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Mar 30 2017

Terry McAuliffe Shoots Down Bill That Would Defend Christians From Prosecution

What fun it must be for LGBT militants to force Christian business owners to choose between their faith and their livelihood. How delighted they must be that the odious Terry McAuliffe just posted a big green light for them to practice the sport in Virginia:

The Democratic governor of Virginia has vetoed a religious freedom bill which would have prohibited the government from punishing those who believe in biblical marriage and conduct their public lives in accordance with that conviction. …

“No person shall be required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage, or subject to any penalty by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or agents, notwithstanding any other provision of law, solely on account of such person’s belief, speech, or action in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman,” the vetoed legislation read.

McAwful barked that the until recently universally held view that holy matrimony can only exist between a man and a woman “is not only unconstitutional, it equates to discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.”

“Discrimination” means failure to discriminate in favor of politically preferred groups like sexual deviants.

McAwful’s veto of S.B. 2314 and H.B. 2025 was highly predictable, since the bill would have countered his recent Executive Order 61, which is intended to deny state benefits and government contracts to any organization that doesn’t toe the line on the LGBT agenda, including Christian schools like Liberty, Regent, and Patrick Henry.

Haters of Christianity haven’t had this much fun since Constantine converted. The game is remunerative too; when leftist judges crush Christian business owners for refusing to participate in blasphemy by imposing ruinous fines, they often force them to pay the fines to the malicious perverts who destroyed their lives.

McAwful isn’t the only bureaucrat to enable this injustice. As Strident Conservative notes, those who seem to think the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa got what they deserved can be found in taller castles than Virginia’s Executive Mansion:

McAuliffe’s veto denying the religious liberty of Christians is something Donald Trump—or Jared and Ivanka—would approve of because he’s done the same thing. Just days after being sworn into office, V.P. Pence defended Trump for allowing an Obama Executive Order legalizing discrimination against Christian businesses wanting to do business with the federal government to stand unless they had pro-LGBT policies in place.

Hapless Pence gets it from both sides. Despite selling out, he is still demonized by LGBT militants and their fellow travelers for temporarily supporting resistance to their tyranny in Indiana. Trump’s moral enabler is neither hot nor cold.

Strident Conservative continues:

The LGBT assault on Christians and religious liberty, from both the state and federal levels, is real. And it will only be stopped when Christian conservatives take a strong stand against the Gay Mafia.

Considering where the GOP has been heading recently, no help from the government can be expected.

Say, maybe we can bring back the shows with the lions like they had at the Coliseum.

Gay Swastika
This flag will fly when the lion feeding resumes.

Hat tip: New Americana.



  • Professor Hale

    Once again, McAwful makes the right call, but for the wrong reason.
    1. Asking government for a religious exception grants government the power to make that choice. They should not have that power.
    2. Granting one group of people exemption from the law that bind everyone else is on it’s face, anti-equal protection under the law. Everyone should be free to ignore gay “marriage” without regard to their reasons.

    Discrimination is a human right. Freedom of association is a human right. Freedom of commerce is a human right. Forcing other people to serve you is not.

  • OldSailor

    Fortunately this disgrace to the Old Dominion cannot run for a 2nd term. My fear is he will run for the Senate if Tim “Kandi” Kaine doesn’t run for reelection.

  • Sufferfortribe

    This goes deeper than what’s on the surface. Deeper…..as in eternal.

    “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
    But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”

    —Matthew 10:32-33

  • Ol’ Uncle Lar

    Since there are no term limits for the Senate, why would Kaine want to get off the gravy train??

  • Artfuldgr

    McAuliffe’s veto denying the religious liberty of Christians is something Donald Trump—or Jared and Ivanka—would approve of because he’s done the same thing. Just days after being sworn into office, V.P. Pence defended Trump for allowing an Obama Executive Order
    legalizing discrimination against Christian businesses wanting to do
    business with the federal government to stand unless they had pro-LGBT
    policies in place.

    right, which is why they are upset he recinded that obama order and removed that protection… which is 180 degrees wrong above… he also faught for jews and blacks to be free to stay in tony areas of florida

    they have to paint him this way, because they dont realize that he is the one that came before the despot in weimar, not the one that was the despot.

    the antifa stuff is exactly the same as the antifascist league stuff of the past.

  • TED

    they have so-much common! http://i.imgur.com/wDwadHJ.jpg

  • TED
  • Anonymous
  • Professor Hale

    Someone else’s turn to ride. It may have been promised to Chelsea.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Where do you stand on polygamy as a religious right?

  • Chad

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