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Kansas’ Anti-Gay Segregation Bill Is An Abomination
Slate via Business Insider ^ | 02/16/2014 | Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

Posted on 02/16/2014 6:56:37 PM PST by Carbonsteel

On Tuesday, the Kansas House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a measure designed to bring anti-gay segregation — under the guise of “religious liberty” — to the already deep-red state. The bill, written out of fear that the state may soon face an Oklahoma-style gay marriage ruling, will now easily pass the Republican Senate and be signed into law by the Republican governor. The result will mark Kansas as the first state, though certainly not the last, to legalize segregation of gay and straight people in virtually every arena of life.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: businessinsider; corporateliberalism; demagogicparty; hatred; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; kansas; liberalhysteria; markjosephstern; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; slate
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It seems to me that very little did more to arouse the anger of God in the Old Testament than Sodomy or Idolatry.

Well, we are becoming a nation that worships gays and the gay lifestyle.

Tell me this won't end badly.

1 posted on 02/16/2014 6:56:37 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

As a male nurse, I know, on a personal level, lots of gays. On that personal level, their sin is between themselves and God. I really have little to say about it.

On the societal level, I can’t think of many things that would be more harmful than homosexuality being normalized.

I don’t want gay people to be persecuted, but I don’t want our society to celebrate an obvious aberration.

Sorry, but gay is NOT “normal”.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 7:01:40 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Carbonsteel

How will a business know you are gay or straight if you leave you sex in your bedroom?


3 posted on 02/16/2014 7:02:28 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: clee1

Gay is also not healthy. Nor is any form of multiple sexual partners.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 7:04:20 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Carbonsteel

Didn’t want to click on the link because the bias of the author is obvious(putting “religious liberty” in quotes as if that’s a bad thing) but what exactly would this bill do? Protect the rights of churches and Christian business owners?


5 posted on 02/16/2014 7:04:21 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Carbonsteel

What is an abomination are the mentally ill people we have running around now demanding to have their insane whims catered to.

There are around 50+ different variations that “LGBT” people have to choose from as their sex.

I honestly don’t understand it. Can someone declare they are a plant or a mineral? What is someone claims they are Napoleon? Don’t we have to respect their wishes, too?


6 posted on 02/16/2014 7:04:52 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Carbonsteel; Starstruck; cripplecreek; MeganC; GeronL; Windflier; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; ...
Oh For the Love of God!

What Happens when the State FORCES you do serve someone?

Where will these people then, when the first Catholic Church or Synagogue is shutdown or looses it's tax exempt status because it won't preform a gay wedding?

Freedom of Religion?

Whatever!

Freedom of Speech?

Oh that was gone a LONG time ago.

Who holds the Kansas Ping List?

This Article is so stupid it gave me Colon Cancer >:(

7 posted on 02/16/2014 7:05:07 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: greatvikingone

Exactly. In their minds, we’re all a bunch of Putin-style “meanies” because we want sexuality to remain private, not public.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 7:07:10 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Carbonsteel

Right of free association is an “abomination?”

Only in the fever-mad leftist mind.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 7:07:27 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: clee1

Just curious, do any of your homosexual co-workers agree with your statement:

“I don’t want gay people to be persecuted, but I don’t want our society to celebrate an obvious aberration.”


10 posted on 02/16/2014 7:09:58 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Carbonsteel
We effectively lost this argument about forty years ago when we let the forces of Evil, with the complicity of the Leftist Media, get away with defining the terms that frame the debate about abortion.

There is no way that this present anointment of the homosexual ethos will not redound to our profound detriment - it will end us as a civilized society.

Oh yeah - and if the Lord decides to clear his throat in the sight of all this iniquity - Look out!!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 02/16/2014 7:10:18 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlicha<center> <table backel the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ReformationFan

Have you heard of the bakery that went out of business because they wouldn’t make a gay wedding cake? This bill should stop such nonsense. People should be able to run their business any way they want and suffer or benefit for their choices (including handicap accessibility - IMO).


12 posted on 02/16/2014 7:12:11 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: KC_Lion

I’ve been called racist a few times right here at FR for saying that any business should be able to refuse to serve whoever they want short of life saving care.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 7:13:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Business Inside is owned in whole by the corporatists establishment NWO cabal.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 7:15:04 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: greatvikingone

Sounds like a good bill to me. I fear that before long, agreeing with Jesus’s definition of marriage in Matthew 19:4-6 will result in one’s not being allowed to have a job at all.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 7:16:48 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ConorMacNessa

Pretty much.

It’s hard to take the moral high ground on anything once you’ve set the bar so low!


16 posted on 02/16/2014 7:17:21 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: TheGipperWasRight

St. Anthony of the Desert:

“There will come a time when people will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad they will say, ‘You are mad; you are not like us.’”


17 posted on 02/16/2014 7:18:01 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Viennacon

BI is a website I would never frequent


18 posted on 02/16/2014 7:18:11 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Carbonsteel

What people do in the privacy of their homes is entirely up to them provided that they are mentally competent, consenting adults. Their behavior in public, however, may be regulated. Public behavior is the most regulated thing on Earth. Since this law springs from attacks on the marriage industry, consider this:

What if the loving couples want the photographer to capture those first intimate moments of their marital bliss? What if they want the cake delivered to their little love nest. I don’’t think it unreasonable to politely refuse their requests and suggest that they seek another vendor. There seem to be plenty willing to do it.

They are trying to rub our faces in it, as a sort of revenge for their perceived slights. It has gotten out of hand.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 7:21:53 PM PST by centurion316
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To: Carbonsteel

It’s time people faced facts. Normal people (heterosexuals if you will) naturally loath homosexuality. It’s nature, they are born that way. making laws against nature never turn out well. See my tagline.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 7:22:34 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: cripplecreek; Windflier
Well, you would still be correct Cripple.

Racism is not a pretty thing, but in this day and age, do you really think a "No Blacks Allowed" Tavern would thrive?

Who sure it may go over well with the Turner Diaries crowd.

But it simply isn't viable anymore. But the Government shouldn't be there to hold your hand.

Brooker T. Washington though the way to end segregation was to be educated, upright and prosperous citizens.

So the Racist White Man who worked as a car cleaner could drink out of his water Water fountain while the Wealthy Black Shop Owner could drink out of his.

Thus it would come to an end that way.(sadly though W. E. B. Du Bois, the Van Jones of his day though had other ideas)

21 posted on 02/16/2014 7:22:37 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Carbonsteel

I want to treat people with respect and assume the best, but I cannot and will not be an enabler for **private behavior** that God tell me is sin.

People are free to do what they want in the privacy of their own homes, and I don’t want a government that presumes the power to tell any of us otherwise. But when two sodomites want to get “married” and to hire me to throw my artistic talents towards supplying them with a service to contribute to that “ceremony”, I am going to decline to accept their money, and to provide any service.

If we allow government to attempt to force me to provid service, I consider this to be a form of tyranny that is not much different than enslavement.

And the behavior of the sodomites about my refusal affirms to me that “gay marriage” is far more about destroying and redefining that godly institution than it is about equal rights.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 7:23:55 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Carbonsteel

Business Insider loves the government telling businesses what they must do.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 7:25:50 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: TheGipperWasRight

I got in an argument on FB with a 20-something because I said I was a Great Dane. LOL


24 posted on 02/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: KC_Lion
Racism is not a pretty thing, but in this day and age, do you really think a "No Blacks Allowed" Tavern would thrive?

Exactly. People will naturally segregate themselves in many cases and those are people who should stay away from each other but I suspect the numbers are really quite small.

It was one of the primary reasons Goldwater opposed the civil rights act as passed. It stepped over the line and into the private sector and has been a disaster ever since.
25 posted on 02/16/2014 7:28:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Correct again Cripple.

Which means you get a Pop Quiz!

Which Future President helped Filibuster the 1957 Civil Rights Act?

And Which Arizona Senator supported it?

26 posted on 02/16/2014 7:33:39 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: greatvikingone
People should be able to run their business any way they want and suffer or benefit for their choices (including handicap accessibility - IMO).

Personally, I totally agree with you.

Unfortunately there are many right here on Free Republic that disagree with you when it comes to their personal pet peeves. They are all bent out of shape because some government entity has forced some businesses to cater to a certain segment (in this case gays) or go out of business, yet applaud that same government entity when it forces another business to stop catering to a certain segment (in the case of smokers) or go out of business.

I imagine these same people would be up in arms if a baker who was gay refused to do a wedding cake for a heterosexual couple.

27 posted on 02/16/2014 7:33:50 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: cripplecreek

“It was one of the primary reasons Goldwater opposed the civil rights act as passed. It stepped over the line and into the private sector and has been a disaster ever since.”

Exactly. And we’ve been turning into the former Soviet Union ever since on the issue of government involvement in private business.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 7:34:53 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Gabz

Bingo as usual,Gabz. !!!!

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29 posted on 02/16/2014 7:36:20 PM PST by Mears
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To: KC_Lion

I know Goldwater supported the 57 civil rights act.

Future democrat president in opposition could have been Kennedy.

Just like when Coolidge was pushing anti lynching laws, they were met with democrat filibusters again and again.


30 posted on 02/16/2014 7:36:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

At least BI didn’t mention Nazi Germany.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:04 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Gabz
I imagine these same people would be up in arms if a baker who was gay refused to do a wedding cake for a heterosexual couple.

I'd wish the gay businessmen luck and ask them to join the fight for personal freedom.
32 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Did you tell him you were “harmless” and just wanted to “lick and slobber all over him”?


33 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:49 PM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: cripplecreek
Goldwater did the support the 57 civil rights act under Eisenhower.

While I don't know about Kennedy.

Lyndon Johnson was Majority (minority?) Leader at the time and he helped kill it.

Coolidge did alot to try and unite America.

He granted Native Americans Citizenship. And him and Harding stopped a disastrous Naval Building Race with the British.

34 posted on 02/16/2014 7:41:38 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Carbonsteel
Kansas’ Anti-Gay Segregation Bill Is An Abomination

What's the abomination, exactly?
Not too many decades ago, these perversions were examples of the definition of "perversion."

35 posted on 02/16/2014 7:42:28 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: KC_Lion

36 posted on 02/16/2014 7:45:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel
My Father, the product of a Jesuit education, always taught me to define terms at the outset of an argument. He was right - and the failure to do so on the part of the Right has done great harm to us.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

37 posted on 02/16/2014 7:47:58 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlicha<center> <table backel the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Carbonsteel

The only abomination in this story is homosexuality.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 7:48:55 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: KC_Lion
Who holds the Kansas Ping List?

Nobody, insofar as I know.
If somebody does, please pop me a line so I can update my list of state ping-lists keepers.

39 posted on 02/16/2014 7:51:31 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Mears

Thanks, my FRiend :-)


40 posted on 02/16/2014 7:53:08 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: cripplecreek
I'd wish the gay businessmen luck and ask them to join the fight for personal freedom.

So would I.

I have no use for hypocrites, unfortunately there are many floating around here, including long time members, who refuse to see the obvious contradictions in their push for MORE government.

41 posted on 02/16/2014 7:58:21 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: greatvikingone
How will a business know you are gay or straight if you leave you sex in your bedroom?

Quit asking sensible questions! Didn't you get the latest memo? To be "gay" is to flame publicly! It's innate! It's nature!

42 posted on 02/16/2014 8:01:07 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Some locker rooms have taken to banning cellphone use because some same-sex attracted individuals were filming others in states of undress.

But they have ZERO interest in heterosexual people. Really. No, really...


43 posted on 02/16/2014 9:12:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Carbonsteel

Panties in a wad from another Pink Journalist...

http://www.slate.com/authors.mark_stern.html


44 posted on 02/16/2014 9:15:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: GeronL

Business Insider certainly doesn’t seem to be very BUSINESS minded.


45 posted on 02/16/2014 9:16:30 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

true that


46 posted on 02/16/2014 9:17:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: fella
It’s time people faced facts. Normal people (heterosexuals if you will) naturally loath homosexuality. It’s nature, they are born that way. making laws against nature never turn out well.

One FACT that has silently been swept aside by leftist propagandists is that the term "heterosexual" is an objective scientific term that has to do with how a species procreates (with two sexes) ALL gays with few exceptions are heterosexual (male or female). The subjective self identified mental condition termed 'orientation' has no basis in science as an inherent objective state of being -it is a mental condition.

47 posted on 02/16/2014 10:15:28 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: DBeers
"-it is a mental condition."

Disorder is more like it.

48 posted on 02/16/2014 10:24:12 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: clee1

Having had some experience with homosexuals, male and female I will differ with you that their ‘sin’ is between them and God. Such could very well be applicable to some homosexuals or transvestites but such does not apply to those who broadcast their persuasions. At least such does not apply to the many who flaunt their character and would make laws that say others must give their legal societal standings up for the benefit of the other persons behavior traits.


49 posted on 02/16/2014 10:38:45 PM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: Carbonsteel

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3123850/posts


50 posted on 02/17/2014 1:32:50 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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