So you want the right to refuse your services to people who go against your religious beliefs…
What you’re really asking is for it to be legal for you to discriminate. And no matter your wording, it’s no secret who it is you want to discriminate against: LGBT people. American citizens endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, just like you.
But if you truly don’t want to provide your services to a person who goes against your beliefs, what about other people you label “sinners?”
To stay true to your conviction of providing your services only to those living by your beliefs, I suggest a “litmus test” for every customer, to be sure each customer’s moral standards are in line with yours, as dictated by your religious beliefs.
Shouldn’t you refuse to do business with:
Anyone who is Pro-Choice?
Anyone with lust in their heart?
If you are only singling out gay people, that is discrimination, and wouldn’t that be considered a sin?
I don’t remember Jesus saying anything to his disciples like “go forth and discriminate against people of your choosing.”
And if your discrimination is a sin, then you are being pretty hypocritical in refusing service to others even when Christ continues to extend the service of grace to you. Jesus sure had a lot to say about the hypocrites of his time. “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces.” Maybe they had put a sign on the kingdom of heaven’s door that said “No LGBTQ folks Allowed!”
So, religious business owner, if you’re going to refuse one sinner you have to refuse them all, and perhaps, refuse yourself.
You can’t have your cake and not let them eat it too!
Wouldn’t it be nicer to have the same spirit of inclusion that Christ extends to you—and then everyone could be served?