Mormons can't practice polygamy (I know they changed their view on this, but traditionally let me use it to prove my point). The problem with choosing between God's law and man's law is that there are many views on God, just as the 1st amendment protects one it protects all. It is awkward when the very same people who freak out about sharia law also are upset when their religious views are endangered by the laws of the United States. We have rights as humans that even God can't take, and those are the ones that our country was founded on. Allowing a business to deny a service to someone based off of their sexual orientation is wrong. We live in a secular country, not a religious country like those found in the Middle East. We put up with each other and this is just something we have to do no matter what belief we have. And if you feel the government has no right to tell you who you can serve, imagine the sit-ins where store owners said they had the right not to serve African Americans, even those with military uniforms that came back from winning a war. They said that if you didn't agree you can eat somewhere else. That was not right, that was sick, and we corrected our thinking. Why if someone walks in for a meal who happens to have someone they love at home, maybe they lived with them for 30 years, and finally legally got married just a few months ago, that share a mortgage and a cat and enjoy backgammon on the weekends, can you tell them to go eat somewhere else because you don't serve gays. Are they not human, with ambitions and desires and morals and fears like any of us? Why should they be kicked out to find some queer food somewhere else, because you're not having that in your town. It's wrong, and most of all, it's un-American. And thankfully it's illegal. So back to the top. Mormons are a religious group, that had their religious ideas, and the US said "no way!". Religion is not just Christian, and many of the founding fathers were Deists and not Christians. If you allow business to practice based on religious views and not laws, how far can they go? Stoning people in the streets? Cutting off hands? If you say you have the right to deny homosexuals because of your religion... Who is protected? If we protect ourselves based on law and being human, we all are protected, if we protect ourselves based on religion, there will be the baptist section of town, next to the Methodist, and near the sharia area, down from the Jewish district, all of which has their own laws governing what you can wear when you eat, what you can eat, what you can say, who you can eat with, if a woman can eat alone or if she has to bring a brother. That would all be legal, and hey "you can just eat in another restaurant" with your own kind, because religions have the right to serve who they want according to their religion. Can't hurt their right to be intolerant. If you're your own person, doing your own thing, you can't think and speak any idea you want, but if you incorporate or legally establish a group for tax breaks, you've got to be held to the law of the land that protects all of us.