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03/10/2014

Video: Anti-gay ADF creates Arlene's Flowers puff clip; hopes thorn of discrimination will seem like rose

by Jeremy Hooper

Baronelle Stutzman chose to deny a longtime customer of wedding flowers simply because his request was for a same-sex ceremony. That is the fact. It doesn't matter how nice Ms. Stutzman may or may not be; the law is the law.

But since the law is not on the Alliance Defending Freedom's decidedly anti-LGBT side, they are instead hoping a smoothly filmed and edited puff video might help their case. Take a look:

Every time someone on that side talks about these situations involving flowers or cakes or what-have-yas, they focus on how "lovingly" the business owner supposedly denied the customer or how willingly they would have honored another kind of request. I don't at all deny that this is, in fact, true, either factually or to the minds of some of the deniers. A lot of people who oppose LGBT rights are actually quite genial in how they do it. This is not news to most LGBT people; most us have experienced condemnations-thru-smiles.

It changes nothing. This is not a congeniality pageant—it's the law. It's about the slippery slope of discrimination and the far-right's attempt to abuse "religious freedom" in order to advance their anti-LGBT agenda. Period. Whether done with a smile or done with an angry fist, it's still discrimination.

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