From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 10 2006 - 06:22:26 PDT
Thanks ever so much for this Jeff. The argument is
often made that buisnesses should be able to choose
who they serve etc. Well by the same token customers
should be able to chose where they go for buisness
too. Suffice to say I won't ever be using Bono Labs
The trouble on the customers side is how do you know
when the buisness is run by nazis or religeous hate
mongers or just good old fashioned right wing
At least we know about Bono Labs now! :)
--- Jeff Kreines <email suppressed> wrote:
> Well, Yale Labs in LA seems to have an East-coast
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: Martin McCaffery <email suppressed>
> > Date: June 9, 2006 9:33:42 PM CDT
> > To: email suppressed
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the same
> argument made to keep
> > from serving black folks at lunch counters? Which
> I'm pretty sure
> > Falwell supported then, so at least he is
> >> FALWELL CONFIDENTIAL
> >> Insider weekly newsletter to The Moral Majority
> Coalition and
> >> The Liberty Alliance http://www.moralmajority.com
> >> From: Jerry Falwell
> >> Date: June 9, 2006
> >> Workplace Religious Beliefs Deemed Invalid
> >> A businessman in Arlington, Va., is facing a
> thorny challenge
> >> after he made a workplace decision based on his
> >> beliefs. The problem: the man's action has
> angered a homosexual
> >> activist who is making an issue of his decision.
> >> In fact, this week, a suit was filed in Arlington
> (Va.) Circuit
> >> Court on behalf of businessman Tim Bono and his
> Bono Film and
> >> Video, Inc.
> >> Here's what brought about the need for the suit:
> a lesbian
> >> activist named Lilli M. Vincenz asked Mr. Bono to
> duplicate two
> >> documentaries titled, "Gay and Proud" and "Second
> >> Minority." When Mr. Bono informed Ms. Vincenz
> that his company
> >> does not duplicate material that is obscene, that
> might embarrass
> >> employees or that runs counter to his Christian
> and ethical
> >> values, Ms. Vincenz took offense. She quickly
> filed a complaint
> >> with the Arlington County Human Rights Commission
> under the
> >> county's nondiscrimination ordinance, which
> includes "sexual
> >> orientation."
> >> She found a sympathetic panel.
> >> In April, the commission directed Mr. Bono to
> "provide the
> >> requested duplication service at the
> complainant's expense or in
> >> the alternative to assist the complainant in
> locating a suitable
> >> facility where this service can be provided at
> the Bono Film and
> >> Video's expense."
> >> Apparently one's religious views must be confined
> to the home and
> >> at church, because the commission essentially
> said that Mr. Bono's
> >> religious beliefs - in his own place of business
> - were infringing
> >> on the rights of an individual.
> >> The lawsuit, filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf
> of Mr. Bono,
> >> challenges the authority of the commission to
> order him to provide
> >> a service that counters his sincerely-held
> >> The suit alleges violations of Mr. Bono's freedom
> of speech, free
> >> exercise of religion and sections 12 and 16 of
> the Virginia
> >> Constitution. Further, Liberty Counsel says the
> state's "Dillon's
> >> Rule" prohibits local governments from passing or
> >> nondiscrimination laws that are not authorized by
> the state. (The
> >> state does not list "sexual orientation" as a
> protected civil
> >> right or class.)
> >> Erik Stanley, chief counsel of Liberty Counsel,
> stated: "As a
> >> newspaper is not required to run every proposed
> ad, so a
> >> duplicator or printer is not obligated to
> reproduce every proposed
> >> copy. Mr. Bono does not have to reproduce a
> customer's hate
> >> speech, obscenity or pornography, nor may a
> customer hijack Mr.
> >> Bono's business and force him to promote a
> homosexual agenda.
> >> Since the state of Virginia does not recognize
> >> orientation' as a civil right, neither."
> >> I see this as a very important case.
> >> Should Mr. Bono lose his right to decide what
> takes place in his
> >> own business, I wonder where this could end.
> Could Christian
> >> schools lose the right to determine that only
> Christians may serve
> >> as teachers and staff members? Could Christian
> churches be
> >> compelled to hire homosexuals as Sunday school
> teachers even
> >> though homosexuality is proscribed in the Bible?
> Could religious
> >> schools that make use of federal education
> dollars be penalized if
> >> they do not hire homosexual staff members?
> >> I'm sure critics will say these are ludicrous
> propositions, but I
> >> see them as legitimate concerns. Our nation has
> become so
> >> politically correct and obsessed with "diversity"
> >> "multiculturalism" that the core values that
> defined America for
> >> decades have now become offensive to many. When
> one considers how
> >> the Ten Commandments, our nation's motto and the
> Pledge of
> >> Allegiance have come under attack, it is not
> farfetched to foresee
> >> America's pulpits becoming the next target of
> secularist forces.
> >> To unsubscribe, e-mail:
> email suppressed
> >> or email email suppressed
> >> For additional commands, e-mail:
> email suppressed
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.