Arizona Legislature Defends Christian Businesses From Gay Militants
The Arizona State Senate has once again placed itself in the liberal establishment’s crosshairs, this time by affirming our right not to be compelled to do business with overt homosexuals in situations that violate religious principles.
Media liberals preposterously but predictably screeched like scalded cats that the rights of homosexuals are violated if private citizens are not compelled by the government to enter into relations with them that violate their consciences. Their attempt to equate this with civil rights struggles of the past is an insult that should enrage blacks.
Senate Bill 1062 was explicitly inspired by an outrageous case from neighboring New Mexico, where a Christian photographer was sued for refusing to photograph a ceremony that according to her Christian beliefs was a blasphemous travesty.
The New Mexico case created a new sport for militant homosexuals, who can seek out Christian businesses, demand they participate in activities that are clear violations of their religious beliefs, then crush them with a lawsuit if they refuse to betray their faith. A particularly appalling example is the bullying of Jack Phillips, a principled baker in suburban Denver.
These thuggish tactics, backed up by a relentless establishment media propaganda barrage and conservative cowardice, have allowed the Left to achieve astonishing success in advancing the corrosive gay agenda.
Three Republicans who voted for it, intimidated by the inevitable backlash from the Left, are egging on Governor Brewer to veto the bill. Whether she has the spine to uphold the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment, as well as the comparably fundamental right of freedom of association, remains to be seen.
[Picture of a rainbow flag with a swastika.]
Finally some resistance to the marriage of coercion and perversion.