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By JGillman, Section News
The wishes of the finest do gooders in our state will be met. We will have a smoking ban in effect.
The finest representatives were put to the test on this issue and failed. Somehow, in the test of constitutional understanding, there are few in our political system who could muster even a barely passing D-. Core beliefs aside even for "conservatives" who found their "pet peeve" to be in stark contrast to principles they had presumably held. In the end I guess its ok to tell people how to run their business, who may attend it, and now what they can consume while there.
Funny, how the end results of such interference in matters doesn't make the light of day until after its too late.. How convenient..
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Less than a week after the election of Barack Obama as the nation's first Dem President in nearly a decade a pro-gay-special rights group calling themselves "Bash Back!" invaded an evangelical church in Lansing, vandalizing the property, disrupting the service, running over worshipers and attempting to instigate physical confrontations.
And that's just what happened OUTSIDE the bathroom where church security found two of the homosexual activists after police thought they'd cleared the campus. (The image below was screen-grabbed from the website where they claimed credit for the attack.)
RightMichigan was the first to tell you the story (which you can find HERE) but certainly wasn't the last. Our coverage was discussed everywhere from WorldNet Daily to the Drudge Report and wound up shining a pretty bright spotlight on the liberals who'd commissioned and carried out the violent anti-Christian attack.
Sadly, the libs claimed they weren't done and that similar church-targeted violence should be expected in the future.
Now, several months later, some in the Michigan legislature are standing up and saying `not so fast.'
Yesterday Senator Roger Kahn and Representative Rick Jones introduced legislation in each Michigan chamber increasing the penalties for church service invasions. House Bill 4537 and Senate Bill 351 ratchet up the punishment for this sort of anti-religious behavior to a $5,000 fine on top of any additional criminal charges.
The bills protect religious services across the board, in churches, synagogues and mosques.
Kahn said Michigan must enact this legislation to help maintain the sanctity of the state's places of worship.
A quick listen to a liberal blogger's recorded interview with Bash Back!'s defacto spokesman makes it plain as day that the criminal penalties for trespassing and vandalism don't worry these Democratic extremists. Hit them in the pocket-books, though, in this Granholm-Cherry economy? That's going to pack a wallop.
Props to Senator Kahn, Representative Jones and the folks who have already begun signing on as co-sponsors. This is common-sense, non-partisan legislation that should move quickly through both chambers... one would assume. Then again, one could have also assumed the Dems would never dream of attacking peaceful church goers on a Sunday morning. And we all know now the danger of assumption.
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