Let me make this absolutely clear; whether anyone wants to admit it or not, there is an attack on religion in this country. Backlash of a bill recently vetoed in Arizona has made that perfectly clear.
What is ironic is that America is a country established by pilgrims who escaped their country due to religious persecution and the founders thought religious freedom was so important that it is expressly granted to every citizen in the very first amendment to the United States Constitution.
Yet there is a large and vocal section of Americans (actually, I will say “anti-Americans”) who HATE religion and want to see religion banished from the public eye.
Point blank, there is simply NOTHING in Arizona Senate Bill 1062 that is remotely “Anti-gay”. In fact the word “gay” is not mentioned a single time in the bill, nor are the words “homosexual”, “LGBT”, “trans-gender”, “straight”, “Fag” or “Queer”.
You you think the bill is “anti-gay” then you haven’t read the bill or you are blinded by religious hatred. The bill is only 2 pages long and can be read in less than 10 minutes. You can even read it online right here.
The redundant, vaguely worded legislation merely authorized citizens to invoke arguments of religious conscience when faced with legal action against them by government or private parties and it’s something that’s ALREADY LAW in the entire United States which means that all the hatred over the bill is much ado about nothing.
Anyone who calls the bill “anti-gay” has either not read the bill or is blinded by religious hatred. Anti-religious bigots have spun the words of the bill to turn it in to something that it is not in order to advance their hate-filled agenda.
And, now, the NFL has either caved to public opinion or they too don’t want Americans to have religion freedom. On Tuesday the NFL put pressure on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to Veto the bill by threatening to move Super Bowl XLIX out of Arizona.
So, either the NFL has not read the wording of the legislation, they are anti-religion or they are cowards who are caving in to misguided public opinion. Either way, it doesn’t say much for the character of the NFL.