East Lansing, MI is a very progressive city, priding themselves on inclusivity of all viewpoints and all types of people. The cardinal sin in a progressive culture like East Lansing is to say that your view is the only correct view, and that others are wrong. And it’s even worse to then take action against groups that you disagree with.
Country Mill Farms in Charlotte, MI has been banned from the East Lansing Farmer’s Market because they won’t perform gay weddings in their backyard in Charlotte.
The worst form of bigotry certainly comes when people are killing others because of their views or identity. ISIS comes to mind, as do the Crusades, as does slavery of African-Americans and genocide of Native Americans. Second to taking another’s life is taking their economic opportunity. Slavery and subsequent Jim Crow laws are the glaring example here–centuries long economic deprivation of a people group that has profoundly shaped our country in the worst way.
So here is the city of East Lansing, discriminating against a Charlotte farmer who believes that marriage is meant to be between a man and a woman. East Lansing is saying, “If you don’t agree with our views, you are wrong, and we will block you from economic opportunity because of it.” Continue Reading…