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US: Kentucky overrules veto on bill protecting actions motivated by religious belief

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  1. Calling all Muslims
    Are you looking for a change of pace to the hum drum of the Middle East.
    Come to Kentucky where you can be rest assured you will be able to stone your mothers and sisters to your hearts content!
    Kentucky, where religious genecide comes to life

    1. All joking aside that’s an excellent point. If you put that very scenario to those Kentuckian lawmakers they’d die of horror and shock. This whole Bill is driven by pure fear and homophobia but if the full implications (albeit hypothetical) were spelt out to them, as you’ve just done, they wouldn’t be slow in backtracking.

      1. And what if some maladjusted individual takes up a religion that includes human sacrifice or even animal sacrifice–which BTW the Bible demands in law–And what if they decide to sacrifice their neighbour’s virgin daughter (insest don’t count y’all) or prize milking cow. Are they safe with this law?

  2. Hopefully the ACLU will mount a challenge to the constitutionality of the bill. I’m pretty sure it would fail, as religion is not allowed to be supported by the state.

    Oh and I hope Kentucky’s muslim citizens do start using sharia law, it would serve the christian taliban right.

    1. Jane McQueen 28 Mar 2013, 9:26pm

      Indeed this will be in the US court system as soon as possible, as it is such a huge violation of the constitution.

  3. Another bunch or chritian Taliban demonstrating the unbelivable ignorance of supposedly civilised people. It is a ‘choice’ to be religious. It is NOT a choice to be gay. After all, who the f**k would choose to be gay with these nut jobs around? These morons use religion to justify their bigotry. The Federal Government should step in and stop people like this from attempting to grant religion a licence to spread hatred.

  4. Kersi Nana 28 Mar 2013, 8:00pm

    “Paul Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, disagreed: “Much to the contrary, this law protects against discrimination. History has proven that religious freedom isn’t to be feared.” – wtf?!?! this guy obviously knows nothing about history … since the invention of religion till now, it always has been about oppression, slavery and controlling by fear … apparently kentucky thinks it´s perfectly fine if you kill people as long as it´s based on religious beliefs – counting till they regret that desicion – and they will regret it

    1. Quite right. You’ll rarely see a more spectacularly mendacious attempt at whitewashing that that comment. These are cynical players with no honour or morality worth talking about, supported by herds of inbred morons whose ancestors burned “witches”.

  5. The people of the United States of America, especially those not of wealth, are not as free or intelligent as preceived to be. Religious nutters hold many of people hostage to thier illusions and show much hostility to anyone disageeing with them. They can organized to be nasty people.

  6. Here in Utah, this is something we call a “message bill”, as the Utah state legislature (and many other red state legislatures) in recent years has become very fond of passing them repeatedly, even as their own legislature lawyers tell them it’s unconstitutional and has a snowball’s chance of hell of surviving a court challenge. But even so, this “message” legislation serves mainly as a big expensive middle finger to Washington and to express contempt for secularism, the enlightenment, civil rights and the 14th amendment. These bills immediately provoke costly litigation, which the states often pay to defend using tax money. But that doesn’t matter to them when they think they’re fighting a holy war against an “evil” culture they see made up of city-dwellers, intellectuals, feminists, LGBT people, ethnolinguistic and religious minorities, and socialists. This kind of ideological extremism has become mainstream in the GOP.

  7. Thank god i live in a Blue State !!

  8. Liam the God 29 Mar 2013, 5:05am

    So now we can see people being killed for wearing Poly/cotton shirts with the blessing of the state? Leviticus clearly states that people wearing cloth made of 2 different threads should be killed, so therefore it is quite legal!

  9. Alyssa Alekseeva 26 Apr 2013, 5:15pm

    I really feel like holding a month long revival meeting in the middle of the interstate that runs through Kentucky. Like sure, I’m trans/queer, but I make a mean preacher!

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