It's not "my logic". It's Simon's words. Take it up with him.
You have twisted what I said and mis-applied it.
My application is that if you allow discrimination against anyone then you allow discrimination against everyone. That can include targeting the religious wanting to push to allow discrimination in the first place.
I hope that clarifies things so you don't accidentally misrepresent my opinion.
My point is that social change takes time, and imposing harsh financial penalties onto an unsuspecting business person holding historically understandable personal religious views seems as questionable as the discriminatory behavior everyone is up in arms about.
Change takes time but some people will never change however long you give them. They need some encouragement to adhere to basic standards of society.
The conservative religious right are not bind to the law - they knew the law and the florist concerned discriminated against the gay couple because of recent changes to the law.
Trying to paint them as a victim, unaware of what was going on is disingenuous.
I don't give a damn how "historical" the view are. That sort of nonsense excuses slavery and burning witches. Why is it that religion always needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world? Religion never changes unless it is forced to. They always seem to understand the concept of money though (no insistence on traditional bartering?) so it's the perfect thing to target to help educate them.