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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:58 PM

Atty General: Businesses have a fundamental right to discriminate against LGBT people

Source: LGBTQNation




By Bil Browning · Thursday, October 12, 2017

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spelled out what the Trump administration has been broadcasting for months. They think LGBTQ people are second class citizens. When interviewer David Brody asked Sessions about a hypothetical “Christian baker” who didn’t want to make a wedding cake for a gay or lesbian couple, Sessions was quick to defend discrimination.

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“Is it the Department of Justice’s view that cake bakers… these Christian bakers, is it the view of the Department of Justice from a guidance perspective, not law, I understand law is different, that they have a right, if you will, to not sell a cake to someone if they’re having a gay wedding?” Brody asks. “Is that what the Department of Justice is saying as it relates to the guidance that they put out?”

“Well what I would say to you now, while the matter is in litigation, but I would just say to you that too often we have ignored what the Constitution actually says,” Session replied. “It says Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. So the question is, the cake baker has more than just a personal view here. He has a religious view and he feels that he is not being able to freely exercise his religion by being required to participate in a ceremony in some fashion that he does not believe in.”

“So we think that right is a fundamental right and ought to be respected as we work through this process. Of course in the 1990’s we passed a religious freedom restoration act that said the government should not constrict a person’s religious belief without a compelling reason to do so. So we think that statute has been ignored too often and not respected sufficiently. And so when you consider those two things, then you’re getting not only greater protection for people’s religious beliefs, that I think should be given.”



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:59 PM

1. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES

I am not allowed to say that the way I want to around here

do the math grrrrrrrrr

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:03 PM

3. In this case, they shouldn't

Seeing human and civil rights be dependent on a whim should be a tad bit unsettling regardless of who is President.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:37 PM

10. It's what Susan Sarandon wanted. Just LOOK at how giddy and animated she is...

... she can barely contain her excitement at the horrors that await us.


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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:41 PM

13. You are looking at the dictionary example of

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:02 PM

2. Religious intolerance has un-American consequences.


Religious rights do NOT TRUMP human rights.

Human rights rule over and above religious rights.

Christian religion was used to justify slavery... and then segregation.

Religion is still used today to justify mistreating women and discrimination against them.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:05 PM

4. Hey Sessions have you ever heard of the "EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE"

if you don't know, try finding it, because asshole its there in black and white


Oh, yeah, even though your just like your orange hair moron, who wants to create diversions. your still as much as a traitor, as he is



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:09 PM

5. Are there shops that refuse to serve Fundamentalists?

or Republicans?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:41 PM

12. That path is fundamentally divisive; trailblazed by divisive christian dominionists. . . . nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:16 PM

6. His belief in freedom of religion is restricted to people who hate the things he hates

I am almost certain if someone planted a church that saw cannabis use as a sacrament, he would not be claiming their freedom of religion gave them the right to spark up.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:32 PM

8. and the protrump LGBT people are amazed...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:34 PM

9. Geez. Changing the law on this would legalize discrimination. Who would be next?

A biracial married couple? Some claim religious views prohibit different races from marrying.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:19 PM

14. atheists could be next

and then any other religion .......... like in the old days

Sessions likes to live on the slippery slope

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:39 PM

11. That perjurious little asswipe can eat shit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:41 PM

15. Ignorance rules the day in the Trump Adninistration.

Meaning, they count on their supporters being as ignorant as they are.
And they are pretty much right about that. These aren't exactly the days of enlightenment.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:40 PM

16. While this is all being settled and debated, I, for one

Will simply be boycotting any business that does not support full equality. I think everyone else should, too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 07:47 AM

17. As Goodwin's Law has offficially been suspended when it comes to the Trump administration,

I will point out that labor union members, Gypsies, Jews, and Catholics are next, in that order. The wearing of government-approved insignia so that such "people" can easily be identified by law-abiding citizens will soon be mandated.

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