Sunday, February 23, 2014

Former Bush aide compares AZ 'religious freedom' law to past laws justifying slavery, war, and murder

Mark my words, if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs that awful anti-discriminatory bill, the backlash against Arizona will be immense. Former aide to President George Bush, Matthew Dowd spoke out this morning against the bill and he also had some very harsh words for anti-gay Christians:
“This is one of those problems when people use religion as a way to sort of enforce discriminatory practices,” he continued. “People used religion back in the 1860s when they defended slavery. They used religion to defend slavery. We’ve used religion to go to war. People have criticized Islam because they use religion to fight people and kill people. This is the problem with that [bill].”
Count the minutes before Fox News' Todd Starnes, Tony Perkins, and the rest of the anti-gay right start whining about being victims. Whatever the case may be, I never thought I would see the day when I am cheering on a former aide to President Bush.