Mike Hendricks of the Kansas City Star reports in his opinion piece about how two lesbians were thrown out of an IHOP for sharing a kiss. We're talking about a kiss that a niece might share with an uncle, according to the article. You can read the article for yourself.
This is not the first time, and I fear, won't be the last time that I declare that this blog stands for individual freedom. Anyone can have sex with whoever will have sex with them of their own free will, as long as they are of the age of consent. I still believe in the law. I had thought we had decriminalized sex in the 70's. Evidently I was wrong.
For example, it is a fifth degree felony for two gay people to have sex in Virginia. The word absurd doesn't cover it. Neither does ignorant. And, according to the article, there is no law protecting the sexual rights of people in parts of Kansas and Missouri. In other words, you can be fired for being gay, with no recourse. And any other form of discrimination you choose to try. In English, what happened in Kansas was legal in Kansas.
One thing that seems to be getting some attention is sending e mail to IHOP's Corporate Headquarters. Boycotting your local IHOP doesn't help, because your local IHOP didn't do anything. In the meantime, writing to the Corporate Headquarters seems like a start. Sending a copy to your State Legislature representative, your Congressperson, and your two Senators also helps. Evidently, if we don't guarantee a freedom, some people have no problem taking them away. I guess most people never read about morality and ethics.
When things are wrong, the majority needs to stand up and say so. I'm saying this kind of crap is wrong.