Idaho Lawmaker Withdraws Religious Freedom, Anti-Gay Bill

Feb 19, 2014 Full story: EDGE 8

A lawmaker promoting controversial legislation to allow businesses to refuse service to gay customers based on their religious beliefs says he'll withdraw the bill, for now.

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Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Feb 19, 2014
One of his down low tricks blackmailed him into withdrawing his anti glbt legislation?
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#2 Feb 19, 2014
He doesn't want to appear on the wrong side of history .. To be relegated to a footnote , along with a bunch of retards , can't seem very nice to a politician .
larry

Mesquite, TX

#3 Feb 19, 2014
He can work on it tell HATIES comes and scratches his "BA__s" the only thing accomplished is their loss of business, money for the State and a whole list of other bad things to follow. I do not think the State has enough money to throw away.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#4 Feb 19, 2014
These people might have slightly more credibility if they refused service to ALL the 'sinners' in their book, including the liars, thieves, those who take the Lord's name in vain (the "goddammit", "oh my God!" crowd, etc.), adulterers (who covet their neighbor's wife) and -- shudder!-- the fornicators (anyone having sex out of wedlock). Instead, they single out only homosexuals as if that 'sin' of loving were the only evil on the planet.

I guess they realize that if they were to treat all 'sinners' with equal prejudice they wouldn't be able to sell their precious cakes or flowers to anyone, AND ... they themselves couldn't be served anywhere in the christian world!

Once again, the almighty dollar reigns supreme amidst an ocean of christian hypocrisy.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#5 Feb 19, 2014
Sadly, a bill like this is also working its way through the Hawaii legislature this month. It doesn't stand a chance since the Senate only has one Republican. But that single idiot is still pushing his antigay agenda.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#6 Feb 20, 2014
Sir Andrew wrote:
Sadly, a bill like this is also working its way through the Hawaii legislature this month. It doesn't stand a chance since the Senate only has one Republican. But that single idiot is still pushing his antigay agenda.
He must be one hell of a masochist.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Feb 20, 2014
Similar bills were also killed in Kansas & Tennessee recently.

Apparently the word is getting out that these bills would be unconstitutional and cost the state millions to defend it in court.

MONEY

That's what REALLY drive the GOPasaurs.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#8 Feb 20, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Similar bills were also killed in Kansas & Tennessee recently.
Apparently the word is getting out that these bills would be unconstitutional and cost the state millions to defend it in court.
MONEY
That's what REALLY drive the GOPasaurs.
Most of the people who propose these things, besides being bigots, are too stupid and illiterate to even THINK about reading the US constitution. Just like their constituents.

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