Seattle: Homosexual Coffee Shop Owner Denies Service to Anti-Abortion Christian Group

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Seattle: A coffee-shop owner denied service to a Christian group and ordered them out of his cafe, claiming they were intolerant of gay people. In August, 2015, a Christian baker was ordered by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to provide a wedding cake for a gay couple against his will.  The case is going to the Supreme Court this Fall. All eyes are on the Christians who were denied service to see if the law will be applied equally if they sue. [We are asked to think about whether or not the law should be applied equally, not about whether the law should be repealed.  Wouldn’t it be refreshing if news sources would remind their readers that there is a third option: Get the government out of this issue completely, because it has no right to force anyone to sell anything to someone they don’t want to – and it makes no difference what their motives are. If we can be forced to sell something, we don’t own it.  That’s inherent in the right to private property. If we grant government the power to force us to sell our property against our will, then there is lo limit to what we can be forced to do with it – or not to do with it. What we think about Christians or gays should have nothing to do with it.] -GEG

A Christian pro-life group that was recently ejected from a Seattle coffee shop over its local activism is attracting hundreds of thousands of Facebook views after footage of the encounter was posted online.

Members of Abolish Human Abortion recently decided to order drinks in Seattle’s Bedlam coffee shop after posting and distributing pro-life pamphlets in the local community. Activists who joined Caleb Head and Caytie Davis on Oct. 1 were soon berated and told the leave when they were identified.

“I’m gay. You have to leave,” owner Ben Borgman said in the video.

“Are you denying us service?” Mr. Davis asked.

“I am. Yeah,” Mr. Borgman replied.

“Are you denying us service?” Mr. Davis asked.

“I am. Yeah,” Mr. Borgman replied.

The confrontation about tolerance then escalated when activist Jonathan Sutherland was asked if he would watch a sex act.

“If I go get my boyfriend and f- him in the a— right here you’re going to tolerate that?” Mr. Borgman asked.

“That would be your choice,” Mr. Sutherland said, the conservative website Red State reported Friday.

“Are you going to tolerate it? Answer my f-ing question! No, you’re going to sit right here and f-ing watch it! […] Well then I don’t have to f-ing tolerate this! Leave! All of you. Tell all your f-ing friends, don’t f-ing come here.

A request by the activists to turn to Jesus was met with the response, “Yeah, I like a—. I’m not going to be saved by anything. I’d f- Christ in the a—. OK? He’s hot.”

The incident comes as the U.S. Supreme Court gears up to take the case of Jack Philliips, the Christian baker who was ordered by the the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to serve wedding cake to LGBT couples — or none at all.

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David Macko
David Macko
4 years ago

In a free country homosexuals should have the right to do business or not with whomever they please. So should Christians, constitutionalists and libertarians.
In 1964, when Roosevelt henchman Lyndon Johnson promoted the Civil Rights law patriots including Barry Goldwater and Robert Welch warned that compulsory requirement to serve customers effectively would abolish the concept of private property in land, that is, Communism. They were right.