And no, barring the religious from acting on the prejudices of their faith is not a denial of religious freedom. The right to worship, even if it is a religion of intolerance, exists. But there is no right to act on that faith in such a way as to deny the fundamental civil liberties of others. And operating a business is not a religious right. If personal religious belief precludes you from selling an item to a gay person, the answer is to shut down your business.
A strong majority of my members support laws that define traditional marriage, protect religious institutions and protect individuals from being forced to violate their personal moral values. However, my members also don’t condone discrimination.
The naivety of the bill’s supporters that House Bill 2453 doesn’t promote discrimination is depressingly sad.
Watch: ‘SNL’ - “We Did Stop”
John Boehner (Taran Killam) and Michelle Bachmann (Miley Cyrus) shut down the government.
The timing of this was so perfect I’m still awed by it.
What’s The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS.
An IRS contractor hurt his foot playing football in military prep school. He never served in the actual military. Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in military contracts. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.
I watched/heard about this yesterday and omg all I could do was just say “Daaayummmm” the entire time.
Holy cow Tammy!
For once Rep. Darrell Issa and I share the same sentiment. “Time well spent” indeed!
The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to stop same-sex weddings from being performed in California, a lawyer for the gay couples who sued said Sunday.
Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.
It’s very important to understand that people can believe what they want. They can go to what church they want, what synagogue, what they can believe what about temple, what mosque. Marriage or anything else they want. That’s a question of religious belief. We’re not dealing with religious belief in all these questions. We’re dealing with what the state or the federal government does. We have a separation of church and state in this country. So for government purposes, you can be married. The church may not recognize this. That’s their business. If you don’t want to recognize it from a religious point of view, it’s your business. No one is forcing anybody to get married. The point of the separation of church and state is that when we deal with public business and the consecration — not the consecration, but the celebration of marriage by the state, the recognition by the state of who’s married is not a religious question.
R.I.P. Political Junkie TT_TT