Is Open Discrimination Against Trump Voters A-Okay?

A gas company in central Maine, where the high temperature today is a sizzling 14° Farenheit, and the lows around around -8°, is refusing to sell propane to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump.

“If you voted for Donald Trump for President, I will no longer be delivering your gas, please find someone else,” is the message left for customers that call Turner LP Gas Service, on Canaan Road in Skowhegan.

Basically, if you have a Trump sign in your yard, or on your pickup truck, these guys are going to let you freeze to death. Nice.

The Washington Post, New York Times, and all the leftist media hyping every form of conspiracy theory to keep Trump from taking office are fairly silent on this egregious open discrimination based on a political position.

If this were 2008, and a company refused to deliver gas to Obama voters, you’d better believe the calls of “racism!” and “KKK!” would echo all up and down the Acela corridor. Suddenly, though, it’s not racism or any other -ism to harm people because they don’t look like you, or vote like you would.

Oh, and how do I know that the media would suffer apoplexy if this was 2008 and Obama? Because they did.

As Erick wrote, the left is more concerned that you be forced to think like them than having any actual tolerance. Christians must not only tolerate people who hold opposite views to themselves, they must also participate and endorse those views. They must apply their unique talents and gifts to endorse and support statements counter to their consciences.

But when liberals find themselves opposing that which the American system of government produces, taking a position that California alone should determine the outcome of a popular election for president (which the founding fathers explicitly rejected and prohibited), it’s okay to show that opposition through conscientious acts. Those acts would harm others who need, for example, gas to heat their homes, but it’s A-okay to do that, because tolerance only goes one way in their world.

I don’t believe that people who think this way should run our country. Most of the rest of America–state by state–agrees with me on this. The people who live in the Clinton Archipelago can run things the way they like it, but they shouldn’t impose their bigoted beliefs on me or anyone else.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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