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Comment Re:he should know better (Score 1) 160

A confectioner is well within his rights to refuse to convey a homosexual message (whatever TF that is) on his cake.

But he's not free to refuse to bake a normal cake, the same as he'd bake for everyone else, just because the customer happens to be gay.

I know you see the difference and are simply trolling at this point.

Comment Re:he should know better (Score 1) 160

No, it's not. The cinema is saying: "We don't run political or religious ads." That's discriminating on content, not on who the advertiser is.

A caterer who refuses to cater Catholic weddings is discriminating on the basis of religion. Whether or not the caterer works at a Protestant, Catholic or atheist wedding, she'd still presumably do much the same thing, so there's no difference in the product or the content, only in who she's doing it for.

This thing is so ridiculous. Any advertiser can accept or reject ads based on any criteria they choose, as long as the criteria are based on the content of the ads and not on who's paying for the ads.

Comment If it's really a policy (Score 5, Interesting) 160

If the cinemas really had a policy not to allow religious or political advertising in place before they were asked to run the ads, and if they've applied that policy consistently, then I don't think they should run the ads.

I wouldn't particularly be bothered by such an ad even though I'm a Dawkins-esque strong atheist. But if you're going to have a policy it has to be applied uniformly.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 965

I'm saying you can't look at how people were 500 years ago and extrapolate that to assume they are the same today.

You fail to understand Islam. Islam by its nature rejects modernity and embraces the idea that it's followers should act as Mohammed did, back in the 7th century. I'm not a fan of any religion, but Christianity has, for the most part, reformed the worst barbarisms out of itself. Islam is regressing and becoming more and more barbaric.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 965

Islam initially spread because it was very liberal

B.S. Islam initially spread by killing anyone who didn't convert. That tends to be a pretty persuasive argument.

Islam was never, ever in any sense "liberal". Even in the so-called golden age of Islam when Europe was in the Dark Ages, it was still pretty barbaric. Just not quite as barbaric as Christianity at the time.

One picture is worth 128K words.