Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, the Senator of Utah, stated that they are planning to reintroduce a bill that did not make it very far in Obama’s administration.
Their bill, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) will prohibit the federal government from taking “discriminatory action” on any business or person that chooses to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
Now, upon first glance this may seem offensive. But really, it’s not. But businesses should have the right to refuse service to anyone they wish, and if they feel uncomfortable with making something like a cake for a gay wedding, then they shouldn’t be forced to do so.
But liberals think this as an attack on gay rights, who they feel have a right to be catered to by everyone.
Imagine that a Nazi sued a Jewish bakery because they refused to make a cake with an anti-Semitic message. Why should someone be forced to produce a good or service that supports an ideology they vehemently disagree with?
FADA allows individuals and businesses to sue the federal government for stepping on their rights to discriminate against LGBTQ people and this would make the Attorney General defend the businesses. Which makes a lot of sense.
This law does not violate the rights of gay Americans, it just gives people the right not to serve them if they do not wish to, without worrying about facing legal action. No one would expect a Muslim bakery to bake cakes for gays, why are Christians taken to court for it?
But liberals are going to find problems with every bill that the Republicans push to be passed, and will use the same old argument: it violates someone’s rights. Apparently, the rights of white, Christian people are small potatoes compared to everyone else.
FADA is not about taking the rights of Americans, it’s about giving back the rights that were stomped on. It’s also about preventing government overreach. Why should they be able to tell me who to serve at my small business? And, if I have a disagreement with a customer, I should be able to refuse service to them, even if that’s a disagreement about life choices or politics.
Many conservatives can see how FADA makes sense, this doesn’t make us homophobic, as no doubt liberals will claim us to be. If a bakery doesn’t want to make a gay wedding cake, or whatever it is, then they shouldn’t have to. Let’s not force people to do things they don’t want to do. That’s it.
Refusing to serve someone, because the service that needs to be rendered makes you uncomfortable, isn’t wrong. Liberals seem to forget that conservatives also have the freedom to express their opinion.
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