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Sen. Flake hopes Ariz. gov. vetoes anti-gay bill
The Hill ^ | 02/24/2014 | Kevin Bogardus

Posted on 02/24/2014 6:44:40 AM PST by GIdget2004

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) hopes his state’s governor will veto legislation that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in denying gay and lesbian customers.

Flake tweeted Saturday, “I hope Governor Brewer vetoes SB 1062.”

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is now wrestling with whether to sign SB 1062 into law as both the state’s Senate and House have passed the bill. The legislation, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, would allow business owners to operate according to their own religious beliefs.

Religious conservatives say the bill is necessary so people can practice their own faiths. Critics say the bill would allow for businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbians.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 02/24/2014 6:44:40 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

You must mean Senator RINOFlake.


2 posted on 02/24/2014 6:45:30 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GIdget2004

Another RINO trom the AZ wet-panty brigade heard from.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 6:46:25 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: GIdget2004

So, Flake wants sodomy to be forced down the throat of people who believe the Bible?

Another reason to GIVE ONLY TO CANDIDATES AND NOT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 6:47:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: GIdget2004

the Granola state moves EAST to AZ. Fruits, FLAKES, Nuts.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 6:47:13 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GIdget2004

It is NOT an anti-gay bill; it’s a bill that allows freedom of conscience. The Alliance for the Defense of Freedom, a well known organization that defends religious freedom nationally, helped write the bill.

However, the AZ legislature failed to put out press releases before the passage and thus allowed the media to define the bill, so politically, it will not fly.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 6:47:34 AM PST by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So, Flake wants sodomy to be forced down the throat of people....

not a pretty mind picture

7 posted on 02/24/2014 6:48:39 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GIdget2004

Well-named Senator. Add fruit and you have granola.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 6:49:21 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: GIdget2004
As pointed out in an earlier thread, no one can discriminate because of their sexual preference (why? .. because I SAY so ? ... read some of Laz's posts .. )

But we (Christians) can and should be able to deny services for a queer WEDDING

THAT should be the stipulation, not because they're queer.

9 posted on 02/24/2014 6:49:52 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Da Coyote

If our nation actually wanted God’s blessings, we’d be striving for obedience to His word. In other words, we’d be going Ugandan/Russian on them.

But our nation has fallen so deeply into depravity that it obviously doesn’t WANT His blessings. So we deserve whatever wrath God pours out on us.

Flake is obviously part of the problem.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 6:49:54 AM PST by afsnco
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To: GIdget2004

Another senator who forgot that his responsibility is to his state, not to the federal government or liberal special interest groups.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 6:51:21 AM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: Iron Munro

An aptly named individual.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:01:37 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: GIdget2004

How dare Arizona contemplate letting their people skip the battle of the gays! Why, there’s already a list of targets - err, businesses, which would be confronted for their audacity in having religious beliefs, and plans in motion to quash those beliefs as they do not conform to the ideal world our betters have thought out for us.

Religious freedom - it’s bigotry! At least it is to the projectionists who are bigoted against religious belief that does not conform to their worldview.

The funny thing is, had all these idiots kept their mouth shut, there was little chance this law would have passed the governor’s desk, at least in my opinion. But by blasting her from all corners and painting her into the corner, I don’t think it is in their best interest and likely will blow up in their face.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:02:43 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: GIdget2004
Businesses have every right to discriminate however they want. There's nothing wrong with personal discrimination. Discrimination (freedom to choose) is our God-given right.

State laws requiring segregation of blacks from whites are another matter and are unconstitutional (14th Amendment). The feds have a Constitutional right to interfere with state laws that require segregation of blacks form whites.

However, the feds have no other Constitutional authority to interfere with any other form of discrimination on the state level and the feds have no Constitutional authority to interfere with the God given right of individuals and businesses to exercise their freedom of discrimination (freedom to choose) as they see fit.

14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:05:15 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: GIdget2004

We will VETO Sen. Flake as soon as he is up for re-election. Sadly he still has four more years to practice his religion of devout RINO ism.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:10:39 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: GIdget2004

Brewski should just keep on thinking about it till the smoke clears, and then sign it.
They’ll forget about it after a couple months.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:19 AM PST by crz
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To: GIdget2004

You elect these morons what do you expect.
This is is as bad as if nor worse than McCain.
Freegards
LEX


17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:20:25 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:27:44 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Iron Munro

Another point on Flake: Obviously, to Flake, majority rule be damned! In Jeff Flakes mind , 1-3% of societies perverts get to Force up to 97% of us to support their perversion.

As an infamous “Revvvvvvvvrund” once said “the chickens will come home to roost for the “flakes” of the world someday.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:29:50 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Flake barely beat out Richard Carmona, a radical lib who ran a Tucson hospital into the ground. That was our choice. It was horrible.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:41:05 AM PST by Luke21
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To: GIdget2004

Flake is such a disappointment. He will NOT be reelected as McCain managed. He is likely assuming that we will not have long memories. The one thing I NEVER forget is TREASON. And I despise traitors such as Flake.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:46:52 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: GIdget2004
Sen. Flake would do well to remember that if a certain Justice Department would have defended the Defense Of Marriage Act which I'm sure he voted for, then states would not be forced into the position of passing this kind of legislation in reply to the wanton attack on normalcy by militant activist queers.

Actions beget reactions. Attack begets defense.

22 posted on 02/24/2014 8:14:00 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: GIdget2004

flake must swing for the other team.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 8:16:09 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: GIdget2004

While I hope Jan does the right thing, we are in times of widespread evil; therefore, she will not veto it.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 8:19:59 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SgtHooper

Oops, I mean, she WILL veto it.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 8:20:39 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
When I was seriously considering moving to AZ in the 1950s it was one of the most, probably THE most, conservative states in the US. But in more recent years AZ, along with several other western states such as NV, CO, and NM, have become favorite havens for liberal Democrat retirees from CA and many liberal eastern and upper midwestern states. At the rate this migration to the formerly conservative southwest states and south FL has grown in recent years those areas will soon be as dominated by liberals as are the states that the retirees are abandoning in favor of a warmer climate and less crowded and less polluted towns and cities.

17 years ago I left my once conservative but now liberal south FL birthplace and moved to the very conservative (for now at least) north GA mountains. My current congress critter has proven to be very conservative so far, but both of GA's current psuedo-conservative Senators need to be replaced by the real thing.

26 posted on 02/24/2014 8:24:35 AM PST by epow ("...it is their right and duty to be at all times armed..." Thomas Jefferson,)
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To: GIdget2004

He must be queer!


27 posted on 02/24/2014 8:30:50 AM PST by dalereed
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To: GIdget2004

Flake lied to get his job. He claimed to be a conservative, but all the time he was an establishment Republican.

So, fool us once, shame on you. Only if you get reelected after showing your true colors are Arizonans to blame.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 8:35:57 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: GIdget2004
Is it not clear that those who call respect for other people's freedom to associate or not associate, "anti" anything, display a clear totalitarian bias?

We need to stop catering to the Collectivist "newspeak," that has enabled our American totalitarians to increasingly suppress freedom in the name of "social justice," "fairness" or "equality."

William Flax

29 posted on 02/24/2014 8:50:22 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: GIdget2004

It is not discriminatory, it is designed to prevent forced participation.

A baker will sell a generic cake no problem. Demandint the baker create a “two groom” wedding cake, that is forced participation.

What if the baker does not believe in marriage?

What if the baker does not want to make a “Congrats on your Divorce” cake?

What if the baker does not want to make an xrated cake?

What if the baker does not want to make a satanist themed cake?

Objection is nonsense.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 9:15:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Iron Munro; Mouton; Cen-Tejas
Imagine if state legislatures still appointed senators.

First, we wouldn't be reading about a senator publicly opposing his state's law.

Second, anti-9th and 10th Amendment judges wouldn't infest federal courts.

31 posted on 02/24/2014 12:02:05 PM PST by Jacquerie ( Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

Good points.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 12:42:51 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: GIdget2004

It’s one thing if all it did was protect people from having to violate their conscience by catering to a gay wedding, but the law is so broadly written that just about any sect could use it to deny service to anyone they want. Muslims could refuse to serve blind people with dogs, Scientologists could use it to refuse to serve whatever the heck it is that violates their religion, where does it end?


33 posted on 02/24/2014 12:47:38 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: GIdget2004

It’s one thing if all it did was protect people from having to violate their conscience by catering to a gay wedding, but the law is so broadly written that just about any sect could use it to deny service to anyone they want. Muslims could refuse to serve blind people with dogs, Scientologists could use it to refuse to serve whatever the heck it is that violates their religion, where does it end?


34 posted on 02/24/2014 12:47:43 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: GIdget2004

It’s one thing if all it did was protect people from having to violate their conscience by catering to a gay wedding, but the law is so broadly written that just about any sect could use it to deny service to anyone they want. Muslims could refuse to serve blind people with dogs, Scientologists could use it to refuse to serve whatever the heck it is that violates their religion, where does it end?


35 posted on 02/24/2014 12:48:02 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Jacquerie
Imagine if state legislatures still appointed senators.

David Dewhurst would be the junior Senator from Texas and Mike Lee would be a Salt Lake City attorney.

36 posted on 02/24/2014 12:50:15 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Jacquerie

The Founders knew what they were doing.

Those that tinkered with it after that? Not so much.

The Constitution was like a new born baby - purest at its birth.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 12:55:03 PM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: DoodleDawg
TX and UT would stomp on leftist court appointments.
38 posted on 02/24/2014 1:18:42 PM PST by Jacquerie ( Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: Iron Munro
Good analogy. Perhaps the bill of rights was a baptism.
39 posted on 02/24/2014 1:21:11 PM PST by Jacquerie ( Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: DoodleDawg
With whom one did business used to be regarded as the right it is.
40 posted on 02/24/2014 1:23:41 PM PST by Jacquerie ( Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: GIdget2004

McCain has joined Flake in calling for Brewer to veto the bill.
Three state senators (Worsley, Driggs and Pierce), all of whom voted for the bill, signed a letter asking the Governor to veto it.
Does anyone now think Brewer will sign the bill?


41 posted on 02/24/2014 1:30:41 PM PST by Enderby
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To: GIdget2004

Another primary out opprutunity.


42 posted on 02/24/2014 2:46:12 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Well, maybe, but not until the year 2018.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 2:53:03 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

My dad used to say all things come to he who waits. See a appropriate here. Hopefully we will be able to knock off a few of these b@stards every election.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 3:05:30 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

“... all things come to he who waits ...”
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In full context that is from a poem by Violet Fane (1843-1905) “Tout vient ß qui sait attendre”
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Ah, all things come to those who wait,
I say these words to make me glad,
But something answers soft and sad,
They come, but often come too late.
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45 posted on 02/24/2014 3:56:36 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“...the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for THOSE PRACTICING HOMOSEXUALITY, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine...” (I Tim. 1:9-10)

How can people see homosexuality included with all of these other horrible things, and still believe it’s OK? Logic would say that everything else is fine if homosexuality is.


46 posted on 02/24/2014 4:26:04 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Repeal The 17th

Indeed.


47 posted on 02/24/2014 5:27:03 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Jacquerie

two outstanding points! Thanks.


48 posted on 02/24/2014 5:28:56 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: GIdget2004

Lord, I confess I HATE Jeff McFlake! He didn’t even wait to get into office before he took a hard left turn!

He wanted military retiree pay cut, and was one of 3 Senators to vote to keep those cuts. He voted to go to war in Syria. And he wants Christians to submit to extortion by homosexual activists.

Lord, we have him for 5 more years...unless you call him to that Great Primary in the Sky before then...Please?


49 posted on 02/24/2014 5:35:35 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: DoodleDawg

“Muslims could refuse to serve blind people with dogs, Scientologists could use it to refuse to serve whatever the heck it is that violates their religion, where does it end?”

Religious freedom, where does it end?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech...”


50 posted on 02/24/2014 5:47:01 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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