Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cue The Creepy Music

It begins!

The Republicans are ready to introduce a bill to give special rights to those who want to discriminate against us.
GOP to Reintroduce "Religious Liberty" Bill Targeting LGBT People
Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee believe that the First Amendment Defense Act will pass, especially given the president-elect's support for the bill.
The Advocate
By Nico Lang
December 13, 2016

When at first you don’t succeed in discriminating against LGBT people, wait until Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

That’s the strategy of Congressional Republicans, who told BuzzFeed News that the GOP plans to reintroduce the First Amendment Defense Act next year, hopeful that the “religious liberty” bill will pass under “a new Congress and new administration,” as Sen. Ted Cruz said.

The effort to push through the act, which prohibits the federal government from taking action against private businesses and individuals that discriminate against LGBT people or others due to their “sincerely held religious beliefs,” will be spearheaded by Republican Sen. Mike Lee. Conn Carroll, a spokesman for the senator. said the bill has a better shot at becoming law with Trump in the White House.

“Hopefully November’s results will give us the momentum we need to get this done next year,” Carroll said, adding, “We do plan to reintroduce FADA next Congress and we welcome Trump’s positive words about the bill.”
And our “Fearless Leader” to be said,
“If I am elected president and Congress passes the First Amendment Defense Act, I will sign it to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of Catholics and the beliefs of Americans of all faiths,” the president-elect’s website reads. “The Little Sisters of the Poor [a Catholic order opposed to the Obamacare contraception mandate], or any religious order for that matter, will always have their religious liberty protected on my watch and will not have to face bullying from the government because of their religious beliefs.”
So what he said was that the organization receiving our tax dollars will be able to discriminate and dole our tax money only to people who share their religious beliefs.

I haven’t seen the proposed legislation and one thing I want to know is if the bill will only target LGBT people or if will apply to all laws passed. If it just target’s us then it probably will be unconstitutional because laws cannot single out a particular group or individual and if it is broadly written that will open up a whole can of worms. In that case anyone does not have to obey any law because it is against their religious beliefs, because how can you prove that it is not part of a person religious belief system? You could discriminate against people of color, people of different religions, and people of different ethnic groups. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be thrown out of the window.


Anonymous said...

So I guess you are OK with forcing a Kosher deli to serve pork as well as forcing a Muslim printer to provide wedding invites to a gay wedding.

Who is the fascist, now?

Diana_CT said...

Well first off, the definition of Fascism according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary is,
“A political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

Second, the law Does Not Require a Kosher deli to serve pork!

Third, if a store is open to the public they must serve all of the public, not just the ones they want to serve. Following your logic a store owner could refuse service to a black customer because it is against a store owner’s religion.