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Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate
NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN

Posted on 02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST by CorporateStepsister

PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; business; culture; democrats; discrimination; economy; gays; homosexual; obama; owners; proposal; religious; statesrights; unitedstates
Republicans are showing some balls now.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST by CorporateStepsister
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To: CorporateStepsister

The right to discriminate is a foundational principle of Liberty.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 9:19:47 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

I’m just glad people are pushing back against the chaotic drama that gays are constantly pushing into our lives.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 9:20:59 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister
What's good for the goose...

Muslim staff working for Marks & Spencer have been given permission to refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork products.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10532782/Muslim-staff-at-Marks-and-Spencer-can-refuse-to-sell-alcohol-and-pork.html

4 posted on 02/20/2014 9:21:32 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I will die away in shock if Brewer actually signs this.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 9:21:48 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

I think he will; it would be a relief to the business owners of the community.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 9:22:25 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Veggie Todd

It’s about time.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 9:22:48 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: P-Marlowe

***The right to discriminate is a foundational principle of Liberty.***

...and inherent in every law ever written.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 9:24:48 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Actual biblically faithful Christians would be very unlikely to REFUSE to serve “gays” (even obviously flamey ones) until it came to something like the inscribed faux-wedding cakes that instigators in other states are demanding to have. Or possibly, cohabitation quarters. It’s not Christians who are the ones being mean here.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 9:26:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No of course not; I do know that I wouldn’t be biased against gays if in fact they wouldn’t turn every single stinking day into a new episode in the self inflicted drama of their lives. They should be tickled PINK at living in the US that lets them be themselves so much.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 9:29:02 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

11 posted on 02/20/2014 9:31:25 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: diverteach

What, we ain’t slaves?

Sure ‘nough.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 9:36:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I hope *she* does, but I have doubts. This will have a rough ride at the Ninth Circus, and she hasn’t shown much stomach for these fights lately.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 9:40:17 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: CorporateStepsister
Republicans are showing some balls now.

If only.

14 posted on 02/20/2014 9:45:54 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: CorporateStepsister

Hey, hate to break it to the Gaymafia, but Christians have rights, too.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 9:54:45 PM PST by madison10
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To: CorporateStepsister

The gays went overboard in suing Christian businesses and now is the payback.

Gays must have thought Christians would lie back and surrender.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 12:40:28 AM PST by RginTN
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To: Cyber Liberty

Only if She refuses to Follow the Constitution:

“In ALL cases where a “STATE” is a Party to the action, the “Supreme Court” “SHALL have ORIGINAL JURISDICTION”.

Any State can Ignore any ruling from ALL INFERIOR COURTS and are only obligated to follow decisions from the Supreme Court.
Just because the USSC REFUSES to abide by the Constitution does not mean that a STATE must also disregard the Constitution. This will create a Constitutional Crisis, but simply reading that passage over and over again on TV will stop the madness post haste.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 8:59:08 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: CorporateStepsister

So if a Muslim cab driver refuses to take a fare who has been to a barbecue restaurant then this law protects their right to do so?


18 posted on 02/21/2014 9:01:01 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: eyeamok
Only if She refuses to Follow the Constitution:

OK, I agree with you, if it comes to it, she'll refuse to follow the Constitution. She's a RINO, and that's what Rats and Rinos do.

Only I don't think it will come to that. I think she'll chicken out on signing it, and she'll Veto it. She's being begged to Veto it by the usual suspects, and I don't think she has the stomach for another battle as we had with SB1040 a couple years back.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 9:43:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: DoodleDawg

I don’t think Muslim cab drivers are really the real problem right now. It’s gays who are getting hysterical and causing trouble for business owners right now.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 4:41:04 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Considering that people are sick of hysterical homos, I think the Ninth Circuit won’t dare refuse it.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 4:41:51 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I’m not sure I understand you...are you saying the 9th would take it and uphold it because they’re tired of the homosexuals’ hysterical whining?


22 posted on 02/21/2014 5:19:45 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: CorporateStepsister

Just read the “latest.” The Guv is in DC for the Guvs’ meeting going on, and says she’ll decide by the deadline, as if she just now heard about it. Her finger is wet and in the air, so who knows if she’ll Veto or not...the choices are 1) sign, 2) Veto or 3) do nothing and it become law in 90 days.

Now the sissy-screaming starts, and she’ll have an excuse to Veto.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 5:41:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: CorporateStepsister
I don’t think Muslim cab drivers are really the real problem right now. It’s gays who are getting hysterical and causing trouble for business owners right now.

But can you see any reason why the Arizona law wouldn't protect Muslims under the situations I described?

24 posted on 02/21/2014 6:00:33 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg
But can you see any reason why the Arizona law wouldn't protect Muslims under the situations I described?

I can. The law is written specifically to protect the decisions made by "Business Owners". Unless the cabbie owns the cab company, company policy rules.

25 posted on 02/22/2014 9:11:52 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: houeto
I can. The law is written specifically to protect the decisions made by "Business Owners". Unless the cabbie owns the cab company, company policy rules.

I suggest you read the law. It applies to individuals and not just business owners. SB1062.

And it's not just homosexuals. Anything that may burden a person's exercise of religion can be refused. So the Muslim example I mentioned should be covered. If a pharmacist objects to filling a birth control prescription then they can't be forced to do so. I would a assume that a Jew could not be forced to work on the Sabbath or a Christian on Christmas. And it's not just private individuals. Nothing in this act says that a government employee or a law enforcement official or a teacher can be forced to do anything that might burden their ability to freely practice their religion.

26 posted on 02/22/2014 11:11:57 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Thanks DoodleDawg. I was going by the excerpt. Should have known better.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:16 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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