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Hey, so do you remember the lady with the coffee from McDonald's? Yeah? Well, I guess our society's growing sense of entitlement has expanded:
Read this: Madhousewife's honest satire (yes, it exists) gives me happiness.
Then read this: Ethan's logic makes me happy, too.
Finally, read this: David T. is an intelligent man and I tend to agree with most everything he says. Oh, and that makes more happiness!
And this article puts it out there and I like it (although, at the same time, I cringe at extreme rhetoric, whether it be Left or Right. But I happen to agree with Michelle Malkin here, so, there you go...).
If you are too lazy to go to these links, then I'll just tell you the gist of it: eHarmony was sued by a gay man 3 years ago because their Christian-based dating site (using successful heterosexual marriages as a formula to match up potential couples) refused to match up homosexual couples. And guess what, people? The man won the lawsuit. Well, eHarmony actually settled out of court. For three years they fought it and saw they would lose, so they have now paid the man, paid the courts, and are launching a separate site for gay couples.
The thing is, gays have every right to find a dating site that caters to their needs. eHarmony wasn't discriminating against anybody; they just didn't offer every option possible. In fact, they refused to help a married man find a date because he was already married. Gasp!
But, hello? This is why we have a capitalist system, people! If you want to find a service to fit your specific needs, then you find it. It's not like there isn't something out there for everyone, you know? This is America! But no, that wasn't good enough. Do you know what this is like, dear reader? To borrow from some comments I read elsewhere:
This is like forcing a Vegetarian Restaurant to serve meat.
This is like going into The Dress Barn and demanding men's boxers.
This is like going to Taco Bell and coercing them to make you chicken tikka masala.
It makes no sense. And yet as Ethan pointed out in his post, it's happening everywhere, at least where gay "rights" are concerned. It is becoming increasingly harder to do business with a religious or conservative motive/vibe/interest, etc. and all in the name of equality. Equality for what? A genderless, Godless society? Equality where religion no longer exists? Wha??
And so, like the woman with the coffee, an entire new system of lawsuits are being created, all with the name of "YOU are the reason I am miserable. Pay me money and change all your policies! Because, gosh darn it, your rights are not as important as MY rights."
Man, this makes me tired. Annoyed, baffled, sad, and tired.
What do you think? Do you believe it's completely wrong for a company to follow the dictates of their own conscience? Or do you think people should be forced to shun values and give into the pressure of conformity before they get sued themselves? Yeah, yeah, so my questions are leading...if you can't tell, I'm not really in the mood to be all lovey-dovey right now. This is why my post tomorrow will be all about Gratitude. Because I sure need some perspective, eh? Oh, and plus it's Thanksgiving this week, you know...