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Sun May 21, 2017, 01:26 PM

 

If you're not a godly bigot, then get outta Texas as fast as you can

https://www.yahoo.com/news/eyes-trump-texas-may-soon-154645136.html

With All Eyes On Trump, Texas May Soon Pass Horrific Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Michelangelo Signorile
HuffPost•May 21, 2017

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A pharmacist could decide not to fill a prescription for hormone therapy for a transgender customer, claiming doing so goes against his or her religious beliefs about gender.
Or, in another example TFN offers, a “pharmacist could use religion as a justification to refuse to serve African-American customers because she believes the Bible mandates the segregation of the races.”

And two bills that would regulate legal services, SB 302 and SB 303, now have amendments which allow for religious refusal by state-licensed attorneys.

If these bills become law with these amendments, an attorney could deny his or her duty to inform a client about his or her rights in a divorce proceeding, for example, even trying to talk the client out of getting a divorce, all based on the attorney’s religious objection to divorce.
MORE..
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With all eyes on the constant distractions of Trump, the White Right moves in for the kill.

I'm wondering how thes new Laws that sound an awful lot like Sharia or Saudi, with 'christian' thrown in just for personalization, are going to play with the many who've just moved to Dallas from CA, with the relocation of Toyota Headquarters.

I have heard nothing in local news even speak a word about these bills.
Texas is about to become one giant Mega fu'ked up Church.

How sanctamonious & sick headed can people be to legislate themselves the purist of all.

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Reply If you're not a godly bigot, then get outta Texas as fast as you can (Original post)
mhw May 2017 OP
shenmue May 2017 #1
Different Drummer May 2017 #3
kimbutgar May 2017 #2
luvMIdog May 2017 #4
smirkymonkey May 2017 #6
luvMIdog May 2017 #7
DFW May 2017 #11
luvMIdog May 2017 #16
DFW May 2017 #18
luvMIdog May 2017 #20
tammywammy May 2017 #43
Initech May 2017 #13
theaocp May 2017 #24
Initech May 2017 #26
theaocp May 2017 #29
JI7 May 2017 #44
Initech May 2017 #5
atreides1 May 2017 #8
Initech May 2017 #10
Runningdawg May 2017 #9
DFW May 2017 #12
snooper2 May 2017 #23
J_William_Ryan May 2017 #14
Crash2Parties May 2017 #30
hunter May 2017 #15
dalton99a May 2017 #37
oberliner May 2017 #17
luvMIdog May 2017 #27
Crash2Parties May 2017 #31
dhill926 May 2017 #19
workinclasszero May 2017 #21
yortsed snacilbuper May 2017 #22
sheshe2 May 2017 #25
sinkingfeeling May 2017 #28
Aristus May 2017 #32
RKP5637 May 2017 #33
Permanut May 2017 #34
Gothmog May 2017 #35
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #36
iluvtennis May 2017 #38
bluecollar2 May 2017 #39
Alice11111 May 2017 #42
maveric May 2017 #40
Alice11111 May 2017 #41
trueblue2007 May 2017 #45

Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:27 PM

1. ...

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:35 PM

3. Exactly! n/t

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:31 PM

2. My neighbors who are of Indian descent and American born are moving

From San Francisco to Austin Texas. They are dark skinned people and have three children. I really am scared for them moving to Texas and I hope they are safe. Texas seems like a crazy place to me. I've been to Austin so I know it is the blue part but it is still the state capitol where all these crazy laws are enacted.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:38 PM

4. Austin has PLENTY of rednecks,

As I have said before 2 of my daughters are Muslim. About a week ago one of them was in a large grocery store at the deli counter. She saw a package of rotisserie sitting under the heat light window. As she reached in to get it the employee at the deli snatched it up real fast & then snatched up ALL the chickens and put them on the shelf behind her where customers can't go. Then she smirked at my daughter. My daughters have had beer bottles thrown at their heads, they have had men in cars yell that they would be back at night to rape them. You have no idea how terrified I am some freaky trumpster is going to do something gawdawful to them

OH.. they live in DFW

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:46 PM

6. I am just sickened and saddened by the level of hate in this country.

I have been fortunate enough to live in all very blue, liberal cities so I haven't seen the worst of it, but they exist even here.

Even in the small New York village that I grew up in was fairly enlightened so I have never really seen what it looks like to live in a place where racism and hatred are commonplace. When I hear stories like yours I am reminded that things in this country are much worse that what I observe around me.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:49 PM

7. I kid you not when I say I'm terrified for them :(

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #7)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:05 PM

11. I hope they're in D and not FW

At least our part of Dallas is very diverse, and if you're brown or black skinned or openly gay, no one I know seems in any fear of being what they are. Of course, my head office is full of all of the above with many women as division heads, so I can keep myself in a reasonable bubble for the short visits while I'm there. Even the few rednecks we have act civilly to the rest--smart move, as any harassment will see them turned out on their asses from a an employer that most people would stand in line for. The two guys that run the place spend hundreds of thousands unnecessarily every year on free food, birthday and company parties and other perks just because they like keeping the rank and file happy. We recently opened an office in Hong Kong, and we purposely rotate personnel we send out there for occasional events so that people who ordinarily would never be able to afford a trip there can get to see it.

Despite the awful headline makers, we do have some really forward thinkers in Dallas.

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:10 PM

16. This kind of thing happens in the street..at a store.. at the post office. They live in Arlington

It doesn't happen in an office setting- though the discrimination does. The really nasty crap happens when they are vulnerable. My son was fixing a tire when a guy threw a beer bottle at my daughter ( his sister) . He grabbed a tire tool and chased that guy in his truck half a block. I told my son " Do NOT react with violence it will make things worse & you could go to prison." He said " Some guy throws glass at my sisters head & I'm gonna kick his ass."

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #16)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:18 PM

18. I don't know Arlington

But I can't help but admire your son's stance. No matter how foolish, and how dire the consequences, I would have reacted the same way.

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Response to DFW (Reply #18)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:21 PM

20. I'd have lost my ever loving mind and gone after them too, but I have to keep my son calm

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #16)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:22 PM

43. That makes me sad to hear this happening in Arlington.

Arlington is the 3rd most diverse city in Texas with the 5th most diverse university in the nation.

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:06 PM

13. These people are not human. They are animals.

Unsophisticated, classless, piece of shit animals. It's disgusting. This kind of behavior makes me sick and is the opposite of what a civil society should be.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:38 PM

24. Although I understand your point,

I would like to offer the term "monster" in place of "animal". Animals can and do show massive amounts of civility. Monsters, OTOH, do not. Thanks for considering.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #24)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:54 PM

26. Yes, I think "monster" is a more appropriate word!

But definitely do not call them human!

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Response to Initech (Reply #26)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:09 PM

29. lol, never! n/t

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:24 PM

44. there are already a lot of indian people in texas along with hispanics, blacks etc

they need to start getting active and vote.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:41 PM

5. Religious freedom laws are not religious freedom!

I hate the religious fascists and this idea. God damn them.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:57 PM

8. Religious freedom laws

Only apply to the religion that uses an ancient execution device as an icon, and where a Palestinian Jew is made to look like Thor!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #8)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:03 PM

10. Can we ban Christian law the same way they ban Sharia law?

If we're not going to have laws applying to one specific religion, I think it should work both ways. These religious freedom laws are a very archaic way of thinking, and that type of thing should not be allowed in a truly free America.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:02 PM

9. Honestly I go out of my way to avoid setting foot in TX

I don't care if I have to drive 600 miles out of the way. I will NOT go to TX for ANY reason. I've lived in OK most of my life and my dad taught me that, his father taught him. Even back in the 30's when my grandfather had to pass through to do his job on the railroad, he never left the train. Brown people who did, had a habit of disappearing. Now days of course, its more than just brown people and even more of a reason NEVER to go there.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #9)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:06 PM

12. Some of us are just used to it

Of course, I practically never leave the confines of Dallas when I go home.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #9)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:34 PM

23. Funny, I live in DFW area and go out of my way to avoid Oklahoma

 

At least the casinos are just a couple miles in LOL

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:06 PM

14. The reprehensible right, indeed.

A “pharmacist could use religion as a justification to refuse to serve African-American customers because she believes the Bible mandates the segregation of the races.”

This would be in violation of Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination with regard to public accommodations based on race, and would be invalidated by the courts as a consequence.

Conservatives’ contempt for the rule of law is just as repugnant as their bigotry and racism.

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Response to J_William_Ryan (Reply #14)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:11 PM

30. That's why Title II is so unfair to women & LGBT people

Religion - a personal opinion - is covered but sex / sexual orientation / gender identity is not covered.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:09 PM

15. White bigotted Texas is dying and they know it. That's what makes them dangerous.

So many of them will be shocked when the corporations they invited to Texas for the jobs refuse to hire or soon fire their bigot asses.

Toyota isn't going to tolerate anyone who is overt in their hatred of Asian, Black, or Mexican people, and CVS isn't going to tolerate Pharmacists who won't dispense birth control pills.

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Response to hunter (Reply #15)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:59 PM

37. Same problem as in some other states: Racist hicks outside the big cities

Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin etc. are fine. And the Valley is solidly blue.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:12 PM

17. Not all of Texas is like that

 

There are some wonderful, progressive people living there.

And there are ignorant bigots in every state in the USA.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #17)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:55 PM

27. yes there are some wonderful people, but this Trump mess has brought out ghouls

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Response to oberliner (Reply #17)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:14 PM

31. And they have been herded into a small handful of legislative districts nullified

That was the GOP game surrounding the 2010 census, assisted by two computer programmers who mysteriously appeared as if from nowhere to help the Republicans game redistricting after the census and thus steal not only the state legislatures, but Congress as well. Makes me wonder at this point if those two programmers had any connections to Russia - the big cheat was just all too perfect, too coordinated.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:20 PM

19. I travel to Texas a lot...

and know many fine people there. Obviously, they're not in the state lege.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:25 PM

21. The rascist South has risen again!

 



Get used to seeing White Only signs in stores and restaurants soon, Texans.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:32 PM

22. ACLU Issues Texas Travel Advisory

Traveling to Texas May Result in Violation of Constitutional Rights, ACLU Warns

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:42 PM

25. They are sick bastards.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:00 PM

28. I already left and Texas ranks one step above Florida on my least favorite list.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:17 PM

32. I'm well out of there.

And never going back.

What an overflowing shithouse of a state...

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:20 PM

33. I know there are good people in Texas, but I still think of it as a crap place, never to

visit or be anyplace near.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:41 PM

34. Well, the Framers foresaw this problem..

that's why they specifically put God and Jesus in so many places in the Constitution.

Do I need the sarcasm thingy?

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:55 PM

35. It is tough living in Texas as times

We will fight these laws in court

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:56 PM

36. That law would be immediately challenged.

I'm reasonably confident that the Supreme Court would not uphold it.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:59 PM

38. So despicable... POC please #StayWoke in TX

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:27 PM

39. Left Texas a month ago

Haven't looked back.

My sympathies to those of you still having to live in that crsspool of hypocrisy....

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #39)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:55 PM

42. I return to see my mother or special events, I am always

Depressed after going there. Hypocrisy at it's finest.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:57 PM

40. Fucking Pharmacists should do their Fucking jobs!

Period!

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:53 PM

41. I did, 30 years ago. There are some great Texans, but, like

the country, the conservatives are way more conservative than they used to be. It seems to me that even my liberal friends believe a lot of the Repub propaganda. They voted for Hillary, but they didn't like her, and they blame her for Bengazi, etc. They love Meghan Kelly. Hate Bill Clinton.
I noticed at the Women's March, they seem more like old time liberal Republicans, but at least they are voting Dem.

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:08 PM

45. horrible

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