Thursday, March 13, 2014

Meet The Roeland Park Council Lady Standing Against Kansas LGBTQIA Discrimination

KSHB follow-up and video interview: "Roeland Park City Councilwoman Megan England is working to pass an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. If passed, the ordinance would ban businesses from denying service to anyone in the LGBTQ community.

"This is long overdue for Roeland Park. This is long overdue for Johnson County and for the rest of Kansas. We cannot tolerate discrimination," England said.

21 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck her, I have the right to refuse service to whom ever I please.

Byron Funkhouser said...

NO, you do not.

Anonymous said...

If someone hates you why would you give them your business? Would you trust that business? Seems more symbolic than necessary. Just one more reason to hire bureaucrats and lawyers to monitor what at best is a minor problem.

Anonymous said...

If you're stupid enough to turn down business, you deserve to go out of business.

Anonymous said...

Look assholes, you come in my place disrupting my business and upsetting my customers I have the right to tell you to take a fucking hike.

Every business owner has the right to refuse service to someone as well as tell them to leave.

Byron I would really like to see you fill my door way so I can prove how fucking wrong you are.

Anonymous said...

◾Patrons who are unreasonably rowdy or causing trouble
◾Patrons that may overfill capacity if let in
◾Patrons who come in just before closing time or when the kitchen is closed
◾Patrons accompanied by large groups of non-customers looking to sit in
◾Patrons lacking adequate hygiene (e.g. excess dirt, extreme body odor, etc.)

In most cases, refusal of service is warranted where a customer’s presence in the restaurant detracts from the safety, welfare, and well-being of other patrons and the restaurant itself.

Anonymous said...

It’s not that business owners want to “refuse service” to gays simply because they’re gay; it’s that some business owners — particularly people who work in the wedding industry — don’t want to be forced to employ their talents in service of something that defies their deeply held religious convictions.

This shouldn’t be an issue, but it is, because some gays in some states have specifically and maliciously targeted religious florists, bakers, and photographers, so that they can put these innocent people in a compromising position, and then run to the media and the courts when — GASP! — Christians decide to follow the dictates of Christianity.

chuck said...

8:09
Is correct.

This entire "Discrimination" horse has been beat to death. Don't go where you are not wanted.

If you are white and want to play golf at Swope Park, prepare to be humiliated and insulted to your face. Ok, no big deal, I quit going there and now only blacks are allowed. It doesn't say that on the door at the clubhouse, but trust me, it is true.

People want to hang around with people who think and act like they do. Insisting that your specific ideas about how the world should work in the face of the evidence to the contrary, is an ego trip and in practice, nothing more.

Man the fuckin barricades with your buddies where everyone thinks like you.

The revolution is, at this point, a churlish, pathetic monument to your hubris and ego whose brobdingnagian size is an embarrassment to you and your cause.

I have had hundreds of gay customers over the last 40 years. They all were wonderful, paid their bills and were delightful to hang around with. That said, this "in your face" insistance at 120 DB is played and counter productive. Leave the fuckin moron wedding cake dudes alone. Like 7:44 says, if you are stupid enough to turn away business, then you will go OUT of business.

Glenn "Gilly" McGillicutty said...

Roeland Park tackling the hot-button issues.
No more discrimination at their garage sales!!

Byron Funkhouser said...

"When I took the oath of office, I put my hand on the Bible & swore to uphold the constitution. I did not put my hand on the constitution & swear to uphold the Bible." - Erik Wells

The very first case we studied in business law involved a landlord who would not rent to a black woman. She sued claiming racial discrimination. He claimed that he discriminated against her because she was intelligent, not because she was black. He won.

The examples given are legitimate reasons to refuse service. That doesn't change the fact that you can not deny service to anyone you please. You do not have the right to discriminate based on race, religion, ethnic origin, & soon, sexual orientation.

Anonymous said...

Fill my doorway asshole and find out who rules, you or me.
As chuck, I don't give a fuck if you're gay. I know some prominent gay folks in this town and have for probably as many years as chuck has. But don't come in my place to soapbox it. Don't fill my doorway making a fuss or scene. Don't think you will treat my staff as hire help because you have two more cents than they do. In my place the customer isn’t always right. An equal right means just that. You act like everyone else or your ass is out of there.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Your hysteria is misplaced. No one is talking about what you're talking about.

Its hard to believe that you're a business man with such poor reading comprehension skills.

Anonymous said...

I believe he comprehends just fine Byron. They want a soapbox. Like you.

Anonymous said...

Look stupid you said to someone else the following,

NO, you do not.

Business owners have more power that you think retard. So maybe your posting comprehension is the issue here liar. Time for you to leave as you promised asshole.

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see the LGBT crap there are new letters added to it. How many more pervrse behaviors are we supposed to celebrate as "normal" now?

Anonymous said...

You don't have to celebrate anything as "normal." Leaving people alone does not constitute celebrating.

Miss Manners recently had a letter from someone who moved into a new neighborhood and was invited to dinners by all their neighbors including a gay couple. They reciprocated every invitation except the one to the gay couple because of their religious beliefs. As a result the entire neighborhood had nothing more to do with them.

As for 9:03, I think I agree with him if he doesn't want to serve loud, obnoxious, and demanding customers. I wouldn't want to serve them, either. But if people come into a shop, quietly make an order, and pay their bills on time, you'd be a moron to to accept their business. Their private lives should not concern you. If their private lives concern you so much that you feel you can't serve them, don't be surprised if word gets around and people act accordingly. Actions have consequences.

Anonymous said...

how do these people know that Christ was not gay

Anonymous said...

It's seems Ms. England is making political hay out of nothing really, sounds like she's setting herself up for higher political aspirations.

Byron's dirty asshole said...

I NEVER refuse service or entry!!!!

Anonymous said...

Do I really care that another man holds another mans ankles behind his neck and bangs him like a women?

pfffffffffffffft said...

shit in their cake.