Skip to comments.‘Star Trek’ Actor Promises Trouble for Arizona If Gov. Signs What He Calls ‘Turn Away the Gay’ Bill
Posted on 02/23/2014 12:54:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Many first became acquainted with George Takei as Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series, but for a number of years the actor has been an outspoken left-wing, and particularly gay-rights, activist.
On Friday Takei switched his phasers on stun and penned a pointed Raising Arizona letter in reaction to the state legislatures passage of a bill many view as anti-gay.
Calling it the turn away the gay bill, Takei promised a ground-shaking degree of trouble, including boycotts, if the measure is signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, The Raw Story noted.
Your taxi drivers can refuse to carry us. Your hotels can refuse to house us. And your restaurants can refuse to serve us, stated Takeis letter, which appears on his blog. Youre willing to ostracize and marginalize LGBT people to score political points with the extreme right of the Republican Party.
Proponents of the bill see it as a protection for businesses that dont want to serve LGBT people on religious grounds, but Takei writes that no one is fooled. When I was younger, people used Gods Will as a reason to keep the races separate, too. Make no mistake, this is the new segregation, yours is a Jim Crow law, and you are about to make yourself ground zero.
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed similar legislation in 2013, but The New York Times reported that its not clear if she will support the latest bill.
If she does, Takei writes, make no mistake. We will not come. We will not spend. And we will urge everyone we knowfrom large corporations to small families on vacationto boycott. Because you dont deserve our dollars. Not one red cent.
Takei noted that after Arizona nixed celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr.s holiday in 1989, the NFL moved a scheduled Super Bowl from Arizona to Pasedena, costing the state $500 million. Super Bowl XLIX is slated for the University of Phoenix in Glendale in 2015.
I’m sure that Governor Brewer is shaking in her boots.
This idiot has ZERO power. He couldn’t organize a boycott of a dime store, let alone an entire state. Woe to Brewer if she vetoes this legislation.
Why don’t businesses have the basic American freedom to conduct to serve whomever they want? Why do they have to submit to the politically correct dictates of the government?
Senator Barry Goldwater, before he turned into an aging loony tunes lefty, opposed the Civil Rights Act for a good reason. It would extend the raw of the government into every corner of the economy. It leads to quotas for hiring, and today to quotas for homosexuals.
I don’t believe that the government has any role in regulating discrimination of any sort outside of the practices of the state itself.
Unfortunately it appears this guy spent what looks like one too many years circling Uranus looking for Klingons.
So this guy wants homosexuals and their proponents to boycott Arizona, and he thinks this is going to PUNISH Arizona?
Good grief - I can see the rest of America, that wonderful silent majority, booking their vacations now!
So Kirk and Spock really did get it on after all?
Better that AZ stick with fighting the good fight over the invasion of the US.
“..make no mistake. We will not come. We will not spend. And we will urge everyone we knowfrom large corporations to small families on vacationto boycott. Because you dont deserve our dollars. Not one red cent.
Who is “we”? Californians? In this economy, businesses cannot afford to “boycott” states for stupid reasons like this. The taxes on businesses in CA are already murderous.
Every day I have to “cleanse” my FB page of “Takei shares” placed there by conservative FB friends.
I do not understand why his crap is ‘shared’ by them.
I keep my page homo-free, even if what some homo posts is, indeed, amusing.
It’s the principle.
For whatever reason, totally “blocking” any of Takei’s crap never seems to stick.
Bite me, Sulu! Oh wait, you can’t insult him with that....
Hey - sounds like quite a deal to me !
Maybe the [no doubt] libs at Facebook have instituted a homo-block-block.
We all liked you better when you were in a closet in another galaxy Sulu.
Yeah, can we get that in writing? Asks Arizona officials.
Sure seems like it.
They are getting worse and worse. I grew up in LA and I have been politically doing battle with them for 15 years. I have seen it all, but there were three of them roughly nineteen years old or so carrying on at the front of a restaurant I was leaving Friday night waggling their limp-writs and swinging their hips that so disgusted me I wanted to go over and say something to them, but restrained myself. Last month it was two flight attendants on a layover flight walking up and down the aisles gossiping like little girls in sing-song voices with one hand on their hip who I know were just trying to get a reaction out of me. We’ve lost a lot of ground everywhere, but I know this can’t go on indefinitely. People are going to start answering back more and more like they are doing in Arizona.
Sulu’s mission: to explore... strange new worlds. His favorite planet is the seventh from our sun.
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