Regarding The Baker and the Empire

Re: The Baker and the Empire (New York Times Column, December 10, 2017), by Ross Douthat.

We agree with Ross Douthat that we all need a way to live together and that the goal requires some compromise and magnanimity; however, this should not include tolerating discrimination.

The cake issue hinges upon the obligation of a merchant when offering services to the general public, which we believe implicitly, demands the services be provided to all comers. The religious views of the merchant do not provide him with a right to exercise prejudice against a customer.

Discrimination of any type, whether based on religious, racial, gender or personal opinion, are all equally non-defensible and go against the very principles that our country is built upon.

Dr. David A. Seidman

About the Author
David Seidman, M.D is a medical doctor with over 30 years of experience. He is also a dedicated community activist and philanthropist, with strong established connections to Israel and Jewish causes in general. Dr. Seidman completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Virginia in 1991. He finished his fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and became the Co-Chief of the ENT Facial Plastic Surgery service at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in 1992. Dr. Seidman practices ENT and Rhinoplasty in New York, and has a broad experience in general otolaryngology, nasal breathing disorders, snoring, and sinus disease and treatments including the newest advances in radiologic-guided endoscopic sinus surgery techniques.
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