Bruce and Barronelle

So, Bruce Springsteen declines to give a concert for people with whom he conscientiously disagrees on a matter of principle important to him and he is praised, while Barronelle Stutzman declines to provide flowers for people with whom she conscientiously disagrees on a matter of principle important to her and she is stigmatized.  This is a classic case of a double standard being applied.

If the state of North Carolina were to treat Bruce’s decision the way the state of Washington is treating Barronelle’s decision it would fine him more money than he is able to pay until he agrees to perform concerts on demand for people who find his sincerely-held belief bigoted and discriminatory.

A world in which Bruce Springsteen is a hero and Barronelle Stutzman is a villain is a world turned upside down.

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