Friday, March 27, 2015
Indiana Governor Pence signs bigotry into law.
The new law allows people to refuse services and goods to folks they don't like, because their religion says they're icky and worse.
Congratulations Governor Pence and Indiana!
(I wonder if Mary Cheney and her partner have any plans to visit Indiana and have Christian businesses (and Muslim businesses because like fundy Xtians, the Muslims HATE teh gaii!) tell them to take their business elsewhere?)
This little experiment in Christian Sharia law isn't working out quite the way Pence and his fellow bigots hoped it would:
Broadway's Audra McDonald Just Took Down Indiana Gov. Mike Pence In A Glorious Twitter Rant
Christian Group Is Ready To Boycott Indiana If Governor Signs ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill
Gen Con threatens to leave Indy over religious freedom bill; Tourism, City leaders fear the worst
Salesforce CEO Benioff Takes Stand Against Indiana Anti-Gay Law
"This medieval measure was supposed to be a moment of triumph for bigots throughout Indiana, for men and women who hate Jews, who hate Muslims and atheists and gays and lesbians and transgenders. Instead, Governor Mike Pence slunk away and signed it in private like the shameful act it was.
You see, an actual religious freedom bill has to protect all people. Indiana’s RFRA, by [Franklin] Graham’s own admission, only protects the rights of fake Christians like him to persecute everybody they don’t like. I can think of a very prominent episode when it was legal to refuse to serve Jews: Nazi Germany. Stay classy, Indiana.
The RFRA is religious tyranny, the act of one religion saying it’s better than all others and deciding it will get to make all the rules for everybody else, regardless of their own beliefs. That’s pretty much the history of Christianity for the better part of the last 2000 years. People came to this country to get away from that. We were bequeathed a secular Constitution to protect us from religious tyranny. The RFRA is the very thing the Founding Fathers were trying to prevent when they wrote Article VI, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, and later, the First Amendment."
One small correction to Haraldson's article above. The Puritans and Pilgrims who came to this country were actually religious bigots who left their native lands so that they could practice their bigotry in peace. The early Christians in Colonial America not only persecuted people who were not of their particular religious sect, they tortured and killed them as well, sort of like the Sunnis and Shi'ites do.
This is exactly why we don't want our secular country to favor any religion. As soon as one religion is favored over any other, bigotry, persecution, and worse, is the result. When presented with the same sort of legislation in Arizona, Governor Brewer votoed the bill.
Governor Pence has made a fool of himself and his state.
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What is it with these people and their fevered fantasies about gays and atheists? Fundamentalist Christian and teevee Duck Person, Phil Robertson, gave a truly bizarre talk at some Christian gathering where he said some things that only a Jeffrey Dahlmer-like brain could conjure up, and yet this crazy man was comfortable in sharing his twisted and sick fantasy of torture, rape and murder of atheists with his fellow religionists:
Phil Robertson Hypothesizes About Atheist Family Getting Raped And Killed
“I’ll make a bet with you,” Robertson said. “Two guys break into an atheist’s home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot them and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off in front of him. And then they can look at him and say, ‘Isn’t it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged? Isn’t it great that there’s nothing wrong with this? There’s no right or wrong, now is it dude?’” Robertson kept going: “Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if this [sic] was something wrong with this? But you’re the one who says there is no God, there’s no right, there’s no wrong, so we’re just having fun. We’re sick in the head, have a nice day.’”
WTF is his point? That atheists have no morals? But in his degenerate story, it isn't the atheists committing torture, rape, and murder, is it. Has this Robertson character been tested for mental stability? Because anyone who can think up a story as depraved as the one he told has to have some serious mental issues. I wouldn't let anyone in my family or any friend near the man. He's a major degenerate with dangerous rage issues, very much like certain right wing bloggers we know.