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NFL could pull Super Bowl if Arizona religious rights bill passes
Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ashe Schow

Posted on 02/25/2014 12:06:32 PM PST by C19fan

Call it what you want -- anti-gay or religious rights -- but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S.B. 1062, is the current controversy du jour out of Arizona, and the National Football League is with the opposition.

“Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today. “We are following the issue in Arizona and will continue to do so should the bill be signed into law, but will decline further comment at this time.”

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KEYWORDS: football; gay; homosexualagenda; nfl
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Some info but in the big picture unimportant as from what I read AZ Gov Brewer will veto the bill. But just a preview of things to come in the next battle over Gay Marriage and it looks like it will be a rout of the SoCons.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 12:06:32 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

wow

The left fascists will do anything to force their perversions down the throats of the public


2 posted on 02/25/2014 12:09:01 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: C19fan

Who’s ready to sever ties with the radical left and move towards independence? This version of the US is circling the bowl as we speak.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 12:09:01 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: C19fan
Call it what you want -- anti-gay or religious rights...

I refer to the Arizona bill as thoroughly pro-liberty. It means freedom from the homosexual agenda and is harmonious with God's Teachings.

4 posted on 02/25/2014 12:09:58 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: C19fan

PC dominates everything in these United States. Nothing matters as much as PC. Everybody bow down before the great god of PC.

Is NFL a football league or a government agency enforcing PC?


5 posted on 02/25/2014 12:10:05 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: C19fan

So we forfeited the core building block of human civilization. But we kept the Super Bowl. Yea for our team! /SARC sarcsarcsarcsarc


6 posted on 02/25/2014 12:10:10 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

Fine.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 12:10:33 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: GeronL
The left fascists will do anything to force their perversions down the throats of the public

Nice double entendre

8 posted on 02/25/2014 12:10:50 PM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: ilgipper
Who’s ready to sever ties with the radical left and move towards independence?

I've had this dream that conservatives could move to the southern states, liberals to the north, sever all ties with each other. The conservative states could go back to our original constitutional form of government, while the north could continue on their golden path of socialism.

I wonder how long the north would last with all of the producers gone?
9 posted on 02/25/2014 12:12:11 PM PST by jrg
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To: C19fan

I guess only liberals watch football. /sarc


10 posted on 02/25/2014 12:13:41 PM PST by erod
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To: C19fan

Religious Rights are so anti-American.... no, wait.....


11 posted on 02/25/2014 12:14:31 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: C19fan

Eff the NFL!! They are nothing but parasites on the common man anyway. Get better (and cheapest) seats in front of the TV.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 12:15:36 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: C19fan

And if the NFL does that then I will never watch another NFL game nor purchase another NFL item. Hopefully many more will join me in F’n the NFL if they follow through with that threat.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 12:15:59 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: C19fan
I wonder how the predominately black NFL feels about fags openly waving their penises in their faces?

NFL was the last bastion of manhood in America and it's been hijacked by fags. Now, men are even being prevented from saying certain words on the field..

Notice how the Marxists are slowly corrupting each and every facet of America with their faggot agenda? The workplace, schools, sports (Olympics), .. In order for Marxism to prevail, Christianity must be crushed. The gay agenda is the Marxists weapon of choice in killing Christianity.

14 posted on 02/25/2014 12:16:23 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: C19fan
Gay marriage is a lethal threat - the future of society is literally at stake.

On the other hand, football is only a stupid game.

15 posted on 02/25/2014 12:16:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: erod

Remember years ago, the NFL pulled a scheduled Super Bowl out of Arizona, because at the time, Arizona did not have a state holiday for Martin Luther King. So there is precedent for the NFL moving a Super Bowl for politically correct reasons.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 12:16:48 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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To: SgtHooper

What? You aren’t boycotting if you watch the game on TV. Boycott football on television too. If you don’t, you are supporting the faggot-loving commercial sponsors!


17 posted on 02/25/2014 12:18:05 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: jrg
The conservative states could go back to our original constitutional form of government, while the north could continue on their golden path of socialism.

Most conservatives are uncomfortable with that idea.
Under original Constitutionalism, there would be no basis whatsoever for the War on Drugs, there would be virtually no [federal] felonies, and the Air Force, NASA, and virtually all federal agencies would be held illegitimate. (Neither the Air Force nor NASA is authorized by Art I, Sec 8.)

18 posted on 02/25/2014 12:18:38 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: I want the USA back

If the NFL wants to keep their anti-trust exemption, they will do what the government tells them to do.

Welcome to Fascist America.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 12:20:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Effe the National Fag League. No one f’n cares.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 12:20:40 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Robert DeLong
And if the NFL does that then I will never watch another NFL game nor purchase another NFL item. Hopefully many more will join me in F’n the NFL if they follow through with that threat.

A couple years ago the NFL had a strike going on that was threatening to close down the season if unresolved — I was rooting for the strike to continue, as people that would be distracted by it might stumble upon Fast & Furious, which was probably at the height of its 'popularity' in the press about that time.

21 posted on 02/25/2014 12:20:56 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: C19fan

“Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard”

They refused Rush an ownership. Seems they are the typical liberal bigots.

NFL: Negros, Felons, and Liberals. No one else is welcome.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 12:21:22 PM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Another gay-cott: The ABC-TV mini series Stephen King’s The Stand was to film in Boulder, CO, where part of the story takes place. Filming took place in another state though due to an anti-gay law in Colo.; King’s daughter Naomi is a lesbian, I believe.

Wiki: “Originally, parts of the miniseries were to be filmed on location in Boulder, Colorado. After the passage of Colorado Amendment 2, which nullified local gay rights laws, the production was moved to Utah in protest.”


23 posted on 02/25/2014 12:21:47 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: C19fan

If "doing the right thing" was the "easier" choice ... everyone would do it. That would not make for a very effective winnowing fork on Judgment Day. Be wary, Jan Brewer, you are the leader of a Christian people and will be held to that standard at the end of your days. Even if you would not defend us, save yourself.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 12:22:16 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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Just Do It


25 posted on 02/25/2014 12:23:25 PM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: C19fan
No more Super Bowls in Texas until the State Constitution is amended to allow same sex marriage.

Jerry Jones is going to be caught between a rock and a hard place on this one. I'll bet that will apply to other national events, such as the Final Four in basketball, etc.

26 posted on 02/25/2014 12:23:37 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: CodeToad

Personal Foul on number 55, use of the N-word. 15 yard penalty, repeat 2nd down........


27 posted on 02/25/2014 12:31:16 PM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: C19fan

How about this: If the NFL pulls the Super Bowl from Arizona, we ask the American Family Association to sponsor a boycott of the Super Bowl. I'd sign the petition and turn off the TV on game day. Not a problem.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 12:31:17 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: C19fan

:: it will allow Arizona businesses to refuse service to homosexual customers. ::

Seriously, how many ‘MOs go to the SuperBowl?


29 posted on 02/25/2014 12:31:47 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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30 posted on 02/25/2014 12:32:16 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: C19fan

The corporatists pulled this $hi^ with the Boy Scouts too and they’re the ones pulling the strings on the GOP establishment. Not opitimistic here...


31 posted on 02/25/2014 12:33:12 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: C19fan

They wouldn’t give us the SB while MLK Day wasn’t a holiday either. Nothing new about this leverage.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 12:33:23 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: C19fan

Eff the NFL. I will drop them like a bad habit. They will not get any more of my money.


33 posted on 02/25/2014 12:36:50 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: re_nortex
'Affordable' Care Act..

'Anti-gay' Bill..

When will America WAKE UP and realize that the left's use of LABELS are merely cover for A HIDDEN AGENDA.

34 posted on 02/25/2014 12:39:03 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: C19fan

Tit for tat - NFL officials are not permitted to visit AZ, for any reason whatsoever. Want to raise the stakes? Up the income tax for non-residents. Want to raise it more? Sue the NFL for breach of contract.

AZ can keep it up all day and all night.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 12:42:37 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: C19fan

Say I’m a photographer with a public studio. Someone comes to me, say a Mr. Vito Corelone, and wants me to take some pictures. Can I refuse because he’s Italian, or I think a Mafia Don? No.

Now suppose Mr Corelone wants me to take pictures of his next hit against Mr. Luco Brasi. He wants to document Luco “sleeping with the fishes”. Can I refuse? I damn well should be allowed to! Can you image being forced to participate in such a thing?

Then you might say, well, this is different. Murder is illegal, gay marriage isn’t. Well actually, gay marriage is NOT legal in Arizona. So it is similar.

No one is refusing Don Corleone’s rights by not agreeing to photo his hit. They would IF they refused because he was Italian.

There, NFL, is the difference.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 12:43:36 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: NTHockey

How about the ones who live in Arizona?


37 posted on 02/25/2014 12:43:54 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: C19fan

I hope Brewer stays strong. I think it’s time WE draw the line in the sand. I am sicken every day by what is happening to my country. I feel it no longer represents me, just gays and illegal aliens. I pray every day for a leader to emerge that we could all get behind and take back our country, by whatever means necessary. We can’t continue to sit on our hands and hope it will get better. It won’t unless we take a stand. It’s time to oust our so called leaders our on their petards.


38 posted on 02/25/2014 12:44:04 PM PST by TonyM
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To: Alas Babylon!

Once gay marriage is legal your analogy doesn’t stand up. Best argue on religious grounds of the business that they should not be forced to provide that product to those customers.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 12:45:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: C19fan

So if they pull the game out of AZ, where will they move it to, SF? I’m sure the halftime show will just be faaaabulous.


40 posted on 02/25/2014 12:45:51 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: GeronL

I hope they do drop it - as a Redskins fan I’ve been waiting for that last straw...


41 posted on 02/25/2014 12:47:47 PM PST by nomodem
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To: I want the USA back

Soon the players will all wear dresses there will be no touching runners just pointing at them will count and tickets will cost, for the cheap seats, $2000.00 per game, there will be no scores kept so that there are no losers and bowl games will never be played as there will never be any losers.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 12:55:30 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: 9422WMR

“Da nigga used da word ‘ni**er’...personal foul...”


43 posted on 02/25/2014 12:59:01 PM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: C19fan

Headbutting in the NFL is proving to bad for brains. Get out while you still can.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 1:03:38 PM PST by onedoug
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To: C19fan

By the time I’m lying in my Soylent Green suicide bed watching my personalized movie of “how it used to be” some decades from now, I think I will have added a few seconds of videotape of some random NFL game where they just talk about football.


45 posted on 02/25/2014 1:15:53 PM PST by jiggyboy
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To: morphing libertarian

OK, how about...

You have a business creating custom cakes. You could, for example, make a football cake for a boy’s birthday party, or a cake that looks like a pony with a pink hair ribbon for a little girls party, etc. The sign at the door says “WE make custom cakes! Tell us what you want us to bake, and we’ll do the rest!”

Someone comes into your store, and asked you to make them a cake that looks just like a vajiji. Do you have to? How about a man’s phallus? A couple doing a sex act? I’ve seen these cakes. But do we really get to sue a bakery for NOT making them?


46 posted on 02/25/2014 1:20:25 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Given that this past Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade showcased a dance number with transvestites from the musical “Kinky Boots”, I don’t even want to imagine the exponentially more perverse horrors of a SF halftime show.


47 posted on 02/25/2014 1:22:33 PM PST by jiggyboy
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To: C19fan

NFL could pull Super Bowl if Arizona religious rights bill passes

So the NFL is anti-Religion? Who knew.


48 posted on 02/25/2014 1:25:22 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: GeronL
The NFL should stay out of politics before it turns even more fans away from the game. Arizona would lose the superbowl for 2015 but the NFL might lose thousands of fans forever. I love football but I'm starting to really dislike NFL football. I might switch to watching the Lingerie Football League.
49 posted on 02/25/2014 1:28:20 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: C19fan

Time to start watching NASCAR and MLB again. I’m done with the NFL. “F” them!


50 posted on 02/25/2014 2:01:28 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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