SB1062 aka Right to Deny Service Bill: The Pagan Perspective

Since first hearing about this Bill, I’ve teetering back and forth on whether or not I support such an idea.  On the issue I have two hands on the issue that differ vastly.  On the Left hand I am pro-gay marriage for the reason that I look beyond the whole sexual aspect that many on the Right focus too much on, but rather I see the emotional aspect of why gays should be allowed to marry.  Why should two consenting adults who love each other be denied the right?  However, on the Right hand, I am pro-religious liberties and believe that forcing a business that holds tautly to religious views to serve those they feel are sinful in nature isn’t freedom, but fascism.   Does anyone really like to be forced to do something they are against?  Would a Liberal serve an obvious neo-Nazi that walked into their store?  I highly doubt it and I wouldn’t blame them at all.  So, with that in mind why can’t those on the opposing side of this Bill see the moral dilemma inherent?

While I certainly understand the Left and its abhorrence of this Bill, I think if it were implemented we would have seen something unexpected.  Aside from how capitalism works and that eventually this Bill would collapse on its own weight due to lack of customers going to these Right to Deny businesses I think something else would have occurred.  It would have backlashed on Christians in general entirely.  After having a conversation with a fellow pagan they inquired into whether this Bill would also allow pagan businesses to deny Christian customers.  I felt that was an interesting question to think about.  What if it was implemented?  What if pagans who owned businesses decided to Deny Service to Christians?  Would then the Christians see the problem with the Bill they supported?  With the lack of business from people who feel Right of Denial isn’t what decent businesses coupled with businesses owned by pagans and other religious views denying service to Christians would the Bill collapse faster than expected?  This is what made me end up supporting Bill, not because of any supposed opposition to gay marriage, but to witness the collapse of such a Bill and perhaps teach a lesson that only the Gods can teach through some karmic retribution.  Gays should have seen the opportunity this represented deny service to gays, gay business owners can deny service to Christians after all, this is any business owners right.

From experience, thinking things through gives an entirely different perspective that isn’t being uttered by the Mainstream Media.  If gays and their supporters had done the same they would have seen an invaluable opportunity to encourage gay business owners to take advantage of the Bill and deny service to Christians and apply a lesson that needed to be learned against those they figure are against them.  Basically, use the Bill that was supposed be against gays against the Christians.  I guess you can call that fighting fire with fire.  I certainly don’t believe those that supported this Bill could have seen this angle coming at them due to their pride.  However, maybe other states that are considering this Bill need to heed this post and realize you are calling to play a very game that could backfire on you at a moments notice.  While I support religious liberties for even Christians I also support those who use the Bill to their advantage as well.  Being a so-called fence sitter gives me a nice point of view of the political landscape.

Advertisements

About Non-Aligned Politics

Husband, tech nerd, scifi nerd, political nerd, science nerd, Asatruar, second generation immigrant, I don't abide by political labels.

Posted on March 3, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Shelley in the Rain

Assorted Thoughts and Musings from an Aspie Pagan

Silfrintoppr

Reflections on Ásatru, from an Ásatruar

The Libertarian Scientist

Towards a free-thinking, free-living world

GODS & RADICALS

A Site of Beautiful Resistance

Cauldron

Politics with a dash of Paganism

Wyrd Designs

Nine Worlds. More Possibilities.

The Sovereign of Swords

Devotional Polytheist / Academic / Seer / Witch / God-Spouse

Of Axe and Plough

Musings from a Germanic polytheistic Pagan with Roman inclinations

The Dionysian Artist

Δ, Τέχνη, Λόγος, Λέξις

Migdalit Or

Veils and Shadows

A Polytheist's Ramblings

My thoughts and ramblings on polytheism, sometimes in general, sometimes on Hellenic polytheism specifically.

The Last Civil Right

Saying What Others Are Afraid To Say

BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

NOVELIST, SCREENWRITER & BLOGGER

Reflections in the Water

ramblings of a nerdy, opinionated heathen

Ripple Forward

Commentary, Musings, Observations & an Occasional Rant About Politics, Society and the Way We Live

Son of Hel Reviews

A review site of the stories and products that cross my path

Volmarr's Modernist Heathenism for Solitary Practitioners

Blog containing my rituals and practices. I follow the Norse gods, but am neither a Wiccan nor a strict reconstructionist. My focus is on the spiritual, mystical, and magickal aspects of Heathenism and forms of practice that make Heathenism valid for the modern times, and present day needs, and as a path towards enlightenment and spiritual growth.

Constitution Warrior

Furthering the Cause of Anti-Federalism

Reflections of a Modern Druid

My personal encounters on the Druid path.

Sean O'Connor for Assembly

A great WordPress.com site

The Lions Den

"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture." ColorStorm

Sarenth Odinsson's Blog

Exploring Myself and the Northern Shaman Path

yorkshiremixture

Just another WordPress.com site

rmactsc

Survival Considerations When The SHTF

Antecessus

A Pagan Mom's Journal.

everywhere all the time

decolonizing travel culture

shutupnsing

Just another WordPress.com site

Dia Tucker Writes

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

An Ásatrú Blog

An Exploration of the Elder Troth

Molly B and Me

Short stories and recipes shared with humor and love

Cole Ryan

A Few Thoughts On Christianity

Asatru / Heathen South Africa

Posts and ramblings of Aquarium-loving South African Asatruar/Heathen Karl Andresson. Will post anything that may tickle my fancy. Original posts as well as many reblogs. All media belong to their respective owners - unless stated otherwise, and will be removed if the owners show any objections as to the use of their property.

Randy's Right III

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

I Have Seen God

A Journal of Personal Revelation from a Liberal Panentheist.

Son of Hel

I walk a Helish road, the only road that I have ever known.

Here, There Be Gods

Journaling Germanic Mythology and Folklore

Aspis of Ares

A Devotional Exploration of Ares, the God of War

A minor player in his own life story...

A year through the eyes of a journalist

%d bloggers like this: