Fashion Designers Boycotting Melania, Shouldn’t Bakers and Florists Have Same Right?
Is boycotting considered discrimination? If you chose not to serve an individual and you are a Christian, you can expect the government to fall on you with full force. If you are a liberal you can try and justify it in the name of diversity? Sophie Theallet, the dress designer for Michelle Obama manges to contradict herself in one sentence. That is hard to do. In the name of diversity et all, she refuses service to Melania Trump. Lets see the government fall on her. Right.
The writer of this article does not like President-Elect Donald Trump. She is very vocal about it. The point for sharing this is that she is correct in her assessment. However the same ‘diversity’ is not allowed for Conservatives, especially conservatives who are Christians.
As Written By Stephanie Slade for Reason:
Free association should not be for powerful liberals only.
“As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom, and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady,” wrote fashion designer Sophie Theallet in an open letter this week.
People magazine reports Theallet, who has designed and donated clothes for outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama numerous times over the last eight years, may not be alone: “A source tells People, ‘This has already been going on for months. Designers wouldn’t lend to Melania, Ivanka or Tiffany, so they either bought the items themselves or wore Ivanka’s brand. … There was a lot of shopping their own closets.'”
Personally, I applaud Theallet’s design to disassociate herself with the next occupant of the White House. I see Donald Trump as a shameful human being with few redeeming qualities as a leader and even fewer as a person, and if I were a business owner, I too would decline to serve his administration.
Likewise, I support Bruce Springsteen’s right to cancel his concerts in North Carolina in protest of the state’s transgender-bathroom policies.
Both are examples of associational freedom—the right to make decisions for yourself about how and with whom you …
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