Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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09-04-2014, 05:08 PM
RE: Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act
(08-04-2014 07:57 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  It's amazing how one-directional religious freedoms are to conservatives.

I live in Michigan. We tried to push through an anti-bullying law, and the Republicans wanted to have any religiously-motivated bullying excluded. Now, in their defense, I don't think they specifically limited it to anti-gay bullying. I think it's technically open to anti-Christian bullying as well, but that's obviously not what they meant, and it's not what's going to happen in the majority of schools.

I had no idea how bad Michigan was until I saw that Michigan passed an "anti-bullying" bill that allowed people to bully gays if it's for religious reasons, and to top it all off, they named it "Matt's Safe School Law", after a kid named Matt Epling, who committed suicide after prolonged bullying for being gay. My jaw nearly hit the floor with how ridiculous and insensitive these asshole Republicans are.

http://swampland.time.com/2011/11/04/why...ormenters/

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09-04-2014, 05:53 PM
RE: Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act
(09-04-2014 05:08 PM)WindyCityJazz Wrote:  I had no idea how bad Michigan was until I saw that Michigan passed an "anti-bullying" bill that allowed people to bully gays if it's for religious reasons, and to top it all off, they named it "Matt's Safe School Law", after a kid named Matt Epling, who committed suicide after prolonged bullying for being gay. My jaw nearly hit the floor with how ridiculous and insensitive these asshole Republicans are.

http://swampland.time.com/2011/11/04/why...ormenters/

That is beyond words really. I sincerely hope the religious exemption is stripped, if not I can't wait for someone to tear into one of the moronic legislators under the guise of "sincerely held religious beliefs".

Q: "Why are you calling the Republican legislator a Nazi spawn of Satan?"
A: "It is my deeply held religious belief that the motherfucker deserves it."

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09-04-2014, 06:02 PM
RE: Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act
(08-04-2014 06:18 AM)MrKrispy601 Wrote:  So this really hits home for me seeing as I was raised for the bulk of my childhood(age 5 to 18) in Mississippi. I can't really say I'm shocked seeing as it is one of the most conservative and religious states in the south. For those that don't know the details of this new act the jist of it is as follows:

The act protects religious people from legal repercussions if they verbally condemn the lifestyle or actions of LGBT persons. Additionally, the bill expands the definition of an individual to include businesses, and so if a business owner thinks their religious beliefs would be violated by delivering service to an LGBT person, the Act allows them to deny them service, a move that some have called "anti-gay segregation".

Now this is pretty much spot on with the same one that was attempted in Arizona but here is the part of the bill I'm really terrified about:

As an added provision, Governor Bryant also signed a student specific version of the Act (The Mississippi Student Religious Liberties Act) which protects the views of students in any educational institution from being reprimanded for their religious views. Under the bill, a school may not discipline a student for expressing anti-LGBT views either verbally or through written assignments.


So basically you can pretty much verbally abuse someone for being gay or write a paper about it if its an valid assignment given by the teacher and NOTHING will come of it. WHAT. THE. FUCK.

This really angers me seeing as I had a friend in high school 4-5 years ago who was gay and although this bill was passed....nothing happened no matter how bad the comment towards his sexuality. This kid killed himself not 3 months ago in his college dorm room with a note reflecting over not only things from his childhood but also more recent verbal abuse from fellow classmates. His parents aren't even looking for answers or looking to hold the school accountable seeing as he did seek help once and nothing came of it. They're heavily religious so they sort of cut him off in a way and just chalk it up to the devil Angry

All this happened BEFORE this bill making it permitted by law, can you just imagine the consequences of this that will never hit the news? I'm sure sooner or later this will get overturned because not everyone in my home state has this hate justified by religion outlook. I just hope no one get's hurt before that happens.

Just wait until they realize it applies to Muslims, too (like Arizona did).
Hahahaha.
Retards.

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