As gay marriage extremists roam the country looking for pro-traditional-family Christian businesses to shake down in test cases designed to enforce absolute obeisance, it’s hard to miss the realization; there’s no possible way to fight them head-on. There’s not enough money to fight every test case, even if one could win.
But a Catholic clergyman, Father John Zuhlendorf, outlines a mode of passive resistance that is both ingenious and simple:
“Tell them that [providing] food and services will be just fine. And then inform them that all of the money that they pay for the services will be donated to a traditional pro-family lobby.”
“If it is something like catering, where your employees have to be there to provide services, tell them that all your people will smile, be professional, and everyone of them will be wearing crucifixes and have the Holy Family embroidered on their uniforms,” says Fr. Z.
“Then show them pictures of your uniforms,” he writes. “When the truck pulls up, speakers will be playing Immaculate Mary. Show them the truck and play the music.”
For Protestants, perhaps “Onward Christian Soldiers”. For traditional Presbyterians, perhaps William Wallace yelling “you can take my money, but you can’t take my freedom”.
“Oh, you would be offended by that? I’m so sorry,” notes Fr. Z. “You approached us because we are Christians. Right? We are happy to provide services for you and we are grateful that you chose to come to our Christian catering business. We just want to be of help.”
I’m of a mind to volunteer to help any merchants who try this. Or contribute to a fund to match their donations.