Remember when a bakeshop owner’s refusal to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple made national headlines? The liberal press went wild and it stuck around as one of the largest news stories for a year. “Discrimination!”, “Bigotry!”, “How dare he!”, the left yelled in unison.
Well, apparently they don’t feel similarly when the shoe is on the other foot.
A judge in New York City has ruled that a bar has every right to kick out Trump supporters – because current discrimination laws do not protect against political discrimination.
Greg Piatek was visiting NYC while committing the egregious sin of wearing a MAGA hat in plain sight! GASP! When Piatek attempted to order a non-custom made drink that would perhaps less than a minute to make, he reports the staff of “The Happiest Hour” told him, “Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!”
As a refresher course – in the “baker refuses to create a wedding cake” example, the fellow actually said he would be HAPPY to serve them. He just wasnt keen on creating a custom wedding cake based on the idea of gay marriage – because it was against his religious convictions. In this new example, the potential customer didn’t ask for a MAGA-Martini complete with a “God Bless USA” cocktail stir instead of a mini-umbrella – HE WAS SIMPLY NOT ASHAMED OF BEING CONSERVATIVE.
More Via NY Post:
Piatek claimed the incident “offended his sense of being an American,” the New York Post reported.
The lawyer representing The Happiest Hour, Elizabeth Conway, argued that he was not discriminated against because only religious – not political – beliefs are protected under state and city discrimination law.
“Supporting Trump is not a religion,” Conway argued.
Piatek’s attorney Paul Liggieri responded in court, “The purpose of the hat is that he wore it because he was visiting the 9/11 Memorial.”
“He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief,” Liggieri claimed. “Rather than remove his hat, instead he held true to his spiritual belief and was forced from the bar,” Liggieri told Justice David Cohen, the New York Post reported.
The judge pressed Liggieri on the spiritual nature of his client’s belief, saying the bar staff would not be aware of Piatek’s specific religious philosophies.
The judge eventually made a ruling on the matter, saying the incident amount to nothing more than a “petty slight,” the New York Post reported.
“Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates,” Judge Cohen said. “Here the claim that plaintiff was not served and eventually escorted out of the bar because of his perceived support for President Trump is not outrageous conduct.”