Posted by: the warrioress | February 26, 2014

Vetoed!

TUCSON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a controversial bill that would have bolstered a business owner’s right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion. (Source)

The United States of America must not return to the days of separate water fountains for African Americans and a Trail of Tears for Native American Indians. We must not have the kind of moral regression that made women little more than chattel/property for their owner’s/husband’s. Women weren’t even allowed to vote, for goodness sake!

It would seem that there are traditionalists who want to return America to a place that was only brought forward through actual civil war. Why haven’t Americans learned after all of this time, blood, sweat, and tears? Why do we have people unwilling to recognize how fundamental it is that people have civil rights, regardless of race, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or anything else that can be discriminated against?

Today’s Christian must recognize that an unwillingness to do business with others because of their sexual orientation or lifestyle is akin to times in which we made African American’s ride in the back of the bus, drink from separate water fountains, and other horrific atrocities. We cannot go back to these awful places in history.

May the youth of this nation stand up and stand firm for freedom for all Americans, and equal rights for all. This is really a no-brainer. There are some issues that shouldn’t be that difficult to grasp what side of the aisle we should fall upon, politically and spiritually. If the behavior in question is hateful, discriminatory, ugly, and intentionally hurts someone else, it is wrong and is not necessary. We don’t  uphold religious rights by crushing the civil rights of others. We live in a multi-cultural society. We share this country with people of varying personal religious beliefs, ethnicities, and cultures. It’s not just “our America.”  It’s OUR America, all of ours.

If you’re someone who still supports racism, prejudice, or discrimination, you need to repent. God does not approve of treating your neighbor with contempt for any reason. We are under the New Covenant, thanks to the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Galatians 3:28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

1 Samuel 16:7 : But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Acts 10:34-35:  So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”

Related Articles:

http://www.gotquestions.org/racism-Bible.html

http://www.blogos.org/exploringtheword/yes-I-sin.php

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jay-michaelson/jesuss-advice-to-the-turn_b_4830870.html

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Responses

  1. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.’ (Revelation 13:16-17)

    Does it bother anyone other than me that these proposed “religious freedom” laws like the one in Arizona are a play straight out of the Anti-Christ Playbook?

  2. The law left the door open for all sorts oof abuse, it is good she veto’d it!

  3. Having owned a business for well over 25 years there were times when I refused to do business with a customer. Not on religious grounds but simply because I did not trust them. Yes they ranted and raved. I thought we lived in America, the land of the free. What business is it of anyones whom a business owner chooses to serve and whom they do not want to serve for whatever reason. If a photographer believes it would violate their religious beliefs to photograph a gay wedding why, I ask you, is that so wrong? There are plenty of photographers who would serve them. Why does the left seem to believe they can force by law, their beliefs on some one else?

  4. Nice job…thanks for posting!

  5. In my opinion, for what it is worth, if you gave the person a valid reason for not serving him, that would have ended the conversation. But saying you don’t look trust worthy, to me, is a pretty slim reason for not serving a person unless you are running a pawn shop or a gun dealership. You trust your judgment, and I guess from your comment, you may have been burned more than a few times.
    The bill in Arizona had no safe guards in it to prevent abuse, which is why the Governor vetoed it, it will be rewritten and resubmitted I’m sure.
    This is America!! In America everyone has the right to his or her opinion, beliefs and with equal opportunity to express them. Sometimes how they are expressed interfere with others and I think that is wrong. We need to be aware that our opinion just may not correlate with everyone else’s.
    In America we all are equal – unless your among the rich – than you are more equal. I just couldn’t avoid that bit of humor. I am on the less equal side with most of the Country.

  6. I agree with most of what efchristi said. Bravo! I’m not looking to be equal with anyone. We are all different. God made us that way. If I got what I deserved I would burn in Hell forever. I am thankful to God Almighty that He sent His Son as the Saviour for all who will come to Him as a sinner of which we all are. I don’t envy the rich one bit. My life is hid in Christ and it is He whom I will spend eternity with.

  7. Amen, very well stated my friend. Thank you for sharing and standing up for equal rights and justice for all. May God bless you greatly for the work you do.


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