In Which I Bitch About Senate Bill 101 (as I understand it.)

From the Indianapolis Star: “Senate Bill 101 would prohibit state or local governments from substantially burdening a person’s ability to exercise their religion — unless the government can show that it has a compelling interest and that the action is the least-restrictive means of achieving that interest.”

First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

People are all ready free to “exercise” their religion, what they really want is the “right” to impede other people’s rights.

There is a fear that this bill will allow businesses, people, to openly discriminate against the LGTB communities and I keep seeing people using the wedding cake thing as an example.

If you’re a baker and a gay couple comes to you for a wedding cake, what the fuck do you care that they’re gay? The only thing that should matter is that they are a couple…just a COUPLE who want to pay you MONEY to make a fucking cake.

It’s none of your business what they’re using the cake for. I could come in and say “I want a wedding cake.” Am I getting married?  No. What do I plan to do with it? It’s none of your business. Your business is A business and a business is not a place for your to “exercise” your religion. A business is not a place for you to discriminate. If they have the fucking money then you make the fucking cake. I don’t understand why this is so difficult a concept for people to understand.

You don’t have to agree with people.
People don’t have to agree with you.

But we do NOT have the right to punish each other for our differences.

And if you do think that then I think you should go fuck yourself.

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About CLeflar

Crystal Leflar is a blogger book reviewer, previously with Fantasy Magazine now for Hell Notes and Horror Novel Reviews. She’s a Promotion Specialist and slush reader for Nightscape Press and an Acquisitions Editor for Pavor Nocturnus. Her fiction has appeared in a variety of anthologies and she has several projects in the works.
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