Discrimination or religious freedom? Mississippi lawmakers feel pressure over much-debated bill

Mar 8, 2014 Full story: The Mississippi Press 40

Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona's Republican governor.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Mar 8, 2014
Religious superstition is not a license to engage in criminal activity

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#2 Mar 8, 2014
Mississippi isn't small minded enough, this bill would only add to that. Bless their tiny hearts.
Jim Bakker

Martinez, CA

#4 Mar 8, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Religious superstition is not a license to engage in criminal activity
NOW you tell me.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#5 Mar 8, 2014
Bigots will fight in every way possible to prevent LGBT'S from being treated fairly, even giving bigotry a new name....."religiuos freedom."
Steve

Stamford, CT

#6 Mar 8, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
Bigots will fight in every way possible to prevent LGBT'S from being treated fairly, even giving bigotry a new name....."religiuos freedom."
Is it possible for you to make a post without using the word "bigot"?

And it's spelled "religious" you illiterate moron.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#7 Mar 8, 2014
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it possible for you to make a post without using the word "bigot"?
And it's spelled "religious" you illiterate moron.
Forgive me for making a human error, you BIGOTed POS. I call it like I see it.....a BIGOT is a BIGOT is a BIGOT. The truth sucks, doesn't it.?
Larry

Mesquite, TX

#8 Mar 8, 2014
It takes time for the masses to see the light. We all will have a bright future just as soon as the Church comes to terms "OUR BELIEFS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES THAT COUNT" And just because we call ourselves "religious" I to call myself religious.
juls

Marengo, OH

#9 Mar 8, 2014
down south they say- god bless yo' baby- instead of saying- your baby sure is ugly-

sound similar to this legislation- ugly baby syndrome.
juls

Marengo, OH

#10 Mar 8, 2014
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it possible for you to make a post without using the word "bigot"?
And it's spelled "religious" you illiterate moron.
steve with a small "s" stands for shite-head..aka shAthead...potty mouth .....kiss ano.
does that cover saying bigot in a different way?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#11 Mar 8, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
Bigots will fight in every way possible to prevent LGBT'S from being treated fairly, even giving bigotry a new name....."religiuos freedom."
Sometimes it is difficult to know who the bigots are!
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Perhaps you didn't pay attention to the details of your story. No one was forced to cut the governor's hair.
LOL, Now I know why Frankie just loves to play with you guys [and gals]. This is really really good X-Breath, it is you who didn't pay attention to the details of the story.

No one was forced to cut the governor's hair, exactly right. The gay hair stylist and the bigot baker are in exactly the same identical situation. Someone has asked for their services and both of them, the bigot baker and the gay hair stylist, BOTH REFUSED.

Now the moral of the story, which you missed,[no surprise there!!!] is that the gay couple threw a hissy fit and went to the HRA and filed a complaint, while the governor did the right thing and had her staff find another hair stylist.

The gay couple had the bigot baker threatened with one year in prison while the governor just called another hair stylist. And you are so morally bankrupt X-Breath that you think the gay couple did the right thing and the governor did the wrong thing.

Clearly the message from all of this from the gay community is that bigots have no right to say no to gays and gays have every right to say no to bigots.

And amazingly, since you have the IQ of a dead flash light battery, you think this is just roses roses for the gay community. This is why gay people are accused of demanding special rights. You deny it left and right because you refuse to look at the facts and the hypocrisy.

What can a normal person do but laugh at you?

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#12 Mar 8, 2014
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it possible for you to make a post without using the word "bigot"?
And it's spelled "religious" you illiterate moron.
Bigots are people who refuse service to gay people while gay people who refuse service to bigots are not hero's.

And, many people these days reverse letters in their words, it is not because they are an illiterate moron, although many are, in this case it appears to just be a case of typing too fast and reversing the 8th and 9th letters. Hardly worth mentioning.

I am so opposed to gays being discriminated against I have a proposal for a new law:

We need a law prohibiting straight men from saying no to the sexual advances of gay men. Gay people get their feelings hurt when straight men say no to their sexual advances and the Government exists to end discrimination against gays so it is logically consistent to extend the anti discrimination laws to prohibit straight men from saying no to any sexual demands made on them by gays. We must bring an end to gay people being offended in any way.

I am sure any authoritarian can explain why this law is necessary and why it is fully constitutional. Who doesn't agree that we must protect gay people from being offended!

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#13 Mar 8, 2014
OOOPS, that should have read"

Bigots are people who refuse service to gay people while gay people who refuse service to bigots are hero's.
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Mar 8, 2014
I still can't wait for the first pagan owned business to toss out some fundie on the basis of the owner's deeply held, religeeeous beliefs.
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Mar 8, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
OOOPS, that should have read"
Bigots are people who refuse service to gay people while gay people who refuse service to bigots are hero's.
When it's completely insane the spelling and grammar don't matter.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#16 Mar 8, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sometimes it is difficult to know who the bigots are!
<quoted text>
LOL, Now I know why Frankie just loves to play with you guys [and gals]. This is really really good X-Breath, it is you who didn't pay attention to the details of the story.
No one was forced to cut the governor's hair, exactly right. The gay hair stylist and the bigot baker are in exactly the same identical situation. Someone has asked for their services and both of them, the bigot baker and the gay hair stylist, BOTH REFUSED.
Now the moral of the story, which you missed,[no surprise there!!!] is that the gay couple threw a hissy fit and went to the HRA and filed a complaint, while the governor did the right thing and had her staff find another hair stylist.
The gay couple had the bigot baker threatened with one year in prison while the governor just called another hair stylist. And you are so morally bankrupt X-Breath that you think the gay couple did the right thing and the governor did the wrong thing.
Clearly the message from all of this from the gay community is that bigots have no right to say no to gays and gays have every right to say no to bigots.
And amazingly, since you have the IQ of a dead flash light battery, you think this is just roses roses for the gay community. This is why gay people are accused of demanding special rights. You deny it left and right because you refuse to look at the facts and the hypocrisy.
What can a normal person do but laugh at you?
Alan,
From what I understand, the baker had committed to baking the cake, and then backed out. Plans had been made, a verbal contract had occurred. I'm sure the couple wanted no bigot making their cake. A legal point needed to be made. If the barber had accepted the appointment, and then backed out, that too would be different. No one wants someone cutting their hair that may not do his best. I think this whole "baking the cake" thing has been blown out of proportion. But look at it this way, had Rosa Parks just given up her seat, civil rights for blacks might have taken a while longer. I see no "special rights" demands being made by gays. I stated my opinion. Enjoy your Saturday night. Oh, and as for Frankie. Go over to the Gay Cafe thread and see the constant harassment he throws my direction, even though I have not posted on that thread for months. He drags postings of mine over there to make comments, rather than making them on the tread I post because I refuse to interact with him. So don't put him up there on some great debating pedestal.
Rocky III

Torrance, CA

#17 Mar 8, 2014
Jade and i wood like to announce our engagement May 3 2014 man and she/he we love each other. Sex is forbidden.
taboo we cuddle and relax and watch general hospital reruns everyday

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Mar 8, 2014
And my stalker troll continues to creep. I am his everything. It makes my skin crawl.
NE JAID

Torrance, CA

#19 Mar 8, 2014
Jaid wrote:
So don't put him up there on some great debating pedestal.

> like your opinion matters LOL

btw very gay name

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#20 Mar 8, 2014
And my stalker troll continues to creep. I am his/her everything. It makes my skin crawl. His/her changing of name/location makes it all that more obsessively freakish.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#21 Mar 8, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>Alan,
From what I understand, the baker had committed to baking the cake, and then backed out. Plans had been made, a verbal contract had occurred. I'm sure the couple wanted no bigot making their cake. A legal point needed to be made. If the barber had accepted the appointment, and then backed out, that too would be different. No one wants someone cutting their hair that may not do his best. I think this whole "baking the cake" thing has been blown out of proportion. But look at it this way, had Rosa Parks just given up her seat, civil rights for blacks might have taken a while longer. I see no "special rights" demands being made by gays. I stated my opinion. Enjoy your Saturday night. Oh, and as for Frankie. Go over to the Gay Cafe thread and see the constant harassment he throws my direction, even though I have not posted on that thread for months. He drags postings of mine over there to make comments, rather than making them on the tread I post because I refuse to interact with him. So don't put him up there on some great debating pedestal.
Love ya too Jade!~Smooch!~ It's refreshing over there now that you aren't issuing me death threats and dirt naps and crippled jokes! Love ya too!

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