Several months back, a pizza restaurant in the Midwest declined to cater a gay wedding. They were attacked on a national level and driven out of business for not accepting other people’s sexual behavior.
Now, some Asheville citizens are trying to drive a coffee shop out of business because they don’t like the owners’ sexual behavior.
Double standard, anyone?
Yes, these two men behaved badly, essentially like teenage jocks in a high school locker room. Did they break any laws? No. Did they force anyone to do anything against their will? No. Being rude and stupid is not a crime, else we would all end up in jail eventually. There are popular celebrities and politicians whose sole talent is being rude and stupid. It’s not a crime.
If you don’t like these guys’ behavior, you have every reason to avoid spending your money on their coffee. But there is no reason in the world to pointedly try to take away their livelihood or drive them out of town.
— Bayard Kohlhepp