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Anti-Discrimination Bill In Utah


frank_jessop

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In the thread about Arizona's religious freedom bill, I posted that I would try and find a quote from the LDS Church regarding anti-discrimination and religious beliefs. I found the one I was thining of, it is in regard to SB0262 - Utah State Senate - which bill did not pass the Senate.  SB0262 would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation with regard to housing and employment.

 

'>Non-discrimination bill dies in the legislature

 

 

“The Church did not take a position on the current bill, but is on the record supporting non-discrimination protections for gay and lesbian citizens related to housing and employment,” the statement said. “We believe any legislation should protect these rights while also preserving the rights of religious conscience — to act in accordance with deeply held religious beliefs — for individuals and organizations.”

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So basically the Church is also on record supporting initiatives that protect religious freedom. Sounds like the AZ bill was in harmony with LDS doctrine.

 

Not really. The Arizona legislation was designed to allow for religious discrimination in the public sphere. IE; A non LDS could have discriminated against a LDS because of religious differences. I don't believe in the same LDS God as you. Therefore you can't eat at my open to the non LDS public lunch counter.

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So basically the Church is also on record supporting initiatives that protect religious freedom. Sounds like the AZ bill was in harmony with LDS doctrine.

If you are politically naive enough to imagine that the name of a bill reflects what is in it. Most of the worst legislation in history were supposedly about protecting children or the nation or whatever. McCarthy didn't identify his activities as a political witch hunt. It was all about protecting America. If you oppose it you must hate America.

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Religious freedoms are not expanded by supporting the marginalization of minorities.

 

Prop 8 especially reduced religious freedoms. The AZ bill is pure bigotry. 

 

Please lead me to these conclusions with some well reasoned arguments and empirical evidence.

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Please lead me to these conclusions with some well reasoned arguments and empirical evidence.

 

Anderson Cooper Demolishes Arizona Politician Supporting Homophobic Bill

 

The only reason for this bill is to discriminate against gays, something you can already do under Arizona law.  It was just a very public way for their legislature to clearly send a message they believe it is their right to discriminate against gays.  

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duplicate, sorry

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Anderson Cooper Demolishes Arizona Politician Supporting Homophobic Bill

 

The only reason for this bill is to discriminate against gays, something you can already do under Arizona law.  It was just a very public way for their legislature to clearly send a message they believe it is their right to discriminate against gays.  

 

You are a liar, a partisan or a useful idiot.  Cooper is just a tool.  The PC bullies showed their true colors, and you apparently have joined them in your effort to topple western civilization.

 

If you actually care about truth, read a bipartisan group's deconstruction of the media's lies about the bill.

 

I doubt you will, because the altar you apparently worship at has no room for truth, only your own agenda.

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