Sponsored Content
The Sister of Iran's Supreme Leader Khameini Calls For an End to His "Despotic Caliphate" and Urges the Revolutionary Guards "and Their Mercenaries" to Lay Down Their Arms | Main | THE MORNING RANT: Despite Years of Hype, Autonomous Car Revolution Is a Failure; EV Revolution Is Following Same Hype/Failure Trajectory
December 07, 2022

Virginia Restaurant and Bar "Metzger's" Denies Service to Christian Advocacy Group

I imagine that Kristen Clarke, the race-hustling white-hating head of the DOJ's Civil Rights division who claimed in college thesis papers that blacks were a genetically superior race to whites, will spring right into action on this one.

Don't you?

A Virginia-based conservative Christian advocacy group was turned away from a local restaurant just an hour before their reservation last week.

A representative of the Family Foundation said he was frustrated after the group was turned away from Metzger Bar and Butchery last Wednesday. The group claims the refusal had to do with their religious beliefs.

Foundation, one of the owners of Metzger called a representative of the Family Foundation about an hour before the reservation time, saying that the group would not be dining in the restaurant.

"We've had events at restaurants all over the city and never encountered a situation like this," Gathje said. "It's no secret that we are very much engaged in the public policy debate on a number of controversial issues. But we never expected that we would be denied service at a restaurant based on our religious values or political beliefs."

For businesses like restaurants, federal and state laws do not allow discrimination based on protected classes such as race, religion, sex and more, as defined by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

It's not yet clear if this incident falls under one of those protected classes.

In a Facebook post the following day, Metzger wrote that the restaurant has "very rarely refused service to anyone who wished to dine with us."


Facebook post by Metzger on Thursday explaining their refusal to serve the Family Foundation.

However, the restaurant added, "We have always refused service to anyone for making our staff feel uncomfortable and unsafe and this was the driving force behind our decision."

The restaurant noted that many staff members were LGBTQ or women and that it believed the Family Foundation "seeks to deprive women and LGBTQ+ persons of their basic rights in Virginia."

So "feeling uncomfortable" or "unsafe" around minorities or certain groups is grounds to refuse them service...?

Good to know. Good to fuckin' know! Because I know some people may feel "uncomfortable" among certain sexual minorities, particularly those of recent vintage, and some people, particularly shop-owners, may feel "unsafe" if some racial minorities are in their store.

Is this now license to refuse entry?

Or are we just declaring that it's open season on whites and Christians and straights?

No no, don't tell me, I've already guessed the answer.

David Strom compares this case to 303 Creative. In that case, the Court is deciding whether designing a website is like just selling someone your stock in trade -- which you're not allowed to discriminate against people when doing -- or being coerced into speaking a political message you disagree with.

That is, Masterpiece Bakeshop could not refuse to sell a gay person a cake that was available on its shelves, but could refuse to participate in the planning and theming of a specially-made gay wedding cake, as that involved them creatively and expressively in the gay wedding -- which they have a First Amendment right to refuse to do.
And here? At Metzger?

Plainly, this is a paradigmatic case of just serving someone your stock in trade with no endorsement at all of their message. They're not designing special Christian Dishes for these customers. They're just being asked to serve their regular board of fare, as the would for anyone else.

And they were refused, because they're Christian, and therefore make gays feel "uncomfortable" and "unsafe."

And yet, we will not see any hue and cry from the left about this.

Because they affirmatively support weaponizing the government against their racial, religious, and sexual enemies.

Either the Constitution protects us all or it does not. If the Constitution has now been perverted into a Slavers' ownership document that only imposes endless burdens on whites and Christians and offers them no protections in return -- if we are to be endlessly subject to racial abuse and religious discrimination, abetted by a state that hates us -- then we need to have a conversation, and that conversation will be intense and, let us say, pregnant, and I don't think The Regime feels its power is quite secure enough yet to have that conversation.


digg this
posted by Ace at 05:16 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
COMountainMarie : "Made it! ..."

OrangeEnt: "Nice little creek there. Oh look, I see a paddle. ..."

lin-duh: "Was worried about you MisHum! ..."

mindful webworker - behold: "NOOD ONT ribbed for your pleasure https://acecom ..."

Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Next year in Corsicana - again! ~ [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "Late! ..."

Blanco Basura : "Yay, ONT! ..."

ALH: "st ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: "Unless you've got a $1200 telescope... I wouldn't ..."

Diogenes: "Dang. Harsh. The QB for Dallas, and his girlfrie ..."

LRob in OK: "Early! ..."

Zettai: " Слава З ..."

mindful webworker - mmm flakey: "🍻 Fresh new ONT Just in time Well, more ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64