Indiana Legislature Passes Discriminatory Anti-Gay Bill

Yesterday the Indiana governor signed the bill passed by their legislature that allows businesses the right to deny service to the homeosexual segment of their state. The so-called valid reason for the law is respecting religious belief. Our country continues to operate like it is still in the Dark Ages. There is certainly going to be lawsuits and probably loss of revenue when organizations decide to hold such things as conventions elsewhere.

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Comment by Dante on March 28, 2015 at 12:06pm

That is one of the worst reasons I've ever heard. How will they even tell if someone is homosexual if they walk in off the street?

Comment by Ed on March 28, 2015 at 1:51pm

Dante,

Excellent question! How they walk, talk, dress? Who knows.

The embarrassment of being rejected as a customer in front of others is so potentially demeaning. If I had a storefront in Indiana I would place a placard out front to the effect:

"We don't discriminate against anyone who needs our services. Period."

Comment by Davis Goodman on March 28, 2015 at 2:59pm

Christians have a magic gay detector which can feel the evil gay vibrations that homosexuals emit. For some reason they don't have a radar that detects divorcées, atheists, adulterers or child molesting priests. So...conveniently it seems, of all the people who break the most sacred laws of Christianity...it seems the icky gay people are the only one's who are the subject to "the right of religious descrimination rights".

Comment by Ed on March 29, 2015 at 7:46pm

Here's some more depressing news to those in the LGBT crowd or anyone else they decide to discriminate against:

HB1228 has passed both the Arkansas state Senate & house and now sits on the desk of our new Republican governor (guvnuh, down here). He has amazingly already indicated his willingness to sign this "let's copy-Indiana" legislation. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas guvnuh, is positioned to formally announce his bid for the upcoming Republican presidential primary. I believe he has indicated that it should be mandatory for all Americans to be Christian. I didn't think we would swing back to theocracy as a form of government, but I 'll be damned if it isn't happening.    

Comment by Ed on April 1, 2015 at 8:12pm

Our govnuh has reconsidered after the considerable backlash in the form of protesters at the Capitol and the fact that his own son had signed a petition asking him to not sign the bill. Currently the bill is effectively dead but the right now wants to attach a differently worded bill as a rider onto other legislation.

Comment by Kel on April 17, 2015 at 11:05am
That people believe it is okay to discriminate others simply for being gay in this day and age is truly shameful. Notice how anti-gay bigots use the exact same reasoning to justify their actions as those who discriminated against Jews and blacks? But I'm optimistic because younger generations are showing much more openmindedness.

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