Skip to comments.3 GOP lawmakers reverse support of Arizona bill criticized as anti-gay
Posted on 02/25/2014 9:18:45 AM PST by Olog-hai
Three Republicans who supported a bill bolstering the rights of business owners to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion reversed course Monday and asked the governor to veto the controversial measure.
Republican state Sens. Adam Driggs, Steve Pierce and Bob Worsley wrote a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer pleading for her to reject SB 1062. The measure is intended to support business owners who refuse service to gays and others because they believe serving them violates the practice and observance of their religion.
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Weak kneed RINOs. Can’t see that when Christian businesses are under attack the next attack will be on the churches and I’m not saying it will be only on the Christian ones.
The Gaystapo can be exceedingly ugly. Worse than the Mafia.
Somebody needs to find out who the Grand Kleagle of the klan is and when his birthday is.
Next go out and find a black owned bakery.......
It just isn’t fair that a muslim deli should deny me a ham sandwich.
The implied converse of this law is that the Gaystapo CAN force businesses to violate their religious beliefs.
This fact needs to be hammered home.
“wrote a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer pleading for her to reject SB 1062.”
You do NOT BEG you effing’ limp wrist RINOS.
What was the vote count? Were these three votes crucial for passage? Because it could influence the governor there.
Corporatist bullying that overwhelmed the Boy Scouts seems to be in play here.
WHY did they vote for the bill? Pathetic. What caused them to suddenly HATE religious freedom?
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Whatever is wrong with a business being able to decide whether or not they want to serve you? Do these Republicans support smaller government and fewer regulations and more freedom?
Why do they not, instead, support gay businesses for gay people? Let the marketplace decide.
Queers stop asking them to parties.
It is annoying how the media misleads. The law does not allow people to refuse to serve "gays" and "others". It allows people to refuse to participate in ACTIVITIES which the people feel violate their religion.
The law would not allow a baker to refuse to sell a loaf of bread to a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or a muslim.
It would allow a baker to refuse to provide a wedding cake for a wedding they objected to.
We need more laws like this. It is time people had the right for example to rent out a room in their house and discriminate against unmarried couples. I should not have to offer a rental to a couple I know is going to commit a sin (thereby helping them actively commit sin) -- in many states the only way you avoid this is by giving up the opportunity to rent at all.
If religious tolerance was easy, we would not need laws.
It doesn’t matter if this Bill is signed into law. Two days later a Judge would declare it unconstitutional and strike it down. After that, the State would have to appeal the ruling and the long legal march would go on until everyone just gives up on it.
As evidenced by Sen. McCain, Arizona’s left hand doesn’t know what its right hand is doing.
Most interesting is that this was exactly why Barry Goldwater opposed the second version of the civil rights act.
They voted for a bill upholding religious freedom because they hate religious freedom? That doesn’t make sense.
That was construed in the sense of performing righteous acts. More like we don’t know which hand is right or left until it’s shown by the politicians.
I would never refuse service to homosexuals in a business.
Ex. If I was a baker and one came in and wanted to buy a pie and some cookies. No problem. Welcome to buy as many as they want. If a homosexual came in and wanted me to participate or validate his/her perversion by baking and delivering a cake to a homosexual wedding I would refuse. They could sue, they could close my business. I would NEVER be a participant in validating their perversion....