• Molly Callahan

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Molly Callahan. A white woman with short, curly brown hair, wearing glasses and a blue sweater, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Molly Callahan began her career at a small, family-owned newspaper where the newsroom housed computers that used floppy disks. Since then, her work has been picked up by the Associated Press and recognized by the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she moved into a communications role at Northeastern University as part of its News@Northeastern reporting team. When she's not writing, Molly can be found rock climbing, biking around the city, or hanging out with her cat, Junie B. Jones. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Can a Website Designer Turn Away Same-Sex Couples? The Supreme Court Will Decide

  1. Christian business owners have the opportunity to share their faith and the love of Jesus with their customers. Did Jesus refuse to serve? I believe the cloak of religion doesn’t work. If you won’t serve one group of people bc you consider them sinners, then you shouldn’t serve any sinners. That means you’d have no customers; we’re all sinners.

    1. Consider the shoe on the other foot … suppose a lesbian artist were approached by some fundamentalists to produce a web site about their perceptions of the evils of homosexuality.

      Should she have the right to refuse their business?

  2. This case has nothing to do with religious liberty. This woman says her beliefs are based on Christian principles. It can easily be argued that Jesus would have said nothing of the sort, but that doesn’t matter. Do not misconstrue the issue as a religious one. T he court is not going to decide religious issues.

    It’s about free speech. The government can prohibit hate speech, shouting “Fire” in a crowded theater and speech advocating terrorism, because there is a public interest.

    The government cannot force you to say something you don’t want to say.

    A gay couple who wants to announce their wedding can do it someplace else. This woman is crazy to lose the business but that’s the way she wants to do it. It’s no one’s problem, or business, but her own.

    1. People who say why can’t they just go to another business, must also wonder why Blacks didn’t just go to another water fountain. Just replace gay with any other group. Do you think it is allowed to discriminate against mixed race couples? Of course this is about religion. As a proud gay atheist my feelings are left out. What would happen if I had the same business that refused to cater to Christians, or mixed marriages for Jews? Besides it was proven that her forms were just fill in the blank and no different than her blanks for “God fearing”clones. The main thing to remember is no gay wants her service. She just wants to kick up dust because Club Q was not enough. You see if you are gay there is no winning. You are promiscuous but if you try to marry you are from the devil.

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