Liberals are absolutely outraged when Christian business owners refuse to take part in gay marriage ceremonies. What most Americans view as a matter of conscience and religious liberty, liberals view as an act of bigotry.
So they accept the proposition that anyone has the right to be served no matter their race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or views, right? Well, not exactly. Take the case of Greg Piatek. As the New York Post explains:
Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit.
Greg Piatek, 30, an accountant from Philadelphia, claims he was snubbed and eventually 86’d by workers at The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street over his conservative fashion statement, popularized by Donald Trump on the campaign trail, he told The Post.
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims he was told as he was shown the door by a manager.
The shake-up started when Piatek and two pals, after a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, ordered drinks at the posh tavern around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.
A female bartender served Piatek a $15 jalapeño margarita and his pals beers. But when he tried to order a second round, a male bartender noticed his hat — and skipped them, he said.
Just another example to illustrate an important point: Liberals don’t really care about free speech. They used to. When liberals were losing the culture war, and trying to gain broader acceptance, they frequently used those virtues to appeal to people who might otherwise disagree with them. But then a funny thing happened. Liberals won the culture war, and the counterculture became the dominant culture.
Instead of learning from their experience, and extending the same tolerance they once sought, liberals are striking out against the free expression of those who disagree with them, demanding adherence to the subjective values of coastal liberal elites, and trying to shame anyone who departs from that orthodoxy.
This can’t stand. We hope Mr. Piatek gets justice.