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Pardes Seleh, Ideological Hobo

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Hey all you Bake The Cake, Bigot people: it’s time to stand up for Pardes Seleh.

You know about the Law of Merited Impossibility: “It will never happen, and when it does, you people will deserve it.” Well, I think we have here the Corollary Of The Ideological Hobo:

It will never happen, and when it does, you deserve to sleep on the street.

UPDATE: A reader writes:

From the info Pardes included in the screenshot, it’s pretty easy to find the original Craigslist posting. If you go read it, you’ll find that she wasn’t applying to rent an apartment from a company; she was applying to rent a spare bedroom in a 2BR unit directly from the people who live there. And who are the people who live there? It says quite clearly in the ad that it’s a gay couple who are “*very liberal*” and looking for someone who they feel would be a good fit with them socially. Personally I find it sad that this couple is so closed-minded that they won’t even meet with a conservative to see if they get along well enough to live in the same space. But at the same time, this is not a business refusing to rent to someone over their politics. These are private citizens deciding not to engage in something they feel violates their values. Isn’t that something that the Don’t Make Them Bake the Cake crowd usually stands up for?

Oh, absolutely. I think these apartment owners have every right to decide what sort of person they want to share quarters with. I’m just pointing out a certain sort of hypocrisy.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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