Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay 'Reli...

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

There are 38 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 3, 2014, titled Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill. In it, EDGE reports that:

Mississippi's Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs, Reuters reports.

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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#1 Apr 3, 2014
Let the lawsuits begin!!!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 3, 2014
He hasn't signed it YET?
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Is he still learning how to write his name?
Boyd

Boardman, OR

#3 Apr 3, 2014
America needs more great men like Governor Phil Bryant!

Thank you Governor Phil Bryant! Thank you sir!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#4 Apr 3, 2014
Oh, yeah, Boyd1. Like the dolt will actually see your gushing thanks!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Apr 3, 2014
Boyd wrote:
America needs more great men like Governor Phil Bryant!
Thank you Governor Phil Bryant! Thank you sir!
Is Phil your husband?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#6 Apr 3, 2014
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/20...

The Alliance Defending Freedom has gotten lazy, it's a cookie cutter copy of Arizona's averted disaster with a couple of new sprinkles of what are these people thinking? As of July 1st anyone in Mississippi will have the right to do as they damn well please in the name of their "deeply held religious beliefs", no "state and local laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and policies, whether statutory or otherwise, or any other action by the state, a political subdivision of the state, an instrumentality of the state or political subdivision of the state, or a public official that is authorized by law in the state." binds them unless it can withstand strict scrutiny. This law isn't just anti-gay, it's anti-anybody and everybody, it's anti-reason and common sense, it's anarchy in the name of "deeply held religious beliefs" and whatever you say they are is fine with us.
Boyd

Boardman, OR

#7 Apr 3, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Phil your husband?
No, I'm a man.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 Apr 3, 2014
Rick in Kansas wrote:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms. us/documents/2014/html/SB/2600 -2699/SB2681IN.htm
The Alliance Defending Freedom has gotten lazy, it's a cookie cutter copy of Arizona's averted disaster with a couple of new sprinkles of what are these people thinking? As of July 1st anyone in Mississippi will have the right to do as they damn well please in the name of their "deeply held religious beliefs", no "state and local laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and policies, whether statutory or otherwise, or any other action by the state, a political subdivision of the state, an instrumentality of the state or political subdivision of the state, or a public official that is authorized by law in the state." binds them unless it can withstand strict scrutiny. This law isn't just anti-gay, it's anti-anybody and everybody, it's anti-reason and common sense, it's anarchy in the name of "deeply held religious beliefs" and whatever you say they are is fine with us.
It WON'T withstand even Rational base review, let alone strict scrutiny!!!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Apr 3, 2014
Boyd wrote:
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No, I'm a man.
OH
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So you're Phil's husband

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#10 Apr 3, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
It WON'T withstand even Rational base review, let alone strict scrutiny!!!
I have a feeling that its July 1st launch is going to be iffy. This is so broad and so vague, it doesn't stand a prayer. It's a blank check written in the name of whatever you want to say your "deeply held religious beliefs" are at any given moment, that might have been fun to cash, but I really doubt anyone is going to get the opportunity.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#11 Apr 3, 2014
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>I have a feeling that its July 1st launch is going to be iffy. This is so broad and so vague, it doesn't stand a prayer. It's a blank check written in the name of whatever you want to say your "deeply held religious beliefs" are at any given moment, that might have been fun to cash, but I really doubt anyone is going to get the opportunity.
I agree.....sort of like I could say that because of my "DEEPLY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFS" I won't serve couples NOT married or who had children out of wedlock or they have brown hair and blue eyes......would could they do? NOTHING!!!

This is why this will be tossed in court because it is vague and clearly will do more damage!!!
juls

Bellefontaine, OH

#12 Apr 3, 2014
miss-ass-pi who? were/t they the ones who still have slavery on their brains or some craziness......boycott the state in every way; it is the atheist religion's way////

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#13 Apr 3, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
I agree.....sort of like I could say that because of my "DEEPLY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFS" I won't serve couples NOT married or who had children out of wedlock or they have brown hair and blue eyes......would could they do? NOTHING!!!
This is why this will be tossed in court because it is vague and clearly will do more damage!!!
This is the kind of law where the imagination can run wild. There isn't a law on the books where you can't raise your right to your "deeply held religious beliefs" as a legitimate defense to violating and forget reasonable doubt for a conviction, the state has to prove a compelling interest in denying your right being served in the narrowest possible way. As long as you're not violating federal law in the process, anything goes in Mississippi, as long as you say some sort of belief approves of what you did.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

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MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#14 Apr 3, 2014
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>This is the kind of law where the imagination can run wild. There isn't a law on the books where you can't raise your right to your "deeply held religious beliefs" as a legitimate defense to violating and forget reasonable doubt for a conviction, the state has to prove a compelling interest in denying your right being served in the narrowest possible way. As long as you're not violating federal law in the process, anything goes in Mississippi, as long as you say some sort of belief approves of what you did.
Exactly.......somehow this opens a can a worms that I seriously doubt these EVANGELISTIC FUNDAMENTALIST even thought about!!!
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#15 Apr 3, 2014
Their next discriminatory move should go something like this : "QUOTING FROM THE GOSPELS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ! " ..

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#16 Apr 3, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
Exactly.......somehow this opens a can a worms that I seriously doubt these EVANGELISTIC FUNDAMENTALIST even thought about!!!
Anybody who reads this can't avoid the reality that they are putting every state and local law and official at the mercy of the "deeply held religious beliefs" of anyone who wants to invoke them. They are protecting an expansively defined religious liberty at the expense of anyone and anything that dare get in its way. I could sue over that speeding ticket I got near Columbus back in 1983, as having been a violation of my deeply held religious beliefs and demand restitution plus damages.
mikemania

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Apr 3, 2014

Since: Jul 09

Indy/Philly/Toronto

#18 Apr 3, 2014
Keep fighting ... keep hating ... keep debating ...
And while your doing that, your own rights are being diminished.
They have you right where they want you.
Enjoy what comes next - you asked for it.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#19 Apr 3, 2014
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Anybody who reads this can't avoid the reality that they are putting every state and local law and official at the mercy of the "deeply held religious beliefs" of anyone who wants to invoke them. They are protecting an expansively defined religious liberty at the expense of anyone and anything that dare get in its way. I could sue over that speeding ticket I got near Columbus back in 1983, as having been a violation of my deeply held religious beliefs and demand restitution plus damages.
That's why it CAN'T be allowed to stay.......someone could murder someone and use the "DEEPLY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFS" said it was okay.......it's like NO ONE need be held accountable for their actions.......I think Rev Alan might approve of this law!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#20 Apr 4, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
That's why it CAN'T be allowed to stay.......someone could murder someone and use the "DEEPLY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFS" said it was okay.......it's like NO ONE need be held accountable for their actions.......I think Rev Alan might approve of this law!!!
Laws prohibiting intentionally killing another probably can withstand strict scrutiny, so sacrificing virgins is likely out of the question, but plow into a playground full of preschoolers after your sacramental six pack and you'll probably have a case that the laws you just broke violate your right. There are few of the rules, in any of the books, that can survive strict scrutiny by the courts.

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