Thursday, March 12, 2015

Own It!


If you're going to be a bigot, own it!
Oklahoma Democratic state Rep. Emily Virgin wants Christian businesses to post a public notice of discrimination if they intend to claim that they have a religious right to refuse service to LGBT people. 
State Rep. Chuck Strohm (R) introduced a bill, the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act, earlier this year that would allow businesses like wedding cake bakers and photographers to deny services if it was “against the person’s religious beliefs.” 
State Sen. Joseph Silk (R), who introduced a similar bill in the Oklahoma Senate, told The New York Times recently that new laws were necessary because the LGBT movement was “challenging religious liberties and the freedom to live out religious convictions.” 
The amendment to HB1371 introduced by Virgin on Tuesday would require religious businesses to come out of the closet. 
“Any person not wanting to participate in any of the activities set forth in subsection A of this section based on sexual orientation, gender identity or race of either party to the marriage shall post notice of such refusal in a manner clearly visible to the public in all places of business, including websites,” the amendment states.
Of course, when you combine the gays that you turn away with the straight allies that you will undoubtedly offend you might end up losing a lot of business. Here's a hint to maximize profits: take money from everyone!

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