If business owners are going to claim religion for not serving customers, they should be held accountable for their actions, or should I say ‘lack’ of consistency in their actions.
Business owners believing they have a right to refuse service due to their Christian faith should exemplify the religion in all aspects and not only the chosen ‘rules’ to hide behind their prejudices and discrimination.
A business owner cannot ‘pick and choose’ certain religious orders when they so desire. Either they follow Christianity or not. There should be no ‘in-between’ in the eyes of the public law.
Business owners take note:
At the very least, Christian business owners are expected to follow the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai and Jesus’ teachings.
The Commandment of keeping the Sabbath Day holy comes to my mind. Are these businesses opened 24/7? Do the owners make a profit on the same day they attend religious study/worship? Is this the same day they would refuse to serve certain populations that do not adhere to their beliefs? Do they even keep the Sabbath Day holy?
The fundamental core of Christianity and Judaism is the Ten Commandments which give instruction on how to worship and guide Christians’ ethics.
It’s really pretty simple: At least follow God’s Ten Commandments along with Jesus’ teachings and then by all means, exercise your freedom of religion. If not and if you are going to refuse to serve a gay couple at your restaurant on a Sunday, then I have a problem with that. That is outright hypocrisy. By the way, didn’t Jesus break bread with the tax collectors? Are Christian business owners ‘better’ than Jesus?
If you own a business and want to refuse service to a certain population on the grounds of your religious freedom, at least be Christian consistent. Otherwise, you are just a hypocrite.