Thursday, July 11, 2013

gluttons for evangelical supremecy file CA amendment

So,there is a renewed interest in this silly thing It seems the authors make the surprisingly common "mistake" of conflating the concept of religion with their particular brand of fundamentalist christianity - but the sheer disconnect of the following is distressing: below is what the authors want, but apparently were advised was just too obtuse: language strikeout in original - codifying exemption from apparently every conceivable law, just so long as the perpetrator really reeeaaalllly wanted to do it, (and god , as usual, agreed with them)
Free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed. This liberty of conscience does not excuse acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State. The Legislature shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

and replace it with explicit instances and people they expect to be permitted to harass and discriminate against in any way they care to, even up to breaching the peace and safety of the state.  they don't include a demand to be free to murder their rebellious children, but mark my words, you know how the talebangicals like a slippery slope - let them get away with this and they'll be stoning their brats within a fortnight.

"(b) We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to perpetuate His blessings do submit that it is not a crime, hate crime or unlawful for a person to use any part of the Bible’s content as authority; and do submit that a person using any part of the Bible’s content as authority may freely speak, pray, write, discuss, publish, preach, teach, hear, share his or her faith, to proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, engage in street witnessing, distribute written material or otherwise communicate any views on salvation, heaven, or abortion, adultery, alcoholism, anti-Semitism, astrology, bestiality, bigamy, bisexuality, blasphemy, civil unions, coarse jesting, cohabitation, coveting, cross-dressing, cults, drugs, drunkenness, extortion, euthanasia, evil, evolution, fornication, gay marriage, gender identity, hell, heresy, homosexuality, idolaters, idolatry, incest, lying, marriage, murder, necromancy, other religions, pornography, psychics, rape, reviling, sex, sexual immorality, sexual orientation, sodomy, sorcery, stealing, transgender, trans-sexuality, witchcraft, yoga, or sin at any public or private gatherings, school, church, or other place of worship, Bible Study group or sidewalk or in any communicative medium, the internet, satellite, television, film, theater, radio, videos, recording, newspapers, magazines, music, and periodicals or by means of a computer, electronic devise, telephone, cell phone or fax machine."

Because we all know, the meaning of "religious freedom" is the freedom for everyone to proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  oh yeah, and to hold forth about how hideous every other "religion" is.  looks like i can still get away with carrying a shrubbery across state lines.  thank goodness.

and what the fuck?  they don't give a shit if people swear?  what kind of fucking christian watchdogs are they?  hmm?  what caused that lapse?  could it be, SATAN?

today in lying liars

Lie 1 - NOM et al:  Prop 8 is still the law in CA, and all govt officials, including the supreme court are in violation of 'murkin law - and therefor the state does not allow for marriage equality

Reality: Prop 8 was found unconstitutional by the federal courts (original trial as well as the appeal).  The supreme court did not grant standing to the professional antigay folk, and the lower court rulings are in effect.

Lie 2 - The PA state attorney general is in breach of contract and illegally declining to defend the state's DOMA - the supporting argument for the above lie about Prop 8, insisting that the state attorney general broke the law by agreeing with the fed courts ruling and declining to waste money defending what they see as unconstitutional

Reality: nowhere in the state code or constitution could i find language that said the AG MUST intervene when the constitutionality of a statute is challenged - it does say the AG MAY intervene, but is not required.

Lie 3:  Eugene Delusional Delgadio sent out yet another breathless but false email warning people that if they don't send him money, that " Instead of allowing an employer the freedom to judge applicants on their expertise, appearance and actions, the federal government wants you to play by new rules."

Reality:  The employment nondescrimination act does nothing to limit employers from firing employees for cause, or force employers to hire lgbt workers to meet some quota or give preference to anyone.  Rather than eliminating that ability, it adds lgbt workers to the list of folks - including mr. delgadio for his chosen religious philosophy- who cannot be fired for reasons not related to their work performance (i.e. being a satanic pawn in the "homosexual lifestyle")



Instead of allowing an employer the freedom to judge applicants on their expertise, appearance and actions, the federal government wants you to play by new rules.