Theocracy Alert

As surely as the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, so too does Y’all Qaeda return to legislating Theocracy.

Yup, the First Amendment Defense Act has risen from the grave, thanks to Sen. Mike Lee (Mormon – UT):

“A group of 22 GOP senators is reintroducing a controversial measure that would protect opponents of same-sex marriage from federal actions intended to curb discrimination.

“The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would bar the federal government from taking any action against individuals who discriminate against same-sex couples or others based on “a sincerely held religious belief.”

“The bill would also protect those who discriminate against marriages not recognized under federal law or individuals who engage in sex outside of marriage.

“The measure was introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and 21 Republican co-sponsors, including Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).”

FADA is a get-out-of-jail-free card for anyone who wants to discriminate against the ‘mos and the ‘hos:

“For example, FADA explicitly promotes anti-LGBT discrimination by providing special protections for people who wish to claim their religious faith prohibits them from performing certain acts, including baking a cake for a same-sex wedding, or allowing a child to be adopted by a same-sex couple.

“In addition, FADA would allow discrimination against single mothers, unwed couples, interfaith couples, and interracial couples. In fact, the policy is so broad that one could refuse to marry two short people if their view against short people marrying is a “sincerely held religious belief.”

If passed, this legislation would permit a federal employee, for example, to refuse to process tax returns, visa applications or Social Security checks.  This legislation would also permit recipients of federal grants and contracts, including those for social services programs like homeless shelters and substance abuse treatment programs, to turn away LGBT people.

So here’s all the members of Ya’ll Qaeda in on this very un-American bill. In addition to Lee, the bill’s co-sponsors are Rubio, Crapo, Hatch, Inhofe, Blunt, Risch, Wicker, Enzi, Johnson, Rounds, Barrasso, Sasse, Hoeven, Thune, Paul, Perdue, Scott, Cotton, Boozman, Cruz, and Moran.

Mark their names: these guys literally would trade our democracy for a theocracy. This is your proof. Vote them out of office, they are a clear and present danger to the Constitution.

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12 Responses to Theocracy Alert

  1. Steve-O says:

    They do not see that it can cut both ways. And I propose that anyone who supports such legislation having to publicly display some sort of badge or patch on their clothes, so my strongly held personal beliefs against such shitheads can be enacted and protected as well.

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  2. ming says:

    They are willfully ignorant of the difference between “just saying” and “just doing” as long as it suits their agenda. Hypocrites of the highest order.

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  3. Ali Redford says:

    This makes me wonder thought-when will my sincerely held religious beliefs against war and in favor of feeding and caring for my heighbor going to be protected? Why do they keep forgetting about us?
    Hmmm…

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  4. roket says:

    Is there going to be some sort of “sincerely held religious belief” test or do we just take their word for it?

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  5. MDavis says:

    Question: If ” FADA explicitly promotes anti-LGBT discrimination” does it also implicitly promote, say, polygamous marriages support? Asking for a Mormon friend.

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    • Infidel753 says:

      If they actually read the Bible instead of just thumping it when they denounce people, they’d know that “Biblical marriage” in reality meant “the union of one man and however many women he can afford” more often than it meant monogamy.

      Again the fundies demonstrate that their core issue, their “hill to die on”, is their “right” to discriminate and exclude and shun people. And they wonder why younger people are abandoning Christianity in droves. Whether they win or lose the fight for discrimination, on a deeper level they’ve already lost because they chose that as the fight they wanted to have.

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      • tengrain says:

        Infidel –

        They suck.

        I’m not as anti-religion as many (I mostly don’t care about any of it), but they have done more damage to their brand than I could dream of.

        I’m happy for people who find comfort and solace in faith. I’m not happy when they turn into these monsters. They don’t want faith, they want followers.

        Rgds,

        TG

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