Utah GOP Senator Mike Lee Introduces Religious ‘License To Discriminate’ Against Gays Bill

  • metta

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    Dec 12, 2013 6:34 PM GMT
    Breaking: GOP Senator Introduces Religious ‘License To Discriminate’ Against Gays Bill

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/breaking-gop-senator-introduces-religious-license-to-discriminate-against-gays-bill/politics/2013/12/12/80143
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    Dec 12, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    Par for the course for Republicans. All anti-gay, all day. And leading Republicans are endorsing this.
  • Apparition

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    Dec 14, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    Time to define religions as non political or cease being religions.
    Time for allowing atheists to start lawsuits against religious groups for illegal restraint of trade.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 14, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    It is time to purge all the narrow minded, bible thumping screwballs out of the GOP once and for all.
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    Dec 14, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said Par for the course for Republicans. All anti-gay, all day. And leading Republicans are endorsing this.


    Sadly many off center Liberals are no better, and have done equal damage; just look back to Bill Clinton's term in office.
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    Dec 15, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    Have any of you actually read the bill?
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    Dec 15, 2013 7:06 PM GMT
    DrewPecs saidHave any of you actually read the bill?

    Please enlighten us.
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    Dec 15, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    This is entirely about sanctioning discrimination against gay people as it is an exemption of penalties for discriminating. It gives permission to discriminate based upon sexual orientation.

    It would be no different than someone saying they'd like to be exempt from discriminating against any group, that restaurants should be able to not serve blacks, that busses should be able to make asian people sit in the back, all without fear of losing their small business loan or public transportation subsidy. Or fear of losing their, you know, honor.

    http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/3133

    summary

    Marriage and Religious Freedom Act - Prohibits the federal government from taking an adverse action against a person on the basis that: (1) such person acts in accordance with a religious belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.

    http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/3133/text

    full text of bill
  • Apparition

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    Dec 17, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    3. and divorce is illegal...
    4. and women must marry their rapists
    5. public prayer (especially in church) will also be banned as per matthew 6
    6. all "donations" will be anonymous and thus ineligible for tax deductions, and reported as income by the religious establishment.


    ya know...just to follow all the rules.