Business window stickers protest Mississippi law

Apr 25, 2014 Full story: Sunherald.com 59

Mitchell Moore, a baker, left, talks with Tina Fortenberry, in his Jackson, Miss., store Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#1 Apr 25, 2014
Now there is a great idea. The bigots won't dare put signs in their windows refusing service to GLBTs, Jews, etc., so these wonderful accepting people will post a sign saying they aren't bigots. It's great to have allies in our fight against discrimination.
Here Kitty Kitty

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 25, 2014
We need a big round sticker that reads
.
'Evangelical Fundamentalists will be Fed to the Lions'

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#3 Apr 25, 2014
""""Hundre ds of businesses, from hair salons to bakeries and art galleries, have started displaying round blue window stickers that declare: "We don't discriminate. If you're buying, we're selling." The sticker campaign started this month in response to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant's signing the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act.""""

And everyone keeps insisting that only Government can solve our problems. Looks to me like business owners are solving the problem of discrimination by giving the government the finger.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#4 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
Now there is a great idea. The bigots won't dare put signs in their windows refusing service to GLBTs, Jews, etc., so these wonderful accepting people will post a sign saying they aren't bigots. It's great to have allies in our fight against discrimination.
It certainly is not a new idea. Blacks in Mississippi stopped shopping in bigot owned businesses until they either went out of business or changed their policies and served everyone. Government can not solve our problems, clearly free market Capitalists are solving this problem in spite of the Government, not because of it.

Authoritarians who have made government their God will object to this insisting that only Government is capable of ending discrimination and bringing us utopia. The facts say differently.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#5 Apr 25, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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It certainly is not a new idea. Blacks in Mississippi stopped shopping in bigot owned businesses until they either went out of business or changed their policies and served everyone. Government can not solve our problems, clearly free market Capitalists are solving this problem in spite of the Government, not because of it.
Authoritarians who have made government their God will object to this insisting that only Government is capable of ending discrimination and bringing us utopia. The facts say differently.
I'm not an Anarchist so go peddle your puffery to to someone who cares.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#6 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
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I'm not an Anarchist so go peddle your puffery to to someone who cares.
You are an authoritarian state-ist who loves and worships Government so much you have made it your God. You think everyone but yourself if bad, awful, horrible and the government must protect you.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Apr 25, 2014
You expect that in a relatively modern, largish city (modern and largish by buybull belt standards.)

What's going on in the fundie backwater burgs? We can guess.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#8 Apr 25, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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You are an authoritarian state-ist who loves and worships Government so much you have made it your God. You think everyone but yourself if bad, awful, horrible and the government must protect you.
I worship no god, least of all government. I just believe government is a necessary evil. It doesn't have to be evil, but that is what we, the citizens, allow it to be. By the way, I'm still waiting for you to give us an example of a present, beneficial, successful Anarchist country. When you can do that, I will take your suggestions about government in general as something to consider. And I ask that because in the recent past you touted a belief in Anarchy.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
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I worship no god, least of all government. I just believe government is a necessary evil. It doesn't have to be evil, but that is what we, the citizens, allow it to be. By the way, I'm still waiting for you to give us an example of a present, beneficial, successful Anarchist country. When you can do that, I will take your suggestions about government in general as something to consider. And I ask that because in the recent past you touted a belief in Anarchy.
That poor soul also greatly misstated how Jim Crow ended. Bus and restaurant played a part, but were by no means central. What the boycotts really did was provoke over reaction from white racists and from white racist police officers and resulted in that over reaction winding up on the news.

Then the laws were revamped to - at least in theory - outlaw the worst excesses. The laws and court decisions definitely helped.

Except in bizarro, "libertarian" world....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not an Anarchist so go peddle your puffery to to someone who cares.
Uh-oh, now you're going to incur the spamming wrath of the Rev Anarchist Al....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Apr 25, 2014
Since the bigots are too cowardly to put up signs in their windows spelling out whom they'd rather not sell to, at least we know who ISN'T a bigot.

Hopefully this will catch on in more places than just the gayborhoods where it's not really needed in the first place.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#12 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
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It doesn't have to be evil, but that is what we, the citizens, allow it to be.
That's funny. You know it is they that do the allowing. My first realization of that was when I got my draft notice. It said that life as you know it is about to end, You will report to this address for your physical exam on such a date at such a time. Then there is the census form we get every year, signed under the penalty of perjury? Really? Every government form has the same threat.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#15 Apr 25, 2014
That's wonderfuf!

Saves a lot of troluble of avoiding them.

Its those dammed sandles that makes me lurch.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#16 Apr 25, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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That's funny. You know it is they that do the allowing. My first realization of that was when I got my draft notice. It said that life as you know it is about to end, You will report to this address for your physical exam on such a date at such a time. Then there is the census form we get every year, signed under the penalty of perjury? Really? Every government form has the same threat.
Yeah, I got one of those notices, after I was turned down by the Air Force. Of course I told them I was gay, so that pretty much ended any speculation as to where I would go for basic training. I went back home.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#17 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
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Yeah, I got one of those notices, after I was turned down by the Air Force. Of course I told them I was gay, so that pretty much ended any speculation as to where I would go for basic training. I went back home.
Ha, when I went in for my mandatory exam the sailor at the last desk turned red as a beet after he told me I was eligible for the draft. Mind you I had marked the box regarding homosexuality on the forms. I looked him right in the eye and said "I'm WHAT? First of all I'm a very nervous person and secondly I'm homosexual!" He headed for the door to get the psychologist staff who straightened it all out. And that's how I survived Vietnam.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Apr 25, 2014
Jumper The Wise wrote:
That's wonderfuf!
Saves a lot of troluble of avoiding them.
Its those dammed sandles that makes me lurch.
You're on the internetz you patronize completely, actively pro lgbt, high tech companies, Cletus.

You jaysus dunce-bigot.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#19 Apr 25, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
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You're on the internetz you patronize completely, actively pro lgbt, high tech companies, Cletus.
You jaysus dunce-bigot.
And you converse like a yankee librel!

Next you'll start jumping my azz about hunting.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#20 Apr 25, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
That's funny. You know it is they that do the allowing. My first realization of that was when I got my draft notice. It said that life as you know it is about to end, You will report to this address for your physical exam on such a date at such a time. Then there is the census form we get every year, signed under the penalty of perjury? Really? Every government form has the same threat.
So you don't support nor were you willing to voluntarily defend the constitution and your country.

Got it.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#21 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
Now there is a great idea. The bigots won't dare put signs in their windows refusing service to GLBTs, Jews, etc., so these wonderful accepting people will post a sign saying they aren't bigots. It's great to have allies in our fight against discrimination.
I also like that it's a BLUE dot.

Subtle and brilliant.
Cheddar Cheese Glow

Pittsfield, MA

#22 Apr 25, 2014
RalphB wrote:
Now there is a great idea. The bigots won't dare put signs in their windows refusing service to GLBTs, Jews, etc., so these wonderful accepting people will post a sign saying they aren't bigots. It's great to have allies in our fight against discrimination.
In a strange bit of irony poofs, Catholics, and evangelical Christians seem to have sympathy for the oppressors of Palestinians and land stealers of the Mideast. Therein lies all the lies and eVil.

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