There have been many stories in the (so-called) Press in the past few years of small-business owners having their businesses destroyed because they would not engage in activities that violated their religious beliefs. It seems that most states have “public accommodation” laws that forbid “discrimination” on the basis of race, religion, or “sexual orientation”. These state laws have been used to deny business owners their religious liberty, by insisting that they cater, or bake cakes, or provide flowers, or create custom invitations for same-sex “weddings”. Some businesses have literally had to close down their businesses, because they refused to violate their moral code.
Now, just think about it this way. If the State can force a business to engage in any creative activity (and catering, baking cakes, providing flowers, and creating custom invitations are ALL creative activities) against its will, isn’t that tantamount to slavery? Isn’t being forced to serve customers whose activity violates your own conscience, against your will, Slavery?
Funny, the Democrats and Progressives, who trumpet to the world how much they detest Slavery, turn out to actually advocate it.