Skip to comments.Religious Right in Arizona Cheers Bill Allowing Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gays
Posted on 02/21/2014 7:25:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind
In New Mexico, a photographer declined to take pictures of a lesbian couples commitment ceremony. In Washington State, a florist would not provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. And in Colorado, a baker refused to make a cake for a party celebrating the wedding of two men.
The business owners cited religious beliefs in declining to provide services celebrating same-sex relationships. And in each case, they were sued.
Now, as states around the nation weigh how to balance the rights of same-sex couples with those of conservative religious business owners, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona must decide whether to sign legislation that would allow business owners to cite religious beliefs as a legal justification for denying service to same-sex couples.
The legislation, approved by lawmakers on Thursday, immediately attracted national attention, with conservative religious groups welcoming it as a necessary form of protection for objectors to same-sex marriage, and gay rights groups denouncing it as a license for discrimination. The measure comes at a time when the courts are grappling with how to define the religious rights of private businesses: The Supreme Court is to hear two cases next month in which businesses are seeking exemptions from providing insurance coverage for contraception to their employees, citing the religious beliefs of the companies owners.
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The “religious” left is cheering, too! Somehow they just can’t help smearing the right.
Speaking of marriage, when’s the national divorce?
I truly believe the bottom line for homosexuals is to silence Christianity completely. That is the only thing that will make them happy. Well, it ain’t gonna happen!
Great question 2nd. ;-)
NYT = Bigots.
We will not partake in the celebration of sin...
Veruca McCain is already squealing like a pig.
They will never be happy. Maybe miserable, self-hating, knowing that they are flipping off the creator of the universe. But not happy.
My wife dreams of owning a bed and breakfast. I reminded her some queers could want to stay and she quickly decided it wasn’t a good idea
Gee, how long before this is overturned by some federal judge?
We need a law allowing the free exercise of religion (including refusing to do business in a manner that violates religious values) and freedom of association (including refusal to associate with those conducting in-your-face celebrations of activities that normal individuals find revolting), and this law should supersede laws passed merely for diversity or symbolism. In fact, those freedoms are so important that they should be declared part of the Supreme Law of the Land.
AC used the term “White Supremacist Christians” as a group. I've NEVER heard this before - anywhere. Why now?
Wasn't Cooper an ex-CIA man? The Christian persecution is coming to America and he knows it.
Meanwhile, in - what State is it? - homos are being encouraged to not wait for the June date when a law allowing them to marry goes into effect. Why not a stay on that to "examine the issues"?
Good law. I expect that homosexual photogs have reciprocal rights. Always toward freedom even .
Great! Now a person can tell the strange ones to go stick it.....oh, wait.....
Not soon enough.
I would bet that draft opinions are already being circulated among the fellow travelers.
“I truly believe the bottom line for homosexuals is to silence Christianity completely.”
Should be. But just like any liberal, the objective is to destroy Christianity by making the environment so morally sickening we have no choice but to comply. Funny that doesn’t work but it makes me hate faggots more everyday.
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