Friday, March 04, 2016

'GA Gov makes biblical argument AGAINST 'religious freedom' bill & other Fri. midday news briefs

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Georgia’s GOP governor uses New Testament to reject anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill - It's not just that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is standing against the anti-lgbt "religious freedom" that's going to send the religious right into orbit. It's that he uses the Bible as justification. Well played.

Hundreds Of Companies Join Forces Against Anti-LGBT Bill In Georgia - And this is why. There are times in which I am grateful for the "money talks, bull$#@! runs a marathon" attitude to life.  

Caitlyn Jenner Wants To Be A Trans Ambassador For Ted Cruz - Oh girl, no. Just NO. 

 North Carolina lawmakers want to spend $42k/day to repeal Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance - It would be just cheaper and better to leave it as is. 

 Fox News Actually Just Asked 'Do Gay Marriage Dissenters Have Rights?' Here's Ted Cruz's Answer - Speaking of my last post regarding the ridiculous question a Fox News asked about marriage equality at last night's GOP debate, here is how the candidates answered. And it's just as bad.

The absolutely DUMB question asked about gay marriage at last night's GOP debate

Questions like the following at last night's GOP debate are the reason why I DO NOT watch Fox News

BRET BAIER (MODERATOR): Gentlemen, the next series of questions will be on social issues. Governor Kasich, the last debate, you were asked a question about religious liberty, and a hypothetical situation where a same sex couple approaches a cupcake maker to do their wedding. Here's what you said.

 [CLIP BEGINS] GOV. JOHN KASICH (R-OH): If you're in the business of selling things, if you're not going to sell to somebody you don't agree with, today I'm not going to sell to somebody who's gay, and tomorrow maybe I won't sell to somebody who's divorced.

 [CLIP ENDS] BAIER: Governor, some faith leaders got nervous about that answer. Do gay marriage dissenters have rights?

That's not even a question. It's more like an anti-gay talking point disguised as a question. Of course those who do not agree with marriage equality have rights. That goes without saying.

The proper phrasing should have been how do you strike a balance between religious beliefs and the possibility of discrimination in a secular society.

What does Brett Baier get paid for, anyway.

Never mind. I think I've seen what Baier gets paid for and its certainly NOT objectivity.

Hat tip to Media Matters