Editor: I’m writing in response to Mrs. Finfrock’s veiled outrage of a restaurant owner refusing service to overzealous Trump supporters.

I personally eat at restaurants frequently, and I can’t think of a situation where anyone at these establishments knowing whom I voted for. But, then again, I don’t wear hats and shirts with Biden 2020 emblazoned upon myself. I don’t choose to rub the noses of my fellow dining patrons in my political preferences.

I prefer to enjoy the food and the conversation. This is a not a Democrat or Republican issue, it’s a disrespect issue. It reminds me of the cake bakers that refuse service to gay people. If you are a business open to the public, bake the damn cake, serve the food and get off your soap box. I often frequent a Greek restaurant here in LHC, that has a lifesized Donald Trump looming in the shadows. I love the food, so I don’t complain, I simply turn my chair, so as not to lay eyes on the cardboard critter.

Joe Thomas

Lake Havasu City

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Mr Lemons

You're reminded, it appears, of something that never happened. These cake bakers did not refuse service to gay people, nor did they refuse to bake a cake for them. What they objected to was specific cakes celebrating specific events which conflicted with their deeply held beliefs. Just as a Jewish baker might not want to bake a cake emblazoned with a swastika for a neo-Nazi group.

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HwyRovr

5 December 2017 – “Supreme Court hears why baker REFUSED to make wedding cake for gay couple. After the couple filed a formal complaint, the Colorado courts ruled the state's public accommodation law, which bans discrimination by companies offering their services to the public, did not allow Phillips to refuse the gay couple's request.

“Requiring him to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, he said, would violate his First Amendment rights by requiring him to express a view, through his cakes, that is counter to his religious beliefs. Colorado courts said a reasonable person would assume the cake expressed the message of the couple, not the baker. And the ACLU's David Cole, arguing for the gay couple, said that was correct, "If a mother asks a bakery for a cake that says 'Happy Birthday' and serves it at her child's birthday, no one thinks that's the baker's wishes. They think it's the mom's."

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VA172

Jun 4, 2018 - WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple.

HwyRovr

"The 7-to-2 decision was on the narrowest of grounds and left unresolved whether business owners have a free speech right to refuse to sell goods and services to same-sex couples."

VA172

So, what's your point. It was a 7-2 decision


Mr Lemons

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