It's about forcing people to participate in activities that they view as evil.
It is? You mean I can just be walking down the street and be compelled to attend a hate rally, or have gay sex? Well, that definitely seems like some government overreach. You might be right.
If I owned a printing shop
OOOOHH, so not just some random person walking down the street, you're actually referring to someone operating a public business, and that person being allowed to decide that they don't want to deal with an entire group of people, even though they deal with everyone else, and the government saying that it's ok for them to do that if that's what God told them to do.
Well, I think that's pretty stupid. Either you want to run a business or you don't. If you do, then when you get your business license you agree to provide your services to "the public". Not "the public who are like you."
I would refuse to produce material for the Westboro Baptist Church.
And I would support the WBC's lawsuit against you, even while thinking they are a bunch of dickheads.
a evangelical Christian photographer should be able to politely decline to participate in a homosexual wedding
By "participate in a homosexual wedding", do you mean "take pictures of the wedding and then charge for the service?" If the photographer doesn't want to offer their services to the public then they have every right to stop being a public business.
I have a friend who is vegan, and he turned down a website job at a hunting magazine.
What does that mean? That your friend operates a public business with a business license and turned away a job that he could have done but didn't want to do because he doesn't approve of the "lifestyle choices" of the people asking for his services? Or the magazine offered him employment and he said no thanks? In one of those cases he would be operating as a public business and I would disagree with his decision.
If I owned a printing shop, I would refuse to produce material for black people.
it seems reasonable to me that a evangelical Christian photographer should be able to politely decline to participate in a black wedding
I have a friend who is racist, and he turned down a website job at a black magazine.
Seriously man, as a country we already went through all of this shit. Changing the group of people doesn't change the issue.