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ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL
AP ^ | 2/26/14 | BOB CHRISTIE

Posted on 02/26/2014 4:57:14 PM PST by markomalley

Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.

Brewer's decision defused a national furor over gay rights and religious freedom.

The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. But opponents called it an open attack on gays that invited discrimination.

The bill thrust Arizona into the national spotlight last week after both chambers of the state legislature approved it. As the days passed, more and more groups, politicians and average citizens weighed in against Senate Bill 1062. Many took to social media to criticize the bill, calling it an attack on gay and lesbian rights.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; bullies; gaystapo; gaythuggery; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; janbrewer; rino; sb1062
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RINO HOMOSEXUALIST.

Time to boycott Arizona.

1 posted on 02/26/2014 4:57:14 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The c**ze.

Bye, Jan.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 4:57:41 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: markomalley

Jan Brewer will go down as a spineless homosexual ganglia. What a joke she was. They will not TRUMP GOD. Leviticus tells us what to do in the face of abomination.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 4:59:05 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: markomalley

God is in charge, I’m not worried, just pissed!


4 posted on 02/26/2014 4:59:23 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: markomalley

Who is surprised?


5 posted on 02/26/2014 4:59:35 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: markomalley

The threat to move the Superbowl elsewhere was just too powerful to let go ....


6 posted on 02/26/2014 4:59:43 PM PST by Ken522
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To: markomalley

Brewer shows that she opposes the First Amendment in her veto of this bill. The next stage of this slippery slope is to force a God-fearing doctor to perform an abortion. The bill was a stand for freedom and liberty and was based upon the Eternal, Inerrant Word of God.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 5:00:06 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: markomalley

I guess Religious people of all faiths just need to get over their religious beliefs. Gays have all rights.....nobody else has any.

Absolutely pathetic.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 5:00:06 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

Is there really a reason to legalize something that was legal in the first place?


9 posted on 02/26/2014 5:00:48 PM PST by RangerM
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To: markomalley

No Thanks Jan!


10 posted on 02/26/2014 5:01:06 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley

In other lavender news:

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3127343/posts


11 posted on 02/26/2014 5:01:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: markomalley

This isn’t the first time that Jan Brewer could have done something worthwhile and blew it.

Hopefully you people in Arizona will start removing the spineless from your elective offices.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 5:01:53 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: markomalley

On a policy level, it would not have mattered because the same federal courts that are imposing gay marriage are also going to require the public celebration of gay marriage. How soon? As fast as this is moving, it might be next week.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 5:02:24 PM PST by madprof98
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To: markomalley

We all knew she would buckle the minute she started buckling on Obamacare and started backing down to Obama on immigration.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 5:03:21 PM PST by GraceG
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To: markomalley
Perversion will always be perversion. Changing attitudes cannot change nature...and reality.

Sorry if your kid (I mean that rhetorically) is a sodomite...but that is still perverted.

This is a not new issue (or a progressive issue)...it has been around forever...and the sodomites always lose.

And why do they lose? Because it is a perversion of nature.

15 posted on 02/26/2014 5:03:25 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: markomalley
What Brewer doesn't realize that is it is never enough with these people. Already, they're plotting and scheming to force AZ churches to recognize homosexual weddings.

And I'm done with the NFL. They can go piss up a rope.

16 posted on 02/26/2014 5:03:27 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: markomalley

All media outlets allowed it to be labeled “the anti-gay bill”.

It really was an anti-religious discrimination bill.

Jan Brewer has just said its ok to sue committed believers in Arizona.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 5:03:39 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: markomalley; All

I don’t know AZ law. But a previous thread on this issue had indicated that AZ legislature can override governor veto with 2/3 vote, probably each House.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 5:03:50 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: markomalley

This is only the beginning. In time each and every one of these godless pols will be stepping down and running for cover.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 5:03:56 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: markomalley

Good thing we already have freedom of religion in the Constitution.

If judges decide to take that freedom away, then I guess believers will need to have strong faith and be prepared for persecution.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 5:04:02 PM PST by petitfour
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To: markomalley

Time to pray for Ted Kennedy! That will help.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 5:04:03 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: markomalley

:(


22 posted on 02/26/2014 5:05:32 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Amendment10

If so, that would be glorious.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 5:05:52 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: markomalley

“Leviticus tells us what to do in the face of abomination.”

I am as sick as anyone hearing about homosexuality 24/7, but Leviticus is not measurement of anything but the primitive tribal mentality of 5000 years ago. It also instructs unruly children to be killed among other atrocious things, so selective reading and application is hypocritical. If you fully apply Leviticus, you will have a nice cozy Talibanland that would make Mullah Omar proud.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 5:06:20 PM PST by sagar
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To: markomalley

And how will history record the actions of a coward?


25 posted on 02/26/2014 5:06:35 PM PST by lurk
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To: markomalley

When 3 percent of the population has more power than the 97 percent of us, that is when you know America has gone to hell in a hand basket


26 posted on 02/26/2014 5:06:39 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: markomalley

Well the Republican party does not need my vote. I am sitting out in November.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 5:06:47 PM PST by bergmeid
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yeah, I began my drift from the NFL when the commissioner said Rush Limbaugh wasn’t welcome....this came after the Miami Dolphins welcomed a girl who peed her pants on stage as a “minority owner” of the team.

I really, truly, have watched maybe one or two games total in the past three years.

Done.


28 posted on 02/26/2014 5:07:54 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: markomalley

She’s locking down those post-governorship corporate board positions. Ca-ching!


29 posted on 02/26/2014 5:07:59 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bingo. You WILL waive your pom poms for gay weddings. What is next?


30 posted on 02/26/2014 5:08:15 PM PST by bergmeid
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To: markomalley

The tragedy here is only about to be realized. As is their wont, homosexuals will now construe this veto to mean that they now CAN force Christian businesses to bend to their whim, and will now launch a flurry of lawsuits to make it happen.

The Gov thought that she was avoiding legal ramifications by vetoing the bill. How wrong she was.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 5:08:24 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: markomalley

All you little people must make cakes for homosexuals, or else you will be shipped to the concentration camp... where you will make cakes for homosexuals.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 5:08:37 PM PST by sagar
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To: markomalley

Suppose they will have to start handing out black armbands with crosses on them soon.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 5:08:55 PM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: markomalley

Boycott AZ


34 posted on 02/26/2014 5:09:19 PM PST by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: markomalley
At a point in time, probably within the next three years, the state will begin killing Christians. This was predicted by the Lord 2000 years ago. So it is not a surprise or problem...

...Then again, those killing Christians might have a problem in the U.S.

Just sayin'.

5.56mm

35 posted on 02/26/2014 5:10:08 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: markomalley

Jan, all you did is set the trip wire. Explosive Jan!


36 posted on 02/26/2014 5:10:27 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley

Suprise, suprise, suprise!! Jan Brewer always does what is most politically astute for Jan Brewer.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 5:10:28 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: petitfour
Good thing we already have freedom of religion in the Constitution.

Well, unless it conflicts with taxes (fines), or the War on Drugs, or allowing people to stand on their religious beliefs in a politically incorrect manner.

38 posted on 02/26/2014 5:12:49 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: Amendment10

Not likely that the votes are there.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 5:12:50 PM PST by Coronal
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To: SoFloFreeper

Roger Goodell is overseeing the destruction of the NFL as surely as Baraq Hussein 0bama is tending to the destruction of America. The difference is that Goodell is just a clueless doofus, while 0bama deals in pure evil.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 5:13:04 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: markomalley
Brewer's decision defused a national furor over gay rights and religious freedom.

Uh ... no, it didn't. Christians now know they're officially second-class citizens.

41 posted on 02/26/2014 5:13:48 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Yup. Or paying for Obamacare abortions or or or. It is depressing.


42 posted on 02/26/2014 5:13:59 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Ken522

That was the only reason I liked that bill. It would have sent a message to the nfl to stuff it.

Other than that, it was bad law and it deserved to die.


43 posted on 02/26/2014 5:14:10 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Hostage
This is only the beginning. In time each and every one of these godless pols will be stepping down and running for cover.

I'm not so sure. I sense a growing mood of hopeless resignation and defeatism taking hold among conservatives and traditionalist Americans

44 posted on 02/26/2014 5:14:19 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: markomalley

If a gay or politician calls your business and you dont want to serve them. Just say you are too busy. You dont have to serve who you dont want to.

A side note: If you believe this type of thing. I ve heard preachers, some say the anti christ will be a homosexual. It kinda makes sense because I believe homosexuality is called an abomination. So the one who is a leader of Satans kingdom would be what God hates. Those who are the enemies of God are being exposed now.


45 posted on 02/26/2014 5:15:18 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Carry me back

I guess I just don’t get it, lately. Why should someone’s activity in their bedroom come to such legal/constitutional crises? I’ve lived too long . . .


46 posted on 02/26/2014 5:16:56 PM PST by Galtoid ( .)
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To: markomalley

Look at the bright side:

If a gay black player for the Arizona Cardinals wants a wedding cake with the “n” word on it...they can force ANY bakery to make it for them!


47 posted on 02/26/2014 5:16:58 PM PST by TheRobb7 ("Patriots don't negotiate the terms of our enslavement"--JimRob)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Good point! The NFL threatened Arizona with moving the Superbowl. Good, the NFL should take its Superbowl and all of the rest of its games and put them where the sun shineth not. The NFL is hereby adding promotion of homosexuality (NOWHERE to be found in the actual Constitution) and repression of religious rights (First Amendment) to its previous refusal to allow advertising by the National Rifle Association or other gun advertisers (First and Second Amendments).

Make the National Football League and other "businesses" similarly situated (Marriott, American Airlines and who else?) bleed financially.

God bless you and yours!

48 posted on 02/26/2014 5:18:39 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: markomalley

Well, it looks like those evil, vile satanists on the left bullied and intimidated their way into successfully leaving the door wide open to further suppress the First Amendment rights and religious freedoms of Arizona business owners. The American left and the militant homo-nazis are degenerating into nothing but a bunch of home-grown domestic terrorists.

Civil war... It’s-a comin’.


49 posted on 02/26/2014 5:18:47 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: markomalley

The only freedom of religion still standing in America is going to be the worship of the anus.

This country is truly in a death-spiral. By the time it reaches its last gasp, it will probably be a point actually worthy of celebration rather than mourning, considering the depths of evil it is descending to.


50 posted on 02/26/2014 5:19:58 PM PST by greene66
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