The “We Don’t Serve Your Kind” Law, redux

(Vos Iz Neias) The Xristian Xrazie posse who are so proud to discriminate that they didn’t want to be ID’d. Heh.

Towle Road found out who the people are who posed for the Photo-op at the signing of the We Don’t Serve Your Kind law. From left to right (back row first):

  • - Jameson Taylor: a supervisor of policy research at the “pro-family” (ie. anti-gay) Mississippi Center for Public Policy who haspersonally written about how “the homosexual lifestyle” will erode “free exercise of religion.”
  • - Joey Hood: a Mississippi state representative who voted for the anti-gay bill.
  • - Reverend David Tipton Jr.: the superintendent of the Mississippi District of the United Pentecostal Church who signed a letter to the state governor saying that opponents of the bill were “out-of-state, anti-religious special interest groups.” Y’know, like the ACLU.
  • - Tony Perkins: the perennial hate-monger who heads the SPLC-designated hate group The Family Research Council and who has past ties to the KKK.
  • - Andy Gipson: a Mississippi state representative who believes gays spread AIDS and should be put to death.
  • - Delbert Hosemann: Mississippi’s secretary of state who supported a “personhood amendment” that would have categorized unborn fetuses as “a living person” and any women who abort or miscarry as murderers.
  • - Ron Matis: a political liaison with the Mississippi District United Pentecostal Church who signed onto a letter written by the anti-gay hate group The Family Research Council that lamented the “comprehensive agenda” of “the pro-homosexual activists.”
  • - Phillip Gandy: a Mississippi state senator who authored the anti-gay bill and called opposition to the bill (and to Chick Fil-A) intolerant.
  • - Mark Formby: a Mississippi state representative who also sponsored a ban against the enforcement of federal gun laws and to allow students to lead prayers in public schools.
  • - Jimmy Porter: the executive director of the lobbying arm of Mississippi’s Southern Baptist convention who threatened to retaliate against any Republican legislators who dared vote against the “license to discriminate” bill.
  • - Rob Chambers: an employee of the Christian Action Commission which told pastors “to urge worshippers at Sunday service to put pressure on their legislators to pass the anti-gay bill.”
  • - Phil Bryant: the Mississippi state governor who signed the bill into law.

Mock, Paper, Scissors has so few readers in Mississippi, I’m not sure if this is doing any good, but if you are from Mississippi and would like to let these people know your thoughts on their deeds, you can now put names to the faces.

The Morning Quote

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I’m not against anybody. I’m really not. I’m not a hater. I’m not homophobic.”

–Diabetes hate-burger enthusiast, theocratic Uncle Sugar, and 2016 Goat Rodeo Contestant Mike Huckabee

Who then adds this gem:

“But … when people say, ‘Why don’t you just kind of get on the right side of history?’ I said, ‘You’ve got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it’s not my book to change.’”

Ah, so God made you homophobic. Got it. Amazing how God always agrees with you, Gomer.

Mississippi is the new Arizona

Jeebus on a dino

The theocrats in Mississippi have passed an even broader We Don’t Serve Your Kind bill, advancing it to Gov. Phil Bryant to sign:

“Religious liberty” bills like the one vetoed in Arizona differ from other states’ “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts” (RFRAs) because they extend religious protections to businesses. Mississippi’s bill has this same problem, because state law already defines a “person” to include “all public and private corporations.” Thus, if Bryant were to sign Mississippi’s bill into law, it would grant all businesses in the state a license to discriminate based on religious grounds.

Mississippi does not currently have any state or local nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community, but a business could use this legislation to justify discrimination against anybody not protected by federal law. Public accommodations that are supposed to provide equal access to all citizens could attempt to refuse service to divorcees, people who’ve had children outside of wedlock, or anyone else who might give rise to a religious objection. And if any town or city in Mississippi voted to extend protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity, businesses could claim that those protections violate their religious beliefs and insist on discriminating against LGBT people.

The economic impact on Arizonastan of cancelled conventions, The Superbowl and high-tech projects to draw businesses to the state eventually led Jan Brewer to veto the bill in the terrible sand kingdom. Does Mississippi have the same sorts of pressures?

(Think Progress)

So, What is Hobby Lobby’s hobby?

“Oh, you know, the usual stuff. Pasting googly eyes on things, scrapbooking, and hobby-lobbying to install a theocratic government.” Take it away, Salon:

But a document published here for the first time reveals Hobby Lobby appears to be going much further than protecting freedom, providing funding for a group that backs a political network of activist groups deeply engaged in pushing a Christian agenda into American law. The document shows entities related to the company to be two of the largest donors to the organization funding a right-wing Christian agenda, investing tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars into a vast network of organizations working in concert to advance an agenda that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians and deny their employees contraceptives under a maximalist interpretation of the Free Exercise Clause of the United States Constitution.

That network of activist groups has succeeded in passing legislation in Arizona requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before an abortion, banning taxpayer-funded insurance paying for government employees’ abortions, defining marriage as a union between a man and woman, and funding abstinence education. And there’s evidence that its efforts go well beyond the borders of the Copper State.

Gee, did Hobby Lobby have anything to do with the law recently vetoed by Jan Brewer queen of the terrible sand people of the terrible kingdom of Arizonastan that would allow businesses to discriminate against anyone for religious reasons? You know, the “We Don’t Serve Your Kind” law?

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Get off the cross we need the wood, part infinity

Jeebus in his younger, happier days.

Jeebus in his younger, happier days.

The Answers in Genesis crowd is upset that the science program Cosmos is not including them in the program as an alternative to evolution:

“Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all,” said Danny Falkner, of Answers In Genesis, which has previously complained about the show.

That’s because what you are hocking is not science, it is faith. Do go on.

“Boy, but when you have so many scientists who simply do not accept Darwinian evolution, it seems to me that that might be something to throw in there, you know, the old, ‘some scientists say this, others disagree and think this,’ but that’s not even allowed,” [Janet Mefford] said.

We’ve gone over this before, Janet. Creation Scientists are not scientists. They are cherry-picking correlations to support a conclusion that they have already established.

“I was struck in the first episode where he talked about science and how, you know, all ideas are discussed, you know, everything is up for discussion – it’s all on the table – and I thought to myself, ‘No, consideration of special creation is definitely not open for discussion, it would seem,’” Falkner said.

Well, let’s let Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson answer that:

“You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers,” Tyson told CNN. “Plus, science is not there for you to cherry pick.”

(Right Wing Watch)

Buyer’s Remorse sets in

A real sign at a pizza joint in AZ

A real sign at a pizza joint in AZ

“I screwed up. I’m trying to make it right.”

Sen. Pierce, who had previously been the Arizona State Senate president, now believes that the bill was a mistake and would prefer that the measure be brought up again.

“I would be on board to get it repealed,” he said.

–State Sen. Steve Pierce (R-Theocrat) who now regrets that he sided with the bigots, and voted to codify discrimination.

Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said on Sunday that Brewer should kill the bill which would be detrimental to business.

Kristin Jarnagin, vice president of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, said the unsigned bill has already resulted in cancelled trips to the state

“We have already lost untold amounts of tax dollars due to the negative perception that this legislation attaches to our state’s image, and the bill hasn’t even been signed into law yet,” she said. Her organization wants Brewer to veto the measure, “so that we can put this behind us swiftly and continue the business of welcoming visitors to Arizona.”

Kristin,it is not a negative perception, it is an accurate perception. AZ is not welcoming, what you object to is that now everyone knows it because your legislature pulled back the curtain and showed the world the stuff AZ is made of.

Good luck on damage control on that one.

Apologia: I know that there are many Arizonans that do not subscribe to these phobic and bigoted beliefs and that the out-cry from other places must be painful to endure. Your job is to campaign to make it different. There must be a way.

(Raw Story)

This will not end well

Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays

The 17-13 vote along party lines, with Republicans in the majority, came after supporters defeated an attempt to extend existing employment laws that bar discrimination based on religion and race to also include sexual orientation. Sen. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler, said that’s a separate issue from what he is trying to do.

But Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, said that’s precisely the issue.

“The bill opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians,” he said.

Yarbrough, however, said foes of SB 1062 are twisting what his legislation says.

“This bill is not about discrimination,” he said. “It’s about preventing discrimination against people who are clearly living out their faith.”

OK, just wait until the Jewish Deli refuses to serve the Goyim, or the Indian Buffet serves only fellow Hindus, and you can just forget about the Turkish coffee place.

Still, congratulations to Arizona for joining Kansas as a theocracy.

(Arizona Star)

Jeebus loves the Scissorheads most of all

Uncle Sam with Speculum

Victoria Jackson is running for office.

Here’s her announcement:

I “pulled papers” for the Williamson County Commissioner position. District 2. This is my first time running for office. I want to be an example to other moms, and regular folk to get involved in their local government. It’s the only way we will save America.

[snip]

I’m against Common Core which was bribed into existence. States took federal money in exchange for promising to implement a program which they had not seen, had not voted on, and that had never been tried. Common Core 1) dumbs down students 2) gathers a data base full of personal information on the parents which could be used against “political dissidents” 3) Common Core textbooks contain pro-socialist, pro-communist, pro-Islamic, and pro-racist propaganda, and sexually explicit and inappropriate content, i.e. how to masturbate. (See article here.) This is unacceptable. Common Core is the beginning of federal control over our children. Go to ParentalRights.org and StopCommonCore.com.

I’m against Agenda 21, which is being implemented already at the local level, in offices like Main St. Franklin where “Franklin Tomorrow” pushes “innocent” policies like bike paths and walking trails, perhaps unaware of the United Nations plot to separate American citizens from their private property, eliminate suburbs, and concentrate people groups into cities, forcing mass transit, eliminating cars under the false-science guise of “human caused” global warming/climate change. Go to Agenda21today.com for info.

[snip]

Our Freedom of Speech is under attack. At the Manchester Muslim Community Outreach Event last year, State Attorney Bill Killian announced to a group of 1,000 that American citizens could be federally prosecuted for saying disparaging remarks against Islam. This is not Freedom of Speech. This is the beginning of the implementation of Shariah Law.

I do not support the building of Islamic Centers in the area. They are ultimately terrorist training camps. “Moderate” Muslims pay a “tithe” called a zakat, that supports jihad, and all the groups like MSA, CAIR, etc. are front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood. Go to UnderstandingTheThreat.com.

Our Freedom of Religion is under attack. Pastors who preach the Bible, are being accused of “hate speech” if they agree with God’s view of homosexuality.

Who knew that County Commissioners played such a vital role in fighting the creeping menace of Agenda 21? Or fighting Sharia while defending the rights of Xristian Xrazies to enact theocracy? or fighting in the War on Masturbation?

We are right there with you Victoria, onward to victory!

The Afternoon Quote

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“[Democrats tell women that] they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government.”

…and a close runner up:

“The fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women, they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.”

Both quotes are from Mike Huckabee. Since the fall of Adam, Theocrats have blamed women for Original Sin, and while it is easy to say that there is a war on women, I think it is only one battle front on the war on Democracy. They want it all.

UPDATE 1: Here’s the video!

(Post Politics)

The GOP has a way to shut that whole thing down

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This is like the non-apology apology, methinks: GOP men tutored in running against women. It’s from Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie), so be forewarned!

Anyway, the gist of it is that like Mars, the GOP needs women. And though their policies might be anti-woman (well, anti- everyone except old white guys), they want to make sure that there are no more Akins and Mourdocks, who say out loud what Wingnuttia’s policies and beliefs really are (if you got pregnant from a rape, it means it was consensual not a legitimate rape [Akin], and rape babies are a gift from God [Mourdock] ).

The problem isn’t the wording, boys. The problem is Republicanism itself as it is composed by today’s misogynists and theocrats who still are blaming women for Original Sin.

(Politico)