With the days of the 97th Michigan Legislature winding down, things are beginning to get real interesting in the days leading up to the general.
In an effort to not appear “bigoted”, “mean-spirited”, “close-minded”…pretty much called everything up to (if not) including the Anti-Christ, you really got to hustle to get those thousands in donations from LGBTIQ-groups like Tim Gill Foundation & ATT Michigan (can’t forget the DeVos’), into your Restore Michigan Fund to show some returns.
But you don’t want to infuriate your party’s base any more than they already are and hand over the Governor’s Office and the Michigan House over to the democrats.
Well, Speaker Bolger thinks that he may have found a solution.
Taking a page from the recent Hobby Lobby victory, Rep. Bolger thinks that he has a solution: Enact a Michigan-based version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act to be considered with, but not necessarily tie-barred to, expanding Elliot-Larsen.
One has to look no further than the recent Detroit Bailout to see what happens when you write legislation without having the foresight to include tie-barring anything together.
We’ve already seen what happens when state departments run amok and take it upon themselves to make a name for themselves.
Does anyone here want to see any Michigan-based businesses facing the P.C. police after some discontented member of the LGBTIQ-crowd claims that they have been “discriminated” against simply because that business’ model/philosophy doesn’t condone the LGBTIQ lifestyle?
I don’t know what was said in order to get those groups to make the level of donations that they had. I’m not even sure on why you thought you could keep what was said to them given the numerous Constitutional protections in place your donors wish to circumvent.
Quite honestly, that’s your problem.
Speaking as a Michigan Resident, I do not want to see any Michigan-based businesses or individuals facing fines or any other legal problems…no scratch that. I do not want to see their religious rights discriminated against like they we have seen in states like Indiana, Oregon, Colorado and New York just to name a few simply because someone from the LGBTIQ-crowd doesn’t want to hear the word “No”.
We already have the Michigan Constitution (Art. 1 Sec. 2, Art. 1 Sec. 4, Art. 1 Sec. 9) along with the First Amendment to the US Constitution on the side of what is right.
It might be time to re-read that oath you took when you were sworn into your office before proceeding any further.