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February 28, 2014 by Chip Wood
The Tyranny Of The Minority


Chalk up another victory for the gay and lesbian lobby.

They managed to stir up so much of a ruckus that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a measure the State Legislature passed to safeguard the religious liberty of its citizens.

Senate Bill 1062 was designed to protect Christian business owners from being forced to provide goods or services when to do so would violate their religious beliefs.

Such a measure became necessary, its supporters said, because Christian photographers, bakers and florists had been punished for declining to provide services for gay weddings.

State Senator Steve Yarborough, one of the sponsors of the bill, said:

“This bill is not about allowing discrimination. This bill is about preventing discrimination against people who are clearly living out their faith.”

In cases in Oregon, Washington and New Mexico, business owners were found guilty of violating the civil rights of gays for refusing to provide their services for a gay wedding.

In some cases, they were fined thousands of dollars for discriminating against gay customers.

And it isn’t just private businesses that are under the gun of the homosexual lobby.

So are many public charities. Catholic Charities came under attack when it said it would not violate the teachings of its faith by placing children in the homes of same-sex couples.

When it was ordered to do so, it chose instead to shut down its foster care and adoption services in several States.

When the charity closed its doors in Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki said, “In the name of tolerance, we’re not being tolerated.”

Indeed, that is precisely what increasingly is happening all across this county.

Once the State Legislature in Arizona passed SB 1062, the floodgates opened against Governor Jan Brewer, demanding that she veto the bill.

John McCain and Jeff Flake, the two Arizona Senators, denounced the measure. So did Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for President. Newt Gingrich, another prominent Republican politician, said the same thing.

Three Republican legislators in Arizona who had voted for the measure said they had changed their minds.

In a letter to the Governor, they said that their intent had been “to create a shield for all citizens’ religious liberties.”

Instead, they noted, “[T]he bill has been mischaracterized by its opponents as a sword for religious intolerance.”

Many businesses, including Apple and American Airlines, joined the chorus urging Brewer to veto the measure.

Even the National Football League got involved, threatening to move the 2015 Super Bowl from Phoenix to some other, more gay-friendly State unless she vetoed the bill.

Faced with all of these strident demands, it isn’t surprising that Brewer buckled.

Very few politicians could have withstood the pressure she faced.

In announcing her decision, the Governor said, “My agenda is to sign into law legislation that advances Arizona.”

While she believes strongly that “religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value,” she added, “So is non-discrimination.”

Here is how she explained her decision to veto:

“To the supporters of the legislation, I want you to know that I understand the long-held norms about marriage and family that are being challenged as never before.”

She recognized that “Our society is undergoing many dramatic changes.”

But then she added,

“However, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve.

It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want.”

Demonstrators outside the State capitol building in Phoenix erupted in cheers when Brewer’s decision was announced.

We have come full circle in this country, with the people demanding

“tolerance”

becoming absolutely intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them.

If, because of your religious convictions, you decline to participate in a gay wedding, it’s not enough to insist you violate your conscience.

No, these new forces of intolerance say you must be punished.

Welcome to the new tyranny of the minority.
Until next time, keep some powder dry.
–Chip Wood


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timeontarget commented on Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 07:37 AM

Chip Wood is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com.

He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years.

He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton.

Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 05:58 AM

Democrats have been waging war on God for about sixty years now.

I remember something Paul Harvey said sometime in the sixties.

Think I'll go find it this morning and let that be my cut and paste for this fine Saturday morning.

up2sumptin commented on Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 14:47 PM

I question the motives of those who seek to use religion to discriminate against the LGBT community. It would be one thing to discriminate against those who you truly believe are not following the Word of God, thus isolating yourself from the community at large, because most (if not all) of us are falling short of what God asks of us. Many do so willfully, So as a merchant, I refuse to sell to JimmyMack because he has been married several times (I do not know Jimmy's marriage history, I just like picking on him <3 ). Or Sally Jo and Herman Munster because they are living together/having relations without the benefit of marriage. May Herbert Farnsworth who I know cheats on his taxes. Maybe Jenny Lynn who doesn't tithe her 10%. I could go on. To discriminate against the LGBT community using religion as a reason smacks the same as when used to discriminate against the blacks not so long ago. God loves all his children, whether or not we love him back or are living up to the standards he sets for us. He wants us to treat each other with the same kind of love he has for us.

lholmes commented on Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 01:33 AM

We are finished as a species. The clock is ticking.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 07:45 AM

"I question the motives of those who seek to use religion to discriminate against the LGBT community."

The LGBT community has used social media to proclaim that God loves them in spite of the fact that they willfully indulge in sin knowing that God has proclaimed their behavior as sinful.

I was taught in church and Sunday School that any sinner who repents and asks for God's forgiveness sincerely will be granted forgiveness.

For a man or woman to declare their Love of God and then knowingly commit sinful acts such as homosexuality after being informed that it is sin then and there the sinner has brought condemnation upon their own self.

You simply can't have it both ways.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 07:48 AM

The Devil would have you declare that God loves you in spite of your sin.

To glorify sin is to glorify the Devil.

If you do so then you will suffer the consequence.


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