Some topics came up after a recent Wild Hunt article that I thought would make for a good discussion.
Here is the link to the article, in brief, many shops in a town closed down for a day when a Pagan group came to town for a festival because they didn't want money that wasn't sanctioned by God. One woman described her attitude in a way that made it clear that she didn't want any non-Christians shopping at her store.http://syndicated.livejournal.com/the_wildhunt/603192.html?view=214840#t214840
In the comments, a few key points were made:
Does this woman actually screen all of her customers' religions? What would she do if she came face to face with a Pagan customer? How would she react to a different religion, but one that is probably more well understood, such as a Jewish event in the area or a Jewish customer?
How would these shop-keepers react to discovering that some of their existing regular customers are Pagan or otherwise non-Christian.
Do we really want to financially support bigots anyway?
It rather makes want to wear obvious Pagan (& other small demographic) paraphernalia whenever I shop, to create positive associations and to know where I should avoid shopping.