The Daily Caller went out of its way to contact the American Civil Liberties Union for a response after a gay coffee shop owner kicked pro-life Christians out of his establishment, but so far the legal defense organization has had nothing to say about the matter. The ACLU, which gets involved every time a gay customer doesn’t get the cake they want for their big gay wedding, apparently thinks that LGBT people have both a special exemption from discrimination as well as the special right TO discriminate. Or maybe the ACLU just doesn’t think they should waste time and money defending any group as lowly as (ugh!) Christians.
From the Daily Caller:
The ACLU did not return multiple requests on an incident last week, when a gay coffee shop owner in Seattle, Washington, kicked out some Christians in his business for religious pamphlets they handed out.
The Daily Caller News Foundation emailed the national organization three times and called it multiple times looking for comment as well.
The Daily Caller News Foundation also reached out to the Washington affiliate for the ACLU, but received no comment on the incident in time for publication.
Video released Oct. 1 by Abolish Human Abortion, a pro-life Christian group, showed the owner of Bedlam Coffee shouting at Christians as they drank coffee in his shop.
“I’m gay, you have to leave,” the owner told the group, holding a pamphlet on sin and the Bible the group had passed out. “This is offensive to me. I own the place. I have the right to be offended.” He eventually forces the group to leave his business, telling them he’d “f— Christ in the a–.”
The ACLU has done good things to protect the civil liberties of wronged Americans, but far too often they allow their liberal biases get in the way of what should be an even-handed mission of clarity and support for our constitutional rights.
To be clear, we don’t necessarily think that the owner of this shop was wrong to kick the Christians out of his establishment. In fact, bully for him! It’s his shop and he has every right to kick a customer out if they are doing something that offends him.
And that’s THE POINT. If the ACLU is going to kick up a fuss every time a Christian baker refuses to support same-sex marriage, they need to at least have the courage of their convictions. Unless there is some specific LGBT clause in the Constitution that we’re not aware of, the law needs to protect all Americans equally.