Skip to comments.Owner's anti-gay views cause furor over soon-to-open Sellwood grocery store (OR)
Posted on 04/04/2014 6:12:36 AM PDT by aimhigh
Another controversy has erupted over a Sellwood-Moreland business, this one over the owners views on gays and same-sex marriage.
Facebook and other social media sites have exploded over a soon-to-open fresh meat and vegetable store called Moreland Farmers Pantry. Neighbors and nearby business owners, once excited by the prospect of the new shop, are now backing away.
Theyre choosing to open a business in a very open-minded neighborhood, said Tom Brown, owner of Brown Properties and president of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance. I think their personal views are going to hurt.
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The first part is diametrically opposed to the second part.
Amazing how a Pro-Christian view is now “Anti-Gay” and that somehow means you cannot own or operate a business in this “Free” country.
Thank God Jonas Salk was never caught supporting traditional marriage.
Uh, hey Sparky.... how, exactly, do you reconcile your statement? "Open-minded"? I do not think you grasp the concept...
Typical “We have the right to our opinions and beliefs. You, on the other hand, do NOT have the right to your opinions and beliefs if they don’t fall in line with ours.” Amazingly they don’t/won’t see the hypocrisy in this at all cause we’re (at least me) all haters, bigots, homophobes, racis’, etc. Head shake.
The first part is diametrically opposed to the second part.
It's called 'COGNITIVE DISSONANCE'. Liberals are very familiar with it.........................
When fascism comes to America, it will be dressed as anti-fascism.
the closeted homosexuals of the effete media are pushing to make homosexual marriage ENDORSEMENT the default normal.
Advertisers need to be attacked for accepting this.
If Mozilla is a search engine and the company endorses homosexual behavior, what search results are they producing in their firefox product?
“a very open-minded neighborhood”
These people are utterly and blissfully unaware of their blatant hypocrisy.
“Open-minded” means faggies dominate.
Open-minded means their brains fell out........................
Gays - the new intolerants and hyper hypocrites who are licking their lips while looking at the prospects at what they can do to your children. Welcome to the new world, to the new world...
I can’t believe how simple this is....if the LGBT crowd doesn’t like the owner’s beliefs....then JUST DON’T GO TO THAT STORE...GO TO ANOTHER STORE. Damn...how hard is that ??????
Obviously, residents of this “open-minded” neighborhood need to get together at night, put on hoods, and burn down the offending enterprise.
The left....the most tolerant people to those that agree with them
the religious have fallen hook line and sinker into the trap and surrendered the debate. The battlefield is NOT religion it is logic and reason. By surrendering all the logic and reason as to the reason homosexuality is abnormal and not accepted by a responsible normal civilization, the left EASILY marginalized all objections as “mere faith” and not part of the public debate.
If the products are good, and the prices are competitive, they'll do just fine. If we've learned anything, these kerfuffles pass within a couple of weeks.
They ARE open-minded. Just so long as you believe the same as them.
Upon assault by the gay lobby, business owners should immediately post signs offering a 10% discount on products/services for traditional marriage supporters.
Repeat as needed.
The tree huggers are outraged about any sort of energy that is effective.
The gays are outraged about any belief system that doesn't endorse their way of life.
The feminists are outraged about any woman holding a conservative view.
The muslims are outraged that the rest of us breathe.
The Lavender Mafia successfully hounded Brendan Eich out as Mozilla’s CEO. Its taking no prisoners now.
So the shop is unwelcome because the owners religious views differ from those of the neighbors?
How does this differ from the shop being unwelcome because the owner’s skin color differs from the neighborhood’s?
Does the left intend to create a ghetto for Christians?
Plus youre probably running it longer to warm it up in the winter.
No it is garaged.
that was my initial reaction... they just do not see it...
To the extent that homosexuals and supporters of homosexual marriage want to refuse to do business with the store, I have no objection. If they want to go beyond not doing business and try to force the business to close via intimidation or political pressure - and the article doesn’t mention any - then they are wrong.
Self proclaimed “Open minded” people hate everyone who disagrees with them.
Yep, they’re so “open-minded” they simply won’t tolerate dissent. But who says leftists ever had a smidgen of sanity?
The reality is that both arguments are essential. Why? Because those who will be persuaded by one, may not be persuaded by the other. There are people with strong reasoning ability. There are others who may lack strong reasoning ability, and need to rely on established guidelines.
Taking your point to the exclusion of all others, is analogous to suggesting that Lot should have gone out into the street to reason with the mob, demanding that he send out his visitors, for the mob's enjoyment.
The real point that should always be included in the argument is that everyone should have the right to decide on whatever basis the decider selects--so long as he does not overtly injure another--on with whom he wants to associate, or identify with, or do business with. This, now often enforced, denial of such right is a direct contradiction of the concept of personal liberty--a concept that should be defended, not abandoned.
Conservatives, who embrace the "Civil Rights" Acts of the 1960s, whether from guilt or confusion spawned in their school years, have abandoned concepts of personal freedom that were once sacred to free peoples. Yes, the present onslaught is an extension--but not in logic. The extension is merely in adding more categories favored for the special privilege of forcing others to accept you against their will, in business dealings.
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Owner’s race cause furor over soon-to-open Sellwood grocery store
Another controversy has erupted over a Sellwood-Moreland business, this one over the owner’s race.
Facebook and other social media sites have exploded over a soon-to-open fresh meat and vegetable store called Moreland Farmers Pantry. Neighbors and nearby business owners, once excited by the prospect of the new shop, are now backing away from the idea of a black owned business in their neighborhood.
“They’re choosing to open a business in a very open-minded neighborhood,” said Tom Brown, owner of Brown Properties and president of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance. “I think their being Negroes is going to hurt.”
Recently, neighbors found Facebook postings by owner Chauncy Childs that brought them up short. She wrote a long post about her opposition to racial segregation, complaining that “a tiny minority of racists is dictating our social structure.” She also posted an article, written by someone else, supporting the right of businesses to serve black people.
She said she believes that segregation is wrong because it is the start of a slippery slope that could eventually lead to the persecution of black people. But she said those are her private religious beliefs and don’t reflect how the store will operate.
About two years ago, Sellwood neighbors raised a storm of protest over a business that offered services to Mexicans and Chinese. The business eventually moved.
Beth Ramsey, who runs White Is All Right, a Beauty Parlor in Sellwood, said she was initially excited about the prospect of shopping at the new store but now doubts she will go in.
“I’m disappointed,” said Ramsey, who is white. “It’s not like a boycott kind of energy. But I don’t need black people to have my money.”
Ramsey said she is a bit surprised by Childs’ naivete, not just about Facebook but also about the neighborhood she picked.
“This neighborhood is like Mayberry. Everybody knows everybody. Everybody is talking to everybody. Everybody is white.”
It's Newspeak for: You must tolerate us, but we don't have to tolerate you.
Hopefull, some more instances like this and people will start to clue in on all this closed-minded open-mindedness.
Cyberbullying by homosexualists is never decried by the media or socialist networking sites.
they only demanded tolerance of their intended victims
only until the ovens are built
Do a simple test
If a government bad homosexual acts would at most be tyranny over a minority ...ban heterosexual acts and at minimum it would be genocide of all humanity...
Heterosexually is a requirement of life like air and water..homosexual a preference like beer and cigarettes..they are not equal in necessity
a prohibition on beer and cigarettes is not equal to a prohibition on air and water now from a libertarian perspective you might say I don't believe the government has the right to prohibit it either ...that's fine..
but to prohibit is different than to provide and promote to provide and promote clean air and public water is not equal of providing in promoting beer and cigarettes to the public.
To say a government should not prohibit is what the left calls a negative right to say the government must provide and promote is with the left called a positive right.
so why are libertarians saying that the government must provide a positive right of marriage?...a libertarian is about negative rights prohibiting the government for getting involved not about the government promoting in providing.
funny I think the new Noah movie might be the most a great teacher of hetro and homo sex
the movie leftest twist of the story is save the animals and kill off mankind...so what goes on the boat?..hetro pairs of everything Noah loves and want to save...
but as for mankind that the left new Noah hates and wants to see die out..he wants no fertile female to survive..it effect his want is homo pairs for man..because man must die out....funny ..I do see a connection in thinking
I have no idea what you are referring to I this post. Could you please explain?
homosexual marriage will always be a legislative fiction like adoption. It has to be narrowly construed since it is not a inalienable right but rather a fiction based on behavior. (homosexual marriage is no different than legalizing animal sex or prostitution.)
It is just basic statutory construction.
Its amazing to see the “Thought Nazis” on the comment thread of that site. What the hell has this country turned into?
its not enough to bake a wedding cake for the gaystapo. they demand that we all get on our knees to honor them.
They don't sound very "open-minded" to me.