Recent events have left me — admittedly not much of a sophisticate — confused. When I heard that Debrah Messing was looking to effectively blacklist actors who deigned to attend a rally for the president of the United States, I started wondering when it is (and is not) 0kay to exercise freedom of association.
By my count:
It is okay to refuse to hire or work with actors who have attended a Trump rally.
It is not okay that Karen Pence works at a religious school that refuses to hire people whose sexual behavior violates its religious precepts.
It is okay to refuse service to Sarah Sanders at a restaurant for violating its sincerely held political beliefs.
It is not okay to refuse to bake a cake for a ceremony that violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.
It is not okay to exclude men from women’s sporting events.
And it’s not okay to say anything about it, because one side deserves it. Or something.