Friday, February 21, 2014


Where's Roger?

The Republican-controlled Arizona state Senate voted along party lines Wednesday to pass Senate Bill 1062, a measure that would allow businesses to reject service to any customer based solely on the owners’ religious beliefs.

The bill reads:

"Exercise of religion" means the PRACTICE OR OBSERVANCE OF RELIGION, INCLUDING THE ability to act or refusal to act in a manner substantially motivated by a religious belief whether or not the exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief.”

"SB 1062 permits discrimination under the guise of religious freedom," said state Senate Democratic Leader Anna Tovar. "With the express consent of Republicans in this Legislature, many Arizonans will find themselves members of a separate and unequal class under this law…”

Successful passage of SB 1062 have encouraged the efforts of Arizona legislators to normalize current state law with biblical law including the following:

Exodus 35:2
“For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of Sabbath rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death.”

Roger Goodell has expressed concern about the impact this might have on his business.

Leviticus 20:10
“If a man commits adultery with another man's wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.”

The measure has had some difficulty gaining conservative support because passage would mean too many politicians would be put to death.

And finally (in more ways than one), in full accordance with the Bible, SB 1075 proposes that priests will again oversee worship, animal and vegetable sacrifices, temple administration, marriage counseling, the installation of kings, and a whole host of other duties – including not only diagnosing illnesses but also declaring someone healed.

So if you get snake bite or ingest poison, the Bible and SB 1075 say you should go see your priest. Although with so few priests going to med school these days, the best treatment you’ll get is probably your Last Rites.

While the craven, money grubbing, medical monopolists AMA is actively lobbying against passage of this measure, Roger Goodell, a high profile supporter, believes it could save the NFL millions in medical payments to concussed players.

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