SB 1062 Discrimination? The left has a way with words

These past few days we in Arizona have been hearing a lot about discriminationfrom a single perspective. Just as SB 1070 spitefully transmogrified into the “show me your papers” lawSB 1062 is now gaining traction among liberals as the “OK-to-discriminate” bill. The fact that neither designation is factual means little to those spewing the falsehoods.

The issue to ponder as this bill has taken on a life of its own — fed by a frenzied media and fervent homosexual rights proponents — is who is actually oppressed? There is no question religion in under attack in America.

It’s important to understand that SB 1062 simply strengthens protections in Arizona law to defend against religious discrimination toward people of faith. Our country was founded upon the First Amendment and our right to freely exercise our religious beliefs. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The Free Exercise clause prohibits the government from interfering with a person’s practice of their religion. The significance of the Free Exercise of Religion Clause is its affirmation of the value of religion in American culture.

Organized pressure is mounting against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which is now on Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk. Clamoring demonstrators, armed with signs and loud voices, have parked themselves at the state capitol, playing for the willing media, while conservative supporters of the bill are at work.

Absurdities rule the day. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have, of course, weighed in, imploring a veto. Bowing to pressure, state legislators who voted for the bill are peeling away and opportunistic gubernatorial candidates are preening to the cameras. Threats of relocating the 2015 Super Bowl are stirred into the bawdy brew by a previously unheard of Democrat governor from Delaware. The Drudge Report headlines with a photo of Arizona Gov. Brewer topping SHOWDOWN IN AZ.

Read The Christian Post’s in-depth analysis of the issue. Then sit back and wait for Brewer’s veto pen to scratch across SB 1062 — exactly  as she’s been advised to do by her left-leaning McAdvisors. 

12 Responses to SB 1062 Discrimination? The left has a way with words

  1. MacBeth says:

    Those who screech the loudest rule. We’ve seen it with the illegal invaders of our USA. The United States as we’ve known it is over, folks.

    • Former GOP PC says:

      Although Arizona’s RINO senators McCain and Flake have given their support to the strident and bellowing homosexual activists, we’ve had a round of stony silence from Republican congressmen Gosar, Franks, Salmon and Schweikert. But at this point, why would anyone expect them to stand up against this organized lobby? We already know what the AZ 4 are all about. Their sole thought is retaining their congressional seats. We’ve been had.

  2. ZOO says:

    “The damage is already done.” This is the one statement (from a few sources) that boils my blood. The AUDACITY of even an attempt of resistance in standing up to the homosexual costa nostra has tainted Arizona forever. Then add to that the multiple verbal ties to SB 1070. Brewer needs to sign the bill and flip a legislative bird to the sodomite lobby and every single one of its supporters!

    Most all of us have turned off KFYI, largely do to the inept ramblings of Mic Headbroom. But I couldn’t resist flipping it on last night on the way home from grocery shopping. Headbroom got Bob Worsley to call the show, then tried to ask him ‘if SB 1062 wasn’t discriminatory when passed, why is it now?’ – OR – ‘do you want to repeal it now simply because of the uproar?’

    Listen as Worsley dodges the questions and whines like a kicked puppy over the perceived economic impact and its relation to SB 1070. As one of the three sponsors of the bill – he NOW claims the same protection of religious rights is already is in place. He knows damn well it is NOT:

  3. PV PC says:

    Schweikert is my congressman. I went to his website to see where he stands on this issue since he gives a lot of lip service to being part of the faith community. Highlighted on his website is that he is now accepting applications for a full-time communications department intern for Summer 2014 in his local office, his support of an investigation of Valley Fever and a call for high schoolers artwork submissions for the fourth annual Congressional Art Competition!!!! Not a single word about supporting the faith community he ingratiates himself to during his campaigns.

    • Sgt. Preston says:

      Brewer stands for nothing. Although she’s legally precluded from running again, she’s basically no different than the AZ GOP Quartet. They all want to be reelected. She has her legacy to think about. That one thought sucks the rest of the oxygen out of the room.

      Remember that photo op when she shook her finger in Obama’s face? Big deal. She ended up supporting his Medicaid expansion.

  4. StetsonXXX says:

    Speaking of having a “way with words,” this is Gov. Jan Brewer on her own. Without her McCain handlers she’s toast. Where’s Grant Woods when you need him?
    Like her grammar? “We have did what was right for Arizona.”

  5. Seen it All says:

    I’ve been of the apparently mistaken opinion that Center for Arizona Policy’s Cathy Herrod and Gov. Brewer were longtime, closely aligned friends. Since Brewer has outed herself by calling SB 1062 “controversial,” it’s not much of a leap to see she’ll cave to the pressure and veto it. This leaves Herrod embarrassingly hanging out to dry. What happened to that friendship? Brewer even appointed Herrod’s husband to a judgeship, though on this issue, the adage wiith ‘friends like this, who needs enemies?’ applies.

  6. Orion says:

    I’ve known a number of homosexual men over the years. None of them were gay. They were all drama queens, making sure everyone they worked with knew the intimate details of their latest romances, high points and break-ups. What a shame that these deviants are carrying the day in Arizona.

  7. Benjamin says:

    I am a Christian and owner of a motel used by travelers on I-10. Some of our guests are openly homosexual including a motorcycle club that comes through once per year on their way to California. This is business that I could not afford to lose. I am pleased that Governor Brewer vetoed this legislation. The loss of business would have been an unfair burden for much of our travel industry.

    • Not Fooled says:

      You obviously didn’t read the bill or were unable to comprehend it, or you would know that it had no restrictions on any establishment doing business with anyone. There was also no mention of sexual orientation. That was a gay agenda / media construct. It’s a wonder you can run a business when you are so ill informed. My guess is you are a liberal troll on this conservative site.

      • Benjamin says:

        I did read the bill and have followed the debate. My motel will always be open to law abiding citizens regardless of sexual preference however they would stop visiting the state and this would hurt my business.

    • Not Fooled says:

      I stand by my original comment. The “gay” issue was a media frenzy ruse. The bill contained no restrictive language.