Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Smirk

So, it seems that according to our High Court Christian (or Muslim/Jewish) bakers are fine refusing to put words on cakes that they think might have offended a few first century goatherds. You have to hand it to the Christians in question, their persistence in finding a suitable loop-hole for their prejudices has been exemplary. In summary they came up with the "love the sinner, hate the sin" defense, although since that was a saying of St. Augustine in the fourth century, you'd have thought they would have come up with the idea a bit quicker and saved a few quid for the roof-appeal? 

Personally I think gay people that own businesses should now consider if they are able to serve anyone believing in any of the Abrahamic religions, you know, owing to the various homicidal dogmas against them encouraged by their various "holy" books. I can think of quite a few great bars, restaurants, theaters and pubs that would be off-limits;I'd love to be a fly-on-the-wall for that thought experiment. It would never happen of course, most gay people I know are pretty secular in outlook, and would put tolerance and sensible business practices way above the petty pedantry involved in the selective interpretation of bronze-age literature.

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