U.S. Civil Rights Commission: Civil rights trump “religious exemption”

The U.S. Civil Rights Commission issued a report last week that examined so-called “religious exemptions” (where if I think gays are going to hell, I’m not going to bake them a cake) too often stampede across civil rights. And — this being a rational, secular country that respects civil rights — guess what was found …

On Mississippi’s ignorant new law

This week, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a¬†law that allows¬†people who don’t want to do business with gays and lesbians and other in the LGBTQI community to discriminate and call it “religious freedom.” “Religious freedom,” my ass. Baby Jesus is crying, Mississippi. So in the middle of all this crud, I happened to hear this …

So while we’re on the issue of “religious freedom”…

(Which of late has been a legal notion best interepreted as “screw you, my religion is better than yours“): (With a side order of “My religion tells me to hate you.”) (To which the only response is: “Baby Jesus is crying, yahoos.”) The Republican-controlled Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would, as …