One of the items which has ZERO business being considered, is the elevation of a dangerous behavior to ‘protected class’ status. Making every landlord, business owner, or boss, the potential target of people with a (previously diagnosable) mental condition. Incoming Michigan State Rep Todd Courser, in an email newsletter cautions supporters to NOT let their current Reps off the hook. He writes:
A Lipstick Makeover…
The Effort by the GOP to wrap this Expansion of Elliott Larsen in some weak religious exemption is akin to taking a Cheap Pig and Slapping a Cheap Lipstick Makeover on it; it is still a pig and it still has cheap lipstick on it. This is the granting of protected class status to the LGBT community and in doing so, it kills religious liberty and freedom of speech! Don’t be fooled…and don’t let your rep off the hook for standing SILENT as this rolls through the House. Ask them where their press releases on this issue are…encourage them to stand against this rogue action by the Republican Speaker who has been paid a small fortune and is partnering with the LGBT activists to destroy religious liberty and freedom of speech!
If this expansion to Elliott Larsen passes it will institutionalize discrimination against Christians and other faiths and make freedom of religion and freedom of speech subservient to the wishes of the homosexual lobby.
Even with the pretend religious exemptions being promised by a paid-in-advance speaker of the house, it’s still a raw deal.
Fact of the matter, is that the THREAT of a lawsuit based on such characteristics as personal choice and preference, is an affront to freedom of association and speech. It hardly matters if one can exempt themselves based on their religious practice or beliefs if the must first stand before a judge and make that exclamation. It still costs time, and money, and hardship.
And taking into account what it will cost the taxpayers, Rick Snyder doesn’t want to see it on his desk anyhow.