Friday, November 10, 2006

How Important is Political Correctness?

Once again my eye is drawn to an item I would normally consider completely irrelevant... except that, instead of these people being left to stew in their own juices, they are being pilloried.
A Houston couple with a landscaping business notified a household that they would not be putting in a bid to do their project because the couple requesting the bid was gay... and I still think the English language needs that word back.
This isn't a pharmacist refusing to provide legal contraception. This isn't a public safety agency refusing to preserve life or property. This isn't a fair housing issue. This is a couple in a very crowded service business so blinded by their bias that they'd rather go hungry than go to work for a same-sex couple. Evolution is going to deal with this couple.
My concern is with the public reaction to their refusal. Death threats? Threats against their children? Getting booted from the landscapers' club? Isn't it possible that folks are taking landscaping just a little too seriously?

2 Comments:

Blogger Maya's Granny said...

You know, when I read about the threats to their children, I was really appalled. How can anyone claim the moral high ground and threaten children?

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Ronni Bennett said...

Just because people are members of a minority does not make them saints or even rational beings.

Please don't tar the entire gay community for a few bad apples.

4:09 PM  

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