Everybody discriminates, every day. It's part of life.
Why do people who don't want to be forced into choices want to force others into choices? If a private practice doctor doesn't want to see you, s/he shouldn't have to.
I wouldn't want to work with a graphic designer who didn't take my preferences seriously, nor would I want to work with a doctor who didn't take my preferences seriously. But I support your right to terminate your contract with a client, and a (private practice) doctor's right to give thirty days' notice to a patient.
In all honesty, I am very conflicted about whether I believe public schools should honor religious and philosophical exemptions. I definitely think private schools and daycares should not have to. And teacozy's right that this is a different topic for a different thread, but even if I *was* against exemptions, that's not the same thing as arguing that parents do not still have freedom of choice. It limits their choices; it does not eliminate them.
This was also discussed a few months ago, and some of us were very clear that we found the popcorn dude offensive. Yet some posters continue to use it, even after participating in the thread where it was discussed. It's not a cute innocent slip of the fingers.
I don't like the idea that we are "demanding" compliance from others. Those of us who favor vaccines are all across the board in how much we would choose to enforce it if we had our way. I'm probably more towards the "pro-compliance" end than some (though I still don't think vaccines should be compulsory) and I wouldn't ever DEMAND that anyone go against her better instincts and vaccinate. It was also stated up thread that "pro-compliance" means just doing what the...
ETA that this is was in response to a post kathymuggle edited out, in which she stated that she would continue to use the term "pro-compliance".
I think it does not promote dialogue or respect when a person continues to use a term (or a smiley) that she has been specifically told is offensive.