What The Hell Just Happened In Kansas?

16Feb14

The Dish

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The bill that just overwhelmingly passed the Kansas House of Representatives is quite something. You can read it in its entirety here. It is premised on the notion that the most pressing injustice in Kansas right now is the persecution some religious people are allegedly experiencing at the hands of homosexuals. As Rush Limbaugh recently noted, “They’re under assault. You say, ‘Heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population.’ They’re under assault by the 2 to 5 percent that are homosexual.” As its sponsor, Charles Macheers, explained:

Discrimination is horrible. It’s hurtful … It has no place in civilized society, and that’s precisely why we’re moving this bill. There have been times throughout history where people have been persecuted for their religious beliefs because they were unpopular. This bill provides a shield of protection for that.

The remedy for such a terrible threat is, however, state…

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2 Responses to “What The Hell Just Happened In Kansas?”

  1. 1 Paul Murphy

    I think the Legislators have lost control and need to make changes to the Constituition I am for equal rights and freedom to choose for all women! I think it is absurd that grown men think women must feign for themselves I believe without freedom women will become closet cases it only makes sense that it is impossible to legislate sexuality that is something we don’t choose eventually that will become clear but the time to make subtle changes has come Kansas needs to do the right thing and not promote off the legislation that offends the population! Tricky thing the attachments to get bills passed is a tense game and one we shoild expect them to avoid when it infringes on the rights of citizens!

  2. 2 grammatteus

    Thank you for an excellent post. As an evangelical myself, I just have to weigh in on this (and I really must blog on it myself). I believe homosexuality is sinful, as scripture states, but above all else, I am commanded to love all people. I will stand up for the right of any church to refuse to perform same-sex marriages based on their beliefs.

    In the UK, I am thankful that we actually DON’T have an organised ‘religious right’ since I would be ashamed of anything they might try to enact, like this Kansas bill. Though in Northern Ireland, we DO have a health minister who has tried to ban blood donations from gays!

    We have militant gays who are threatening to take action against churches who refuse to marry them. To them I say “Go somewhere else. Find a church that is willing and happy to marry you.” However, for anyone to be able to refuse a service based on a customer or client’s sexuality has nothing to do with endorsing their sexual status or union or lifestyle ‘choice’! Am I right in believing that this might even extend to a police officer refusing to attend a burglary or assault scene if it is in a gay couple’s house? How is that NOT just plain, simple discrimination?

    The Hebrew word that is translated as detestable or abomination is to’eba. It is used for many sins, from homosexuality to deceitful business practices. I stand as a Christian AGAINST this detestable abomination of justice!


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