Diversity Is Not Enough. We Need Pluralism: New at Reason

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It’s not just diversity that’s important for a healthy society but pluralism too.

A. Barton Hinkle writes:

It was bound to happen.

Ben Borgman, who is gay, recently ejected a group of Christian anti-abortion activists from his coffee shop in Seattle. He took great offense at one of their flyers, which he found outside, and understandably so: It graphically links gay pride with a dismembered fetus. He told them to get out in no uncertain terms (and in very colorful language).

“Heroic Gay Coffee Shop Owner Kicks Out Anti-LGBTQ Group,” exulted Out magazine. “Gay coffee shop owner throws out Christian zealots whose leaflets feature rainbow hands dripping blood,” is how Pink News put it.

The parallels with a current Supreme Court case are obvious. The justices soon will decide whether a Christian baker can decline to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Gay-rights activists say refusing

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