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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

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    I don't know what **** you are referring to.
    The rats are the idiots that supported this bill. Watch the 360...
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

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    Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana



    The Republican majority legislative houses of Arkansas have sent HB1228 (RFRA) to the desk of Republican governor Asa Hutchinson who says he will sign the legislation into law. This legislation is similar to, and even broader than, a similar law recently passed in Indiana. From what I understand, only the Arkansas state legislature can write Arkansas nondiscriminatory law (no cities, towns, etc), and they have refused to include the LGBT community as a protected civil rights class. Whats more, the state legislature will go into recess in a day or two. In Arkansas, the state legislators tackle financial matters in one session, and other matters in the next legislative session. This means that the next legislative session that could address HB1228 won't convene until after the up-next financial session has concluded. Basically, two years from now.
    Good on Arkansas for not bowing to screaming hyperbole.
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

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    Good on Arkansas for not bowing to screaming hyperbole.
    The Governor just said that he will not sign it.
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

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    The Governor just said that he will not sign it.
    ....then that's dumb. Never Pay the Danegeld
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

    I was born and raised in Arkansas. What has always turned me off of conservatives is that they consistently blow all their political capital on stupid culture wars that they invariably are going to lose at some point anyway instead of actually addressing real problems that real people face. Arkansas is consistently one of the poorest and some years the poorest state in the nation. There are parts of Arkansas, particularly the delta that looks like the third world.

    However, its also easily one of the prettiest states in the country, with millions of acres of national forests, wilderness, world class rock climbing, world class mountain biking, world class fishing and has the potential of being an outdoors mecca. So you would think the focus there would be on trying to become the next Boulder or Bend and attract active and athletic people from all over to come to the state to live, work, train, and spend their money. But no, they got to do everything they can to keep a it mecca for poor, ignorant, and bigoted fundamentalists instead.
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Exactly, and lest anyone be fooled, this is all about the secular left hijacking

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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    The Governor just said that he will not sign it.
    Just as I predicted. Walmart cut his nuts off. ha ha
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I was born and raised in Arkansas. What has always turned me off of conservatives is that they consistently blow all their political capital on stupid culture wars that they invariably are going to lose at some point anyway instead of actually addressing real problems that real people face. Arkansas is consistently one of the poorest and some years the poorest state in the nation. There are parts of Arkansas, particularly the delta that looks like the third world.

    However, its also easily one of the prettiest states in the country, with millions of acres of national forests, wilderness, world class rock climbing, world class mountain biking, world class fishing and has the potential of being an outdoors mecca. So you would think the focus there would be on trying to become the next Boulder or Bend and attract active and athletic people from all over to come to the state to live, work, train, and spend their money. But no, they got to do everything they can to keep a it mecca for poor, ignorant, and bigoted fundamentalists instead.
    Nailed it!
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    I would agree, except you can rest assured that tax-exempt status for religious institutions will be the next battle.
    As the liberal / progressive / Democratic assault on any and all Christian religions (oh Muslims et. al. are all just fine) continues.

    The thought struck me that liberals / progressives / Democrats would much rather have a Big Government (1984!) replace / supplant any religious institutions, you know, as the moral (amoral?) compass for the 'little' people.
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    Re: Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

    Basically, the last gasp of a dying generation of religious bigots trying to ram through everything while they still have a slim majority in some states.

    But, as they have seen from the public outrage and the responsible business community....these kinds of bills will not be tolerated.
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