I hate it when them queers demand that I treat them with the level of respect I give my dog over the respect I give my wife. Chewing tobacco bear arms abortion is murder hybrid seed corn al kayda bad keep them spanish fellers on the other side of the fence hick hick hick
5/30/2011 12:06:09 PM
Nah. I'm pretty sure when it's pastors pushing this law instead of businesses, that this has nothing to do with business.
Tony Perkins, do the world a favor and put yourself down.
5/30/2011 12:23:55 PM
I'll give you motherfuckers some "special treatment."
5/30/2011 12:28:35 PM
Yeah, Adolf! You wuz right. Them Jews an' niggahs an' fags were jus' causin' too much trouble. They shore needed to be lynched. Git them sheets an' hood ready fer tonight! We'll teech 'em a theng er two. /sarcasm
Oh wait! It's Tenessee... Same difference.
Hallelujah that I live in modern Europe where the anti hate and anti discrimination laws apply across the board.
5/30/2011 12:33:22 PM
Tony writes to us from Room 1212 of the O'Grady Institute for the Rarely Lucid.
5/30/2011 12:38:42 PM
So either the fact that every single thing Tony Perkins says about these bills can be applied equally well to Jim Crow laws (and probably was, although I don't know offhand) completely escapes him, or he's a racist. Interesting.
5/30/2011 12:44:10 PM
As a Tennessean, this makes me ashamed of my state. I don't know how we can keep electing such stupid officials.
5/30/2011 12:48:09 PM
"special preference to gays in lesbians in hiring and firing decisions"
For some reason this bothers me the most.
People don't realize that anti-discrimination laws doesn't mean businesses HAVE to hire gays, blacks, or women. Nor does it mean they can't fire them.
It just means you can't hire/not hire or fire someone solely based on thigns like sex, orientation, race, etc.
5/30/2011 1:14:33 PM
Yeah, damn them for demanding the right to maintain gainful employment that doesn't hinge on people respecting their sex lives.
That would put them so far ahead of the millions of other Americans who'd be fired instantly if the boss finds out they have sex that they don't agree with.
Oh... wait. No, it doesn't. Because even if the boss cared that you roleplay in the bedroom or prefer blondes over redheads he doesn't have any right to fire you for it.
And by the way congratulations on adding to your country's unemployment rate by deliberately and explicitly barring people from the workforce so they have no legal recourse but to live off the welfare programs you probably view as a breeding ground for the lazy, you collosal douchebags.
5/30/2011 1:57:35 PM
FYI it is not intolerant to be asked to be treated the same as everyone else.
5/30/2011 2:42:51 PM
I'm gonna vote Republican cuz I like smaller government! Except when I need big government to protect my bigotry!
5/30/2011 3:08:13 PM
This is just screaming "missing context" to me. Anyone else?
5/30/2011 3:52:45 PM
Yes, because hiring, firing and treating people badly because they're gay is entirely righteous and fair.
I wish there was a christian anti-persecution bill we could nullify in response for the same reasons
5/30/2011 4:00:29 PM
Don't these people know that it's okay to be Takei?
5/30/2011 4:07:58 PM
If only I were an employer right now so that I could refuse to hire Tony Perkins because of his affiliation with a designated hate group. But I wouldn't be able to do that because, unlike gays, Tony is already protected under Tennessee law from employment discrimination because of his religious beliefs. So, essentially, Perkins is the one with the special rights, not gays.
How about we pass a law stripping anybody who is a raving asshole - like Perkins - from having any equal employment protection? Then we'll see how Perkins likes that.
5/30/2011 4:11:07 PM
Because not being allowed to discriminate against gays is exactly the same as giving gays special rights.
5/30/2011 4:12:05 PM
Look on the bright side. Thanks to Gov. Haslam's law, it's now completely legal to fire someone for being straight. How's that for "special employment rights for gays and lesbians" for you?
5/30/2011 4:53:01 PM
Asking to be treated equally and to not be discriminated against does not equal "special rights".
5/30/2011 4:59:36 PM
Being treated equally is not special treatment.
5/30/2011 5:50:32 PM
Why should the state give a rat's a** if a locality passes a policy stricter than state law. Are they afraid of being too nice to lesbians and gay men?
5/30/2011 5:53:53 PM
Starting this month, cities and counties can no longer adopt anti-discrimination policies that are stricter than state law.
lol what was that about how bad big government is? Don't a lot of these fucksticks argue that the CRA is unconstitutional? Why are they in favor of a state imposing their will on cities and counties by deciding for them how tough their anti-discrimination laws can be, then? Like anybody can't figure that one out.
Yeah this counteracts a law in Tennessee-a state red as a baboon's ass-that gives "special preference to gays and lesbians". I think our friend Tony just might be exaggerating things a bit.
5/30/2011 6:24:29 PM
Gov. Haslam erased the Nashville measure and freed up companies to run their businesses the way they see fit.
Next they can get rid of all those darkies, Christ killers, turban heads, rice eaters, wet backs, and most of all, all those women.
Nashville can finally get back to a nice male dominated heterosexual WASP environment. About time too.
It's God's will!
Please excuse me while I go get sick.
5/30/2011 6:34:53 PM
After harassing law firms, sports figures, restaurants, and average Americans, homosexual activists are starting to show the public what they really are. Intolerant.
Yes, we are the ones who are intolerant, what with our wanting to exist, thinking we have the right to hold hands in public. Such nerve!
Lawmakers in Tennessee witnessed the bullying firsthand, when the state tried to stop policies that are bad for business and worse for the economy.
Because firing perfectly qualified people for unrelated reasons such as their sexuality, and increasing unemployment is GOOD for the economy. In related news, fire is cold, and Free Republic is a bastion of thought and understanding.
The Left had been trying to use local governments to demand special employment rights for gays and lesbians.
Yeah, the right to not get fired because of who you're fucking is a "special" right. If you got fired because you like redheads, or were into S&M, how long would it take you to get a lawyer on retainer? But when it happens to us, suddenly we're whiny, and demanding special treatment.
Yesterday, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will keep private companies from being held hostage by homosexual activists.
What's next, letting employers fire people for being black on the job?
Starting this month, cities and counties can no longer adopt anti-discrimination policies that are stricter than state law. It all started with a Nashville city ordinance that required private government contractors to give special preference to gays in lesbians in hiring and firing decisions.
Somehow, I get the feeling that "preference" means he can't dance on his desk in a jockstrap, and turn away anyone who gets a hard-on. YOU CANNOT HAVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR SEXUALITY, BECAUSE IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
By signing SB 632 into law, Gov. Haslam erased the Nashville measure and freed up companies to run their businesses the way they see fit. Thanks to local pastors and former state Sen. David Fowler at the Family Action Council of Tennessee, employers will be the ones dictating office policy--not the liberal government
Yeah, how dare the government go, sticking their big noses in our business, looking out for the well being of tax-paying citizens?
5/30/2011 6:52:35 PM
When they force kids to pray to God in public schools despite what their parents want for them, it's bringing the loving spirit of God into the lives of poor, forsaken children. When homosexuals demand that they be treated like human beings with the same rights as heterosexuals, it's bullying.
Fundies want a lot of things, but equality isn't one of them.
5/30/2011 7:12:13 PM
This has nothing to do with business, it's just meant to make your party more popular.
5/30/2011 8:29:07 PM