Michigan House of Representatives Passes ‘Right To Discriminate’ Bill

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    Dec 06, 2014 4:44 AM GMT
    Texas of the north? No surprise, but conservative contolled Senate will no doubt pass it too icon_rolleyes.gif


    http://www.pfaw.org/press-releases/2014/12/michigan-house-representatives-passes-right-discriminate-bill

    Amendments to the measure offered by Democrats would have required that the law state clearly that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not interfere with the protections offered by the state’s civil rights act; that a person asserting a sincerely held religious belief claim provide proof either through tithing to their church or evidence of community service; or that local communities be allowed to pass their own ordinances. All the amendments failed, and all the Democrats on the committee and in the full House opposed the bill, while all the Republicans supported it.
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    Dec 06, 2014 6:06 AM GMT
    Don't yah just love Republicans? And can you feel their love for LGBT?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 06, 2014 3:47 PM GMT

    Michigan is nowhere near as backward and ignorant as the lone star shithole of Texas. Not even close. Unfortunately its state GOP is still being held hostage by the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS from Grand Rapids, Holland, and the NW part of the state. But things are starting to change for the better in Michigan and its republican governor Rick Snyder isn't pandering to these right wing extremists like the republicans in the House are currently doing which is highly unfortunate.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 06, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    The law could also be used to permit discrimination against people of certain religions. At one time, some hotels and other establishments had signs reading, "No Jews and dogs allowed.". There were also signs reading, "Help wanted. Irish need not apply.".

    If only a few Republicans approved the bill, I would not be alarmed. But apparently ALL the Republicans approved it. Apparently the Republicans in Michigan are unable to think for themselves.

    The stated position of those supporting the bill was to enhance freedom of religion. Presumably most of those supporting the bill were Christians, but it seems that they have forgotten Jesus' admonition to love our neighbors as ourselves. That is one of the two most important laws in Christianity, yet many professed Christians have ignored it for centuries. Clearly something is very wrong.

    For most of my life, I was a registered Republican. However, I changed my registration to Democrat. I didn't change my political ideas, but the Republican party has shifted so far to the right and become so rigid that I do not see how anyone could continue to be a Republican.
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    Dec 06, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    For most of my life, I was a registered Republican. However, I changed my registration to Democrat. I didn't change my political ideas, but the Republican party has shifted so far to the right and become so rigid that I do not see how anyone could continue to be a Republican.

    You could be describing me. Literally raised Republican, participating in my Republican parents' election campaigns from the time I was a little kid. Being anything other than a Republican was unthinkable.

    Not today. My own political views like yours are also largely unchanged, except some liberalization of my attitude towards civil rights. Which I actually believe my parents had, too, although I didn't fully recognize it at the time.

    But the US political landscape has changed, whereas I have not changed significantly. It's time to admit our US Republicans have become 21st Century Fascists, and can no longer be defended or supported by anyone of integrity, decency, and respect for our US Constitution.
  • metta

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    Dec 07, 2014 6:38 AM GMT
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    Dec 08, 2014 3:34 AM GMT
    Terrifying Law Turns Michigan Into A Theocracy — The Christian Right Is Coming For Your State Next

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/06/terrifying-law-turns-michigan-into-theocracy/
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    Dec 08, 2014 9:54 AM GMT
    metta8 saidTerrifying Law Turns Michigan Into A Theocracy — The Christian Right Is Coming For Your State Next

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/06/terrifying-law-turns-michigan-into-theocracy/


    It's not a law ... yet.

    I can't imagine it would pass, but I do hope that it does. As we saw at the end of the Bush reign, it takes laws like this to light a fire under voter's asses. Otherwise, we have abysmal voter turnouts like the ones we saw in Nov.

    Vote or lose, people!
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    Dec 08, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
    http://www.mmtc.org/proud-to-manufacture/food/welch-s.html

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    Though to be fair it should be noted that
    http://www.welchs.com/about-us/careers
    Welch’s prohibits the discrimination in its hiring practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Michigan_companies

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_Corning

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Corporation
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    Dec 09, 2014 2:18 PM GMT
    i think we are in for a little set back, get used to it.