I'll treat anyone okay that treats me okay, but that doesn't mean that I support everything they believe or will give them my business, if I feel they have moral issues.That's why, many years ago, I was a little embarrassed when a sodomite on the Johnny Carson show said that San Francisco, California and Parkersburg, West Virginia were the two most tolerant cities in the nation for sodomites and lesbians. Since Parkersburg is the county seat of the county in which I reside, I was more than a little concerned.
A few years ago, the guy who was mayor had a sign put up at the city limits stating that Parkersburg believed in diversity. That may sound racial or religious, but in Parkersburg, it was aimed at making the sexual deviants feel welcome. Just because I don't believe in mistreating them doesn't mean that I want to encourage either their behavior or their moving here. It's hard to fight city hall, as they say, and even one of our local officials has something in common with a three dollar bill, despite him calling himself a republican.
This week, a bill was put before the city council to make it illegal in the city for a business to discriminate for various reasons, including sexual preference. What that really means is that like California law, it will be illegal for a Christian business person to refuse to bake a "gay" wedding cake, etc. in our county seat. I'm sure the officials who want it passed haven't thought that Christian businesses may well choose to relocate in the adjoining city to escape such immoral laws. I found it interesting that a woman stood to speak in favor of it, while calling herself a "Christian," despite the fact that the law was created largely to benefit those who practice a lifestyle that Almighty God calls an abomination. It's a sick world we live in, and Parkersburg seems to be leading the charge to perdition.