Monday, March 30, 2015

'Backlash against 'religious freedom' bills reaches other states & CNN' & other Monday midday news briefs

The video above outlines lgbt success in two ways. One - Chris Cuomo of CNN blisters the Family Research Council's Peter Sprig for attempting to defend Indiana's anti-gay "religious freedom" law. Secondly, and of specific interest to me, Cuomo mentions the picture of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signing the law while being flanked by anti-gay lobbyists. This picture contradicts Pence's claim that the law wasn't meant to be a vehicle for anti-gay discrimination. See what we can accomplish when we work together to spread good information. For more on this lovely beat down, including some background info on Sprigg's past dips into homophobia, check out Jeremy Hooper

 Opposition rallies to keep anti-gay bill dead - Don't think for a minute that folks aren't watching what's going on in Indiana. Georgia's "religious freedom" bill is just about dead. And many folks are doing to do what they can to keep it flatlined.  

Montana House Narrowly Defeats 'Religious Freedom' Bill With Evenly Split Vote - Another one just died in Montana. 

  The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law - Speaking of that anti-gay law in Indiana, the anti-gay right and conservatives are mounting a big defense of lies, claiming that it's similar to bills in 19 states. You wanna bet . . . .  

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Laws Are Dangerous - It's so nice to have one of your own with an extreme power of the purse. Money always talks, my friends.  

Anti-Gay Florist Fined $1,000 And Ordered Not To Discriminate - She'll continue to turn it down. Her lawyers want her case to reach the Supreme Court. 

 Glenn Beck's Co-Author Decries Gay Parenting As A 'Profound, Disgusting, Vile Evil' - Just a reminder that no matter how victorious we may look, the battle is never over. We are dealing with folks who want to devalue EVERY aspect of our lives.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This Indiana thing will get messy. The bible says "women shouldn't hold dominion over men" so what happens when one of these christians doesn't want their son taught by a female teacher? Or someone doesn't want to serve a sikh? What about government employees?