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Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:31 AM

White House: Trump Supports Businesses Posting 'No Gays' Signs

Bigotry in the name of “religious freedom” – President Trump supports businesses posting anti-gay signs stating they will not serve LGBT customers.

When asked during yesterday’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the president has no problem with businesses displaying anti-gay signs.

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The lawyer for the solicitor general’s office for the administration said today in the Supreme Court if it would be legal, possible for a baker to put a sign in his window saying we don’t bake cakes for gay weddings. Does the president agree that that would be ok?


Sanders answered:

The president certainly supports religious liberty and that’s something he talked about during the campaign and has upheld since taking office.


When asked if that included support for signs that deny service to gay people, Sanders replied:


I believe that would include that.


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Reply White House: Trump Supports Businesses Posting 'No Gays' Signs (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Dec 2018 OP
VOX Dec 2018 #1
calimary Dec 2018 #20
yardwork Dec 2018 #2
TreasonousBastard Dec 2018 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2018 #22
yardwork Dec 2018 #28
lancelyons Dec 2018 #32
yardwork Dec 2018 #33
TreasonousBastard Dec 2018 #4
treestar Dec 2018 #5
Buckeyeblue Dec 2018 #6
Scarsdale Dec 2018 #13
Farmer-Rick Dec 2018 #21
Mike Nelson Dec 2018 #7
NotASurfer Dec 2018 #8
Dorn Dec 2018 #35
barbtries Dec 2018 #36
pwb Dec 2018 #9
Scarsdale Dec 2018 #16
IronLionZion Dec 2018 #10
watoos Dec 2018 #11
dewsgirl Dec 2018 #23
sharedvalues Dec 2018 #12
ooky Dec 2018 #18
James48 Dec 2018 #19
DeminPennswoods Dec 2018 #14
Farmer-Rick Dec 2018 #24
dembotoz Dec 2018 #15
LuvNewcastle Dec 2018 #17
watoos Dec 2018 #26
LuvNewcastle Dec 2018 #37
Javaman Dec 2018 #25
workinclasszero Dec 2018 #29
Javaman Dec 2018 #31
Behind the Aegis Dec 2018 #40
workinclasszero Dec 2018 #27
yardwork Dec 2018 #30
Dorn Dec 2018 #34
DFW Dec 2018 #38
hatrack Dec 2018 #39

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:38 AM

1. Jesus H. Christ, is 45 going to order pink stars to be sewn onto shirts & coats?

This ASSHOLE is poison. Absolute poison. If he had lived in Germany c.1933, is there any doubt as to what he’d be doing, with all of it state-sanctioned?

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Response to VOX (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:02 AM

20. Hey it wouldn't be all that surprising anymore.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:51 AM

2. The Republicans must be so proud of their leader.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:53 AM

3. I'm sure some of them are.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:04 AM

22. Keep Republican & Trump brands glued welded and rivetted together. They made him & chose him. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:32 AM

28. Yep. All those "high class" rich white suburbanites. They voted for Trump.

They wanted their tax breaks.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:35 AM

32. Its not DONALD TRUMP ALONE. this is straight Religious Conservatism.

 

The problem some Dems have is thinking this is just Donald Trump.

This is not just Donald Trump.

This is Millions of Americans that feel this way. This is the Fox News Audience that feel this way. After Trump there will be others just like him that do the same things.

Trump is a product of the Conservative Religious Right pushed by Fox News, etc

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:35 AM

33. I know.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:55 AM

4. No, no, nope, no...

Religious freedom to discriminate is not freedom in any sense of the word.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 06:56 AM

5. Did Huckasands actually answer a question?

"I believe that would include that."

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 07:13 AM

6. I don't understand how that is religious freedom

Nor do I understand why any Baker would turn down any business. It's a really bad idea. Not only do they lose money on the cake but once word gets out, other people will not buy from them. All for what? It seems to me these people are attention seeking assholes.

If I went into a bakery (I'm a straight white male) and saw a sign that said no gay wedding cakes, I would leave.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:56 AM

13. I am straight, white female

senior citizen. My nephew is gay. He is 100% more intelligent than any tRump, and much better looking. Anyone refusing service to him would get my ire up. Mikey Pence is a bigot who also supports these signs.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:04 AM

21. There are businesses in the South that call themselves KKK

Or triple K. They are doing just fine. Bigotry sells when bigotry is encouraged and promoted by governments. It keeps the masses from attacking the real danger......the kings of capitalism.

Soon we will be having straight and gay water fountains.

Welcome to the Koch brother's, little Putin's and Traitor Trump's world.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 07:48 AM

7. That's sick...

… but understandable from them. I'm surprised there was a White House Press briefing... never heard a word about one. I do think they should be covered, live, so we can see her lies and bigotry.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:04 AM

8. Who's up for a boycott

of any fine, fine establishment that chooses to do so?

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:41 AM

35. How about a procott: Only shop at stores that post signs saying: We are pro Lesbian / Gay

I think we need a Procott

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:42 AM

36. i won't frequent any business

that hawks hate. that's easy.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:18 AM

9. I have heard people say they don't like Gays.

But i have never heard gays say they don't like people?

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Response to pwb (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:59 AM

16. As I have stated before,

I have various religious people ringing my doorbell trying to get me to go to their establishments. NEVER has a gay person come over, trying to convert me!! They want to live their lives just like the rest of us do, free from bigotry.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:18 AM

10. We should post a sign on the White House saying no bigots, no Russian agents, etc

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:37 AM

11. Does Lyndsey Graham get a pass?

 

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Response to watoos (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:12 AM

23. +1

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:55 AM

12. We support "No Republicans" signs

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:02 AM

18. I'd support "No MAGAts" signs.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:57 AM

14. If a business wants to self-destruct by advertizing its

bigotry, ignorance and intolerance in the window, it's ok with me.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:15 AM

24. When bigotry is supported by governments, it becomes a good selling point

Why do you think separate but equal lasted so long? Why was racism so prevalent in 1930? Because governments supported it, encouraged it, and it became almost patriotic to be a bigot. The businesses of racists in the early to mid 1900s were rarely hurt.

The free market will never resolve social ills but it will make profit off them.

But boycotts are a good start.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:58 AM

15. would make shopping decisions easier

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:01 AM

17. That's a big reason why the fundagelicals love Trump so much.

That's why they have prayer meetings with him and lay their fucking hands on him. They're dominionists, and they want to take over the country. Religious Nazis is what they are.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:26 AM

26. You nailed it.

 

I was criticized for calling Pence a Dominionist but he certainly is one in his words and actions. Pretty scary isn't it that "Gods chosen ones" can do no wrong. Even the Mormon Romney believes in the White Horse Prophesy which is similar to the Dominionists.

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Response to watoos (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 10:00 AM

37. We have a host of loony religious people in this country,

and probably the scariest thing about them is that they're convinced that they are right about everything. They think the Bible is the absolute word of God, and if you disagree with them, you're disagreeing with God. Their churches are the perfect crucible for creating single-minded soldiers for God who are certain they are carrying out His wishes. And they're always looking for ways to increase their power politically.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:22 AM

25. I'm not seeing this being reported anywhere else

other than some small outfit called Thestranger.

do you have a transcript of this comment?

i'm not defending the orange asshole at all but this piece seems suspect.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:32 AM

29. Heres something...

 

White House: Trump Supports Businesses Posting ‘No Gays’ Signs
DECEMBER 7, 2017 BY MICHAEL STONE

Bigotry in the name of “religious freedom” – President Trump supports businesses posting anti-gay signs stating they will not serve LGBT customers.

When asked during yesterday’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the president has no problem with businesses displaying anti-gay signs.


https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/12/white-house-trump-supports-businesses-posting-no-gays-signs/

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:35 AM

31. that's the same link as in the original post. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 01:58 PM

40. Here

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:30 AM

27. SUCKERS

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:35 AM

30. That flag is upside down.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:36 AM

34. Why is this not headline news, WHY THE **** IS THIS NOT HEADLINE NEWS!

What the hell is going on?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 10:07 AM

38. And yet they whine when prominent Republicans are escorted out of restaurants.

Where did they think the idea came from anyway?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 10:11 AM

39. More trolling bullshit . . .

"Look!! Over there!!! TEH GAYZZZ!!!"

Look at anything - anything - but what's going on in my maladministration.

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