Skip to comments.ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL
Posted on 02/26/2014 4:57:14 PM PST by markomalley
Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.
Brewer's decision defused a national furor over gay rights and religious freedom.
The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. But opponents called it an open attack on gays that invited discrimination.
The bill thrust Arizona into the national spotlight last week after both chambers of the state legislature approved it. As the days passed, more and more groups, politicians and average citizens weighed in against Senate Bill 1062. Many took to social media to criticize the bill, calling it an attack on gay and lesbian rights.
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Time to boycott Arizona.
Jan Brewer will go down as a spineless homosexual ganglia. What a joke she was. They will not TRUMP GOD. Leviticus tells us what to do in the face of abomination.
God is in charge, I’m not worried, just pissed!
Who is surprised?
The threat to move the Superbowl elsewhere was just too powerful to let go ....
Brewer shows that she opposes the First Amendment in her veto of this bill. The next stage of this slippery slope is to force a God-fearing doctor to perform an abortion. The bill was a stand for freedom and liberty and was based upon the Eternal, Inerrant Word of God.
I guess Religious people of all faiths just need to get over their religious beliefs. Gays have all rights.....nobody else has any.
Is there really a reason to legalize something that was legal in the first place?
No Thanks Jan!
In other lavender news:
U.S. Judge Strikes Down Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
This isn’t the first time that Jan Brewer could have done something worthwhile and blew it.
Hopefully you people in Arizona will start removing the spineless from your elective offices.
On a policy level, it would not have mattered because the same federal courts that are imposing gay marriage are also going to require the public celebration of gay marriage. How soon? As fast as this is moving, it might be next week.
We all knew she would buckle the minute she started buckling on Obamacare and started backing down to Obama on immigration.
Sorry if your kid (I mean that rhetorically) is a sodomite...but that is still perverted.
This is a not new issue (or a progressive issue)...it has been around forever...and the sodomites always lose.
And why do they lose? Because it is a perversion of nature.
And I'm done with the NFL. They can go piss up a rope.
All media outlets allowed it to be labeled “the anti-gay bill”.
It really was an anti-religious discrimination bill.
Jan Brewer has just said its ok to sue committed believers in Arizona.
I don’t know AZ law. But a previous thread on this issue had indicated that AZ legislature can override governor veto with 2/3 vote, probably each House.
This is only the beginning. In time each and every one of these godless pols will be stepping down and running for cover.
Good thing we already have freedom of religion in the Constitution.
If judges decide to take that freedom away, then I guess believers will need to have strong faith and be prepared for persecution.
Time to pray for Ted Kennedy! That will help.
If so, that would be glorious.
“Leviticus tells us what to do in the face of abomination.”
I am as sick as anyone hearing about homosexuality 24/7, but Leviticus is not measurement of anything but the primitive tribal mentality of 5000 years ago. It also instructs unruly children to be killed among other atrocious things, so selective reading and application is hypocritical. If you fully apply Leviticus, you will have a nice cozy Talibanland that would make Mullah Omar proud.
And how will history record the actions of a coward?
When 3 percent of the population has more power than the 97 percent of us, that is when you know America has gone to hell in a hand basket
Well the Republican party does not need my vote. I am sitting out in November.
Yeah, I began my drift from the NFL when the commissioner said Rush Limbaugh wasn’t welcome....this came after the Miami Dolphins welcomed a girl who peed her pants on stage as a “minority owner” of the team.
I really, truly, have watched maybe one or two games total in the past three years.
She’s locking down those post-governorship corporate board positions. Ca-ching!
Bingo. You WILL waive your pom poms for gay weddings. What is next?
The tragedy here is only about to be realized. As is their wont, homosexuals will now construe this veto to mean that they now CAN force Christian businesses to bend to their whim, and will now launch a flurry of lawsuits to make it happen.
The Gov thought that she was avoiding legal ramifications by vetoing the bill. How wrong she was.
All you little people must make cakes for homosexuals, or else you will be shipped to the concentration camp... where you will make cakes for homosexuals.
Suppose they will have to start handing out black armbands with crosses on them soon.
...Then again, those killing Christians might have a problem in the U.S.
Jan, all you did is set the trip wire. Explosive Jan!
Suprise, suprise, suprise!! Jan Brewer always does what is most politically astute for Jan Brewer.
Well, unless it conflicts with
taxes (fines), or the
War on Drugs, or allowing people to stand on their religious beliefs in a politically incorrect manner.
Not likely that the votes are there.
Roger Goodell is overseeing the destruction of the NFL as surely as Baraq Hussein 0bama is tending to the destruction of America. The difference is that Goodell is just a clueless doofus, while 0bama deals in pure evil.
Uh ... no, it didn't. Christians now know they're officially second-class citizens.
Yup. Or paying for Obamacare abortions or or or. It is depressing.
That was the only reason I liked that bill. It would have sent a message to the nfl to stuff it.
Other than that, it was bad law and it deserved to die.
I'm not so sure. I sense a growing mood of hopeless resignation and defeatism taking hold among conservatives and traditionalist Americans
If a gay or politician calls your business and you dont want to serve them. Just say you are too busy. You dont have to serve who you dont want to.
A side note: If you believe this type of thing. I ve heard preachers, some say the anti christ will be a homosexual. It kinda makes sense because I believe homosexuality is called an abomination. So the one who is a leader of Satans kingdom would be what God hates. Those who are the enemies of God are being exposed now.
I guess I just don’t get it, lately. Why should someone’s activity in their bedroom come to such legal/constitutional crises? I’ve lived too long . . .
Look at the bright side:
If a gay black player for the Arizona Cardinals wants a wedding cake with the “n” word on it...they can force ANY bakery to make it for them!
Make the National Football League and other "businesses" similarly situated (Marriott, American Airlines and who else?) bleed financially.
God bless you and yours!
Well, it looks like those evil, vile satanists on the left bullied and intimidated their way into successfully leaving the door wide open to further suppress the First Amendment rights and religious freedoms of Arizona business owners. The American left and the militant homo-nazis are degenerating into nothing but a bunch of home-grown domestic terrorists.
Civil war... It’s-a comin’.
The only freedom of religion still standing in America is going to be the worship of the anus.
This country is truly in a death-spiral. By the time it reaches its last gasp, it will probably be a point actually worthy of celebration rather than mourning, considering the depths of evil it is descending to.