Yesterday I posted a survey on the whole Christian baker/gay cake debate. Here are the results:
Should bakeries have the right to refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings?
— Randal Rauser (@RandalRauser) December 5, 2017
This prompted me to pose a follow-up question: should Mormon bakers have the right to refuse to serve black people based on the (religious) belief of traditional Mormonism that dark skin reflects the mark of Cain? (One could, of course, suggest innumerable other scenarios like Hindus refusing to serve Dalits or various religious groups refusing to serve women. But let’s focus on the Mormon question.)
A couple people on Twitter responded to that query by stating that folks should indeed have the right to refuse to serve anyone. And we should let the free market sort it out. (E.g. patrons refused service have the right to promote boycotts of the discriminatory bakers.) While I don’t agree with that conclusion, I do respect the consistency of the position.
What say you?