The idea that “discrimination” is always a bad thing (the worst thing in the world, as our culture sees it) will strangle religious conservatism and is of course the death of all real religion. “Discrimination” is often a very good thing (“he has discriminating tastes”) and is absolutely necessary for societal survival. But as long as conservatives foolishly attempt to complete with liberals for being the least discriminatory (a fight they will always lose) the unspooling logic of willful blindness/ignorance that is “nondiscrimination” will continue to rot out their position.
Rod Dreher’s reader “Matt in VA”
“The idea that “discrimination” is always a bad thing (the worst thing in the world, as our culture sees it)” is what makes it tempting to go out on an limb in the opposite direction, arguing that discrimination in private businesses ought to be legal. I haven’t got enough Devil’s Advocate in me to do that.