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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Anonymous thuggery: Two wrongs

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What do you get when discrimination meets
abuse?  Two wrongs, which don’t add up right.

When professional wedding photographers refused to photograph a gay commitment ceremony, they were not only sued for sexual-orientation discrimination, but were also deluged with threats and abuse.

People incessantly called and e-mailed, “saying either horrible things or threatening violence” to them and “their young children.”  For Alliance Defending Freedom lawyer Jordan Lorence, this response seems way
disproportionate to the initial provocation.

Such "anonymous thuggery” often seems motivated by an urge for “payback.”  This is tragically ironic, given that victims of persecution would likely know best just how fruitless the cycle of abuse can be.


Copyright July 19, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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