You really have to wonder how this survey sample was obtained? Must be fill of 60 year old evangelicals. Aiming educated folks under 40 this sort of bigotry is a big looser
 February 25, 2015 at 7:05pm
There are now 23 states where the largest religious group is “unaffiliated” — a testament to the changing religious landscape in the United States. In another 20 states the Nones are the #2
Public Religion Research Institute captured many of these shifts in its American Values Atlas, which it released on today, the fastest growing segment of the population are nontheists, the Nones. Advertising by groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation and others is helping the smart folks who’ve given up on 2000 year old myths realize that it is perfectly acceptable to deny the supernatural and superstitious. See the study here: https://ava.publicreligion.org/
"That is an unfortunate exception, a loophole we need to close."
Yeah there is still some freedom and morality left in America you Radical atheists haven't stamped it all out yet.
[-5] February 23, 2015 at 7:33pm
There is not a Civil Rights law that allows a religiously-based prejudice to be used to supplant the rights of protected classes. This has been adjudicated repeated and courts on all levels have agreed, your superstitious aversions to certain citizens for whatever reason are not protected.
[-2] February 23, 2015 at 5:25pm
Section (f) applies
February 23, 2015 at 5:20pm
I always have suspected guns were a religion, The Holy Order of the Firing Pin? Southern Bangtists Blessedly Be the Gun Range
[-2] February 23, 2015 at 5:17pm
Religion is a protected class, that is more clearly a choice that sexual orientation. That is obviously a choice of a lifestyle.
February 23, 2015 at 5:14pm
Those signs in most jurisdictions have laws allowing firearms prohibitions in businesses.
[-1] February 23, 2015 at 5:13pm
Just tortured a little bit, maybe water boarded.
[-2] February 23, 2015 at 5:12pm
One bad law.
[-4] February 23, 2015 at 5:10pm
No Civil Rights law allows a business owner to pick and chose whom they will serve. Your god is not protection for bigotry, discrimination or prejudices.
She's not refusing to serve these people. She's refusing to serve a specific activity.
Would you insist that a gay sign maker create signs for Westboro?
We need to get rid of sx devients as a protected class. It is not the same as skin color, gender, or age. It’s insane.
What specific activity beyond making a flower arrangement is she refusing?
Did the gay couple ask the florist to participate in the honeymoon?
Where exactly does Westboro church go to get their signs painted?
[-11] February 23, 2015 at 5:08pm
She was offered a good deal. She foolishly refused. Crush her business, bankrupt her and make a obviously aggressive and cruel example out of this floral bigot.
agreed! unfortunately, we must destroy her to teach the other bigots to HEEL!
Freedom of religion, except if I disagree with your religion?
She may have been foolish to refuse the deal, but she stood up for her principles.
I admire her courage in this experience. She should not be " crushed".
Show the same compassion you have been seeking from the Christian folk.
[-3] February 23, 2015 at 3:42pm
Then you are facilitating bigotry.
February 23, 2015 at 3:32pm
You really know little about porn or Japan do you? Porn is more censored there than in any western nation. If you think the $97 BILLION porn and sex biz is loosing money, I know quite a few folks that could prove you wrong.
So you think that NEET's and hikikomori aren't becoming a problem in Japan? And yes I am aware of the censorship, yet it doesn't seem to stop porn from being consumed by the Japanese in larger quantities than the majority of other nations. I know a lot more about Japan than you may think and am quite involved in the study of it's history, tradition, and culture. Also, I never said the porn industry is losing money, porn is growing not diminishing, for that matter I never claimed that the sex industry wasn't making a profit, just that it's become harder and that many leading employers of prostitutes in countries and places where such things are legal have openly expressed concern and frustration about the growing strain internet porn puts on their businesses as well as a recent trend in losing steady clientele allegedly to tube sites. It depends on the venue, but worldwide there is a trend toward porn addiction among other things leading people to become shut-ins who interact less as a whole with actual flesh and blood human beings. People do not seem to know how to read and accurately assess complex information lately as the more lengthy my posts, the more misunderstood they seem to get.
February 23, 2015 at 3:28pm
Pat, that’s the least of my sins.
 February 23, 2015 at 11:31am
If the 0.6% of Americans who are Muslim did discriminate in their businesses you can expect the same legal actions as would occur as with Christians or Jews. Orthodox Jews were just taken to court in New Your by the Human Rights Commission of signs prohibiting shorts and sleeve-less blouses on women and lost.
February 23, 2015 at 11:27am
This is the most ridiculous false statement in this entire article, “Like they sue PRIESTS or preachers and force them to do marriage” — Would you like to name ONE action against a member of the clergy requiring them to perform any service? The commercial chapel in Idaho was a public accommodation. Cite just one example in the USA, I know you can not. Churches regularly refuse marriage services to couples for a variety of reasons and no legal action has ever been sought.
 February 23, 2015 at 11:16am
You must be kidding me? You have missed 50 years of Civil Rights law. No business has the right to refuse service based on race, gender, religion, disabilities and in many states and community LBGT.