Tucson pizzeria protests new Arizona law allowing business owners to refuse homosexuals’ business, by refusing legislators’ business

24 Feb

In response to new legislation in Arizona protecting the religious rights of business owners, allowing them to opt out of conducting business with homosexuals, a Tucson pizzeria has decided to refuse to conduct business with Arizona legislators, in protest.

In response to a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service based on sexual orientation, Rocco DiGrazia, owner of Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria, posted a sign in his window that reads “We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators.”

“I was appalled by the senate passing the law,” he said. “So, I put something on Facebook saying we’re not gonna serve Arizona legislators.” A customer then emailed DiGrazia a sign, which he printed out and posted.

Would he then refuse ALL Arizona legislators, I wonder, or just those who voted in favour of the legislation?

Though, hey, that’s his privilege.

But isn’t it a bit rich to wish to deny the same privilege to other business owners?

I agree with the latter sentiment, though I’d flip it around and instead of doing a boycott of Rocco’s, per se, I’d do a ‘buycott‘ of a fast-food business that is NOT political on the issue; or, even better, a business that is hated by progressives, but loved by their enemies. I can think of one right away; there are three locations in Tucson


11 responses to “Tucson pizzeria protests new Arizona law allowing business owners to refuse homosexuals’ business, by refusing legislators’ business

  1. Will S.

    February 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Meanwhile, same bullshit in California:

    Another place to never visit.

  2. Eric

    February 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    The Pink Mafia doesn’t like it when the shoe gets put on the other foot. I suggested on a news’ site comments that maybe Christian Conservatives should take over ‘Pride Week’ and enroll in gay rights’ and start pushing a Christian agenda—see how the fairies like that! Also, too, they could force businesses like this pizzeria and others that cater to homo clientele to serve church functions and things. But of course, the comment was downvoted.

    I’ll bet the ‘inclusionist’ rainbow crowd would be singing a different tune if that started happening, though. And when you consider how vastly Christian Conservatives outnumber homosexuals, it’s actually a plausible plan.

  3. Will S.

    February 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Ooh, I love your plan, Eric: fight fire with fire! 🙂

    No doubt they’d choke on the taste of their own ‘medicine’.

    If people are knowledgable about which businesses do business with these pro-homo businesses, they can be targeted; let’s say one knows that someone knows that the supplier of the tomatoes used in the marinara sauce at the pizzeria: one could then approach that business, and ask them if they want to do business with a client that deliberately antagonizes Christians by their political stance, and ask them if they really want to be doing business with them.

    And so on. If some of the businesses that supply such restaurants happen to be owned or managed by Christians, all the easier to make one’s case.

    It can be done! The will just has to be there. The culture war can be waged back!


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