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‘Star Trek’ Actor Promises Trouble for Arizona If Gov. Signs What He Calls ‘Turn Away the Gay’ Bill
The Blaze ^ | February 22, 2014 | Dave Urbanski

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 legislature’s 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 Takei’s letter, which appears on his blog. “You’re 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 don’t want to serve LGBT people on religious grounds, but Takei writes that “no one is fooled. When I was younger, people used ‘God’s 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 it’s 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 know–from large corporations to small families on vacation–to boycott. Because you don’t 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; gaybullies; gaystapo; georgetakei; hollywood; hollywoodreds; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pinkjournalism; startrek; sulu; takei; television
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1 posted on 02/23/2014 12:54:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure that Governor Brewer is shaking in her boots.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 12:57:50 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 12:58:32 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 1:00:08 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t believe that the government has any role in regulating discrimination of any sort outside of the practices of the state itself.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 1:01:11 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately it appears this guy spent what looks like one too many years circling Uranus looking for Klingons.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 1:02:00 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


7 posted on 02/23/2014 1:02:06 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Kirk and Spock really did get it on after all?


8 posted on 02/23/2014 1:03:00 PM PST by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm going to be called all sorts of things for this sentiment: if one runs a business, one should not be able to choose their customers, except by ability to pay. Figuring out what someone's sexual preference, nationality or religion is before allowing them to be your customer just doesn't work for me.

Better that AZ stick with fighting the good fight over the invasion of the US.

9 posted on 02/23/2014 1:03:05 PM PST by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“..make no mistake. We will not come. We will not spend. And we will urge everyone we know–from large corporations to small families on vacation–to boycott. Because you don’t 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.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 1:03:59 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 1:04:02 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bite me, Sulu! Oh wait, you can’t insult him with that....


12 posted on 02/23/2014 1:04:19 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If she does, Takei writes, “make no mistake. We will not come. We will not spend.

Hey - sounds like quite a deal to me !

13 posted on 02/23/2014 1:04:52 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Salamander

Maybe the [no doubt] libs at Facebook have instituted a homo-block-block.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 1:05:36 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
sulu photo: sulu what the hell 128886790366703015.jpg
15 posted on 02/23/2014 1:06:06 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We all liked you better when you were in a closet in another galaxy Sulu.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 1:06:19 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Yeah, can we get that in writing? Asks Arizona officials.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 1:06:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Still Thinking

Ha ha!

Sure seems like it.

:)


18 posted on 02/23/2014 1:06:35 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 1:06:55 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sulu’s mission: to explore... strange new worlds. His favorite planet is the seventh from our sun.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 1:07:29 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

To boldly go where a bunch of men have gone before?


21 posted on 02/23/2014 1:08:56 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish they would boycott Texas. Every goober smooching one of them.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 1:09:58 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Salamander

I really don’t care what he does with his private parts, but when he starts making threats...he’s like a chihuahua that thinks it can take a Rottweiler. When the Rottweiler gets annoyed enough, they learn.


23 posted on 02/23/2014 1:12:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But the problem is that libs go into full boycott mode for ANY deviation from optimal lib behavior. The only way you can avoid it is be 100% fully the ideal liberal utopia. Once you know that, you realize there’s no point in caving to ANY of it unless you’re going to do ALL of it, as the response is all the same.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 1:12:33 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Takei’s a fag. The boy needs to lighten up. His 15 minutes are over.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 1:12:37 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gays weren’t happy living in a society that left them alone THEY wanted approval as well. THAT is necessarily an attack on Religion. They’ll reap what they sow.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 1:12:45 PM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: windsorknot

“Sulu’s mission: to explore... strange new worlds. His favorite planet is the seventh from our sun.”

Where a lot of men have gone before.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 1:13:17 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

LOL!


28 posted on 02/23/2014 1:14:27 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: grania

Where does the government have the authority to compel you to provide a product or service for someone? This is just another example of transferring power from the PEOPLE to the GOVERNMENT.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 1:14:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: windsorknot

Old joke from the time of the actual showing of tv episodes...slightly modified.... ‘How is Sulu like a piece of toilet paper?’ ‘He is searching Uranus for Klingons.’


30 posted on 02/23/2014 1:14:35 PM PST by ArtDodger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

> “When I was younger, people used ‘God’s 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.””

Nowhere in the Bible does it condone discriminating against blacks. The New Testament especially requires the Gospel to be told to all people everywhere regardless of race. It is not a sin to be black, white, red or yellow. It is a sin to engage in fornication which includes homosexuality.

Homosexuals are trying to get under the umbrella of racial discrimination and it will not work.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 1:16:13 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What was the last boycott of AZ about? It did not work so doubt if this will either. I found an AZ company to buy from back then and still buy from them.


32 posted on 02/23/2014 1:16:21 PM PST by MamaB
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To: grania

I can agree to a certain extent. However, if, as a business owner, I have limited time or resources, I would like to be able to choose the customer I feel will be less of a hassle to work with. In addition, if a business chooses not to deal with certain individuals, then it is on them if they fail. And, that is freedom. Making choices in how your business, your property is handled should be up to the owner, not the government.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 1:16:37 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: Viennacon

He’s got a huge fan page on facebook where he recycles pictures and popular memes from the internet, and people think he comes up with it himself.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 1:19:48 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Slings and Arrows
My money says she's planned on vetoeing it the whole time.
35 posted on 02/23/2014 1:20:09 PM PST by Drew68
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To: grania

Hahaha. Arizona does not fight against illegal invaders.

Is anyone forbidding homosexuals from owning and operating their own floral shops, bakeries, photography studios, catering businesses, restaurants, clothing stores, mosques, churches, etc. in Arizona? If homosexual wedding ceremonies are so grand, then this is a great business opportunity for some flamboyant designers and chefs and artists! Have at it! And open homosexual hotels and resorts all over the country! Leave everyone else out.


36 posted on 02/23/2014 1:20:20 PM PST by petitfour
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To: grania

“Figuring out what someone’s sexual preference, nationality or religion is before allowing them to be your customer just doesn’t work for me.”

It usually becomes evident what customers ‘are’ if and when they flaunt it, or otherwise make it known by their dress and/or behavior. I therefore reject your premise.

Even so, if it ‘doesn’t work for you’, then I suggest you run your business your way and I’ll run mine my way.


37 posted on 02/23/2014 1:20:29 PM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh ttthhhhhssssssttopppppp


38 posted on 02/23/2014 1:21:38 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: grania

So you think it’s OK for the state to force people to provide services which conflict with their religion?


39 posted on 02/23/2014 1:23:18 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well then I'll be headed to Scottsdale in three weeks to catch a cactus league game.

Looks like I'll need to plan on spending a little more while I'm there.

Sorry George.

40 posted on 02/23/2014 1:24:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leftists HATE freedom. The idea of freedom offends them.


41 posted on 02/23/2014 1:25:19 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Viennacon

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.

Nothing in the federal law mentions sexual orientation although homosexuals would like to be included as a protected class.

States may add other protected classes.

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 adds pregnancy as a protected condition.

Other federal laws passed restrictions on unconditional age discrimination.


42 posted on 02/23/2014 1:29:35 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bad news for the Trayvon Fan Club and Marching Society if they have to boycott Arizona Ice Tea to show ‘solidarity’ with their fag brothers and sisters. (Pssst. I know it’s not made in Arizona but the fags and Trayvon worshippers don’t know that. They boycotted it last time.)


43 posted on 02/23/2014 1:38:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when did cake become equal to Jim Crow?


44 posted on 02/23/2014 1:39:54 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: FlingWingFlyer

45 posted on 02/23/2014 1:41:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Naw. She’s going to Veto it anyway.


46 posted on 02/23/2014 1:43:13 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: grania

“Figuring out what someone’s sexual preference, nationality or religion is before allowing them to be your customer just doesn’t work for me.”

Actually, it would allow folks with genuine religious objections to NOT support what they believe is evil. This has nothing to do with selling a car, but with forced support of gay marriages (as in, you MUST bake a gay marriage cake or be put out of business for not admiring homosexual marriage).

It would also allow someone to refuse to rent a room out to someone they believe will use it for evil - kind of like years ago, when a Mormon guy in Utah refused to rent a basement apartment to a Baptist guy like me.

And instead of suing, I...hold on, this is pretty incredible...I took my business elsewhere! What a concept!


47 posted on 02/23/2014 1:43:16 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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“You’re willing to ostracize and marginalize LGBT people to score political points with the extreme right of the Republican Party.”

Black Democrats and Hispanics aren't big on homosexualists either.

What was "asking for tolerance" has morphed into "in your face" forced celebration of perversity.

48 posted on 02/23/2014 1:43:27 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: driftdiver
so you think it's OK for the state to force people to provide services which conflict with their religion?

I don't think selling something to homosexuals violates ones religion. Can you imagine homosexuals refusing to do business with people in traditional marriages?

I don't consider homosexuals as married, whatever the government says. Is it any different than catering or providing services to a Halloween party?

49 posted on 02/23/2014 1:43:37 PM PST by grania
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To: DoughtyOne

Um, he most certainly didn’t circle Myanus.


50 posted on 02/23/2014 1:45:47 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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