Mississippi Travel Advisory

Mar 12, 2014 Full story: EDGE 12

This alert has been issued based on the fact that Mississippi is on the cusp of passing Senate Bill 2681 -- the so-called "Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act" -- through the House, and then sending it to the governor for signature or veto.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Mar 13, 2014
I have read that all of these types of state laws are modeled, nearly word for word, on the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act which was gleefully signed into law by Clinton.

And nearly every Democrat (except 3) in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate voted FOR the bill. And while SCOTUS ruled the law CONSTITUTIONAL as it applies to the federal government, SCOTUS also ruled it UNCONSTITUTIONAL for it to be applied to the states. Hence, state bills quoting the federal law verbatim.

And the hypocrisy of people here is not surprising when it comes to Clinton gleefully signing this bill into law as well as the anti-gay legislation such as DOMA & DADT. But because Bill Clinton is a Democrat, all of the anti-gay bills he signed into law goes without criticism from all the Dems and libs here.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#2 Mar 13, 2014
This was posted 1 hr ago. It's the first I've heard about it.
Robin Hood

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Mar 13, 2014
Roll up the windows and lock the doors everybody; we're going thru Mississippi to get to the other side
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Watch out for people wearing sheet suits
http://m0.i.pbase.com/o6/04/318004/1/73285000...

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#4 Mar 13, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_Freedo...

aimed at preventing laws that substantially burden a person's free exercise of their religion. The bill was introduced by Howard McKeon of California and Dean Gallo of New Jersey on March 11, 1993.[1] The bill was signed into law by President Bill Clinton and was passed by a unanimous U.S. House and a near unanimous U.S. Senate with three dissenting votes.[2] It was held unconstitutional as applied to the states in the City of Boerne v. Flores decision in 1997, which ruled that the RFRA is not a proper exercise of Congress's enforcement power.

The law provided an exception if two conditions are both met. First, the burden must be necessary for the “furtherance of a compelling government interest.”[3] Under strict scrutiny, a government interest is compelling when it is more than routine and does more than simply improve government efficiency. A compelling interest relates directly with core constitutional issues.[4] The second condition is that the rule must be the least restrictive way in which to further the government interest. The law, in conjunction with President Bill Clinton's Executive Order in 1996, provided more security for sacred sites for Native American religious rites.[3]

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Not quite the same thing as...Religious Freedom Laws

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/why-religious-free...

The religious freedom laws are a fragile bulwark against a cultural change that most likely cannot be reversed. They carve out an exception to the principle of non-discrimination by sexual orientation that does not apply to race or sex. Even if few business owners take advantage of them, they could prevent future generations from remembering those who turned away gay and lesbian customers as part of the same class of people who put up “whites only” signs in their shop windows.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Mar 13, 2014
Excellent post, "Cookie".

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#6 Mar 13, 2014
Well, I suppose I'm going to have to curtail my monthly visits to Tunica. I usually get a free hotel room, but I more than pay for it with my gambling and other related spending. On the bright side, I will probably save enough over the course of a year to subsidize my trip next year to England. It's really too bad, since we have met some wonderful people in Mississippi, although we didn't broadcast the fact we were a gay couple. I know they won't miss the money I normally spend there, but every little bit makes a difference.

Since: Jan 08

Thailand

#7 Mar 13, 2014
Have the people of Mississippi been notified that they have officially lost the War of Northern Aggression? Apparently not.
Milton

Anonymous Proxy

#8 Mar 13, 2014
It's refreshing to see the people taking to the streets and fighting back against the homosexual perverts taking over our once great nation.

Keep fighting the good fight people!
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#9 Mar 13, 2014
Milton wrote:
It's refreshing to see the people taking to the streets and fighting back against the homosexual perverts taking over our once great nation.
Keep fighting the good fight people!
Wonder which state or country will legalize same sex marriage next? Be sure to buy a few boxes of Kleenex.
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Mar 13, 2014
Milton wrote:
It's refreshing to see the people taking to the streets and fighting back against the homosexual perverts taking over our once great nation.
Keep fighting the good fight people!
You were at the Pride Parade again watching the protests against the Log Cabin Republican contingent.

Half of which you've experienced a "slip" with...due to the alcohol, naturally, not any actual longing on your part. wink

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#11 Mar 13, 2014
"Religious Freedom Restoration Act"
=
"Religious Violence and Oppression Act"

This is not about "religious freedom", this is about legalizing assault and discrimination.

One popular tactic among white supremacists is to harass people verbally, commit minor assaults (e.g. push people from behind, trip them), commit some vandalism. Then when the target lashes out in frustration, the bigots violently assault the person and claim "self defense". The "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" was (still)borne out of that same mentality, no surprise that it came from a place where the KKK operates openly.

The only person who has to obey a religion is the dumbfuck who belongs to it. Anyone who doesn't belong doesn't have to obey, and the cultists does NOT get to impose his bullshit on non-believers.
Larry

Mesquite, TX

#12 Mar 13, 2014
Milton wrote:
It's refreshing to see the people taking to the streets and fighting back against the homosexual perverts taking over our once great nation.
Keep fighting the good fight people!
Yes "Milton" our great nation. Your, mine and ever American born here. Let the US Constitution ring out the truth and may my faith and liberties not be abused by the so called "CHRISTIANS" and there Religious Freedom Restoration Act. March on America. And thank you so much Milton for pointing that out to all of America. And there is help for your addictions Good luck to you.

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