“The christian photographers are now compelled by law
to compromise the very religious beliefs
that inspire their lives.”
…. Justice Richard Bosson …..
The USA which used to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave” has apparently become the land of the ” utterly fascist and utterly Stalinist” Gaystapo where there is no freedom of conscience .
The article below is sobering.
A small business enterprise whose owners were christian and therefore do not accept homosexual behaviour were asked to take photographs at a same – sex wedding. They refused to do so as it was against their conscience. The couple took the business before the court and won.
Testifyingtotruth has been warning about the “utterly fascist. utterly Stalinist” tendencies of the Gaystapo which this case clearly demonstrates. The Gaystapo also has neocolonialist and imperialist tendencies.
Fortunately not all Americans are in support of the fascism which is becoming a feature of American life under the influence of the Gaystapo so the state of Arizona has produced legislation to ensure freedom of conscience.
For the record, Testifyingtotruth does not accept that a service provider should be free to deny services to an individual or group simply because the service provider, in good conscience, does not agree with behaviours unique to the individual or group unless the service being provided is specifically endorsing that unique behaviour with which the service provider in good conscience does not agree.
If the above applied same sex persons could not be discriminated against simply because of their behaviours and the Huguenins would not be punished because they did not provide a service which endorses behaviour they do not support. However as clearly demonstrated by both the same sex couple and the court the intention of the “utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist” Gaystapo is suppression of freedom of conscience.
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NM Court Says Christian Photographers Must Compromise Beliefs
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Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate
PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal “state-sanctioned discrimination” and an embarrassment.
The 33-27 vote by the House sends the legislation to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and puts Arizona back at the forefront of a polarizing piece of legislation four years after the state enacted an immigration crackdown that caused a national furor.
Similar religious protection legislation has been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee and Oklahoma, but Arizona’s plan is the only one that has passed.
Republicans stressed that the bill is about protecting religious freedom and not discrimination. They frequently cited the case of a New Mexico photographer who was sued after refusing to take wedding pictures of a gay couple and said Arizona needs a law to protect people in the state from heavy-handed actions by courts and law enforcement.
Opponents raised scenarios in which gay people in Arizona could be denied service at a restaurant or refused medical treatment if a business owner thought homosexuality was not in accordance with his religion.
All but three Republicans in the House backed the bill Thursday evening. The Senate passed the bill a day earlier on a straight party-line vote of 17-13.
Republican Sen. Steve Yarbrough called his proposal a First Amendment issue during the Senate debate.
“This bill is not about allowing discrimination,” Yarbrough said. “This bill is about preventing discrimination against people who are clearly living out their faith.”
Democrats say it is an outright attack on the rights of gays and lesbians.
“The heart of this bill would allow for discrimination versus gays and lesbians,” said Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix. “You can’t argue the fact that bill will invite discrimination. That’s the point of this bill. It is.”
— The Associated Press
First published February 20th 2014, 8:54 pm