Um, are you kidding? You want your “religious freedom” to discriminate against people to be protected by law? Have you any idea what a, well, I won’t say it, you are? You want “freedom?” Okay, you can get it. I have a friend who’s a Catholic priest. He went to a florist in his small town. The florist happened to be a fundamentalist and an anti-Catholic bigot. My friend wanted some flowers to decorate his church for the Assumption. The florist told him he would not do any business with a “papist.” Is that okay with you? Well, it’s not with me. You own a PUBLIC business, you have to prove business to the PUBLIC. My friend was in a moral quandary about what to do: you know, turn the other cheek and show humility or else react in justice. I told him this type of “religious freedom” bigotry was unacceptable in America and what if this stupid, religious idiot refused service against someone because of race based upon “religious freedom.” He thought about for a day or two and when I told him to grow a spine and support justice, I went with him back to the florist. My friend again asked for the floral arrangements and when that stupid, religious guy again refused because he wouldn’t arrange flowers for “idolatry,” I stepped in and said I’d go to the ACLU as well as government authorities and MAKE him do ti against his will regardless of what his god said or else he’d lose his business and he’d have to watch as his wife and children were thrown out on the street, homeless. He acted like a prig and said “Jesus would save him.” I contacted a civil liberties group who sent him a letter (all done within one day; thank goodness for Express) and when he saw that “Jesus” wouldn’t “save him,” he made those flowers. Now, according to his god, he’ll go to hell for making flowers for the false goddess Mary (according to his religious beliefs and “freedom”). He wad mad, angry and bitter (typical of those who say they are Christian), but he did it against his will or else he would be standing on that curb watching his business being taken away as well as his home and his spouse and children holding hands, wondering how Jesus was going to help them now since they were homeless.
the moral of the story is, you don’t have “religious freedom” to discriminate. This is America. Don’t like it? Move to ISIS. Laws protecting LGBT from public accommodation discrimination also protects you Catholics.