"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. ... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed...." ~ Benjamin Franklin
Be Careful What You Wish For
The Arizona brouhaha over serving gays is just silly. I always find it odd that people "demand" service from people who do not wish to serve them. If I were to do this, I would expect poor service; so isn't it better to seek this service elsewhere? Are laws against providing poor service to follow? How do you draw the line on that one? What if a bakery provided the cake for a gay wedding and included a Bible verse on it? Or mixed in some cayenne pepper or too much salt or dog crap? There are an infinite number of ways to provide poor service and make it clear that being forced into defacto slavery will result in poor service. This will likely result in a bad reputation in the gay community for said bakers, but isn't that the point? When will people learn that laws don't instill what lawmakers believe to be virtues (whether they are or not)?