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    Well, "not let anyone roll" is their prerogative - if they're closed to everyone. But unless they're actually a church (synagogue), they can't exclude some people while serving others.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 08:54:42 AM PST

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    •  Unless this bill got signed (3+ / 0-)
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      DocGonzo, barbwires, BYw

      and then, they COULD legally refuse to serve some people while serving others.

      There's nothing to stop a private business from closing on what the owners consider their sabbath. Chik-fil-a does that, and nobody cares.

      It's another thing to say that you're a Christian business, so you're not serving anybody you perceive to not be doing things your religion is against. Even though you're a business, open to the public.

      Even though you're a GOVT EMPLOYEE, you could just not deal with somebody you feel offends your religious sensibilities.

      This could be really bad if you worked in a social service agency, and your religion stated that out of women who were adulterers should be stoned. Or killed.

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        One other horrendous consequence would be the government establishing an official test of what's a "real religion" far beyond the concrete (but still iffy and anti-Constitutional) IRS determinations. To stop me and my ilk from inventing an anarchist religion of sacred inconsistency for our convenience and eternal salvation.

        Because then the government would decide what is and isn't a religion.

        The best outcome from these dark days of grabby theocracy would be to finally recognize that religion has absolutely no standing in matters of law, except that nobody can be singled out by it for behavior that infringes no one else's rights.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 09:20:13 AM PST

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