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AP ^ | 2/26/14 | BOB CHRISTIE

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

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To: Tzimisce

We cannot blame the left for this. We can blame one person only. That is Jan Brewer. Period. She did not have the power of her “convictions”...if she has any.

261 posted on 02/27/2014 3:08:22 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: BurningOak

I would not be so sure of that. Several of Laura’s best friends are gay. She said what she missed most when W was elected was shopping for antiques with her gay guy friends. Having said that...Laura is still one of my favorite first ladies..ever.

262 posted on 02/27/2014 3:12:23 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: DallasSun

I think the Law while good intentioned concerning religious freedom and government overreach it was just plainly worded wrong. Here is a few things i would have changed.

1. Remove the word Religion - Religion is a hotword that causes all the MSM and weak spined RINO-crats to get all worked up in a tizzy dizzy. (I hate doing it, but it removes whole invalid as it may be sepration of church and state weasel words the libs like to use to get bills killed intheir tilted courts.)

2. Replace the word “Business” with “Artisan”

3. Rename the bill to “Artistic Expression Protection Act”

4. Re-word the bill to emphasize “Commissioned Work or individualized Consumer Products” are a product of an Artist and you cannot legally compel an Artist under force of law to produce something using their own artistic talent that is against their own personal beliefs or customs or if they are are uncomfortable with the subject matter.

5. Make sure the Bill also defines that any occupation involving an artistic services like Photography, Disc Jockey, Gourmet Catering, Entertainment, or Cultural Ceremonies are also covered by the “Artistan Rights” as well.

This would be how you write a bill that could easily pass even in a blue state that would prevent the bullying abuse that we see when a caterer or photographer is bullied by a group that wishes to make a point by bullying.

It is not just about Religion, but about protecting the occupation of an artist as well as their artistic expression.

I ask you, how would a conservative feel if they were forced to cater a luncheon for a bunch of commies against their will? How would a Stanist Sculptor feel about beign forced to sculpt a sculpture or Jesus (not that I actually give a damn).

This would protect Poltical groups as well as Religious groups as well.

263 posted on 02/27/2014 4:07:09 PM PST by GraceG
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To: markomalley

Jan Brewer is term limited. She’s done, so she has reason to veto this out of fear of losing re-election.

264 posted on 02/27/2014 5:38:20 PM PST by Potential Official (If you need a shoulder to cry on, pull to the side of the road.)
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To: Carry me back

“About 10 years ago I was told a business in Virginia could refuse to serve anyone they wanted. Not sure if that was right, but the person should have known.”

They were wrong. Check federal law.

265 posted on 02/27/2014 5:41:17 PM PST by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: madprof98
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. ^^^ This!!!

This is why Obama is stacking the DC Court with as many commie judges he can find. Him and Holder are overturning all legislation with their commie judges.

No different than when FDR tried stacking the Supreme Court. Obama is just following in the footsteps of one of many of his socialist heroes.

266 posted on 02/27/2014 6:51:10 PM PST by hockeyfan44 (No more RINOS!!!)
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To: apillar

This whole country is becoming the final Babylon. Nothing surprises me anymore.

267 posted on 02/27/2014 7:05:33 PM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: 1stIowa
Mebbe so, but the homos cannot set the price. A nice small 5x7” cake at $5000.00 sounds about right to me. Excellent point!
268 posted on 02/27/2014 7:11:07 PM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: SisterK

But if the price is significantly different from what it would be for a straight couple, they can claim discrimination.
Depending on the laws in the location in question, it could be illegal.

269 posted on 02/27/2014 8:02:30 PM PST by Coronal (t)
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“Leviticus tells us what to do in the face of abomination.”

Then we better get to doing it, because THEY, are winning.

270 posted on 02/27/2014 9:14:56 PM PST by ourworldawry
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To: Coronal

Many self employed people don’t know what you are talking about.

271 posted on 02/28/2014 5:39:49 AM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: miss marmelstein

One would like to think such lawsuits would fail, but maybe not in today’s America. We have fallen so far so fast.

272 posted on 02/28/2014 9:56:50 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: SisterK

Perhaps not, but if they try jacking up the price for a gay couple, they’ll likely find out the hard way.

273 posted on 03/01/2014 9:23:13 AM PST by Coronal (t)
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