Gay business owner in Seattle accused of discriminating against Christian customers

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Bedlam Coffee in Seattle. (photo: Flickr)

An anti-abortion group's decision to buy coffee at a Seattle java house has renewed the debate about whether or not a business owner can deny service to customers without violating discrimination laws.

KVI's John Carlson interviews Houston, Texas activist and Christianity adherent, Caleb Head, who captured on video being kicked out of the Bedlam Coffee house in Seattle's Beltown neighborhood by the co-owner, Ben Borgman.

Borgman escalated the confrontation by trolling the anti-abortion/anti-homosexuality customers by blaspheming the Christian messiah.

Carlson asked Head during the KVI interview, "So, do you believe you were discriminated against because of your religion?"

Head responded, "yeah, I, I do. I think we were."

KVI has contacted the office of Washington Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, for comment about how this business owner's actions compare with the case Ferguson brought against flower shop owner, Barronelle Stutzman, who was found guilty of discrimination for denying service to a customer who wanted flowers arranged for a gay wedding. Stutzman is appealing that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court but no decision has been made by the High Court yet to hear it.

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