Is it right that a person is refused service for wearing something you don't agree with? A Manhattan judge has just ruled that it is! The case follows a man was refused service in a bar, The Happiest Hour, for wearing a MAGA cap. Apparently, Greg Piatek was told:
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!”
The details are disputed by ber management. And it may have been that he paid the tab for drinks consumed and was then told this… The truth remains unclear. But what is factual is the judge's ruling.
The arguments put forward were that Piatek's wearing of the cap was “spiritual” and that his removal from the bar should, therefore, be considered discrimination based on religion. Whether or not this is a good argument is almost irrelevant; in Manhattan (at least) it is now considered appropriate and legal to remove someone or refuse service for their political beliefs.
My question is, can this be applied to those who believe in the Democrats? What about those who believe in abortion? What about those that believe in gay marriage? (sure, this could be contested under sexuality being a protected class, but if the refusal of service is based only on the political aspect!?!?!)
And I don't for one minute believe that people should be discriminated for service for any of these reasons, but it would certainly highlight the fact that people are being persecuted for political beliefs. Wouldn't it be just to refuse someone service who follows a political system that is responsible for the murders of millions? You know, Socialists?!?
Discrimination is wrong in all its forms. The bar and the judge should be ashamed of themselves for putting their political ideals above common courtesy. Shame on them.