Skip to comments.Sen. Chuck Schumerís religious test
Posted on 07/12/2014 5:26:18 AM PDT by cotton1706
Chuck Schumer has an odd view of the First Amendment.
If on the basis of religious conviction you refuse to pay for something Schumer wants you to pay for, he believes you forfeit your right to have a business.
Never mind that the Supreme Court just ruled the opposite in the Hobby Lobby case. At a press conference announcing a new bill designed to change the law that was the basis of that ruling, he put it this way:
We wouldnt tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion, said Schumer. But we dont say that they have to open a company and go sell toys or hobby kits. Businesses have no religious freedom, he said, because their purpose is to profit from the open market.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was blunter still: Congress must make it clear that businesses arent people and do not have the same rights people have.
By that twisted logic, a family-owned kosher or halal butcher shop would have no religious grounds to challenge a law similar to ones already enacted in Europe that bars kosher slaughter.
Nor could those same butchers forbid an employee or customer from bringing non-kosher or non-halal food into their stores, because that would constitute imposing their beliefs.
The Constitution forbids a religious test for public office. Surely the men who drafted these protections would be aghast to see a United States senator suggesting the federal government impose one for running a business.
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Chuck Schumer is the best argument for term limits.
It is a puzzlement why his eyes were never seared from his skull had he EVER looked on the pages of a Bible.
Their god is DEATH.
A red diaper doper baby who went straight from Harvard Law into politics and has never made an honest dollar of his own, living off our taxes and telling us how we should live our lives.
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Chuck Schumer’s the best argument for post birth abortion!
This bill will NOT pass. I believe they are attempting to reassure their evil/misguided base and promote the “war on women” foolishness. You can be sure the “war on women” will be the heavy theme pushed in the election of 2016.
“Businesses have no religious freedom, he said, because their purpose is to profit from the open market.
Note he said “open market” instead of “free market”. The word “free” isnt in his vocabulary.
This asshat is a Jew who worships at the altar of the Demmycrats who, by their very beliefs and actions, hate Jews.
No, he doesn't...
His view supersedes the Constitution, after all he's Chuck Schumer senior Senator from New York State...
"AT THIS TIME!"
He didn't say this but you got to know that he is thinking this!
Obama hates Jews. Jews, as evidenced by their vote[s] love Obama. In fact, I would go as far as to say they worship him.
So you cannot have faith in God nor can you follow God’s law anymore in the US. Schumer wants religion outlawed in the US. Maybe believers should take all their wealth, and businesses and move to Mexico. Take billions out of this economy and give it to another country
So Chuckie... You toothless faggot.!! You now have the right to decree WHO and WHAT has the right to religious freedom do you....
Hey Chuck... Do you realize how many people in this country despise you.? Doesn't that frighten you just a little bit..? I hope and pray the someday justice catches up with you, and I'm there to see it..!
Isn’t owning a business the same thing as owning any other type of property?
Isn’t Congress infringing on the owners’ property rights?
Looks like they have openly and boldly come out declaring this as their objective.
What is startling is that we have a population that does not give back a resounding NO for an answer. The defense of freedom is very tepid and lukewarm. Hence the democrats march on.
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