its your own fault. You set up a hate filled conference and hate arrived at your door. Anyone with a brain coulvde seen this a mile away
Good I say keep offending those psychopathic mass murderers and wait in ambush when they show up to do their killing and take them out instead. Those Islamists need to be offended 24/7 to get it through their lunatic minds that NO American will be dictated to by ANYONE with regards to their right to free speech.
Anyone with a “brain” can see the attacks on 1st Amendment Rights through bully tactics. Change your name Nevermind....maybe Nadamind is more appropriate.
Really? America in general has become a nation of Fools in the era of Stupidity.
False comparison , there is a huge difference between punching someone for stepping on your foot and killing someone for stepping on your foot. That is what she is trying
To show. Like I said, most Americans are Fools.
 May 1, 2015 at 2:47pm
Actually are wrong. I live in MD and the “probable cause” was a knife which was clipped on his belt. The knife is legal and I know since I was arrested in Montgomery County for the same thing and got my charge dismissed. There was ZERO probable cause and no crime therefore illegal arrest.
Unless you are in Ann Arundel County or Ocean City MD a knife is fine under 5 inch blade which his was making his arrest illegal.
Facts are facts
 May 1, 2015 at 2:18pm
You guys on the right are a joke. When The Brown family cited close relationship of states attorney to police and wanted a special prosecutor the majority of you were against it. Now charges have been filed and now you think a special prosecutor should be appointed? The hypocrisy of the right
Fact is this man was wrongfully arrested and imprisoned by the police and he is now dead.
Fact that he was wrongfully arrested? Yet to be decided. Too soon to know what facts are. Only fact that we know is that he died while he was under police care.
I didn't care one way or the other
This is a glimpse into the future. All blacks.. who want revenge one whites.. no matter what the issue is.
White people must face the reality. Blacks are now the oppressors and we must now fight them. Plus, they disregard laws. they don't care about the truth.. their beliefs are all they care about.
Right, because he was sending it directly to the grand jury to decide changes, not making the determination himself like she did.
 April 24, 2015 at 11:04am
Cruz misses the vote in Lynch and Cotton will miss the debate for Iran. Good to know fundraisers and childbirth are more important than your country and job. Many men miss the birth of their child due to their work ( myself included ) but the child will live without you there , all they need is the mother there .
But why actually do your job on issues you see as important and have fundraisers for? Just keep raising money and not show up for work.
Cruz knew he had lost on this issue. In fact, just what was the issue? Oh yeah, Cruz.
[-1] April 21, 2015 at 11:07am
There is as much evidence that Harry Potter was a real person as there is jesus. Both are just book, calm down
 April 16, 2015 at 1:23pm
The terrorist camp is right next to the FEMA camps you paranoid nuts here talk about when Obama declares marshal law. The camps are run by the death panels Palin spoke of.
Tin foil hat buffoons
[-2] April 13, 2015 at 10:47am
So let me see if I have this right. Kid stands in front of a church full of good loving Christians and no one does a thing for him, but his case worker ( who works for the government) stepped up and did what all of these ” good Christians” could not find in their hearts to do?
Sounds about right, Christians talk a good talk but rarely walk the walk
March 30, 2015 at 3:09pm
Love thy neighbor
[-3] March 26, 2015 at 2:49pm
You guys are soo immature , no wonder why most in the USA see the far right as a big joke. This country isn’t in distress because you don’t like the guy in the Oval Office. Calling him a communist, Marxist or whatever other silly names you call him doesn’t do a thing but make you look more immature since by facts he would be the worst communist ever due to job creation and the stock market.
You guys are a bunch of grown adults throwing tantrums like children because someone with a R isn’t in the oval office. Partisan hacks claiming conservative yet pulled the lever for Romney and you blame others.
why not call it as you see it……..the imbecile was a child that was not wanted by its mother nor father nor grandparents………he was infiltrated with anti – american crazies since birth……..he is not marxist, communist nor American. He is a leech from all socienties Except he affiliates with one…….moooooooslim
Only a moron speaks of left vs right.
Collectivism vs Individualism is the only true measure in politics or a man's soul.
 March 25, 2015 at 4:44pm
Considering he was born in 1937 his view of police will differ from most, my father was born in 1941 and felt the same about police. It may have to do with him being sprayed with a fire hose , police dogs attacking him for eating at a white or maybe the over a dozen arrests on his record for protesting in the south with the freedom riders.
Believe it or not those that have experienced state sponsored racism don’t hold the state in high regard.
Kind of like Ali in the 60′s when asked ot go over to asia and kill for the USA. Why fight for a country overseas that wont fight for you here? Many that lived through it still carry the scars. My father got his knee blown off in Vietnam for this country yet when he returned he couldn’t marry my mother because she was white and lived in Virginia. Wounds heal but scars remain, many of you wont see it that way though so go ahead with your racist comments.
Was he a Democrat back then and what is he now? TIA
Or since none of those things happened to Senator Chambers he could have those views because he's just an idiot. Chambers represents the district where the overwhelming majority of Omaha's murders occur and he has done absolutely nothing about it except to oppose any sensible solution including the death penalty. He has literally not spent any time trying to solve the most pressing problem in his district. In fact, his comments will be interpreted as "it's ok to shoot people." The guy is a clown but his constituents value entertainment over solutions. In a democracy, people get the government they deserve.
never... For 98% of us, or more, your father's story saddens us, as it should. But, in case you have not noticed, it's 2015. Time to let go of the past. And in the current times, the biggest racists are scumbags like this jerkoff, Chambers, and most black people. You guys like to whine about the past, but certainly ignore the present. Witness current events. A black thug attacks a cop and duly gets shot dead as he deserved, and the black world riots based upon the LIES told by a drug infested thug that was a part of the crime. White people are viciously attacked by blacks every day in this country, and what do we hear from Hussein Obozo, his regime, the race pimps like Sharpton, or the news media about any of those?..... crickets...... crickets........ crickets...... Same goes for black on black crime which is even worse. Combine the race grievance industry with a racist black population against whites, and we have a powder keg ready to blow.
Sorry to say, but it's true. And Hussein Obozo has been the worst thing for racial relations in America since the Southern DemonRATS and their KKK.
I just wish people would be judged on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. I think a famous Republican said that. Unfortunately, these days one is called a racist if they DO NOT take into account someone's skin color and treat them different based upon that skin color. The world is upside down.
Ok ,you can-drop the pour-me bucket any time now.!
You think you’re the ONLY race that was treated like crap..?!?!?…
How would you like to have your grandparents LIKE MINE ,that got off the Boat from Italy , Only to have their only sons ,my father and uncle ,BOTH who fought in ww2
My dad was a B-17 pilot and my uncle served in the infantry and BOTH were blessed to make it out alive.
Only for afterwards to be called daygo,W-O-P and every other second class citizen slur you can think of , without as much as a whimper ,while holding down sweatshop jobs with horrible condition their whole life just so he and his brother could raise their families. So think about that the next timet you have a bridge to cross while holding hands.?
Nevermind, this guy is a total crack pot. He once sued God. He defended a man that was guilty of murdering 4 people after he got out of prison for other crimes. Trust me, this isn't somebody that is hurting, this is a man that likes to stir the pot and say inflammatory things.
If this guy lived in Nebraska all his life I doubt he was ever subjected to being doused with water from a fire hose, or relegated to drinking from a black only fountain...those privileges were brought to you by the south.
As Foo says above, this is 2015. Jim Crowe laws have been struck down, there are no poll taxes, no separate but unequal facilities, you can sit wherever you want. It is time to stop living in the past, and give up the hate. Drop the hyphen, try living as an American for a change. Everyone's ancestors have been persecuted at some point in history. Time to shed your poor-me attitude, and grow a pair.
Or it just might be because he's an a$$hole.
you must be very young, because this is the same mantra I hear from young people trying to justify this madness, in my day it was a little more legit why they needed affirmative action as so they could catch up from being held back....that's no longer the case and his language is racist crap meant to demean Whites with shame for things they never did to any black person.
Think Star Trek, Nevermind. No one cared much what history each member of the ship’s crew brought, only what spice and flavor they added to the mix. That’s how we’re all going to make it. It’s not what we look like now but what we can do that will carry us out of all that mess. White people (at least sane white people) are not the racists from yesteryear. None of us are a color any longer. Don’t let them drag you in. I like that you’re commenting on the Blaze and feel greatly for your Dad.
[-12] March 20, 2015 at 1:10pm
Most here worship Reagan and use him as an example of a ” strong president” but that shows they know little. They think he is tough yet ask a Marine from the 80′s how they like him, they think he is a coward for cutting and running in Beirut and they are correct. But for the GOP the myth of him is better than facts.
 March 17, 2015 at 3:06pm
bebebaby, some one sure is stupid. Its not “alrite” it is alright. facts r facts and all 3 are GOP
 March 17, 2015 at 2:53pm
wow, you really think they are democrats? How did Vitter win the republican primary in 08/2010 if he is a dem?
I see a lot of stupid stuff on this site but this may be the worst