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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:03 PM

Focus On The Family - Religious Freedom Amendment In Colorado - Would Unleash Mayhem

Besides facing a personhood amendment for the third time in 6 years Colorado faces a new amendment that Focus On The Family is sponsoring. I do not have the exact language but it will supposedly say " that government will pass no legislation that interferes with a person's conscience or exercise of their religion". This amendment to the Colorado constitution would be very bad. That would be because it could open up all manner of madness. The amendment is so ambiguous that any religious practice could be sheltered from legal remedies no matter how crazy it was.

Theoretically it would make honor killing legal, denying medical care over faith based healing, open up discrimination based on one's religion, make prayer in schools legal, minor forced marriage would become legal, etc, etc. Just use your imagination with what such an amendment would allow is such an amendment to a constitution were passed.

So if your religion allows human sacrifice it could be legal under the language in the amendment.

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Reply Focus On The Family - Religious Freedom Amendment In Colorado - Would Unleash Mayhem (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis Apr 2012 OP
GreenPartyVoter Apr 2012 #1
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #2
DevonRex Apr 2012 #3
anti-alec Apr 2012 #10
drm604 Apr 2012 #4
hifiguy Apr 2012 #5
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #14
Permanut Apr 2012 #6
SoCalNative Apr 2012 #7
madamesilverspurs Apr 2012 #18
appleannie1 Apr 2012 #8
anti-alec Apr 2012 #9
TheWraith Apr 2012 #11
RagAss Apr 2012 #16
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2012 #12
HeiressofBickworth Apr 2012 #13
Initech Apr 2012 #15
dogknob Apr 2012 #17
saras Apr 2012 #19

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:04 PM

1. Mayhem, indeed!

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. Basically THEIR Amendment would be unconstitutional because IT infringes are a person's freedom

of religion by Forcing the "Focus on The Family" Views on everyone else!


Get out your copy of the Handmaid's tale people BECAUSE it is coming true!

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:10 PM

3. Ah fuck. Can we just move them the hell out of Colorado?

Enough is enough already. How many times do we have to picket and protest and for chrissake we've been telling them to focus on their own damn families for years and they still will. not. stop. trying to control the govt.

It's Wyoming's turn to have them.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:44 PM

10. I'd bury them in Marinaras Islands - in an uninhibitated island and isolated from the world.

 

They can have their own theocracy there and no-one will care.

Just make it extremely expensive to move around so they are limited.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:16 PM

4. How about an amendment

that bans groups that use the word "family" as a code word for religion.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:22 PM

5. Presumably it will be OK to use peyote and

magic mushrooms if they're part of your religion. Bet they didn't think about that.

These morans need to be reminded that this is a CIVIL society, and not a religious one. But trying to explain that to these hammerheads is like trying to teach the cat calculus. You ain't gonna get far.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:39 PM

14. Wrong, you got a better chance with the cat.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:28 PM

6. Fungus on the Family....

headed by that evil little creep James Dobson. I never pass up an opportunity to post that Dobson was suckered by Ted Bundy while Bundy was on death row. They concluded together that Bundy's problems started when he viewed pornography earlier in his life. I kept the tape of the interview as an example of how gullible these right wingers are.

Oh, and I also never pass up a chance to call Dobson an evil little creep.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. Actually Dobson left the group

in 2010. He now runs a group he founded called "Family talk."

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Response to Permanut (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:09 PM

18. If memory serves,

in one of Dobson's books he advocates fathers and sons showering together so that the boy can see why the father is in charge. Who did he interview for that perspective, Sandusky?


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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:37 PM

8. So, they think Muslims would be allowed to marry female children. Interesting.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:42 PM

9. Sigh. Every time I go to Colorado Springs (like I did on Tuesday)

 

I always hated crossing El Paso County borderline and seeing Ronald Reagan Highway. It's bad enough that FotF is based there, but they have to corrupt a part of the I-25 to praise their Republican Jesus (who, by the way, would be considered liberal now)

When I see this, it's going to get a HELL NO from me. I'll even organize a petition barring stupid religious bullshit from being considered by the voters - separation of church and state are absolute - if the religious crap begins there, it's way past time to tax the churches, the right-wing fuckwit organizations to the maximum and penalize 50 years of back pays...

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:47 PM

11. I'm forming a new religion.

It's sacraments are alcohol, sex, and punching Republicans in the face.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:59 PM

16. Let me run the monastery.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:11 PM

12. You'll be able to have the courts apply Sharia law

Yeah, that'll happen.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:33 PM

13. Whenever a religious group proposes

"religious freedom" legislation, you can bet your ass they mean only their own religion. They are looking for a way to shove their particular brand down the throats of everyone in their area, and do so without restraint of that pesky document called a constitution.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:56 PM

15. Fuck these bigoted, archaic institutions like Focus On The Family. Fuck 'em all.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

17. Major-Label religions only. n/t

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:47 PM

19. Any religion? Any? We could have a STATE!

 

Every nut case, every incorrigible goof, every present or past SubGenius, every past or present Discordian, Neo-Americans, Pastafarians, Druids, Wiccans, Pagans, practitioners of every fucking bizarre practice on the planet.

Human sacrifice is just so UNIMAGINATIVE. We will sacrifice ADVERBS! GENERALIZATIONS! PHILOSOPHIES!

C'mon, don't tell me the left can't out-crazy these guys if we put our minds to it.

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