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How business went 'DEFCON 1' in Arizona
Politico ^ | February 27, 2014 | Alexander Burns and MJ Lee

Posted on 02/28/2014 8:13:35 AM PST by C19fan

As Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer prepared to make a career-defining decision — whether to veto a bill that would free business owners to discriminate on the basis of their religious preferences — a letter arrived at her office early this week with a stern warning from some of the biggest names in the local business community. Signed by the heads of four Arizona business consortiums, with board members including officers of Bank of America, Intel and the Arizona Cardinals football franchise, the letter urged Brewer to strike down the measure known as S.B. 1062. The letter raised the prospect that the legislation could stain Arizona’s national reputation and touch off a wave of unpredictable litigation thanks to the bill’s broad, vague wording.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: business; gay; marriage
So Cons need to start playing hard ball. They should remember how the Chamber of Commerce types stabbed them in the back. Next time the CoC types ask support for tax cuts and like the So Cons should give them the middle finger.
1 posted on 02/28/2014 8:13:35 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Told you all

No one cares about homos

EVERYONE cares about money


2 posted on 02/28/2014 8:17:32 AM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9

I guess what I don’t understand is that if those businesses want to cater to homosexuals they still could. What does it matter to them if another business doesn’t want to? If it is such a great idea to do so, wouldn’t they make more money? If nothing else, what’s it to them what other businesses do?


3 posted on 02/28/2014 8:20:04 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: C19fan

What needs to happen is a change must be made in the boardrooms of these companies. Christ followers need to start LIVING their faith.

Additionally, education needs to be focusing on REAL freedom and tolerance, not the perversion being touted today.


4 posted on 02/28/2014 8:21:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: C19fan

Warning to C of C Members:

When the Tea Party comes to power (and sooner or later, we will) it won’t be nearly as “business friendly” as it would have been four or five years ago.


5 posted on 02/28/2014 8:22:30 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AD from SpringBay

A lawyer friend of mine pointed out that the REAL problem is how to force homos to self-identify. Force them to wear pink triangles? That’s been tried.

Since demanding someone’s papers in Arizona has already been struck down by the courts, this opens up the state—and the active business—for expensive discrimination lawsuits.

Not to mention the loss of tourist dollars.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 8:22:55 AM PST by warchild9
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To: C19fan
Business wouldn't know who the Fags were if they didn't demand things because they are Fags.
First they said they wanted to be left alone, now they're coming for your company for cash.
And they'll always be after the children for sex..
7 posted on 02/28/2014 8:23:12 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: C19fan

I don’t know that the law would have “allowed” business owners to discriminate. So far as I know, there is no general non-discrimination law covering other than defined protected categories, and sexual orientation isn’t one of those.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 8:24:20 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: C19fan

Free to be a homosexual but not a conservative....


9 posted on 02/28/2014 8:24:29 AM PST by stockpirate (Appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing)
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To: All
Rod Dreher has a interesting take on this: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/christianity-chinatown-gay-corporate-capitalism/

In modern times, the Republican Party has been composed of a fusion of social conservatives, businessmen, and defense hawks. Social conservatives are the useful idiots in this troika.

10 posted on 02/28/2014 8:25:15 AM PST by C19fan
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Liberal Democrats And Caligula....
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11 posted on 02/28/2014 8:25:40 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: AD from SpringBay

The problem is the large number of businesses threatening to pull out of the state or at least drastically reduce their presence. When you put up a big “don’t do business in AZ” flag a lot of money stops coming in.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 8:27:51 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: C19fan
So the business community catered to 2-3% of the population while blasting 97%-98% of the population.

No wonder the economy is in the toilet when it’s being run by these clowns.

13 posted on 02/28/2014 8:29:04 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: C19fan

The lavender mafia strikes again. Thanks for the list of companies that I will refuse to do business with in the future, along with any business residing in Arizona. The governor you elected caved to intimidation tactics, and the voters there now get to pay the price. Maybe the 2% of the population who are gay will pick up the slack, but I highly doubt it. Trading your constitutional right in for profits and acceptance by hostile groups will only lead you to ruin.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 8:32:37 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: C19fan
From the article....JPMorgan, with its 11,000-odd employees in Arizona, said on Wednesday that the legislation “does not reflect the values of our country or the State of Arizona"

Pretty arrogant, considering that it's the represenatives of the state of Arizona who created and passed the legislation.

15 posted on 02/28/2014 8:36:39 AM PST by wbill
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To: warchild9

It is EASY to spot a fag: Mention Fox News. They will instinctively turn up their nose.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 8:41:43 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: C19fan
Joshua 24:15

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

They chose the Sodomites.:(

17 posted on 02/28/2014 8:42:18 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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The truth about homosexual behavior.

Warning: very graphic-

“Male Homosexual Behavior”

http://factsaboutyouth.com/posts/male-homosexual-behavior/


18 posted on 02/28/2014 8:43:49 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 444Flyer

1 Timothy 6:10


19 posted on 02/28/2014 8:45:37 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: CodeToad

“Fag” is so crass.

I prefer “Buttbuddy.”

A more sophisticated ring.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 8:45:49 AM PST by warchild9
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To: C19fan

Big business is afraid of small business. Crony capitalists protecting their own.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 8:48:31 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: C19fan

“...And that no man might buy or sell,
save he that had the mark,
or the name of the beast,
or the number of his name.”


22 posted on 02/28/2014 8:51:26 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: C19fan

They talk about the ‘vague wording’ inviting lawsuits, but when the SAME LAW was passed by Congress (INCLUDING DEMOCRATS) and signed by President CLINTON, nothing like this happened.

Hypocrisy, plain and simple.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 8:52:15 AM PST by mrreaganaut (Scott Walker 2016!)
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To: warchild9

I prefer Queer or Fudge Packers.

I am not going to be nice to them nor treat them as harmless.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 8:56:16 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: mrreaganaut

My only problem with vague wording was that the bill did seem to put the government and/or courts in charge of deciding what was a “sincerely held” religious belief.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 9:05:03 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan
ARIZONA! Where around 1888 the miners and cowboys of Tombstone threatened to hang the proprietor of the BIRDCAGE THEATER because he brought out a chorus line of dancing men dressed as women.
26 posted on 02/28/2014 9:10:15 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: warchild9

“A lawyer friend of mine pointed out that the REAL problem is how to force homos to self-identify.”

Lawyer friend doesn’t sound too bright. The law simply required no one to ever discuss their sex life or anything else. The law was to protect business owners from being FORCED to celebrate homo events. That’s all. That if homos came in to a photographer, and said we want to hire you to attend our gay wedding, and make beautiful photos of our perversion, the photographer couldn’t be sure for politely refusing.


27 posted on 02/28/2014 9:19:00 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: warchild9

So ‘Turd Burglar’ won’t work either, hmmm, maybe ‘Rump Ranger’ for those in the military.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 9:21:44 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: C19fan

I’m done with the NFL. It’s become a freak show. It just occurred to me I can live without the hour and 15 minutes worh of commercials I have to watch during every game.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 9:37:21 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The NFL where rape, murder, drank driving and hedonistic excess are the cultural norms, but Chritians are REQUIREd to cater to the gay lobby.

Yeah, it’s about money, all right, and I’ll keep mine away from them.


30 posted on 02/28/2014 9:39:51 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: CodeToad

“Turd Burglar” is vulgar.

A friend of mine from London prefers “Nancy Boy.”

That has a delicate, Continental influence.

Much better than the chav “pooftie.”


31 posted on 02/28/2014 9:46:20 AM PST by warchild9
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To: DesertRhino

My lawyer friend graduated from Duke with a 4.00.

He currently makes 250,000 plus.

“Dumb,” I don’t think so.

However, book-learnin’, he’s got lots of, and that makes him suspect on this forum.

/The Right of Association has long since been eliminated by Federal Courts, and is NOT a Constitutional right. Not saying that’s right, but it is reality.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 9:49:35 AM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9

“Nancy boy” is as misleading as “gay”. It brings to mind a nice, clean, neat, well-dressed hairstylist or interior decorator.

The filthy, coprophilic practice of homosexuality can only be described accurately by “crass” terms.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 1:28:14 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon
The filthy, coprophilic practice of homosexuality can only be described accurately by “crass” terms.

They're certainly appropriate. If the folks celebrating "gay" had to think about the reality of what the homosexuals are doing, it would immediately become much less attractive.

34 posted on 02/28/2014 1:51:53 PM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: C19fan
Next time the CoC types ask support for tax cuts and like the So Cons should give them the middle finger.

They never ask for tax cuts. They get tax loopholes written whenever they need them. They are an arm of government, and should not in any way be confused with free market capitalist entities.

35 posted on 02/28/2014 1:55:49 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

The CoC is actually against tax cuts. The loopholes you mentioned are just another way of getting the upper hand on the competition. It’s like regulations...CoC types *love* regulations.


36 posted on 02/28/2014 2:09:49 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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