The following is a verbatim repost of commentary found on Facebook at Vass Political Commentary on June 23, 2018. This commentary addressed the news report of Sara Huckabee Sanders being the victim of political preference bias. It also addresses the comparison made by some to Masterpiece Bakery and the Supreme Court decision related to it.
The key thing to take away about Sara Huckabee Sanders being denied service is the bias on display. Some will try to claim its justified because of the Masterpiece Bakery decision – which is farcical. There is no religious issue in question. So is it unfair?
According to the implications of the arguments against Masterpiece Bakery, there is no reason a business can deny service. This is extremely true when the individual being denied is a minority (racial/gender/sexual preference). Their argument – which they abandon because THIS woman does not fit their political agenda – thus proves their agenda is biased at its core.
“And [Stephanie Wilkinson - owner of Red Hen] knew — she believed — that Sarah Huckabee Sanders worked in the service of an “inhumane and unethical” administration.” – Washington Post, 6/23/18
If the Left were consistent, they would call out the restaurant. If they believed in what they preach, they would be outraged. But they have been quite vocal in supporting the discrimination based on a feeling.
Imagine that this was a gay male, denied entry because of his employer. Would there be hesitation by the Left? No. What a bout a woman working for Nancy Pelosi? Or a transgender working for Maxine Waters? Again no, because who you work for, or your political beliefs are not a reason. They are even weaker than the religious reasons that the Left lost its collective mind over.
But do I think an employer has a right to deny service? Yes. But when a reason is offered, and that reason is a pure and clear bias/prejudice that business owner needs to be called out.
While the Left may giggle with glee at this event, the rest of us should take a very long sober look at what is being offered on display – bias. That is what the Left is telling us. They are saying, ‘If you do and think as we say you are protected, but our enemies will be villified for doing the same thing.‘
So, is this unfair? Yes, because an owner of a business allowed feelings of bias to taint her actiions. The very same kind of actions, if done to one of the approved micro-categories of the Left, she would protest. This is wrong. And that is the only consistent honest real answer here.