Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Religion and the State

Indiana State Representative Eric Turner (R-32) proposed amending Indiana’s civil rights law to allow religious institutions doing business with the state to hire and fire employees for religious reasons.

As if people need yet another reason to avoid moving to or doing business in "Honest to Goodness" Indiana.

As Sheila Kennedy writes:

"Look, if despising GLBT people, or Jews or Muslims or whoever, is really, really important to your religious organization, go for it! Hire people based upon religious criteria, provide services only to people who agree with you, preach your dogma to whoever will listen. No problem.

"Just don’t demand tax dollars to subsidize those activities.

"No one is interfering with your freedom to discriminate. We’re simply declining to finance it."

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