Jeff of El Camino Real links to a story about a printer who refused to print Invites to Same-Sex Wedding ends with apology and agreement not to discriminate Jeff adds “Apparently the Canadian tolerance police have now crossed the border:”
The tolerance police have long been setting up cells across the country waiting to attack all those who don’t hold homosexuality as the greatest thing there can be. Would Seattle have forced a black printer to print copies of racist literature? Would a Jewish printer be forced to print copies of Mein Kampf? Would a homosexual printer be forced to print fliers for that idiotic “God hates fags” group? I think not.
The ordinance they cited was Seattle’s Open Housing Public Accommodations Ordinance. There is quite a big difference between denying individuals the right to housing and not being able to have something printed by a specific company. No one should be denied housing or access to any material goods, but to twist this into forcing people to cooperate against their conscience is totally wrong Even stranger in that case involved invitations for a same-sex wedding. There is no same-sex marriage in Washington State (yet), so why does somebody have to apologize for not printing an invitation to what is an illegal event? Seattle’s ordinance also mentions no discrimination based on creed. Do they think that Creed is just a grunge-rock group out of Florida. Yet Seattle has in fact discriminated based on creed by forcing someone to work against their religious convictions.
Just another case of tolerance for me, but not for thee.