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We are not practicing equality under the law for everyone.
The Christian Sharia Law in America
The only difference between now and then, is that the morons capitulating for such legalized madness have developed a more "sophisticated" argument based on an equally silly notion, "religious freedoms" - which mirrors the same type of bigotry at its core. It is also surprising that those Republicans in the Indiana legislature rally around ending entitlements, while simultaneously detaching themselves from the reality that they represent the religious community, which is the largest entitlement community within our Republic.
This entitled community, now wishes to openly discriminate with a new power only religious bigots must possess, and that new power is the uncanny ability to know when a human being is part of the LGBTQ community without flaw. I guess this must be "proof" that religions really do work, since "god" granted these entitled bigots a special godlike power to infallibly pick out invisible signs that reveal one's sexual alignment.
Wow, this god must be truly amazing, she/he could grant any special powers, and instead of granting immortal life, a better attitude, or just common decency to allow two people in love to live their lives without being oppressed - this god instead granted the ability to know when a person is part of the LBGTQ community, so bigots can then deny them service at their "open-to-the-public" businesses.
Right... the sad part is, most of these folks within the Indiana legislature that put forth this law, were only elected by a minority of the vote eligible population in Indiana. They really don't represent the entire state, and I doubt the millions of good folks in Indiana could care less about how other people love, or have a truly burning democratic desire to see this law enacted.
It is a shame in 2015, hundreds of years after the Enlightenment, our society still resists the inevitable reality that all beings are created in this world with equal rights, and that if one group of people (e.g. religious folks) have legal privileges that mimic special rights over the rest of the members of our society, then we are not practicing equality under the law for everyone.
Claude Morton, Column Editor: Claude Morton is an independent contributor, who mostly writes articles on politics, Veganism, philosophy, or local events. Claude has contributed to a variety of print and online outlets including Yahoo!, MovieMaker Magazine, and the Ann Arbor News. From Claude; I’m in the 1%, no, not that 1%. I’m a vegan, indie filmmaker, libertarian socialist, and a pacifist. I champion freedom as much as equality, and love discussing solutions about our country’s biggest dilemmas. ... (more...)