They are basically admitting these laws are unconstitutional and ultimately unpopular by stating in them that “you aren’t allowed to challenge this”. There has got to be a way to outmaneuver gerrymandering without relying on the corrupt system that put it there. We really need the apathetic to vote and vote progressive. When big brother is coming up on our smart screens every day forcing born again Christian prayers on us, it will be too late. These laws are just the beginning and require our attention.

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Wow ... It's Monday, all right.

Yet more desperation from Christian evangelicals who feel the privilege and the influence and the deference slipping through their fingers, so they do everything they can to legislate themselves into a position of control, control that they have neither earned nor deserve.

The scariest part of it all is, with the current makeup of the Supreme Court, they might just get away with it.

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Mere religious freedom is never enough for some people, especially conservative Christians who can never stop trying to mark their territory in our civil government. Religious freedom is the very last thing this stupidly dangerous piece of legislation is about. It's all about institutionalizing Christian privilege, at the expense of every other point of view.

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Typical of a bible belt traitor state to try and remove the wall of separation between church and state.

And they never wanted to be part of the Union to begin with. Fuck 'em. If they were to secede, they'd be a third-world nation. IOW, a "shithole country" like their beloved Apricot Assclown said.

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Texas and FL, vying to see which can be the worst states.

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Just secede already.

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Can it be considered a way to go around Obergefell too ? Clerks using their faith to prevent gay and lesbian couples to have a marriage license ?

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"...this elected official does not care about the constitution or the rule of law, but rather only cares about imposing religious beliefs on others as much as possible."

"It’s the sort of legislation you’d expect in a theocracy, not a secular democracy committed to religious pluralism."

This is just going to get worse and worse. As the church pews continue to empty out, as Christianity continues to shrink in Texas and the rest of the U.S., increasingly desperate Christian legislators will adopt increasingly draconian methods to first use the government to PROMOTE their fading religion, and later to FORCE it on the public.

I'd call this a slow-motion religious war, but it's not so slow.

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You always know your freedoms are at great risk whenever rightwingers propose bills with the word 'freedom' in their names, or that a law will have profoundly troublesome aspects for your family if the word 'family is in its name. More sure signs the religious freakshows are getting desperate as church attendance and religious belief declines and they're pulling out the stops to try to groom all the kids into their vile religion.

It's deeply offensive and extremely dishonest, and should make everyone physically ill, that they constantly attack freedoms while claiming they're protecting them. What's most astounding, and rather worrisome, is that a good many of them actually believe the transparent BS.

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I would think that allowing any individual state to effectively override the Constitution would be a Bad Plan, but then I try to be sensible that way.

Just wait until someone starts pushing those prayers to YHWH or Allah and see how they like it, I guess.

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"It’s the sort of legislation you’d expect in a theocracy, not a secular democracy committed to religious pluralism." In short, Texas. Oh, and Arkansas, North Dakota, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carollina, Louisiana...and, er, how much time did you say you have?

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OT- Of course, they never considered just... y'know... 𝘯𝘰𝘵:



"Cletus? Hey, Cletus, I can't get them drugs we use to execute folks with!"

"What? Why'n the hell not, Jimmy-Bob?"

"Company what makes 'em says they don't wanna sell 'em to nobody who's gonna use 'em for killin' folks!"

"Well that's goldarn inconsiderate of 'em! Buncha hoity-toity libruhl pansy snowflake hippie commie wishy-washy no-good sissies!"

"Well, what're we gonna do, Cletus?! We gotta kill 'em with 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯'- we can't just 𝘯𝘰𝘵 have executions!"

"Don't you fret now, Jimmy-Bob. This here's the 𝘠𝘖𝘜-nited States of '𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢. If'n we can't shoot 'em up with drugs, we'll just hafta shoot 'em up with 𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘴 instead!"

- Discussion on the floor of the Idaho Statehouse, probably.

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hope the secret service has a chat with this guy


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Mar 20·edited Mar 20

OT - One for our mademoiselle


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