Generally these actions have met with the enthusiastic approval of the mainstream media, govt bureaucrats and other progressive political forces. It was refreshing therefore to read news of a homosexual who doesn’t buy into this Nazi style persecution strategy.
Courtney Hoffman donated $20 to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, and is speaking out about her decision to take a stand in support of all Americans’ right to live their lives according to their beliefs.
Thousands of people donated over $842,000 to the Christian owners of the pizzeria last week after a high volume of online threats caused the business to temporarily close its doors. The outrage ensued after the owners told a local news crew that they would happily serve gay people in its restaurant, but would refuse to cater a gay wedding.
While she clearly disagrees with the owners’ beliefs, Courtney still supports their right to operate their business based on those beliefs. In addition to her $20 donation to Memories Pizza, Hoffman wrote-
“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.”
When asked why she donated the money, Courtney replied-
“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. Like, if we were asked to set up at an anti-gay marriage rally, I mean, we would have to decline.”
“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.”
I hope Courtney doesn’t have to pay too great a price for her magnanimous actions. I fear the homo-fascists will be coming after her with increased fury.