I’m not sure what you refer to as “vandalism”.
It also appears that you think cakes are more important than human being and civil rights.
No one went into a store and set fire to it or trashed it.
All anyone did was calmly walk in and ask for a cake. Why you find this offensive is really odd.
Also, stop using the term “liberal”. I am a lifelong INDEPENDENT. I can still see myself registering to vote at the age of 18 and being asked if I wanted to “join” a party and emphatically replying in the NEGATIVE. I didn’t care to support a party then and in all these decades I have never found a reason to change my mind.
So play your party politics with someone else.
By the way, these PUBLIC businesses are not being “targeted” by anyone. A normal human being who just wants a cake walks in and asks for it because THAT is what is advertised. I find your paranoia quite odd. PLease get that checked out.
I’m straight and when I find out a business is denying services because of their bigotry I will deny them MY business. There’s an organisation that collects lists of businesses that are not bigoted and they can identify themselves right out on the front of their stores. Those businesses I support. So, you really don’t have to worry that a stray human being may accidentally walk into your business. We will all be more than happy to avoid you.
as to your example of Larry Flint hiring a photographer: now, I’m no expert on Larry Flint, but as I understand it he sometimes has photos of ladies who are in some degree of undress. If YOUR photographer DOESN’T normally take pictures of undressed ladies then there’s no reason he HAS to accept a job with Mr Flint. ALL he has to say is that this is a service that is not normally provided for to all customers.
This is also why your dopey example of a Kosher Jewish deli being asked to serve “fried shrimp and barbecued pork” is ridiculous. They don’t NORMALLY serve this to ANYONE. Being a Public Business means your list what you normally provide and then you treat EVERY customer the same.
I wouldn’t expect a plumber to sell me a tuna sandwich. But if they don’t want to install pipes inside a home owned by a (for example) Muslim, then THIS is bigotry. And against the law.
“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage. It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.” http://www.snopes.com/2015/07/03/sweet-cakes-melissa-damages/
These people broke the LAW. Period. Seriously, if you can’t live in peace in this secular society, then don’t have a public business.
If I heard of a PUBLIC business that wouldn’t serve anyone who called themselves christians I would consider that they are breaking the law. This is a concept you don’t seem to understand. Which is a shame. And I doubt you ever will. But I will continue to be truthful and uphold the values of the Constitution and Bill of RIghts no matter what.