If you’ve experienced excessive sleeping, loss of self-esteem, loss of appetite and more, you may be able to sue.
It seems more and more as the days dissipate into the past, I become more confused by the world we live in. I’m confused by things like leggings being pants, how they get the M’s on M&M’s, why Arrow is quickly becoming a bad show and more.
But this bit of news that dropped this week? Well, it takes the cake.
I’ve always been confused by people who would sue a business for denial of service when it’s far easier, less time consuming and less of a financial burden to just take your business elsewhere. I mean, if a business is run poorly and turns away customers, it’s bound to fail on it’s own and disappear soon enough. But to sue someone who does not agree with your worldview due deeply held religious beliefs? Well, that’s a bit off.
Let me start with this: Sweet Cakes is being sued because of “emotional suffering” that afflicted the homosexual couple involved. What kind of emotional suffering exactly?
“Examples of symptoms include “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.””
How, exactly, does one show proof of these claims and how they are directly related to being told, “I’m sorry but we cannot make the cake for you but we know some folks nearby who can and we can try to work out some kind of discount”? I look at this and wonder how their jobs, daily life, physical activities all factor into this as well, which could very well may be the cause of some of these symptoms. Also, using the phrase “felt mentally raped” is disrespectful to those who were actually raped, especially when all that was said was, “No, we cannot make a cake for your event”.
I mean, when was excessive sleeping considered a bad thing?!
I jest. But as I’ve sat here, observing, reading comments for the past 24 hours, I’m at a loss for words as to the state of our society. Of course, I say that and here come more words.
A former co-worker, and friend, asked me once, “Do you honestly think that Christians are being oppressed”. In the sense that we are being killed on a daily basis? No. In the sense that our rights are being infringed upon in the US, over something so trivial as a cake? Yes. Wholeheartedly. If a bakery owned by a homosexual has the right to deny service for a pro-traditional marriage cake, then where is the right to deny for the Christian? If a Muslim owned bakery has the right to deny service for a homosexual union, then where is the right to deny for the Christian?
“The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.”
None of this looks like justice at all. It is oppression, in the legal sense. I’m not one for a slippery slope but I have to ask, “What’s next”. If things can get this ludicrous, surely, they will only get more strange. If we cannot come to grips with the fact that we live in a world of different walks, race, faiths, and opinions, and instead try to make people conform by brute force, we will surely see more rights stripped away and wind up just like Rome back in the day.
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Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to find someone to sue and blame for sudden weight gain, loss of appetite, shock and surprise from all this.