Oklahoma Rep. Wants Anti-Gay Biz To Post Signs Alerting Public To Segregation

Who knew that Oklahoma had a sane lawmaker? More than that, Rep. Emily Virgin (D) is amazing. Rep. Virgin has introduced a brilliant amendment to the state's attempt to allow businesses to segregate and discriminate against same-sex couples. 

Raw Story has more:

“Any person not wanting to participate in any of the activities set forth in subsection A of this section based on sexual orientation, gender identity or race of either party to the marriage shall post notice of such refusal in a manner clearly visible to the public in all places of business, including websites,” the amendment states. “The notice may refer to the person’s religious beliefs, but shall state specifically which couples the business does not serve by referring to a refusal based upon sexual orientation, gender identity or race.” 

“Thank you to Representative Virgin for calling out the level of segregation allowed under this legislation,” Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson said in a statement. “If the state of Oklahoma is going to protect discrimination, then at the very least, businesses should be required to own their bias, and post it publicly for the world to see.” Ryan Kiesel, director of ACLU of Oklahoma, also praised the amendment, saying that it “very pointedly exposes the absurdity of creating a new era of legalized segregation.”

Sally Kern must be rolling in her grave!

The Satanic Temple is attempting to include a similar amendment in Michigan's anti-gay "freedom to discriminate" bill. The group has helpfully created a printout that business can use to make it clear that they segregate:

(h/t: Joe)

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If the Bible is literally true, then something is seriously amiss. Simply look at the facts. In Matthew 7:7 (Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:24, John 14:12-14, Matthew 18:19 and James 5:15-16.)

Jesus says:

  • Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
  • So when these good christians prayed for the gay to go away and it did not happen what does that say about god! Either god approves of what he created (GLBT) or god doesn't exist.
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As a lesbian, my partner and i would GLADLY support the stores that do not post these signs, and i would pray to GOD who loves me regardless of my sins, that those business posting these signs go out of business due to ignorance and poor principals.

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Close your store down.....

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But, but, but...you can't make us do that because then more people will know and decide to take their business elsewhere and we'll lose more than just the icky gay money we don't want.  We can't afford that!  We'll go out of business!!!

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What a brilliant idea!

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Fantastic - what a great idea.

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