So the conservative freak show has succeeded in rearing its ugly head and spread the disease of hate within the hallowed walls of political correctness.
Republican lawmakers and a network of conservative religious groups have been pushing “religious freedom bills” that essentially legalize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Arizona and Kansas passed legislation. Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee followed. Arizona, Hawaii, Ohio, Oklahoma and Mississippi are introducing broader bills with a provision that would also allow people to deny services or employment to LGBT Americans, although Arizona’s governor vetoed her state’s legislation.
This is religion spreading the ugliness that it has carried along with it for centuries.
We have laws to counter this behavior and now they’re looking to circumvent the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This will not stop with gay citizens and all Americans know that. This is an opportunity for every racist, homophobic, woman-hating person in this country to legally discriminate against whomever they please, all in the name of their God.
I have warned against this for years, but just like then it is ignored or accepted – not sure which is worse – by conservative Republicans across the board. Last I checked, this is America, land of the free and home of the brave. This is supposed to be a “safe place” for those “different” folks who cannot find such comfort anywhere else in the world.
But this isn’t as simple as immigration or “entitlements,” as some will suggest. This is devastating news to a once-proud, once-free country that has always opened its arms to the masses, albeit reluctant at times, but in the end, accepted nevertheless.
What is wrong with these people? They worship an alleged “all-loving, all-forgiving God,” then turn around and trash the civil rights of humans they don’t like or disagree with. Their ignorance and hypocrisy run so deep there is no hope for them. They should be so thrilled with themselves.