Svetlana’s “I don’t Agree”

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“It should always be illegal to discriminate against a person based on their race, creed, or sexual preference.”

I don’t agree. I think it very much depends on whether an organisation or business is in any way publicly funded or not.

A university for example does not and should not have the right to discriminate: which ironically is how they justify relentless discrimination in favour of women and “minorities.”

But I believe that a private business has a natural right to discriminate however it chooses. Many organisations already do that. If it is against the law to discriminate based on sex for example, then most women’s organisations would be shut down already. How about sexual orientation? I read about a famous gay nightclub in California that has started to refuse entry to straight couples. I don’t see a problem with that. A Jewish organisation has no obligation to accept Christians; and a Muslim religious leader has no obligation to preside over a Christian or Jewish ceremony, just because he provides the same service to Muslims.

It has become very trendy to classify all discrimination as “hate.” In reality it is usually just about preference. There is a difference.

It seems to me that the only time “progressive” types get all bothered about discrimination is when white people, men or Christians do it. They seem perfectly OK with it when anyone else is doing it.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.