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2012-12-26 12:40:22 PM
Yes, well my religion forbids me from accepting rides from closed minded asshats, so ain't we both just content.
 
2012-12-26 12:40:59 PM
His business is to drive them around, not marry them or spend the honeymoon might with them, so it seems like an odd line to draw.  Wait until he finds out gay people have been bouncing up and down on his trolley. Maybe he'll give refunds
 
2012-12-26 01:16:28 PM
Wait...when did Maryland say this guy has to marry everyone who asks him?
 
2012-12-26 01:18:08 PM
I wasn't aware straight people worked in the wedding-planning business.

My wife watches way too much David Tutera.
 
2012-12-26 01:18:53 PM
Good. Now someonewho isn't an idiot can come in and grab the business.

/All hail the free market...
 
2012-12-26 01:20:52 PM
what a shiatbag.

"we used to do weddings until recently. But we're a Christian-owned business, and we are not able to lend support to gay marriages. And as a public accommodation, we cannot discriminate between gay or straight couples, so we had to stop doing all wedding transportation."

I can't discriminate anymore, so I'm going home.

and this guy...

The Maryland clergyman who led opposition to same-sex marriage called the trolley company's choice to abandon profits on principle "gutsy" and predicted that more businesses would quietly follow suit.

doesn't know shiat about business.
 
2012-12-26 01:20:54 PM
Wedding vendors elsewhere who refused to accommodate same-sex couples have faced discrimination lawsuits - and lost. Legal experts said Discover Annapolis Tours sidesteps legal trouble by avoiding all weddings.

"If they're providing services to the public, they can't discriminate who they provide their services to," said Glendora Hughes, general counsel for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. The commission enforces public accommodation laws that prohibit businesses from discriminating on the basis of race, sexual orientation and other characteristics.


It depends on the local laws.  Most marriage equality laws carve out exemptions for religious groups.  Maryland apparently decided to go with the full anti-discrimination route and that's what voters approved.  Regardless of the outcome, a church will never be required to marry anyone they don't want to.  That's why Jews can't/don't get married in a Catholic church and no one gets sued.  Conflating a trolley service to "holy" status is a bit much.

But regardless of legal "exemptions", bigotry's days are number.  That's why KKK members aren't interviewed on TV anymore to provide "balance" and the Mormon church decided to have a revelation about black people in the priesthood.  The public changes and you can only hold onto your bigotry for so long.
 
2012-12-26 01:22:32 PM

Unoriginal_Username: Good. Now someonewho isn't an idiot can come in and grab the business.

/All hail the free market...


This. Sounds like an opportunity to start your own trolley, with blackjack and hookers. What were we talking about again?
 
2012-12-26 01:22:38 PM

SuperT: what a shiatbag.

"we used to do weddings until recently. But we're a Christian-owned business, and we are not able to lend support to gay marriages. And as a public accommodation, we cannot discriminate between gay or straight couples, so we had to stop doing all wedding transportation."

I can't discriminate anymore, so I'm going home.

and this guy...

The Maryland clergyman who led opposition to same-sex marriage called the trolley company's choice to abandon profits on principle "gutsy" and predicted that more businesses would quietly follow suit.

doesn't know shiat about business.


When he starts losing money and customers, I guarantee he'll blame Obama.
 
2012-12-26 01:24:13 PM
Wow, could the newspaper have picked a more homoerotic picture of him to go with the article? He's looking longingly at a thick pole as he grips it with his gloved hand, eagerly waiting to slather it with the big tub of polish that he holds in his other hand.
 
2012-12-26 01:27:57 PM
Well... bye
 
2012-12-26 01:31:47 PM
Much like the couple in the adjoining county that made a big deal saying they were going out of business because Obama won re-election. Turns out they were retiring. Someone new took over the venue seamlessly and is doing quite well.
 
2012-12-26 01:32:04 PM

Mad_Radhu: Wow, could the newspaper have picked a more homoerotic picture of him to go with the article? He's looking longingly at a thick pole as he grips it with his gloved hand, eagerly waiting to slather it with the big tub of polish that he holds in his other hand.


Its only gay if he is turned on by it.
 
2012-12-26 01:33:39 PM
Good riddance then you weaselly little shiat.
 
2012-12-26 01:33:51 PM

Mad_Radhu: Wow, could the newspaper have picked a more homoerotic picture of him to go with the article? He's looking longingly at a thick pole as he grips it with his gloved hand, eagerly waiting to slather it with the big tub of polish that he holds in his other hand.


This.
 
2012-12-26 01:34:03 PM

Lord Dimwit: When he starts losing money and customers, I guarantee he'll blame Obama.


Well, duh! If Obama hadn't made them people gay, they wouldn't have wanted to get married, and he wouldn't have to hate their asses for loving each other. My god, what planet are you on?
 
2012-12-26 01:35:13 PM
I dont get it. If there was a group I hated and wanted to use my business I would have no problem taking them for anything I could get from them and then some. Toolbag!
 
2012-12-26 01:36:07 PM
That dude seems quite adept at polishing poles.
 
2012-12-26 01:38:35 PM

buzzcut73: Unoriginal_Username: Good. Now someonewho isn't an idiot can come in and grab the business.

/All hail the free market...

This. Sounds like an opportunity to start your own trolley, with blackjack and hookers. What were we talking about again?


Male hookers, maybe? I mean, if you're aiming for the gay marriage segment, bachelor parties for gay men seem to be a pretty good area of business to get into.
 
2012-12-26 01:40:24 PM

Lord Dimwit: SuperT: what a shiatbag.

"we used to do weddings until recently. But we're a Christian-owned business, and we are not able to lend support to gay marriages. And as a public accommodation, we cannot discriminate between gay or straight couples, so we had to stop doing all wedding transportation."

I can't discriminate anymore, so I'm going home.

and this guy...

The Maryland clergyman who led opposition to same-sex marriage called the trolley company's choice to abandon profits on principle "gutsy" and predicted that more businesses would quietly follow suit.

doesn't know shiat about business.

When he starts losing money and customers, I guarantee he'll blame Obama.


He can blame me. I voted for the amendment. As far as I'm concerned, this shiatbag can make a living blowing that horse of his for loose change.

Good riddance. Farking die already, shiatbag.
 
2012-12-26 01:42:36 PM

Lumpmoose: Mormon church decided to have a revelation about black people in the priesthood.  The public changes and you can only hold onto your bigotry for so long.


um.. prop 8?


as for this guy, atleast he followed through with his conviction without hurting anyone. then again, closing down a whopping $50K a year business isn't exactly huge loss.
 
2012-12-26 01:43:57 PM

Devolving_Spud: Mad_Radhu: Wow, could the newspaper have picked a more homoerotic picture of him to go with the article? He's looking longingly at a thick pole as he grips it with his gloved hand, eagerly waiting to slather it with the big tub of polish that he holds in his other hand.

This.


For me, I think it is the impeccable hat and sweatervest whilst keeping things proper that really pings the gaydar.
 
2012-12-26 01:44:22 PM

groppet: I dont get it. If there was a group I hated and wanted to use my business I would have no problem taking them for anything I could get from them and then some. Toolbag!


judging from the picture and that he'a business caters to weddings, i'd wager he's trying to steer clear of temptation.
 
2012-12-26 01:46:17 PM
FTA: The owner of Discover Annapolis Tours said he decided to walk away from $50,000 in annual revenue

If my company only had an annual revenue of $50k I'd want to walk away, too. After expenses his net is probably way below minimum wage. But hey, why not pretend you're making a stand because of those evil gheys?
 
2012-12-26 01:53:48 PM

Funbags: Mad_Radhu: Wow, could the newspaper have picked a more homoerotic picture of him to go with the article? He's looking longingly at a thick pole as he grips it with his gloved hand, eagerly waiting to slather it with the big tub of polish that he holds in his other hand.

Its only gay if he is turned on by it.


Is it gay if I'm turned on by it?
 
2012-12-26 01:54:34 PM
That guy is so gay that he can't even think straight.
 
2012-12-26 01:55:44 PM
That trolley owner isn't gay. But all the guys he blows are.
 
2012-12-26 01:56:24 PM
Just wait until this guy sees the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special opening teaser. His head will asplode!!
 
2012-12-26 01:57:09 PM
I think that business owner has more than just a stick up his ass.
 
2012-12-26 01:57:17 PM
$50,000 in revenue doesn't leave enough profit for dog food. What a martyr, to make this sacrifice.
 
2012-12-26 01:58:38 PM
That guy is very brave to come out to everyone as a complete asshole. Especially since he spends all his free time enjoying assholes.
 
2012-12-26 02:00:31 PM
Well bye.
 
2012-12-26 02:02:04 PM
That guy is responsible for at least half of the items in that year-end article about all the things people shoved into their rectums this year.
 
2012-12-26 02:04:26 PM

Nabb1: I wasn't aware straight people worked in the wedding-planning business.

My wife watches way too much David Tutera.


Mine, too. It's nearing sickness/obsession levels.
 
2012-12-26 02:08:15 PM
And how many people/companies do you do business with and you DON'T know their values?

Doesn't make a difference to you, does it?

Let this guy be who he is in peace; he's not hurting anyone.

I may not agree with him but he has a right to be who he is and we have a right to avoid his business.

Every time you point your self-righteous finger at people you're pointing three more at yourself. You claim to want peace and yet attack anything different than you.

Humans.
 
2012-12-26 02:10:50 PM
If I lived down there, I'd get all the gay people I know and try to get them to rent from this guy for every type of event he still caters to, until he finally either throws in the hat and quits altogether, or finally caves and agrees to service anyone!

Gay tours for everyone!
 
2012-12-26 02:11:27 PM
Ho ho! Hey hey! My gay friends are here to stay!
 
2012-12-26 02:12:19 PM

WhoGAS: Let this guy be who he is in peace; he's not hurting anyone.


He's promoting intolerance which hurts everyone.
 
2012-12-26 02:14:52 PM
That'll teach those gays!
 
2012-12-26 02:15:35 PM

Zelron: WhoGAS: Let this guy be who he is in peace; he's not hurting anyone.

He's promoting intolerance which hurts everyone.


Dude, you fell for it. That's a troll
 
2012-12-26 02:15:52 PM

WhoGAS: And how many people/companies do you do business with and you DON'T know their values?

Doesn't make a difference to you, does it?

Let this guy be who he is in peace; he's not hurting anyone.

I may not agree with him but he has a right to be who he is and we have a right to avoid his business.

Every time you point your self-righteous finger at people you're pointing three more at yourself. You claim to want peace and yet attack anything different than you.

Humans.


This post gave me cancer.

Seriously, I don't really care if this guy likes gay people or not, but to self-destruct because he hates them so much is deserving of mockery.
 
2012-12-26 02:16:21 PM
I had to check to see if it was The Onion...
 
2012-12-26 02:24:33 PM
That guy is so bad at hating gays that he just farked himself in the ass. And he liked it.
 
2012-12-26 02:29:56 PM

Fear the Clam: If my company only had an annual revenue of $50k I'd want to walk away, too.


Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: $50,000 in revenue doesn't leave enough profit for dog food. What a martyr, to make this sacrifice.


Not that it really matters, but the company's total revenue isn't $50k, just the amount attributed to the wedding business.
 
2012-12-26 02:35:27 PM
Looks like there's another job opening for wedding director type thingy.

Free market. How does it work?
 
2012-12-26 02:37:15 PM
"This is exactly what happens," Schubert said, adding that religious liberty is "right in the cross hairs of this debate. ... The law doesn't protect people of faith. It simply doesn't."

Remember that when you think we're coming to string you up for being Christian, it may come in handy...
 
2012-12-26 02:38:58 PM

buzzcut73: Unoriginal_Username: Good. Now someonewho isn't an idiot can come in and grab the business.

/All hail the free market...

This. Sounds like an opportunity to start your own trolley, with blackjack and hookers. What were we talking about again?


Already happening - the gay guy who runs American Limousines in Baltimore is plugging that hole filling that niche providing those services. FTFA:

For more than a decade, American Limousines in Baltimore has been filling part of that niche as the main trolley competitor, sending the company's two trolleys to Annapolis events and even helping Grubbs with larger events, said company owner Gary Day.

"I don't think he knew that I was gay," Day said of Grubbs, whom he talked with after Grubbs decided to leave the wedding industry. The topic of Day's sexual orientation and his partner of many years never came up.

"I just find it baffling," Day said. "You're providing a service. A doctor doesn't have to like you to take care of you."

Day had considered selling one of the trolleys but now plans to keep it for another year, hoping to fill the new vacuum in Annapolis' wedding trolley scene.
 
2012-12-26 02:49:19 PM
As noted today on the radio, gay marriage leads to gay divorce which leads to fantastic yard sales.
 
2012-12-26 02:49:56 PM

phyrkrakr: buzzcut73: Unoriginal_Username: Good. Now someonewho isn't an idiot can come in and grab the business.

/All hail the free market...

This. Sounds like an opportunity to start your own trolley, with blackjack and hookers. What were we talking about again?

Already happening - the gay guy who runs American Limousines in Baltimore is plugging that hole filling that niche providing those services. FTFA:

For more than a decade, American Limousines in Baltimore has been filling part of that niche as the main trolley competitor, sending the company's two trolleys to Annapolis events and even helping Grubbs with larger events, said company owner Gary Day.

"I don't think he knew that I was gay," Day said of Grubbs, whom he talked with after Grubbs decided to leave the wedding industry. The topic of Day's sexual orientation and his partner of many years never came up.

"I just find it baffling," Day said. "You're providing a service. A doctor doesn't have to like you to take care of you."

Day had considered selling one of the trolleys but now plans to keep it for another year, hoping to fill the new vacuum in Annapolis' wedding trolley scene.


That will teach me to read the whole thing. Here's hoping that Day's business triples and more.
 
2012-12-26 02:52:12 PM

Mikey1969: "This is exactly what happens," Schubert said, adding that religious liberty is "right in the cross hairs of this debate. ... The law doesn't protect people of faith. It simply doesn't."

Remember that when you think we're coming to string you up for being Christian, it may come in handy...


Two thousand years of a theology-driven persecution complex is pretty tough to get rid of. Fifty years ago, this asshat would have been saying the exact same things about having to drive around mixed race couples.
 
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