LGBT activists have started a national campaign to publicly identify and shame small businesses that are not supportive of the gay cause.
Called “If You’re Buying,” the organizers and their allies approach small businesses with a request to put a “We don’t discriminate” sticker in the window of their place of business.
The “If You’re Buying” website lists businesses all over the country that are now displaying the sticker. A section called “Stickerspotting” shows photos of businesses sporting the distinctive blue and rainbow stickers.
The implication of not allowing the sticker is that your business does not want gay buyers and that you support discrimination against homosexuals. This sets the business up for boycott, public shaming, and even protest.
But in Mississippi, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is set to go into effect this week. Like the Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it is designed to protect business owners from being forced to participate in activities that violate their religious beliefs.
Buddy Smith of the American Family Association of Mississippi, where it all began, told OneNewsNow, “It’s not really a buying campaign, but it’s a bully campagn and it’s being carried out by radical homosexual activists who intend to trample the freedom of Christians to live according to the dictates of scripture.” He said any business displaying the sticker is making it clear that they do not believe that Christians have the right to live out their faith.
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