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Full Blown Discrimination Using Religion

Many seem to be of the opinion that on the GOP side of the equation it has all boiled down to three candidates: Trump, Cruz & Rubio. We'll see, but there can be no question that the GOP field will thin out fairly soon.

If we are to believe the general consensus above, that would mean that two of the three GOP hopefuls are fine with discrimination. In fact, they are better than just fine with discrimination - they embrace to and will lead the charge!

"Six GOP Candidates Pledge To Sign Anti-Gay Discrimination Into Law", Web Link

"Six of the Republican candidates vying for the presidency have signed a pledge promising to support legislation during their first 100 days in the White House that would use the guise of “religious liberty” to give individuals and businesses the right to openly discriminate against LGBT people."

"Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee vowed to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), legislation that would prohibit the federal government from stopping discrimination by people or businesses that believe “marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman” or that “sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

"The pledge is supported by three conservative groups: the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America, and Family Research Council Action."

Although six have already signed this pledge, according to this piece, more are on the way: “It has become clear that the First Amendment Defense Act is rapidly becoming a signature issue that unifies the GOP,” Maggie Gallagher, Senior Fellow at American Principles Project, said in the group’s statement announcing the pledge. “Three out of the four top contenders for the nomination — Carson, Cruz, and Rubio — have pledged to prioritize passing FADA in their first 100 days of office. Additionally, Bush, Graham, Paul, and now for the first time, Donald Trump, have publicly expressed support for FADA.”

Gallagher added that a Republican win in 2016 could mean that FADA becomes reality. “Real, concrete protections for gay marriage dissenters appear to be just one election victory away,” she said.

"But instead of protecting “gay marriage dissenters,” FADA gives people and businesses license to openly discriminate against same sex couples. If it were to pass, it would mean that government workers could refuse to perform their duties, and businesses and organizations — including those that operate with the support of taxpayer dollars — would be free to discriminate. The American Civil Liberties Union has called it “a Pandora’s Box of taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children.”

"The legislation was previously introduced by Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) under the moniker of the “Marriage and Religious Freedom Act.” As the Family Research Council explained when it endorsed the bill in June, anybody who refuses to recognize a same-sex couple’s marriage would be immune to any penalization by the government."

Even the Republican National Committee (RNC) has endorsed FADA.

What have we become; when this "issue" has taken center stage over all others? If any of these candidates gets elected, I fear for our future as a nation. If any of them are elected, we will be no better than all those we chastise and condemn.

It appears safe to say that the republican leadership has taken the GOP to depths never before seen, with hate as their flag and cornerstone.

I am more than a little concerned. I hope others (a majority) are, too.


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"Full Blown Discrimination Using Religion":

That would be Obama accepting the Muslim refugees while Christians facing genocide are excluded.


Let's all give uff a great big hug ... then, let's all say a prayer for her.


^^^ Let's all give uff a great big hug ... then, let's all say a prayer for her. ^^^

Or George could learn to address facts that don't comport to his non-stop, silly and largely pointless GOP bashing. That's what a civil and rational person would do.


"Or George could learn to address facts that don't comport to his non-stop, silly and largely pointless GOP bashing." Is this what you've been reduced to, francis, a sniveling little pocket sized dog tipping and yapping and muttering personal affronts? Reminds me of Santa (Bill Murray) in Caddyshack loading food from the buffet into his pockets while drunkenly mumbling how bad a person Eddie Murphy's character is.

So let's make this easier for the perv from Gualala; Does your unintelligible response above mean that you, too, would sign this anti-gay discrimination pledge / do you agree with this pledge / are you such an extreme bigot that life, lived any differently than you live your miserable existence, is wrong?

Maybe you can share with us your thoughts on this ugly matter?

Perhaps you can once again show us all just what a zealot you really are and actually try to support what these bigoted GOP candidates have done this time.

And you woke up over 3 hours ago just to post what you did? Amazing.


Just to be clear, I never believed that George was capable of being civil and rational. But it's still somewhat of a surprise to see him confirm that belief so quickly.


Uffish wrote:

That would be Obama accepting the Muslim refugees while Christians facing genocide are excluded.

There is no religious test for refugees. Your assertion is incorrect. This is more of the "Obama likes Muslims better than 'Muricans" propaganda from the Teabaggers and is, as always, a big fat lumpy lie.

I have done research into this particular lie and it's the sort of thing you'd believe if all you did was peruse right-wing media websites, reading the titles instead of the content.

A simple dig into the statistics reveals that the ratio of Muslim refugees to Christian refugees is AT LEAST in proportion with the refugee native population.

This latest "Christians are under seige" dooky can sit comfortably next to to Bill O'Reilly's "War on Christmas" bull-crap.


"In Kenya Bus Terror Attack, Muslim Passengers Protect Christians by Refusing to Separate", Web Link

"When a group of Islamic jihadist attackers stormed a bus in Kenya on Monday, a group of Kenyan Muslims moved to protect the Christian passengers on board, the BBC reported. According to the outlet, the gunmen ambushed the bus, attempting to divide those on board based on the passengers' religious affiliations. However, the Muslim passengers reportedly refused to split. At least two people were killed."

"Speaking to members of the Kenyan press, a local government official said Muslim passengers on board the Makka bus line told the terrorists "to kill them together or leave them alone," according to Kenyan news outlet the Standard. Following the terror attack, Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery, praised the Kenyan citizens who risked their lives in the attempt to protect the non-Muslims passengers."


Despite what "Coasters" claims, there is a war on Christmas (and Christians):

Web Link

What it really means is that it doesn't care about the war on Christmas or the war against Christians.


Again we see our little Gualala buddy get off-track & off-topic. We forgive him because we understand his attention span challenges.

Understanding those challenges means that we sometimes have to repeat ourselves to draw his attention back to topic and away from personal insults that he so readily goes to.

With that understanding: "So let's make this easier for the perv from Gualala; Does your unintelligible response above mean that you, too, would sign this anti-gay discrimination pledge / do you agree with this pledge / are you such an extreme bigot that life, lived any differently than you live your miserable existence, is wrong?"

I sure hope the question isn't too difficult for our little buddy. Wouldn't want him going off the deep end in frustrated rage what with Christmas right around the corner.


^^^ Again we see our little Gualala buddy get off-track & off-topic. ^^^

The ever spurious and fatuus George may have noticed that I was responding to another poster.


What it really means is that it doesn't care about the war on Christmas or the war against Christians.

Leave it to that troll to use an obscure example of a small Muslim dictatorship in Arabia to bolster his false claims of a war on Christians and Christmas. The troll cares about Brunei as much as he cares about Borneo.

The US war on Christians and Christmas is as manufactured as LED xmas tree lights and myths about virgins getting knocked-up by angels.


"The ever spurious and fatuus George may have noticed that I was responding to another poster." Love the personal touch there, francis - but you still haven't answered the questions ... any of them.

Sup with that? Too difficult? Or, are you just trying to misdirect again? Tough when the facts don't line up with your views, isn't it?


It's very difficult and tedious reading through your drivel that is devoid of any original analysis.

George can't use his own words to state the issues of importance to him or where the candidates stand on those issues.

What an ape.


"It's very difficult and tedious reading through your drivel ..." That's an easy one - if what I post troubles you (facts can do that to some), then just don't read my posts! "... that is devoid of any original analysis." Well, very little, hopefully. That's because I post facts and opinions from a very broad spectrum over what You call "analysis".

Oh, this is proving to be quite the challenge - getting our little Gualala buddy to stay on topic long enough to answer elementary questions. Most of the words in those questions are single or two-syllable words, too; wanna make it as easy as possible for our friend.

Focus francis ... Focus.... I don't care what everyone says about you, I believe you can do it!

PS: the name calling ... nice touch. What a surprise.


^^^ That's because I post facts and opinions from a very broad spectrum over what You call "analysis". ^^^

Those so-called "facts" are frequently just your biased and ridiculous opinions. And Yahoo News isn't exactly a "very broad spectrum" of facts and analysis.

On the few occasions you do offer facts, you're incapable of discussing them in context or presenting your own conclusions. On the off chance that you do, it's usually so ridiculously obvious that no comment from you or anyone else is necessary.

That's what makes you the king of the petty and long-winded non sequitur.

^^^ the name calling ... nice touch. ^^^

You're a hypocrite, which is aptly demonstrated in this thread.


More trolling, more name calling (so 2nd grade), more mis-direction and more just plain BS - anything to avoid the topic and the questions that have resulted from "Its" bile on this thread. We'd still like to see a response to the questions asked, although the constant behavior described just prior likely is our answer.

With that understanding: "So let's make this easier for the perv from Gualala; Does your unintelligible response above mean that you, too, would sign this anti-gay discrimination pledge / do you agree with this pledge / are you such an extreme bigot that life, lived any differently than you live your miserable existence, is wrong?"

In the event that that's just too much, overwhelming perhaps, just answer the most blatant one; do you agree with this pledge? 6 words, with only one of the six being more than one syllable (agree). Should be relatively simple, even for our troll.

What say you francis? do you agree with this pledge? (in case you forgot about the pledge due to your constant extreme attempts to spin and mis-direct, just scroll up to the title and the initial post and you'll find that pledge, the one this thread is about)

- Or will you once again attempt mis-direction through such clever means as name calling and more personal attacks?


^^^ more just plain BS ^^^

Are you now denying that you initiated name-calling in this thread? Maybe you'd better change the subject instead, because it is pretty clear that you did.

If you're going to whine about name-calling, then you should avoid doing it first.

Unless you're delusional. In that case, keep on whining. It really suits you.


"Ted Cruz’s father pushes radical religious vision", Web Link

Dumb and Dumber.


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