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  •  Question about ENDA (0+ / 0-)

    I've read that the bill would also make it illegal to fire someone who expresses opposition to ENDA, or in other words a homophobe.

    If this bill make it so that open homophobic bigots cannot be fired and/or ostracized from society, it isn't a bill worth supporting, IMO.  There are relatively few employers in the future who would fire gays (its bad for business) as compared to those who would get rid of open homophobes.

    Don't call these racist thugs the tea party, they are *teabaggers*! Please don't insult the original Tea Party as they were patriots. Call them TeaBaggers!

    by TeaBaggersAreRacists on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 07:06:19 PM PDT

    •  As a gay man, I strongly disagree. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    •  you don't think people should be able to (1+ / 0-)
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      express their opinion at work?

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 08:55:08 PM PDT

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      •  Personally I don't believe (0+ / 0-)

        that blatant racism or homophobia should be protected period.  

        I don't consider racists and homophobes to be decent people, and I would not want to be forced to hire such cretins.

        Don't call these racist thugs the tea party, they are *teabaggers*! Please don't insult the original Tea Party as they were patriots. Call them TeaBaggers!

        by TeaBaggersAreRacists on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 09:16:25 PM PDT

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        •  so you don't believe in freedom of conscience. (1+ / 0-)
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          ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

          by James Allen on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 09:57:18 PM PDT

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          •  Nice one... twisting my words (0+ / 0-)

            I simply do not believe that those who are racists/homophobes are people I would trust on any matter.  It is a fundamental moral defect in a person to be a racist or homophobe today.  
            I'm not a libertarian, and would have little objection to using the government to forcibly change the views of racist/homophobes.

            Check out this comment thread to get a general sense of my views that the current interpretation of religious freedom are far too broad.

            http://www.dailykos.com/...

            Don't call these racist thugs the tea party, they are *teabaggers*! Please don't insult the original Tea Party as they were patriots. Call them TeaBaggers!

            by TeaBaggersAreRacists on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 05:34:22 AM PDT

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            •  no, that's essentially what you think. (2+ / 0-)
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              You don't think people should be able to live and participate in decent society if they disagree with you.

              I'm not a libertarian, and would have little objection to using the government to forcibly change the views of racist/homophobes.

              ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

              by James Allen on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:28:37 AM PDT

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