Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hysteria Prevails in Arizona

After all the gnashing of teeth and hysterical hyperbole over a proposed law in Arizona designed to protect religious liberty in Arizona it's no surprise that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed it.
Of course the media calling it "anti-gay" was all the red meat the pink mafia needed to begin foaming at the mouth and the sending of death threats

 Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill on Refusal of Service to Gays
PHOENIX — Ending a day that cast a glaring national spotlight on Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to gay men, lesbians and other people on religious grounds. Her action came amid mounting pressure from Arizona business leaders, who said the bill would be a financial disaster for the state and would harm its reputation. Prominent members of the Republican establishment, including Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, also sided with the bill’s opponents, who argued that the measure would have allowed people to use religion as a fig leaf for prejudice. Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas’ Ban on Same-Sex MarriageFEB. 26, 2014 Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in his office on Monday, when he spoke about the defense of states’ same-sex marriage bans.Holder Sees Way to Curb Bans on Gay Marriage FEB. 24, 2014 Ms. Brewer announced her veto at a hastily called news conference after spending the day holed up in the Capitol in private meetings with opponents and supporters. “I call them like I see them, despite the cheers or the boos from the crowd,” she said. She added that the legislation “does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona,” and that it was “broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.”~snip~
No media bias there of course
The NFL also had to get involved, big paragons of morality and decency that they are.
In essence it's pretty much open season on religious beliefs which,weirdly enough, impeding the free exercise of is specifically spelled out in the constitution.
As hard as it is for people to believe adhering to ones religion is a life style choice and those who insist that their choices be respected and protected by government over any others is just a little hypocritical.
But it looks like some politicians haven't given up on religious freedom yet.

Religious-Freedom Bills Proliferate in Statehouses

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