Christian painter refuses to paint man’s home after finding out he’s gay

  • Muscle4Muscle2009

    Member
    July 29, 2023 at 2:57 am

    LOL….This is NOT a grab-the-pearls moment at all. Intelligent and well informed people know the hypocrisy and BS that is organized religion. Religion is always used as an excuse and now a supreme court enabled ‘right’ when it serves the moment. I think the painter needs to come out of the closet and stop hiding behind his ‘religion’.

  • outdoorsguy

    Member
    July 29, 2023 at 8:18 am

    The 2010 Equality Act in England states that a person must not be discriminated against because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Under the law, it’s discriminatory and illegal to refuse someone goods, facilities or services because of their gender identity or sexuality orientation.

    On (25 July), the decorator arrived at the home Josh shares with his partner to provide a quote for what Josh described as a “boring paint job”.

    The question if protections still exist for all in the US are now up for debate

    Painting a house an artistic expression? Watch for the next law suit in the US

    The ruling – rooted in free speech grounds – will pierce state public accommodation laws for those businesses who sell so-called “expressive” goods. It is the latest victory for religious conservatives at the high court and will alarm critics who fear the current court is setting its sights on overturning the 2015 marriage case.

    Gorsuch wrote that “the First Amendment envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands.” He said Colorado sought to “deny that promise.”

    “All manner of speech – from ‘pictures, films, paintings, drawings, and
    engravings,’ to ‘oral utterance and the printed word’ – qualify for the
    First Amendment’s protections; no less can hold true when it comes to
    speech like Ms. Smith’s conveyed over the Internet,” Gorsuch said.

    https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/07/27/bristol-gay-man-discrimination-painter/

  • TJB

    Member
    July 30, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    I think this painter has the right to paint or not paint anyone’s home because of whatever reason. It is about the freedom of choice. You take it away from this guy, you take it away from everyone. That he is a Christian….well he is a piss poor one. How many times did Christ talk about homosexuality. NONE. Not a single time. I know some dumb ass “Christians” say, well it is the Bible. Christ said “I bring you a NEW testament.” And that new testament was about unconditional love–except for greedy ass rich people. Christ talked about those dip-shits in 11 out of the 39 parables. Those fuckers pissed him off. And by the way, if people like this painter think so little of the Christ then he needs to stop calling himself a Christian. He can call himself a “Biblican” as this is more accurate. Jesus still loves him, but he still thinks this pain is a dumb ass. —I’m not a good Christian. I judge people. And I know I am going to Hell. I already have a hand basket all picked out.

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