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Bill Introduced to Protect Arlene’s Flowers/Religious Freedom (Washington)
Family Policy Institute of Washington ^ | April 26, 2013 | Joseph Backholm

Posted on 04/26/2013 2:22:40 PM PDT by fwdude

Earlier this month, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against a Richland, Washington florist who declined the chance to provide floral arrangements for the same-sex wedding ceremony of long-time customers. Yesterday, Sen. Sharon Brown, whose district includes Arlene’s Flowers, introduced legislation (SB 5927) that would protect Arlene’s Flowers religious liberty and provide protection from liability for declining to provide services in situation like this.

The bill amends the state’s non-discrimination statute and states that it cannot force someone to provide services, if doing so would violate their conscience or strongly held religious convictions.

(Excerpt) Read more at fpiw.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
It's tragic that a law like this is even needed at all in a free, constitutional republic. I have mixed feelings about it; what can be "granted" can be just as easily stripped away by a later legislature.

I'd much rather this be taken to the Supreme Court and, hopefully, the entire "discrimination" farce disposed of nationwide - for good!

1 posted on 04/26/2013 2:22:40 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

Private property rights hardly exist anymore.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 2:27:01 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Arm_Bears

Neither do rights to freely enter into a contract, or not, exist anymore.


3 posted on 04/26/2013 2:28:19 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Leftist slugs like this attorney general have no understanding of the 1st amendment and freedom of religion. The nazi AG needs to be impeached for treason and thrown in prison. Then after he serves his 10 year sentence, strip him of his American citizenship and send him one-way to North Korea.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 2:33:35 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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Now, that’s the attitude we need to have. Enough of the namby-pamby pandering to the Left. We’ve done that for decades and look at where it’s brought us?


5 posted on 04/26/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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6 posted on 04/26/2013 2:40:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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Unfortunately, this Leftist state lawmaking body will likely not act on this bill. They wanted homo-"marriage," and everything that it imposed, and they got it, without ANY discussion of religious exemption provisions whatsoever.
7 posted on 04/26/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Send the dyke-lesbos vases full of nasty weeds, and a bill. End of problem. Heh.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 2:49:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: fwdude

When will the DOJ file suit against GE, BOA and other banks for refusing to finance companies in the firearm business?
Seems it is very similar to a Florist choosing not to do business with!


9 posted on 04/26/2013 2:59:06 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: GOYAKLA

Yeah, but don’t hold you breath.


10 posted on 04/26/2013 3:48:17 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

“Now, that’s the attitude we need to have.”

That’s what I like about FR. It’s meeting people like you who have the same firepower as you and are willing to use it.

Semper fi, fwdude.


11 posted on 04/26/2013 4:52:26 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: fwdude

Mom & Dad taught me that, when I was two or three, about 76 years ago.
It still holds true today.
Dad also gave me “You can wish in one hand and $=it in the other and see which fills up first”.
I also washed my hand and quit wishing, right after that.
Humor does work well for me.


12 posted on 04/26/2013 8:36:51 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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