Tag Archives: public accommodations

Tony Perkins Raises The Tired Ham Sandwich In Kosher Deli Meme On Fox

“In a civil society we would say, ‘Oh, you don’t want to service me? Fine. I’ll go next door, I’ll go down the street.’ Who would fathom the idea of going into a kosher deli and demanding a ham sandwich? We wouldn’t tolerate that!”

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Remember Three Weeks Ago When Ben Carson Said That He Would No Longer Talk About LGBT Rights?

“It is absolutely vital that we do all we can to allow Americans to practice their religious ways, while simultaneously ensuring that no one’s beliefs infringe upon those of others. We should also serve as champions of freedom of religion throughout the world. As Americans, we have an obligation to denounce these acts of persecution. For when we stand up …

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AFA’s Micah Clark: Don’t Let GOP “Clarify” That Indiana’s RFRA Doesn’t Target Gays

AFA of Indiana head Micah Clark was at Gov. Mike Pence’s side when the RFRA bill was signed. Jeremy Hooper reminds us that Clark once suggested that it might be better for children to be drowned than led into a life of “treatable, changeable” homosexuality.

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WASHINGTON: Governor Jay Inslee Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana

The Seattle Stranger reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee followed the lead of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and others today, banning any state administrators from spending state money to travel to Indiana after that state passed a controversial “religious freedom” law that could make it easier for businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers. “I find Indiana’s new law disturbing, particularly at …

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Tony Perkins Money Begs On Indiana

“A leftist-driven movement has spread misinformation about the law, threatened boycotts and fomented false rhetoric in the media and online. Even in our day, the price of freedom is steep, and Governor Pence is standing strong for freedom despite the cost. Efforts are about to pressure Governor Pence to support changing or amending the law to weaken it. All Americans …

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Fox Anchor Explains How Indiana’s RFRA Is So Much Worse Than Other States

Carlos Maza writes for Media Matters: Fox News anchor Bret Baier debunked the network’s defense of Indiana’s discriminatory “religious freedom” law, explaining that the law is broader than both federal law and similar measures in other states. Baier’s comments echo what others have already noted: Indiana’s RFRA is categorically different from other “religious freedom” laws, because it includes for-profit businesses …

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INDIANA: GOP Indy Mayor Calls For LGBT Rights, GOP Reps Scamble To “Fix” Bill

GOP Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard today called for statewide LGBT anti-discrimination protections. Ballard said Monday he is issuing an executive order that anyone who receives money from the city must abide by its human rights ordinance. The mayor called a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss the city’s responsde to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed by the legislature and …

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Indiana Catholics Applaud RFRA Law

“Until recently, it was simply unthinkable that one person would attempt to force another to act contrary to that person’s religious conscience. While American law and culture reserved the right to act against religious practices when there was clear evidence that they directly endangered the public health and safety, it was simply not acceptable to force a person to choose …

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Freedom Indiana: We Can Fix This Mess

Freedom Indiana today announced a legislative proposal to counter the hate bill signed last week by Gov. Mike Pence. “Governor Pence can’t answer the question, but we can,” said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Katie Blair. “It’s clear the RFRA, which has attracted so much local and national attention, is doing considerable damage to our state. Freedom Indiana is ready with …

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HRC To Silicon Valley: Oppose The Arkansas License To Discriminate Bill

Published yesterday in the San Jose Mercury News. A digital version of the ad is also running on  tech websites and sites owned by the Wall Street Journal.

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CONNECTICUT: Gov. Dan Malloy To Ban State-Funded Travel To Indiana

Malloy’s action follow similar orders from the mayors of San Francisco and Seattle. (Tipped by JMG reader Wayne)

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Eviscerates FRC Hater Peter Sprigg Over Indiana’s New Law

Mediaite recaps this morning’s epic takedown: “There is a picture that’s circulating around of the governor as he signed [the bill],” Cuomo said. “Several of the people in the picture are outspoken critics of gay existence. Now, that’s not a coincidence. It’s not a coincidence why you’re against it. Let me ask you, why do so many Christians these days …

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Lambda Legal Calls Out Pence’s Lies

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Governor Pence continues to deceive the public about this deeply flawed law. Let’s clarify a few things. Gov. Pence myth: SB 101 is just like Illinois law that then-State Senator Obama voted to support. Truth: Gov. Pence fails to point out that Illinois has robust nondiscrimination clauses in its state Human Rights Act that …

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GEORGIA: House Committee Cancels Meeting On License To Discriminate Bill

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A specially called meeting of the House Judiciary Committee set for Monday was cancelled, leaving the future of the ‘religious liberty’ bill in doubt. The committee was to meet at 10 a.m., to likely decide the fate of a controversial bill for this year. But a member of the committee, who asked not to be identified …

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Tim Cook: Americans Need To Stand Up Against License To Discriminate Laws

“Men and women have fought and died fighting to protect our country’s founding principles of freedom and equality. We owe it to them, to each other and to our future to continue to fight with our words and our actions to make sure we protect those ideals. The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop …

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Today In Tired Wingnut Memes

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Look Who Lined Up With Gov. Mike Pence To Sign License To Discriminate Bill

As you may recall, the official photo released by Pence’s office showed him surrounded by nuns and monks. But look who else was also there.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: The Supercut

Watch this.

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Tony Perkins: Stop Bullying Indiana

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Won’t Admit Truth About License To Discriminate Law

Mediaite reports: This Week host George Stephanopoulos absolutely grilled Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) over the newly-signed “religious freedom” bill, which critics maintain would allow businesses to refuse services to LGBT customers. Pence argued that the bill’s intentions had been misrepresented in media coverage, and insisted he would not change the bill, though he did continue to say he would …

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