Amid the attack on Indiana she clearly explains why all businesses should support Memories Pizza.
As I reported two days ago, in “Indiana Pizzeria Gets Support from Everyone!,” a Lesbian who owns a kettle corn stand with her partner sent a donation and well-wishes to Memories Pizza. The pizzeria, as you probably know, is being widely savaged for saying, hypothetically, that they would not cater a homosexual “wedding.” Since every homosexual wedding desperately wants to serve pizza at the reception, you can see why this is such a clear violation of homosexual rights everywhere.
The Blaze reports that the Lesbian donor and business owner, Courtney Hoffman, has spoken out about her motives and reasons for doing what she did. It seems that, for Hoffman, the Libertarian arguments that basically allowed homosexuality to become legal in most states were not an opportunistic cover to all her affinity group to gain power and then force people to renounce their basic moral beliefs. That may be the view of other homosexuals, and was certainly true of all Liberals of whatever sexuality who are always searching for new ways to control the population. But for her the value of personal freedom is, as Rick Santorum said it should be, a two-way street.
(For the record, I’m not advocating Libertarianism here as a matter of principle. I think the Bible supports anti-sodomy laws. But I also think that, in a pluralistic society, it is pretty much impossible to have such laws or to expect them to really be helpful to that society. So a “Libertarian truce,” if you will, seems like the best we can do, with benefits and liabilities for everyone. Too bad the powers that be prefer totalitarianism to any such reasonable mutual accommodation.)
Here is the original note Hoffman sent with her twenty-dollar donation:
As a member of the gay community, I would like to apologize for the mean spirited attacks on you and your business. I know many gay individuals who fully support your right to stand up for your beliefs and run your business according to those beliefs. We are outraged at the level of hate and intolerance that has been directed at you and I sincerely hope that you are able to rebuild.
According to the Blaze, she spoke about her donation to Kris Cruz, a radio host and producer of “The Jeff Adams Show.”
“My girlfriend and I are small business owners, and we think there is a difference between operating in a public market space and then attaching the name of your business to a private event,” she said. “Like, if we were asked to set up at an anti-gay marriage rally, I mean, we would have to decline.”
Is that hard to understand? Is that the voice of civil rights violations?
When the disturbing threats of violence were made against the pizzeria, Hoffman said the “horrible, hate-filled attacks” did not reflect the gay community that she has come to know and love.
“The gay community that we know knows full well what it’s like to be condemned for doing nothing but living your life according to your beliefs,” she added. “We know so many gay individuals that fully support the freedom of living your life according to your beliefs and feel that freedom extends to everyone, even the people that we don’t agree with.”
Since I don’t want people to judge me according to the behavior of people associated with Westboro Baptist Church, I’ll let her statement about her community stand without comment. The real question is, why is such tolerance taken for granted by this woman and yet entirely missing from the media discourse about Indiana?
Is it really so hard to say that we should leave people alone to live according to their values?