Quote# 108612

[A fundie describes opponents of a proposed bill that would allow christians to discriminate against gays]

In Louisiana, a new bill has been proposed to protect those who have suffered unjust government discrimination. Opponents are demonizing the bill’s supporters and calling them names, misrepresenting the contents of the proposal, using scare tactics, and generally acting with fundamentalist zeal instead of dispassionate deliberation and rational discourse. They would deny to an entire class of Louisiana citizens legal protection from discriminatory acts, simply because members of that class do not share their own moral views.

Adam J. MacLeod, public discourse 18 Comments [5/15/2015 2:56:17 AM]
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Ivurm


5/15/2015 3:42:59 AM

Hasan Prishtina

In what way, exactly, are they discriminated against? And what's that again about "fundamentalist zeal"?

5/15/2015 3:55:39 AM

Wyzard

At first read, I was "WTF"? What is wrong with this - protection against discrimination is a good thing. Then I went to the list:

Naturally, those zealous opponents are supporters of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.

The bill is known as the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act. As its name suggests, it is designed to codify legal protections for those who have moral and religious convictions about the nature of marriage and whose convictions are out of favor with cultural elites and powerful political actors. Specifically, it would protect those who perceive that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. The bill is timely, necessary, and well-justified.


Ah - protecting bigots.


5/15/2015 4:16:41 AM

creativerealms

Not being able to discriminate against others is not discrimination.

5/15/2015 4:19:42 AM

OHP

Okay. That's it. As soon as we've achieved the necessary understanding of genetics and genetic engineering, I must demand that the world's scientists get to work on introducing into the general populace a gene that will trigger the sensation of being harshly slapped on the back of the head when one engages in this level of hypocrisy. It'll serve the dual purpose of both punishing and outing them on the spot.

5/15/2015 4:37:52 AM

Vera

Mirror, mirror.

5/15/2015 4:43:30 AM

KittyKaboom

Poor, poor, persecuted christians. Your ability to discriminate against people based upon your tender religious sensibilities is no longer considered acceptable.

Woe unto thee, O downtrodden children of YHWH.

5/15/2015 5:08:23 AM

FELIX LÆTVS

That's one shiny mirror! They don't even realise that it's them in the reflection!

5/15/2015 5:37:19 AM

tfaddict

YOU JUST DON’T GET TO DISCRIMINATE! STOP FUCKING WHINING!

5/15/2015 5:51:59 AM

Mister Spak



5/15/2015 6:43:35 AM

Kanna

We also "discriminate" in similar fashion against those who do not share our own moral views on theft, murder, embezzlement, and pedophilia. Bigotry fits right in there with these other anti-social behaviors, yet you call yourselves moral for demanding the right to be nasty to others? You are gonna make Baby Jesus cry, you know....

5/15/2015 6:54:54 AM

Doubting Thomas

Can someone tell me what this quote says? There's a blinding glare coming from an extremely shiny object.

5/15/2015 7:19:47 AM

nazani14

We've fucked everything else up, now let's ruin our tourist industry! No more gay business owners, musicians, bartenders, etc!

5/15/2015 7:44:19 AM

Yossarian Lives

Oh FFS! I'd only just got a new irony meter after my old one exhausted itself from having to monitor David J. Stewart's every post, and now this one has failed from dealing with this post.

5/15/2015 9:21:44 AM

Goomy pls

That's like saying anti-slavery laws are discriminatory. It's not discrimination to disallow discrimination.

5/15/2015 11:55:54 AM

Scratch

I felt a disturbance, as if millions of irony meters called out and were suddenly silenced.

5/15/2015 12:44:07 PM

Old Viking

Adam, are you listening to what you say?

5/15/2015 2:25:15 PM

Morningstar


5/15/2015 4:57:39 PM

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