Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dehumanized!

There are so many Republican politicians that want to put us back into the closet.
GOP Lawmaker Thinks There's a Difference Between Being Gay and Being 'Just a Human Being'
Fusion
By Rafi Schwartz
5/10/17

On Monday, Missouri lawmakers voted to approve a bill that would make it dramatically more difficult for people to successfully sue their former employers for discriminatory wrongful termination.

The bill, SB43, would modify existing Missouri’s Human Rights Act legislation, and require plaintiffs prove that bias was the motivating, and not simply a contributing, factor in their firing—a much tougher legal hurdle to clear.

During Monday’s debate, Rep. Kevin Engler, a Republican, introduced an amendment to make it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity—something not currently on the state books.
Sounds like that is a good thing that they are adding sexual orientation and gender identity. But not the part that makes it a lot hard to file a complaint and it likes it makes it impossible to win a discrimination case unless they are stupid enough to say why they are firing you.

But get a load of this…
But, for Engler’s fellow Republican Rick Brattin, discriminating against the LGBTQ community isn’t just a legal matter—it’s a universally held religious truism. Because, Brattin explained, “When you look at the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qu’ran, of other religions, there is a distinction between homosexuality and just being a human being.”

Got that? There’s gay people, and then there’s “just being a human being.”
One of the hardest things I found to understand after I came out was why we are hated for just wanting to live our lives.

2 comments:

joanna Santos said...

because if you are allowed to live an unfettered life it means they are implicitly approving of your "immoral" lifestyle. These GOP assholes cant live and let live and prefer to tell you how to live.

Michelle Hart said...

Their hatred comes from fear and the ignorance that drives that fear. One of the first things I was taught from the bible is to love others as you would love yourself.