FRC's Tony Perkins Takes Victory Lap At Passage of Miss. Discrimination Bill

Apr 2, 2014 Full story: EDGE 31

On Tuesday, an "Arizona-style" religious protections bill that will legalize discrimination and allow businesses to refuse service based upon "sincerely held religious beliefs," passed both houses of the Mississippi legislature.

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“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#1 Apr 2, 2014
I guess Tony Perkins just continues to show EVERYONE that great Evangelistic Fundamentalist love all over the place......I wonder if he really believes this bill will stand a legal challenge to it!!!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

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#2 Apr 2, 2014
So could a person who has "sincerely held religious beliefs" also legally be able to refuse to serve black Americans, Jewish Americans, Hindu Americans, Muslim Americans and Catholic Americans ?

And didn't we answer this question in the 50's & 60's ???
WestCoaster

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Apr 2, 2014
They've sharpened a sword that cuts both ways

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Apr 2, 2014
Meanwhile, in one of the saner states: New Hampshire may add non-discrimination against gays to its constitution.

http://nhpr.org/post/house-panel-weighs-ban-d ...

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#5 Apr 2, 2014
WestCoaster wrote:
They've sharpened a sword that cuts both ways
Remember that Evangelicals opened the door for GSA's in high schools. They brought suit to allow their non-curricular prayer clubs into the schools, then they screamed when GSA's relied on the same rulings.

There's one thing you can count on with Evangelicals: As determined as they are, they never learn.
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#6 Apr 2, 2014
They're so strange. They are fully aware that this might immediately bring lawsuits; I could see the ACLU waiting *right now* to watch whether this is signed. And yet they continue to attempt passing laws like this.
Lickalotta Burning Bush

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Apr 2, 2014
hi hi wrote:
They're so strange. They are fully aware that this might immediately bring lawsuits; I could see the ACLU waiting *right now* to watch whether this is signed. And yet they continue to attempt passing laws like this.
LOL
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The ACLU lawyer is leaning against the courtroom door; briefcase in hand; waiting to hear the bigots cackling with delight

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

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#8 Apr 2, 2014
Well, whether you like it or not, I think the FRC has the stronger legal argument.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Apr 2, 2014
Mississippi law ALREADY allows any business to discriminate against gays & lesbians for ANY reason. Their anti-discrimination laws don't cover sexual orientation or gender identity, so this isn't going to change much. Those who would use the bill as an excuse to discriminate against gays & lesbian likely already DO discriminate; they just might not be as open about it.

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

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HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#10 Apr 2, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Well, whether you like it or not, I think the FRC has the stronger legal argument.
Gee, what a surprise that you would say that....NOT!!!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Apr 2, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Mississippi law ALREADY allows any business to discriminate against gays & lesbians for ANY reason. Their anti-discrimination laws don't cover sexual orientation or gender identity, so this isn't going to change much. Those who would use the bill as an excuse to discriminate against gays & lesbian likely already DO discriminate; they just might not be as open about it.
If Mississippi's existing anti-discrimination law lists religious discrimination then the new law runs afoul of Mississippi's existing law
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The new law also runs afoul of Federal Law
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It is spelled out clearly in The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title II - Public Accommodation
TITLE II--INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION
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SEC. 201.(a) All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, and privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.
http://www.citizensource.com/History/20thCen/...

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Since: Nov 12

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#12 Apr 2, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, what a surprise that you would say that....NOT!!!
I'm a Constitutional Strict Constructionist. Change the U.S. Constitution if you don't like what it says.

btw, Recently there was a story about retired SCOTUS Justice Stevens who wrote about wanting to change the Bill Of Rights (SACRILEGE !).

http://swordattheready.wordpress.com/2014/02/...

And Michigan just became the 34th state (more than 2/3 of the states) to call for a Constitutional Convention, to amend the U.S. Constitution (I do favor some changes)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/02/ra...
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Apr 2, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
So could a person who has "sincerely held religious beliefs" also legally be able to refuse to serve black Americans, Jewish Americans, Hindu Americans, Muslim Americans and Catholic Americans ?
And didn't we answer this question in the 50's & 60's ???
Hey racist pedo, elsewhere here you have been approving of the other sick "libertarian's" arguments that the CO baker may refuse service to the same sex couple.

You're unglued.
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Apr 2, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm a Constitutional
You're a babbling fool.
Wilson

New York, NY

#15 Apr 2, 2014
WOO HOO!

Score one for the good guys!

Since: Aug 11

Scotts Valley, CA

#16 Apr 2, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
I guess Tony Perkins just continues to show EVERYONE that great Evangelistic Fundamentalist love all over the place......I wonder if he really believes this bill will stand a legal challenge to it!!!
It will ultimately fail miserably and expose the hatred of religious extremist. These nuts will soon find themselves marginalized due to their own hubris.

Since: Aug 11

Scotts Valley, CA

#17 Apr 2, 2014
Wilson wrote:
WOO HOO!
Score one for the good guys!
Have fun while it lasts R1 you total moron.

Since: Aug 11

Scotts Valley, CA

#18 Apr 2, 2014
Wilson wrote:
WOO HOO!
Score one for the good guys!
BTW, you are NOT one of the good guys loser.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#19 Apr 2, 2014
Wilson wrote:
WOO HOO!
Score one for the good guys!
You can have Mississippi, why the hell would anyone want to live in such a cesspool?
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#20 Apr 2, 2014
How the times change us. Only a few hours ago, Wilson was Buford. Several days ago he was Pierre. And on and on through every name in the Boy's Baby Book of Names. The sad thing is that this Little Liar thinks we're so stupid that we don't recognize his perfidy.

In news related to the story, I have nothing to say about the idiocy in Mississippi since this law doesn't come close to passing constitutional muster. It will be dead before the ink in the governor's signature has dried.

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