I guess my point is there is a difference between saying “I am not going to provide that service because it goes against my belief,” and “I am going to try and prevent you from seeking the service elsewhere.”

Where we differ is the definition of “prevent”.

To me, “prevention” is ACTIVE. It means I tied your hands up or tossed you in a cell or ripped out your internet or took your cell phone away to keep you from going somewhere/finding out something/asking somebody something.

Declining to answer a question is PASSIVE, OTOH. All it is is a person saying “I’m sorry, I can’t help you find a provider”. I’m not preventing you from taking action, I’m just declining to give you information on how to take that action.

I can’t get to “imposing my beliefs on you” (which is another ACTION) from there.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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