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October 21, 2018

CNN: She asked for a drug to treat her miscarriage. The pharmacist refused to give it to her because of his religion

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 11:25

This is the freedom to discriminate the fundamentalist religious right is demanding. They may get it with tRump in charge. Hugs

She asked for a drug to treat her miscarriage. The pharmacist refused to give it to her because of his religion
CNN

Rachel Peterson was already having a tough time of it when she called a supermarket chain’s pharmacy to get a prescription filled. Read the full story

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Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,
Scottie

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  1. This just infuriates me! NO ONE should be able to foist their religious beliefs on someone else! If a believer feels certain acts are wrong, then they shouldn’t do it. But to force others to walk the same line is wrong … wrong … wrong!

    And the fact the woman explained her reasons (she shouldn’t have had to in the first place) and the jerk still refused … it makes me see red!

    I hope the ACLU rakes them over the coals.

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    Comment by Nan — October 21, 2018 @ 11:54

    • I agree. Also he had no right to destroy the prescription. His refusal to forward it meant she had to get the doctor to give her another one, and if the doctor had not been open like say a weekend she wouldn’t have gotten the medication she needed in time. this is the religious freedom that the evenagicals are pushing for ( it is not just cakes for gay weddings ) Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 21, 2018 @ 12:30

  2. This is what they mean by “religious freedom” — the freedom to inflict their own taboos on everybody else’s life.

    Anybody who feels conscience-bound to not do something which is part of the normal work of a pharmacist should not become a pharmacist in the first place.

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    Comment by Infidel753 — October 21, 2018 @ 12:34

    • Yes. the want the freddom to perscute those they disagree with. They want to force their god on everyone. However they feel being denied the right to harass those they disagree with is persecution of them. Weird. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 21, 2018 @ 14:44

  3. He was a bad Catholic not a good one , a good one would have seen the greater need and set aside his religious convictions . He needs to read the Good Samaritan. Many Catholics use contraception regarding the Churches teaching as lunacy , but of course they keep it quiet.
    There has been a case in Northern Ireland recently where a bakery refused to make a certain cake with a gay message. The high court ruled in favour of the bakery saying : the bakery were not against serving gays but had the right not to make cakes with messages they did not like.
    How subtle is the legal trade they know just how to get their heads out of a noose no wonder they are so well paid !

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    Comment by kersten — October 21, 2018 @ 14:29

    • I can understand not writing a message that they never would for any customer. The problem comes when they will do an act for others but not for one group. That is discrimination. The “wont bake a cake for a gay wedding” guy is in trouble again. A person asked for a cake make of one color and the frosting a second color. That is a standard order and he was happy to do it. Then the person volunteered the information the colors represented their transgender journey. The cake baker then said he wouldn’t do the order as transgender was against his god and religion. But wait a sec, he was willing to do it before and in fact does that same thing all the time for people. But he wouldn’t do it knowing the buyer was transgender. That is bigotry and shouldn’t be allowed in a public business. You want to control your customers open a private club that they have to join to get your product. I knew a guy that wanted to open a bar in his basement for him and his friends to drink in. But he didn’t want to serve other people, just his friends. So he started a private club for him and his friends and he was OK with in the law. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 21, 2018 @ 14:38

      • Well, if the transgender person went to the same baker, it’s his own fault. Now if it was another baker, then it’s definitely bigotry in action … which seems to be “OK” in the world we’re currently living in.

        (Sad to say, but sometimes, in certain circumstances, it’s best to keep one’s mouth shut.)

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        Comment by Nan — October 21, 2018 @ 14:47

        • Yes the person shouldn’t have volunteered the information, and I wonder if it was done deliberately. However the real point was Jack Phillips was willing to bake a two color cake. He did it all the time. It was a standard thing. Except he wouldn’t do it for a trans person. Not just wouldn’t make the cake , was refusing to sell to the trans person. That is just like not serving blacks at the lunch counter regardless of what they ordered as Infidel said in his comment. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — October 21, 2018 @ 14:55

  4. In my opinion there is a lot of confusion here , as I see it if I earn a living making cakes then I should make ANY cake that does not break the law of the land. After all if I earn a living building houses then the only requirement is that I don’t break the building regulations.
    I am suspicious that the legal beavers love confusion as it makes their wallets fatter. If any issue can be dragged out they can be depended upon to drag it to its limits.

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    Comment by kersten — October 22, 2018 @ 04:13

    • Morning Kersten. Yes if you sell any item to the public you should sell to all the public equally. The problem is that the fundamentalist religious people have convinced themselves that their religion gives them the right to not sell to anyone their religion is against. They want the right to deny goods and services to LGBTQ people. They want the right to be bigoted pricks. They do not like to be nice and treat people equal, because in their view their religion makes them superior and those they hate are the most inferior. I always think of it this way. You had all those good christians refusing to serve black people and denying them good / services. They felt they had a right to do this, and many here in the south still do. It took civil rights laws to force them not to be such pricks. Now they have gotten a government that supports them and so now they are pushing to make those civil rights laws useless for LGBTQ people. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 22, 2018 @ 06:50


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