1) Essentially every single person here is anti-bigotry, anti-racism, etc. All we seem to disagree on, is how to deal with it and what role government plays in the equation. 2) In a recent thread, the vast majority of posters (me included) seemed to carry the consistent position that the sickening members of the Westboro Baptist Church still deserved the right to free speech about public issues in public places. Most seemed to agree with the Supreme Court that they had the right to protest even at the funeral of a fallen soldier holding hurtful signs and yelling hurtful phrases within sight and hearing distance of the bereaved. 3) In another recent thread, the vast majority of posters (me not included this time) seemed to carry the consistent position that the acts of a couple who operated a bed and breakfast in their own home but refused service to a gay couple was hideous sickening display and that the state should force them to offer services to the gay couple due to their protected status under the law. Based on these facts, it seems that we all agree about the disgusting nature of bigotry in general, but seem to disagree regarding the extend to which we allow bigots to live their own lives free to be bigots if they want to as long as they're not hurting others. I'd like to better understand where most of you draw the line. If you'll allow bigots to harass the bereaved family of a fallen soldier an their funeral, preventing them from the solemn service we all agree they deserve, but won't allow a Christian family (how does freedom of religion play into this argument?) to chose who they will and who they won't offer B&B services to... where exactly do you draw the line? You'll let them undermine and overwhelm funeral services, but if they refuse to sell a minority a hamburger that's over the line? Please help me to understand your position and what in your mind is the role of the government in this regard.