Wedding Cakes, Photos and Pizza: A Simple Lesson in History and Civil Rights!


God and the Constitution

From where I stand, the ONLY rights you and I have are those natural rights given to us by God and the man made rights specifically given to Americans by the Constitution of the United States.   As far as I can tell, wedding cakes, photos and pizza for your private party are not among those rights!

You have the right to spend your money where you want and on what you want. I have the right to refuse to take your money and send you to someone who wants it.   Seriously, if I saw a sign that said, “No Blacks Allowed,” I would go someplace else, just like they did pre-Civil Rights.

Yes, that sign would be considered “illegal” to post but those signs can be read by your spirit the moment you enter a business establishment. You KNOW if you are welcomed or not; at least I do! And I am very happy to leave a place where someone might do something to my food out of spite or revenge.

For example, if you walk into MY pizza parlor, I cannot refuse to serve you pizza simply on the basis of your sexual orientation, race, creed, religion, age, etc. But, I cannot be forced to cater your PRIVATE AFFAIRS including your wedding. In fact, why would you want me to cook food and serve your guests, when it is clear that I don’t want to do that?  MOVE ON!

Congress passed the Civil Rights Act to mainly outlaw discrimination in all public accommodations. This act helped to desegregate public schools, universities, transportation, theatres and several other public places.  Now there’s a little idea about public accommodation and access to services, which covers the aforementioned issues in most, if not all, public businesses.

pizza wedding cakeBut, a private affair IS NOT public event; even if it’s held in a public space!  You cannot make me bring my pizza to your party if I don’t want to do that!  In fact, you can’t even tell me HOW to make my pizza in my own establishment. So, if I say NO pepperoni will be served here, there is nothing that you can do about that. And if I say, I won’t put two women on the top of a wedding cake, there is nothing that you can do about that either. You are free to order a cake and decorate it as you want!  You are not free to force me to do something that I don’t want to do.  Or you are equally free to go down the road and find someone who will do as you ask.

For the record, back before the Civil Rights Movement, there were many, many white people who did business with Blacks but if the “establishment” racists took issue, they would threaten their lives and their families or burn their places down or put them out of business.  So, what you had were people who followed the status quo out of fear of reprisal.  Civil Rights changed THAT!

Here are the unspoken things that Civil Rights WAS and WAS NOT about.  It was NOT about getting “Bubba” to serve you fries against his will. Do you honestly want a KKK member cooking your food?  It was about not allowing Bubba to kick your ass, hang you from a tree or set you on fire, if you dared to enter his establishment. It was about ending the outward signs and signatures of “public” discrimination.no-dogs-no-jews-no-negros

It WAS more about allowing “Mandy” to sell you fries if she wanted to sell you fries. In fact, for “Mandy” selling you french fries was less about your color and more about her economics. Bigotry walks when money talks!  Imagine Nike without Black people to buy their overpriced kicks?

The Civil Rights Movement DID NOT out law racism.  Nothing can make someone love you except God!  Civil Rights opened the doors for those Whites who didn’t care about your skin color to do business with you without repercussion.  It was also about killing institutional racism within the government and setting standards and “set-asides.”

Now to be clear, setting a limited goal of how many minority companies one must deal with is racism in and of itself on the Government’s part. They rarely exceed that 20%!  So, they have determined, within the government, who can get rich and how rich you can get. Most Black companies that experience outrageous success do so WITHOUT GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE!  But, please enjoy your ability to drink out of the water fountain NOT installed by a Black or Hispanic company because their 20% quota on the project had been reached!

Here is what I hate about today’s debate over wedding cakes, photos and pizza: The idea that if I don’t want to serve your private event because my Faith and your Lifestyle don’t rock together, that you think it’s okay to end my ability to take care of my family.  I hate the idea that if I don’t do what you want me to do, you think it’s okay to burn down my place of business.  In fact, I believe that the Liberal idiots at Salon.com actually said that anyone who refused to do so deserves to No Christians Allowedhave their businesses burned down!  I hate the idea that you feel you can send me death threats, break my windows and picket my establishment because you don’t like my religion.  Or even better, that if I serve the God and religion of my choice and choose to follow the tenets of that religion, I am labeled as “homophobic.”

I want to be perfectly clear when I say this: Not wanting to cater, photograph or perform a Gay wedding  does not mean that those folks hate you. It simply means that they love God’s Word more!  Not one single establishment said, I won’t serve you pizza or I won’t bake you a cake. What they stood on, by their own principles, is that they won’t do something that overtly promotes a lifestyle or social issue they don’t believe in, support or ascribe to.  They have the freedom, at least for the present, to do just that! And you have the freedom to go get your PRIVATE services handled by someone else!

As a business woman, I am constantly being asked by clients to perform services that are not a part of my company’s repertoire. In the past, I’ve tried to accommodate all requests, even when they are clearly out of my wheel house. But, the last year or so, I stopped doing that. Yes, I talk a good game but I don’t want to direct sell your products because it’s not what I do.  I’ve had people get angry with me for saying, “No.”  But, I don’t care. This is my business and I’m going to give you the services that I want. If I don’t have what you need, you are quite free to find someone else!  You can’t force my company to perform the services that YOU want — if I don’t want to offer that service!

Liberals want to call it “progressivism,” when what it actually represents is a throwback to the times before Civil Rights kkkwhen people were not free to make choices for themselves. Today’s movement to stifle Christians from serving God before serving man is EXACTLY like the KKK’s movement to stifle Black freedom through fear, intimidation and threats to put people out of business if they served Blacks.  Now. Think about that one for a moment!

This is NOT a move forward but quiet and significant move in the opposite direction.  It is a move back to an era where personal freedom and dignity was taken away from one people-group, simply to please another people-group.

When we begin, as a country, to uphold the rights of one person’s belief’s over the rights of another person’s belief, this is not called Freedom! When we allow the government to decide who will be in business and who will be out of business — that is called Communism. When we allow those who wish to destroy the lives and livelihood of others to put them in their place — that is called Fascism.  Just think about it!  Peace out! – J-Blue

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Acid-head Flashbacks to a Time That Never Was


Dealing with most Left-wing Liberals and Obama Progressives is like being on a roller coaster ride during a bad LSD trip!  It is sure to be a memorable and frightening time; and most likely when it is over, you will want to throw up.  Eeewww!  The thought just made me spit up in my mouth–a little.

One minute they demand that “in God We Trust”, Christmas (including Nativity scenes and the term ‘Merry Christmas’), the “Ten Commandments” and anything pertaining to Christianity, be removed from schools, courthouses, department stores, office buildings, parks, private businesses and major corporations.  

We are, however, allowed to attend “interfaith” celebrations (as long as there is no mention of Jesus), continue watching ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, teach our children about “the Grinch who Stole Christmas’ (after all he’s a hero), send our children searching for eggs laid by a bunny; and believe in the Universal principles behind the Ten Commandments (we just can’t look at them?).

I can’t imagine anyone taking issue with a baby in a manger surrounded by little lambs; calves and three wise men from the East.   Now take note that these three men were from Persia (present day Iran) and instead of arming themselves to blow up the minute they entered the manger, they instead brought with them expensive gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh

I am still baffled by whoever, in their right mind, would want to remove a document that admonishes people not to kill, steal, lie or commit adultery, from courthouse and school walls. It would seem to me that this is exactly the message you would want to convey to both children and criminals. But, oh, yeah…It’s Christian!

Progressives believe that Christianity should be eliminated from every bit of public life because it is an infringement on free speech; separation of church and state and a kitchen sink full of bits and pieces that are meant to make Christians feel degraded, foolish and out of touch with the rest of society!  They constantly remind Christians of the need to keep their religion behind closed doors during the week and in church on Sundays.

If I were them, I’d want my enemy as public as possible; even worshipping in the town square! At least then I could use some sort of camera to lip-read their prayers to make sure they weren’t praying me off the planet!  But, I digress.

Although Eighty-three percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians (33% worldwide) our Chief Progressive, Barack Obama, has told the world that “America is not a Christian nation”.   What?!? Eighty-three percent is better than a quorum so if we aren’t Christian, then what exactly are we in the Progressive world.

With only 4 percent of Americans identify themselves as adherents of all non-Christian religions combined — including Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and a smattering of individual mentions, Obama broke with tradition deciding to forego the National Day of Prayer (established by President Harry in 1952) ceremony at the White House and had Franklin Graham (son of Evangelist Billy Graham) kicked to the curb from the Pentagon ceremony.

Both a crescent-shaped moon and Barack Obama ushered in Ramadan; one with an amazing light show from the sky; and the other with a televised video extending his best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world. One month later, Obama decided to uphold White House tradition and host an Iftar dinner in the White House State Dining Room.  Iftar is the meal that breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast for Muslims during Ramadan.

Amazingly, since the uproar over the NYC mosque, Liberal Progressives ‘from sea to shining sea’ have found their collective religious voice to  bellow from soap boxes and mountaintops; that to prevent the building of a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero would be an infringement on the “freedom of religion” of Muslims.   

One cannot help but take note that it seems as if the liberal progressive brand of ‘freedom of religion’ is offered to everyone EXCEPT Christians. And for that you really do have to pause and wonder, “What is it about the message of Jesus Christ that sends (not a tingle but) a full-on electrical shock up the legs of Liberals? 

I find it dumbfounding that most liberals, even those who call themselves Christians, have managed to buy the progressive party line and talking points ‘hook, line and sinker’. Abortion is not murder; it is choice. Welfare is not middle class workers carrying the burden of a segment of society who (for whatever reason) will not work.  People don’t kill people, guns kill people. Government healthcare is your right.  It is the government’s job to regulate everyone including business and they know what is good for you.  Big business is bad and so much more.

I’ve been having a running argument with a very liberal, non-religious young man on my Facebook page. You see, he loves to tell me that because of my Christianity, I have a ‘misinformed mentality’; throws about the term ‘fundamentalist’ like a Yankee pitcher and cannot help but comment on my lack of tolerance whenever he gets the chance.  He tells me that because I agree with the opponents of the mosque that I am a bigot.

Here’s what I say: America’s past and future is that of a Christian nation with a high tolerance for people of other religions or no religion at all.  Christmas comes after Thanksgiving and I’m going to keep saying Merry Christmas, and I may even dress like an ancient Jew on Christmas Day.  I am building a HUGE nativity scene for my front yard and a cross with Jesus on it for Easter.  I will post the Ten Commandments in my front yard if I want to, but I am definitely giving my son moral teaching outside the US school system.

The past you’re flashing back to does not exist but mine does and we need to take ten steps backwards before we fall off the cliff.

I don’t know if Obama is a Muslim but if actions speak louder than words, he acts like he’s a Muslim!  I will continue to voice my opinion on these topics until the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob takes me away.  I would tell progressives to go to Hell, but I don’t have to.  They and their hallucinations are already half way there!