In a free country, economic activity is driven by voluntary exchanges of value for value. In a communist country, all economic activity is carried out by the government on a coercive basis. Fascism can superficially resemble the former, but is actually closer to the latter. Under fascism (or as some now call it, “Obamunism”), you can own your own business, but a large percentage of your profits will be confiscated for redistribution. You do not choose how you conduct your business, or even who you do business with; all that is determined by bureaucrats, who in fact are the real owners of “your” business. Consequently, the pink Nazis of GLSO are likely to win this suit:
A Kentucky commission has announced its support of a gay and lesbian group suing a T-shirt company owned by a Christian man who declined to print the group’s shirts because the message, he said, violates his faith.
Blaine Adamson, who owns Hands On Originals (HOO) in Lexington, Ky., refused to print T-shirts for the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) in early March, because he disagreed with the “gay pride” message the group wanted printed on the shirts.
“I want the truth to come out — it’s not that we have a sign on the front door that says, ‘No Gays Allowed,’” Adamson said in a video posted on ADF’s website. “We’ll work with anybody. But if there’s a specific message that conflicts with my convictions, then I can’t promote that.”
The text on the shirts would have read: “Lexington Gay Pride,” and would include a list of sponsors of the event on the back of the shirt.
Adamson offered to direct GLSO to another business that could produce the shirts for the same price.
Instead, GLSO filed a complaint on March 28 against HOO with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission claiming that HOO violated a local ordinance based on sexual orientation.
The homosexuals could get their T-shirts made at any number of non-Christian businesses. But the point is either to force decent people to kneel before the liberal god Depravity, or to drive them out of business with punitive lawsuits.
By now it should be obvious that “nondiscrimination” laws are pure thuggery.
Naturally these laws are selectively applied. Imagine going into a black-owned T-shirt shop and demanding that they print up shirts endorsing the Ku Klux Klan, then trying to sue after you are politely refused. You would deservedly be laughed out of court.
Since homosexuals are a privileged group, smiled upon by our liberal rulers, this suit is no laughing matter. A business owner will be forced by thugs to choose between his morals and his livelihood. That would not happen if this were still America.
On a tip from Artfldgr.