Just a couple of tasty morsels below, but yes, I am madly in love with Ace of Spades.
Bill Quick is fightin’ angry about thoughts that I don’t have.
He quotes me:
The New Intolerance: We Are Now Required To Embrace Just About Everything, Except the Gutter Religion Christianity
Incidentally– Are there any beliefs on the left which have not been sacralized?
That is, do they have any beliefs which are open to question without inviting their typical full-spectrum punishment regime, from group coordinated stigmatization to pursuit in the courts?
Then he asks, rhetorically, because people with few answers like to believe they know all the answers:
So, Ace: You okay with Muslim owned businesses refusing to serve women not “properly” covered — ie., bagged in a burkha, because Religious Liberty?
The business aspect
This is an easy one. What the fuck do I care? A shop owner has the right to set a dress code. Especially if this were a store geared towards Islamic identity — an Islamic bookstore, say, or a restaurant — this one isn’t even a question.
But even absent that– what should I care what the dress code is here, or whom he wants his clientele to be? He doesn’t want to serve me, and get this — I don’t wish to be served by him.
How about the Muslim cab driver refusing to transport passenger with dogs or alcohol, because Religious Liberty?
This is trickier because in the case of the store, I have to seek that out. I have to go to the nuisance, as it were. In the case of a cab, I could call for a cab, wait 25 minutes for it, and then, only upon his arrival, be told “Well I’m not going to take you because of these crazy restrictions I never warned you about when you hailed me.”
In other words: In the case of the cab, the nuisance comes to me, and that’s more of a problem.
Leftwingers do this all the time — they employ the rhetorical gambit, “How silly it is for you to ever care about this trivium!”
So you say: Well, Old Man, if it’s trivial, surely you wouldn’t mind conceding the trivial point to me, eh?
At which point they say: “Are you mad? This is an important matter of principle!!!”
Just like this dummy did right here. Right after he chided me about this not being so important, he informed me that it was terribly important to about a dozen gay couples.
Well, it’s probably also important to a dozen Christians in the baking business.