Friday, February 1, 2013

Since when is a private business a public accomodation?

Seriously--some people need to understand that the world does not revolve around them.  If, for instance, I owned a place of business, there would be people I would refuse service to, mostly because they're irritating shits.  Militant evangelicals of all stripes are among those to whom I would refuse service, whether they're evangelically political, evangelically gay (and yes, they do exist), evangelically Christian (Jehova's Witnesses, Mormons, and Southern Baptists are particularly annoying), or evangelically athiest.  I do not care, these people annoy the shit out of me, and I would refuse service because of that. 

I'm not the only one who feels this way.  Recently in Rhode Island, a teenage twit got her panties in a bunch because several of her fellow high school students created a prayer banner in their school, and the school permitted it.  She managed to fuck over her classmates and get it removed, but she pissed a lot of people off.  The local chapter of rabidly militant evangelical athiests visited several local florists (mostly small businesses, and most of them Christian), and were refused service. 

Instead of doing like any normal, sane person would do and shrugging it off, they're now trying to sue under the Civil Rights Act.  For being refused public accommodations because of their beliefs.

No, dipshits, you are not being refused public accommodations because of your beliefs.  You're being refused service by private citizens because you pissed all over their kids and their beliefs. 

A public accommodation is a motel room.  A public restroom.  A drinking fountain.  Tables and counters at restaurants.  University enrollment--hell, high school enrollments. 

A small business like a florist's shop is not a public accommodation. 


  1. The precedent is the private business owners in the South that wanted to maintain their right to refuse service to blacks. They were forced to be "equal opportunity." It might fly.

    1. ...except, isn't atheism supposed to be a distinct lack of religion? Funny how they're classing this under religious bias.

    2. To play Devil's Advocate (heh) it could be classified under "personal belief" or "creed".

      I just had a funny thought about the bartender in your book hiring a lawyer...

    3. *snicker* I think that's been done. Maybe not like I'd do it, but...

      Aw, hell, who am I kidding? I'll probably do it.

    4. ......It would depend on how big their order might be.........

    5. It would have to be four or five digits for me to consider it...and even then, I'd add in a surcharge for having to put up with their attitude.