Pressure mounts on Arizona governor t...

Pressure mounts on Arizona governor to veto bill dubbed anti-gay

There are 206 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 25, 2014, titled Pressure mounts on Arizona governor to veto bill dubbed anti-gay. In it, Reuters reports that:

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer came under mounting pressure on Tuesday from other prominent Republicans and consultants to veto a controversial bill described by critics as a license to discriminate against gays and others in the name of religion.

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Bob

Middleton, WI

#67 Feb 27, 2014
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> You get to kill the Christians when the time comes. Isn't that enough? You dog you! Enjoy the minimal years of pleasure before you get it.
One last point Mr. Surfer Dude......If your looking for an enemy to Christianity I suggest you look within.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#70 Feb 27, 2014
Another thing to consider-obviously there are going to be more attempts at this kind of legislation-is we're assuming that these are "mom and pop" enterprises. But what about in the case of a chain of businesses and all the franchises operate under the business model of non discrimination? Whose right trumps when it's a case of a bigoted store manager versus the chain's business standards? What about the right of that business not to be associated with discrimination against gays and lesbians on the part of that manager when the state has such a law as was proposed in Arizona? Who protects their interests against negative publicity by the conduct of the bigot? How can they even fire the undesirable person?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#71 Feb 27, 2014
RubyTheDyke wrote:
Another thing to consider-obviously there are going to be more attempts at this kind of legislation-is we're assuming that these are "mom and pop" enterprises. But what about in the case of a chain of businesses and all the franchises operate under the business model of non discrimination? Whose right trumps when it's a case of a bigoted store manager versus the chain's business standards? What about the right of that business not to be associated with discrimination against gays and lesbians on the part of that manager when the state has such a law as was proposed in Arizona? Who protects their interests against negative publicity by the conduct of the bigot? How can they even fire the undesirable person?
Variations of this bill have popped up in 12 other states so far this year (GA, ID, MS, MO, OH, OR, SD, CO, KS. ME, TN and UT). Maine's was voted down, Kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, South Dakota and Ohio have shelved theirs, Georgia, Mississippi, Idaho and Utah are still alive, but haven't been voted on and Oregon's effort is trying to get an initiative on the ballot (no word on whether they will get enough signatures to qualify).
Cat74

Oswego, IL

#72 Feb 27, 2014
The only way abnormal sexual behavior can be deemed acceptable is if they do away with that 1st amendment right to Freedom of Religion. Homosexuality can be made legal, but most people still see it as abnormal behavior. So the attack on the Churches will continue at a fast pace. Problem is 67% of Americans believe is God, and the teachings of the Bible. We can ignore the abnormal behavior, but they cannot allow Americans to continue their religious beliefs. They have to Demonize believers, and the teachings of the Church. This was predicted in the Bible in Revelations. They lost!!!
cancer suxs

Faribault, MN

#73 Feb 27, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The only way abnormal sexual behavior can be deemed acceptable is if they do away with that 1st amendment right to Freedom of Religion. Homosexuality can be made legal, but most people still see it as abnormal behavior. So the attack on the Churches will continue at a fast pace. Problem is 67% of Americans believe is God, and the teachings of the Bible. We can ignore the abnormal behavior, but they cannot allow Americans to continue their religious beliefs. They have to Demonize believers, and the teachings of the Church. This was predicted in the Bible in Revelations. They lost!!!
THE 1ST AMENDMENT DOES NOT GIVE YOU NAZI CHRISTIANS THE RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY OTHERS RIGHTS..

Religious freedom means ALL people can live and believe as they choose...CANT FORCE YOUR CULTS BELIEFS ON TO OTHERS HITLER LOVER.

There is no god of any kind by the way. This is 2014 time to set aside stone age cults.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#74 Feb 27, 2014
"The United States now ranks third (3rd) following China and India in the number of people who are not professing Christians; in other words, the U.S. is becoming an ever increasing "un-reached people group."

Half of all churches in the US did not add any new members to their ranks in the last two years.

....raygun brought the fundies under their tent and they reap what they sowed.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#75 Feb 27, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The only way abnormal sexual behavior can be deemed acceptable is if they do away with that 1st amendment right to Freedom of Religion.
Huh? You do realize that your acceptance is neither required or being asked for. You are free to pray your little heart out that God hates **** as much as you do, but your prayers are your problem, not ours.
Cat74 wrote:
Homosexuality can be made legal, but most people still see it as abnormal behavior.
That would be their problem, not ours.
Cat74 wrote:
So the attack on the Churches will continue at a fast pace.
You must watch Fox News.
Cat74 wrote:
Problem is 67% of Americans believe is God, and the teachings of the Bible.
You do realize that they don't all believe that the Bible teaches the exact same thing to all of the. Many, if not most of that 67% disagrees with your prayer that God hates ****.
Cat74 wrote:
We can ignore the abnormal behavior, but they cannot allow Americans to continue their religious beliefs.
You are free to keep your religious beliefs, no matter how ugly and morally offensive others find them to be, you're just not entitled to a special right to shove your beliefs down our throat any time you can ambush one or more of us. Sorry.
Cat74 wrote:
They have to Demonize believers, and the teachings of the Church.
You're actually doing a pretty impressive job of demonizing yourselves with far too many statements and acts that seem downright anti-Christlike.
Cat74 wrote:
This was predicted in the Bible in Revelations. They lost!!!
So you pray, good luck with that.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#77 Feb 27, 2014
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Variations of this bill have popped up in 12 other states so far this year (GA, ID, MS, MO, OH, OR, SD, CO, KS. ME, TN and UT). Maine's was voted down, Kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, South Dakota and Ohio have shelved theirs, Georgia, Mississippi, Idaho and Utah are still alive, but haven't been voted on and Oregon's effort is trying to get an initiative on the ballot (no word on whether they will get enough signatures to qualify).
In Oregon there are two; one dealing with business that are associated with the wedding industry and one more open-ended. I would like to see what happens when someone tries to order a cake for a Pagan wedding, wanting words like "May the Earth Mother Bless You" or words to that effect. Needless, fairly certain that if they mad the ballot they would be defeated as the evangelicals have lost their stranglehold even in their once conservative bastions. It was amazing in the rural areas how much support Obama got! Anyway the gay community it Oregon isn't losing any sleep over this.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#78 Feb 27, 2014
cancer suxs wrote:
<quoted text>
THE 1ST AMENDMENT DOES NOT GIVE YOU NAZI CHRISTIANS THE RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY OTHERS RIGHTS..
Religious freedom means ALL people can live and believe as they choose...CANT FORCE YOUR CULTS BELIEFS ON TO OTHERS HITLER LOVER.
There is no god of any kind by the way. This is 2014 time to set aside stone age cults.
it's time to do what the liberals do..

QUOTE.. if it is a bad law, don't enforce it, ignore it, and FIX it.

what is good for the goose is gooood for the gander.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#79 Feb 27, 2014
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
You must hand it to the Republicans who stuck their finger into the eyes of the fundamentalists and said "take your hate else-where".
Yeah....all five of them.....

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#80 Feb 27, 2014
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Variations of this bill have popped up in 12 other states so far this year (GA, ID, MS, MO, OH, OR, SD, CO, KS. ME, TN and UT). Maine's was voted down, Kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, South Dakota and Ohio have shelved theirs, Georgia, Mississippi, Idaho and Utah are still alive, but haven't been voted on and Oregon's effort is trying to get an initiative on the ballot (no word on whether they will get enough signatures to qualify).
Don't forget Indiana.

Less than 48 hours after a right to discriminate bill was attached to an unrelated piece of legislation and passed out of committee, the backlash was so severe that the bill was sent back to committee and the pro-discrimination attachment was removed yesterday morning.

We just went through a big fight to keep a marriage equality ban off the 2014 ballot (which was successful) and the republican leadership simply had no desire to fight the whole thing all over again.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#81 Feb 27, 2014
When the Nazis were in power in Germany they
took away people's rights on the basis of religion.

Deja vu all over again?

Funny that our religious extremists can't see the
parallels between themselves and the Nazis.
Cordwainer Trout

Greensburg, KY

#82 Feb 27, 2014
Gary wrote:
When the Nazis were in power in Germany they
took away people's rights on the basis of religion.
Deja vu all over again?
Funny that our religious extremists can't see the
parallels between themselves and the Nazis.
Extremist, idiot rhetoric like this is why we need laws prohibiting gay propaganda. It is not Nazi-like for people wanting to protect themselves from frivolous, harassing lawsuits. Gay abuse of jurisprudence is what encourages people to protect themselves from such abuse. People don't like living in fear of any tyrannical domination, especially from people responsible for killing 36 Million people worldwide so far with their filthy diseased lifestyles.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#83 Feb 27, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
LOL, another right-wing racist bill bites the dust. Brewer just came out and announced that she vetoed the bill and then quickly scurried back behind the doors and away from reporters as it was blatantly obvious that the right lost big… again. I love it… right-wing LOSERS.
Gosh, I wonder why, the NFL extorted her using the Super Bowl, big international companies also applied threats and extortion. Boy you thugs sure can't win on a level playing field. What a bunch of bullies and thugs..........in tutu's

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#84 Feb 27, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
My favorite rant on this issue is from the bloated spewmeister himself, Limbaugh

The homosexual advocates want her to veto it on the basis of human rights, civil rights, gay rights, and what have you. Limbaugh stated that a leftist "bullying business" was behind the pressure campaign on the governor.

Guess that includes those "leftist bullying" folks like:

Senator McCain
Senator Flake
Congressman Frank Riggs,
State Sens. Bob Worsley, Adam Driggs and Steve Pierce
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Etc.

Poor Center for Arizona Policy!

Interestingly the immigration bill cost Arizona more than $23 million in lost taxes and at least $350 million in spending.
Gosh you sure get excited buy a bill that is unconstitutional as it is against the first amendment.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#85 Feb 27, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like heterosexuals have done since the beginning of recorded time?

If you don't want to marry a gay, shug, don't.

I know how the white and black people getting married to each other has you upset already...
Ones married, the other isn't.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#86 Feb 27, 2014
Gary wrote:
When the Nazis were in power in Germany they
took away people's rights on the basis of religion.

Deja vu all over again?

Funny that our religious extremists can't see the
parallels between themselves and the Nazis.
Yes, the liberals and Nazi's are both similar in that they both were terrific liars and bullies while claiming to be free thinkers. What next libs, lampshades from aborted babies.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#87 Feb 27, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Extremist, idiot rhetoric like this is why we need laws prohibiting gay propaganda. It is not Nazi-like for people wanting to protect themselves from frivolous, harassing lawsuits. Gay abuse of jurisprudence is what encourages people to protect themselves from such abuse. People don't like living in fear of any tyrannical domination, especially from people responsible for killing 36 Million people worldwide so far with their filthy diseased lifestyles.
Religious rednecks can protect themselves from frivolous harassing lawsuits by stopping their frivolous harassment of gay people
.
The religious rednecks started this war; the religious rednecks can stop it

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#88 Feb 27, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>Religious rednecks can protect themselves from frivolous harassing lawsuits by stopping their frivolous harassment of gay people
.
The religious rednecks started this war; the religious rednecks can stop it
No one is harassing your attempt to buy a minority status you don't qualify for legally through bought judges and MSM lying charges. You are not only abnormal but also demented.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#89 Feb 27, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
No one is harassing your attempt to buy a minority status you don't qualify for legally through bought judges and MSM lying charges. You are not only abnormal but also demented.
If I am abnormal and demented; then I am qualified for a fat disability check and a handicap parking sticker for my Lambo
.
Bring it on; baby!

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