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15-05-2014, 08:14 AM
In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
according the the anti-gay folks. Really, WTF.

http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/05/...ys/370872/

Quote:Sore Winners: Christian Group Offended by Mississippi Businesses That Won't Discriminate Against Gays

Not all Mississippi businesses plan to take advantage of a new law making it easier to discriminate against LGBT people in the name of religion. The American Family Association, apparently, would like to change that.

In a blog post published this week, the fundamentalist Christian activist group printed a list of what they called "Mississippi businesses that discriminate against religious freedom." That list, which the anti-LGBT group says is "taken directly from a pro-homosexual website," includes a number of businesses in the state who have agreed to display the sticker at right in their window. That sticker clarifies that the business in question will not refuse to serve a customer because of his or her sexual orientation.

The AFA believes this amounts to discrimination against Christians who might want to refuse to serve LGBT people in the state:


Ironically,this sticker represents the very promotion of discrimination...against the freedom of religious convictions. Businesses that display this sticker believe Christians should be forced, by law, to embrace homosexuality and deny their faith in personal business practices.

Get that? If you advertise that you don't discriminate, you're persecuting people who want to discriminate.

In fact, the "If You're Buying, We're Selling" campaign is a response to the state's new "religious freedom" law, which goes into effect on July 1. The vaguely-worded measure allows any person or business "whose religious exercise is substantially burdened by government" to sue the government against those laws. As the Washington Post notes, the two sides of the debate over the bill disagree on its scope. Its supporters argue that the version of the bill that passed won't allow for discrimination, although the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins praised the measure because it would mean that "individuals do not have to trade their religious freedom for entrance into public commerce.” And the American Family Association's own take on the bill notes that it will "protect Christian business owners against lawsuits from gay activists."

The ACLU remains opposed to the measure, especially after lawmakers refused to add language clarifying that the law can't be used against anti-discrimination laws. Eunice Rho, advocacy and policy counsel for the ACLU told the Los Angeles Times that the new measure could, for example, be used to legally justify a health care worker's decision in the name of religion to deny fertility treatment to a lesbian couple.

The Mississippi sticker campaign does contribute to one major push from national gay rights groups: an awareness campaign about the existing LGBT communities in southern, conservative states. As Oklahoma and Virginia wait for the federal appeals courts to rule on challenges to their state bans on same-sex marriage, states across the south have had to contend with the possibility of equal marriage support and rights moving beyond the borders of traditionally liberal states. The Human Rights Campaign launched a video earlier this week highlighting those communities, part of an $8 million dollar campaign focused on Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama:
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15-05-2014, 08:19 AM
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
Facepalm

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15-05-2014, 08:22 AM
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
I just keep telling myself that its the loud cries of a dying animal.

eventually the insanity will stop, right?

it seems when they pull shit like this- it gets even more people against them.

or is that all just wishful thinking on my part?


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15-05-2014, 09:03 AM
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
(15-05-2014 08:22 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  I just keep telling myself that its the loud cries of a dying animal.

eventually the insanity will stop, right?

it seems when they pull shit like this- it gets even more people against them.

or is that all just wishful thinking on my part?

A small, but very hateful minority, is the one that is going to take advantage of this law. It's rather telling that in a the very state where this despicable law is being passed, there is already a campaign out to ignore it by certain segments of the population.

The AFA and its supporting numbskulls are just upset that even with this law, they can't force everybody in the state to treat gays like second-class citizens.

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15-05-2014, 10:11 AM
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
It will come down to a freedom of commerce vs. freedom of religion thing. And I'm pretty sure commerce will win in 'murika Yes

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15-05-2014, 10:26 AM (This post was last modified: 15-05-2014 10:31 AM by Alex_Leonardo.)
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
Hmm, now are they going to pass a law that Christians can sue if they're being served by a gay employee? Or maybe they will pass a law that they can pimp slap gays in the face and treat them like slaves? Seriously that's what I'm expecting them to do next.
The people who support these laws are like children, and they're like "get away from the gay cooties!"
I should tell anyone who supports this law that every breath that they take has touched and been inside (Blood carries oxygen) the genitals of over 50 gay men and women. (Which is true.)
Anyways, how can they tell if they are gay or not? Is there a "gay" membership card or something? Do the Christians tattoo the "mark of the gayness" on them? Seriously?

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15-05-2014, 10:31 AM
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(15-05-2014 10:26 AM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  Hmm, now are they going to pass a law that Christians can sue if they're being served by a gay employee?
Anyways, how can they tell if they are gay or not? Is there a "gay" membership card or something? Do the Christians tattoo the "mark of the gayness" on them? Seriously?

They have a heathen-dar. It tells them when there's a heathen close, that's basically anyone but themselves, their families, and their small circle at the church.

Luckily the LGBT commando forces have infiltrated those groups and from time to time we launch a surprise attack. You should see their faces when the sleeping-agents/kids come out of the closet, PRICELESS!

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15-05-2014, 12:47 PM
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
(15-05-2014 10:26 AM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  Hmm, now are they going to pass a law that Christians can sue if they're being served by a gay employee? Or maybe they will pass a law that they can pimp slap gays in the face and treat them like slaves? Seriously that's what I'm expecting them to do next.
The people who support these laws are like children, and they're like "get away from the gay cooties!"
I should tell anyone who supports this law that every breath that they take has touched and been inside (Blood carries oxygen) the genitals of over 50 gay men and women. (Which is true.)
Anyways, how can they tell if they are gay or not? Is there a "gay" membership card or something? Do the Christians tattoo the "mark of the gayness" on them? Seriously?

You missed the point of the article. The AFA is mad at busnesses that are adverticing they are not going to descriminate. I guess getting the MS leglature to pass through a law that allowed people to choose who they could do business with was not good enough. These small minded people must have though everyone thinks like them.
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15-05-2014, 12:53 PM
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
A business that wants to make money?! THE HORROR! *gasp shock horror*

Good on those Mississippi businesses that see through the bullshit and realise business and religion don't need to (and really shouldnt) coexist.

I hope they make all the money.
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15-05-2014, 12:55 PM
RE: In MS if you do not discriminate you are discriminating
There is a stay on this law anyway. It will never go into practice as it is clearly and blindingly stupidly unconstitutional. This is just some far right wack job organization getting a news cycle for being crazy. I bet they have like 50 members and no real pull. Like the Million Moms (25 angry bitter housewives).

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