I have been at a loss for days to sum up my feelings about much of the government of Arizona. There is no way a sane person can possibly defend or rationalize what conservatives and Republicans are attempting this week.
A bill has been sent to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer from the legislature that would grant business owners the right to invoke religion to refuse service to gays and others that they wish to exclude. Considering this was also a state that had to be almost hog-tied to accept the idea of a national holiday for the Reverend Martín Luther King, Jr. might we also be expecting that African-Americans should also be under advisement that someday soon they too will be not allowed to eat at certain restaurants in that state?
How far should we expect the lunacy to go in Arizona? And why don’t the people of that state rise up and demand an end to the embarrassing and unconscionable actions of their state government?
There is no way that the hair-dyed air-head in the Arizona governor’s mansion should be allowed to play coy with what she intends to do with this matter. The moment the legislature passed it she should have immediately condemned it and told reporters in no uncertain terms she would spit on the bill and tear it in two should it reach her desk. (That is what I would have done!)
But she plays cozy with the haters and bigots, even when logical people, some in her own party, are making statements that decry the matter.
Both U.S. Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, stated they want Brewer to veto the bill. Business concerns echo that desire. Apple Inc., and American Airlines have made their feelings known about this dreadful bill.
This bill has no more to do with religious liberty than a filling in my tooth has to do with communications with a space satellite. To spin vile hatred in the guise of religion is pure bunk, and any sober person can understand that to be true. This putrid legislation would expand the state’s definition of “exercise of religion” to protect businesses and citizens from lawsuits after denying services on religious grounds. This can not stand!!
If Brewer does not see the light of day anyone can spin their hatred to discriminate under the guise of religion.
How in hell did Arizona get to this place in 2014?