Liberalism has once again redefined tolerance in America, this time in a row over a bridal shop in the Keystone State.
W.W. Bridal in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania made headlines this week after refusing service to a lesbian couple looking for purchase a wedding gown, citing religious reasons. After the couple took to Twitter to complain about their experience, and to seek attention for their inconvenience, “social justice warriors” on the left took up arms against the shop.
“The police chief in Bloomsburg tells the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg the owners of W. W. Bridal say they’ve been threatened after telling the couple to shop elsewhere on July 8.
“The lesbian couple took to social media to vent, and their story was widely shared.
“Police Chief Roger Van Loan says the alleged threats ranged from a prank moving van sent to the store to threats of bodily harm. Police are investigating.
“Shop co-owner Victoria Miller says they’re only accepting pre-arranged customers until they ‘feel it is safe’ to reopen.”
This incident once again illustrates the amoral and lopsided “social justice” parameters set forth by the left.
Where these SJW’s are encouraged to bully and attack those who’ve been accused of discrimination against certain demographics, they themselves are simply perpetuating prejudices by refusing to afford other groups the same respect or protection. For instance, social justice warriors are leading the charge to ban so-called “Islamophobia”, or the fear of radical Islamic terrorism, yet they refuse to protect traditional Christian views as it pertains to gay marriage.
The entire ethos of “social justice” is belied in its moniker. It is the idea that authority has failed us on issues of faith and love and that we must band together to create our own police force for these sacred and personal beliefs. “Social justice” is simply another tool that the liberals employ in order to keep conservatism from growing within our nation.
The left bullies and shames the right whenever religious freedom intersects with the free market…emphasis on the free. These businesses and customers have a right to use, or refuse, any business they choose. That is the beauty liberty.
Furthermore, W.W. Bridal had previously made headlines by refusing to serve a lesbian couple all the way back in 2014, leading many to believe that this week’s incident was nothing more than a propagandist setup.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew West
Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.