If The Left Knew Christians Were Coming They’d’ve Baked a Cake

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

from The American Thinker:

The religious freedom legislation that gelatin-spined Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed wasn’t controversial until the Left started lying about it.

The state-level civil rights bill that Brewer mothballed Feb. 26 was killed by a media-led propaganda campaign that falsely characterized it as “anti-gay.”  To no one’s surprise, both of the GOP’s last two RINO losers, Mitt Romney and John McCain, urged a veto.

As Ed Whelan blogs at National Review,

There has been a blizzard of hysterical misinformation about Arizona’s SB 1062.  As anyone who takes the trouble to consult the text of the legislation will readily discover, SB 1062 does not mention, much less single out, gays or same-sex ceremonies.

As Douglas Laycock (who supports redefining marriage to include same-sex couples) and other leading religious-liberty scholars explain in a letter to Arizona governor Jan Brewer, SB 1062 “has been egregiously misrepresented by many of its critics.”

SB 1062 would not have given Arizona residents the right to discriminate.  Although freedom of association has been under attack by the Left for decades, Arizona law already acknowledged that residents retain the right to discriminate in at least a few aspects of their private lives. 

The veto “marks a sad day for Arizonans who cherish and understand religious liberty,” said Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy.

SB 1062 passed the legislature for one reason only:  to guarantee that all Arizonans would be free to live and work according to their faith.  Opponents were desperate to distort this bill rather than debate the merits. Essentially, they succeeded in getting a veto of a bill that does not even exist.  When the force of government compels one to speak or act contrary to their conscience, the government injures not only the dignity of the afflicted, but the dignity of our society as a whole.

Continue reading

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

4 comments on “If The Left Knew Christians Were Coming They’d’ve Baked a Cake

  1. But it’s ok for Obama to discriminate with his ” my brothers keeper” program. Whites need not apply.

  2. My understanding o Arizona’s SB 1062 is that it would have added one more protection to existing Arizona law for those exercising religious conscience–protection from being sued for it.

    I haven’t followed Brewer’s term except when she’s made the news–usually for defying the federal gov’t. And the subsequent ham-handed abuse meted out to her and by extention all Arizonans. Good or bad as governor, she at least seemed willing to fight for her state’s rights under the Constitution and common sense. This time she caved. She and Arizona were lied about-blatantly and outrageously. Intimidation was used even by the NFL, a supposedly apolitical group, who threatened to cost the state a great deal of money–money for a lot of Arizonans. Maybe she’s tired of fighting. Maybe she only fought before because she was cornered. Whatever. I can make a case for both the veto and signing it into law. All moot for now.

    What I find most depressing about this is that once again the big lie won. Once again we see tyranny by the minority. Once again the terrorists were not “negotiated” with. They were handed the win without a peep.

    The terrorists won. WE lost.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *