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Friday, March 27, 2015

So, Kansas City.... You Want the Final Four Back?

It looks as though Kansas City's chances for possibly getting the basketball Final Four back from Indianapolis just shot up this week:

It seems the religious zealots over in Indiana got their way with some Right Wing, Republican legislators:

This "religious freedom" bill is their desire to discriminate against fellow Indianans, and legally:

Senate Bill 101 prohibits 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 it. It takes effect July 1.

Although the bill does not mention sexual orientation, opponents fear it could allow business owners to deny services to gays and lesbians for religious reasons.

And of course they would deny service. It's their stated goal.

All of a sudden, there are lots and lots of people and groups and even companies calling for a nationwide boycott of the entire state, too, as proof:

So all of a sudden, Kansas City, you're looking better and better.

That Sprint Center you have downtown?

Do you have an open schedule?


Sevesteen said...

As I've said in a couple other places, I really like the Satanist Church's proposal:

...basically the same way that many states handle businesses that don't want guns, except a lot fewer people would post the required signs.

I don't want anyone to get in trouble for refusing the Westboro Baptist Church. We don't need the force of government to deal with discrimination anymore, by the time it is politically possible to pass anti-discrimination laws, almost all the necessity for them is gone. And if we allow bigots to bigot by posting a sign, I'll know to avoid those stores too--I do not want to do business with anyone who only serves gays because they have to.

Mo Rage said...

Great idea. If you're going to be a bigot, you have to post it.