Arizona Law Makers Approve Anti-Gay Bill

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    Default Arizona Law Makers Approve Anti-Gay Bill

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    Arizona's Legislature has passed a controversial bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers...
    I don't understand how something like this could be passed. All a person has to say is
    "God doesn't approve of you!" and they can basically slam the door on people.

    Not just LGBT people. It opens the door for infinite douche-baggery.

    Ever been divorced?
    Maybe not. Maybe your spouse just has a different skin tone?
    Had an abortion?
    Baby out of wedlock? Too bad single mommy doesn't get groceries!
    Like to drink a little too much on weekends?
    Jewish?
    Yell "GOD DAMN!" when you stub your toe?

    We'll if you are ever in Arizona, you may be f*cked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    So...
    I don't understand how something like this could be passed. All a person has to say is
    "God doesn't approve of you!" and they can basically slam the door on people.

    Not just LBGT people. It opens the door for infinite douche-baggery.

    Ever been divorced?
    Maybe not. Maybe your spouse just has a different skin tone?
    Had an abortion?
    Baby out of wedlock? Too bad single mommy doesn't get groceries!
    Like to drink a little too much on weekends?
    Jewish?
    Yell "GOD DAMN!" when you stub your toe?
    You forgot "woman?" pretty much in general these days with all those radical "don't follow men orders" movements going on.
    # ᴛ ʜ ᴇ ʏ ᴄ ᴀ ʟ ʟ ᴍ ᴇ ᴛ ʜ ᴇ s ᴏ ʀ ᴄ ᴇ ʀ ᴇ ʀ s ᴜ ᴘ ʀ ᴇ ᴍ ᴇ ʙ ᴇ ᴄ ᴀ ᴜ s ᴇ ɪ ' ᴍ s ᴏ s ᴛ ʀ ᴀ ɴ ɢ ᴇ.


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    Sorry you're not making that withdrawal from your bank account today. CUZ UR GAY
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    Why shouldn't business owners be able to choose who they do business with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    Why shouldn't business owners be able to choose who they do business with?
    Hmm, good point. If I was anti-gay I wouldn't want to serve them. But it's still discriminatory :/
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    Maybe they should just make gay people use separate services? Maybe make them use separate water fountains and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    Why shouldn't business owners be able to choose who they do business with?
    Yeah, totally. Why should it be a requirement that a group of people have a set of living conditions that ensure they have a sustainable supply of required goods to live? In fact, why shouldn't we just make it so it is illegal to service said people so that they are forced to commit crimes to survive and/or die off? It's not like this is one of the basic columns on top of the American foundation. We should just go back 100 years and remove their basic human rights, thus allowing these people to be murdered and enslaved due to a lack of protection from the law. Let's just make it so that everyone who isn't a straight white Christian isn't even considered a human being. How does that sound, TheSkald?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jin-Roh View Post
    Yeah, totally. Why should it be a requirement that a group of people have a set of living conditions that ensure they have a sustainable supply of required goods to live? In fact, why shouldn't we just make it so it is illegal to service said people so that they are forced to commit crimes to survive and/or die off? It's not like this is one of the basic columns on top of the American foundation. We should just go back 100 years and remove their basic human rights, thus allowing these people to be murdered and enslaved due to a lack of protection from the law. Let's just make it so that everyone who isn't a straight white Christian isn't even considered a human being. How does that sound, TheSkald?
    It sounds like exaggeration to the point of irrelevance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    Why shouldn't business owners be able to choose who they do business with?
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Even if it doesnt come to that, every step on that path is a step into the wrong direction. How can you say it's ok for a shop to not provide a service to people based on race gender or orientation, wth...

    People have a totally ****ed up idea what a "free market is". A free market is a market where everyone can compete for a service, both buying and selling. It's not "do what you want". There is no place for shadow spots. The free market is not a choice, it's enforced. Individual players don't form a free market. If they are allowed to act individually, their natural center of gravity is price dictation by monopolies. That means having no market at all.

    Free market =\= Anarchism...

    If you are an Anarchist, good for you, you'll still get service. Ideas and words are free. Acts come with responsibility and consequence. In your private life, you are free, in your political life, you are free, but in your commercial life, it's the market that's free, not you.
    You can vote against that, but you can't act against it. Finally let's all hope it stays that way forever. In a perfect world, nobody "picks" a customer.
    Last edited by Ronin; 02-23-2014 at 11:27 PM.

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