Recently, there was a towing company near my home that put on their street-side sign, "IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH!" My lawn care company puts a bible verse at the bottom of each bill. Another business owner I work with repeatedly uses language that makes me cringe in conversation with customers.
It seems like you can hardly go to a concert anymore without the singer spewing their politics throughout the show. Bette Midler told one arena full of fans that she didn`t need or WANT idiot Republicans enjoying her music!
Yet, when the Dixie Chicks asked Michael Jordan (a friend and fellow democrat) to help promote their concert in Chicago last year (which was not selling tickets), he declined. His response was reportedly, "Republicans buy just as many of my shoes as democrats do."
So, what`s right? Should you keep those things out of your business with the understanding that people on both sides (or of all religions) are your potential customers or is it okay to possibly offend potential customers in the name of making your "statement"? Can you afford to offend?