Coffee Shop Can Deny Service to Police but Baker Must Sell to Gay Couples
Well here is another one you can chalk up to hypocrisy; we keep hearing that bakers must sell wedding cakes to homosexual customers or risk being sued. What about a coffee shop denying service to Police officers.
Who should sue now?
The Hill.com is reporting on a coffee shop in Oakland Californian, who’d a thunk it, that refuses to serve Police officers food or drink, even coffee. The name of the cop hating coffee shop is “Hasta Muerte Coffee”. Hasta is what they call a “collectively run, worker-owned coffee shop”.
They cite their policy “of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves” for the reason of denying service to the people who protect them. Well should the police then have to protect the owners and customers of Hasta if they deny them the ability to enter their coffee shop?
I understand that police are not a "protected minority” but really!
Hasta stated in the article that:
We know in our experience working on campaigns against police brutality that we are not alone saying that police presence compromises our feeling of physical & emotional safety…There are those that do not share that sentiment - be it because they have a friend or relative who is a police, because they are white or have adopted the privileges whiteness affords, because they are home- or business- owning, or whatever the particular case may be.
I think it is safe to assume that the owners lean left in their political ideology, due to their disdain for the police. I understand not everyone in the Democratic Party hate the police, but that is where the distain for what the police do lies today. Am I wrong or is it not the Democratic Party that states they are a “big tent” party, interesting. Apparently that “tent” is shrinking by the day.
The Oakland Police Department responded to this insult by tweeting that the department:
respects business owners right to serve anyone they choose…OPD along with other community members are reaching out to the business to have constructive dialogue in our efforts to unite our community
Just another example of complete hypocrisy on the left and for those of you who have been Democrats for decades that this party has left your ideology and standards in the dust.