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In a "Man bites dog" type reversal, a Denver baker has refused to bake a homophobic cake. There's speculation that this is a ploy by the bigots however. If a baker's right to deny this request holds sway, it would also support bakers' rights to deny service to anyone they disagree with.
Denver, Colorado can feel like an alternate universe for a lot of reasons, but now we can add a new one to the list. Because in the first such case of which I’m aware, a bakery in Denver has been sued for refusing to bake a homophobic cake. According to the reports, the plaintiff in the suit requested that the baker bake him a cake that said “God hates gays” along with a picture of two men holding hands with an X over them. When the baker—who identifies as Christian herself—refused, the plaintiff filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, accusing her of religious discrimination.
It’s a snappy inversion of the now-classic example of bakers who refuse to provide wedding cakes for gay marriage or commitment ceremonies (or florists who refuse to provide flowers, photographers who refuse to photograph the ceremony, etc.). And that’s probably not an accident; if I were a betting woman, I’d bet heavily that a pro-religious-exemption think tank or law firm, like the Becket Fund, had come up with this plan and recruited a plaintiff to set it in motion.
"There is a large quantity of new attempts for 1016..."
Many Republicans would gladly take us back to the 11th century if they could! Over and over again, the party-line divisions on many issues are striking.
One day they may come up with a shot that will prevent Republickityism, the human form of Mad Cow Disease. I had hopes that the Dubya Virus would have done it but it appears that one only works on people who have a little common sense. The Mitt R. vaccine was hopeless and about as bad as Holy Water. There is a large quantity of new attempts for 1016 but not much hope there as they are all derived from pond scum. All I can say is that this disease is starting to get scary and if you throw in Global Warming we could see a lot of Panic.
Poor little Ricky didn't like the Pope saying the flock doesn't need to breed like rabbits. He wants us all to keep being fruitful and multiplying.
So, let the Huckster shoot himself in the foot (or any other part of his anatomy); nothing would make me happier...unless all of the god-addicts vanished from this planet forever.
Mike the Huckster Huckabee is out there urging resistance at the state level should the supreme court rule in favor of marriage equality, demonstrating Mencken's definition of puritanism as the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy. Apparently he hasn't got the memo that this issue might no longer serve his electoral ambitions.
True, especially now that the Repuglicans have come up with a way to instantly make John Boehner look as good as JFK - replace him with Louie Gohmert.
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My Father Is a Dancer
One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living.
All the typical answers came up - fireman, mechanic, businessman, salesman... and so forth..
However, little Phil Jr. was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about his father, he replied, "My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes to music in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money."
The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and took little Phil Jr. aside to ask him, "Is that really true about your father?"
"No," the boy said, "He plays football for the Chicago Bears, but it's too embarrassing to say that in front of the other kids."
A visiting priest is holding confession in St. Paul's Catholic church. A penitent confesses he has had gay sex with a neighbor. The visiting priest, not knowing the lay of land, sticks his head out of the confessional. He asks the 12 year old altar boy what Father Tom gives for sodomy. The boys says, "A Pepsi and a Snickers Bar."
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