Yesterday, I published a blog post about moral dilemmas regarding my graphics and heat printing business and it was filled with discriminatory remarks. Thank you to the commenter who called me out on it because I then looked up the law. I explained in the post how I would refuse to do projects with religious text and symbols, and I didn’t even know that was illegal. It was pretty stupid of me to assume that it wasn’t. I often see signs at businesses that say, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” It turns out those signs don’t hold up under the law and private businesses can’t pick and choose who they serve.
I think it’s very wrong when religious business owners discriminate against gays, trans, blacks, etc. I certainly don’t want to be in their company. I still view religion as hateful, but it’s going to have to be one of those “hate the belief and not the believer” situations.
Plus, everyone’s money spends the same.
Thanks again to the commenter because now I know the law before I ever actually encounter this situation with my business.
I’m sorry for my post. This was definitely a learning moment for me.