Arizona House passes bill protecting religious liberty

  • metta

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    May 17, 2013 4:20 AM GMT

    "The proposed law would allow people to sue over an “impending violation” of religious liberty, as opposed to waiting until after the attack has occurred. It protects the practice or observance of all religions, including actions motivated by religious beliefs, against state and local laws or policies."

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/05/arizona-house-passes-bill-protecting-religious-liberty/

    Wow....imagine the crazy court cases that could happen from this...
  • tazzari

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    May 17, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    You look like you're going to infringe on my religious liberty. See you in court!

    HUH?
  • Menergy_1

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    May 17, 2013 2:19 PM GMT
    a counterpart in crazy to:

    "Last month Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a discrimination suit against florist Barronelle Stuzman for refusing to supply flowers for a same-sex wedding. Yesterday the anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom counter-sued on her behalf. Via World Net Daily:


    “The Washington State Constitution, in Article 1, Section 11, absolutely protects ‘freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief, and worship’ and guarantees that ‘no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion,’” according to attorneys representing Stutzman. The countersuit asks for a declaration that Ferguson’s actions are “unlawful” and to enjoin similar future actions, reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation costs and “such other relief that the court deems just and equitable.” The countersuit was filed by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys on behalf of Stutzman, whom they already were defending from the attorney general’s complaint.

    More from the ADF's counter-suit:

    ADF reports the Washington State Constitution uniquely protects the rights of conscience and religion, and the countersuit argues that Ferguson is “constitutionally precluded from compelling Stutzman to use her artistic skill to personally craft expressive floral arrangements” for a same-sex ceremony when it violates her religious beliefs and her conscience to do so, “particularly when there are many other florists willing, ready, and able to create floral arrangements” for such ceremonies.

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/florist-sues-for-violation-of-religious-liberty/


    I thought we got rid of the "no-service-for-your types-at-my-lunch-counter" in the last century for good reasons.
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    May 17, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    "The proposed law would allow people to sue over an “impending violation” of religious liberty, as opposed to waiting until after the attack has occurred. It protects the practice or observance of all religions, including actions motivated by religious beliefs, against state and local laws or policies."

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/05/arizona-house-passes-bill-protecting-religious-liberty/

    Wow....imagine the crazy court cases that could happen from this...


    I can't think of a better way to usher in Shariah Law. Good grief, what are they thinking?!?
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    May 17, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    meninlove said Good grief, what are they thinking?!?


    Stupid. Sometimes there's just no other explanation.
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    May 17, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    Does that mean I could sue if some guy told me I need to accept Jesus Christ or I shall be damned to hell.

    It's happened to me on more than one occasion.
  • HottJoe

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    May 17, 2013 4:35 PM GMT
    Please tell me this is an Onion story.icon_confused.gif
  • GQjock

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    May 18, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    The American Taliban is alive and well in AZ icon_cool.gif

    Praise Jay-sus!
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    May 18, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    These foolish simpletons. They're afraid of Muslims taking over the country and they passed this? Haha this thing hasn't even started yet. Hell they just made it open season for everyone. I'm almost looking forward to the impending Islamic takeover now.
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    May 18, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    MisfitToy saidThese foolish simpletons. They're afraid of Muslims taking over the country and they passed this? Haha this thing hasn't even started yet. Hell they just made it open season for everyone. I'm almost looking forward to the impending Islamic takeover now.


    For some odd reason, the laziness of thinking appears to have made these lawmakers think that freedom of religion means freedom of only Christianity. They're in for a rude and unpleasant shock.

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    May 18, 2013 6:12 PM GMT
    Congress (the federal one) did something similar in the 90s when they passed the RFRA. SCOTUS struck it down because the alleged remedies weren't narrowly tailored enough, plus religion in America hasn't had a history of persecution and political powerlessness. If this ever reaches SCOTUS, I assume they would overturn Arizona's law based on that precedent.