Bobby Jindal Is Being Bullied By The Gaywads, And He's Not Gonna Take It Anymore!
Bobby Jindal, wingnut governor of Louisiana, is whining in a very public way. Why? Gays. Where? The New York Times. Jindal has penned an op-ed to let everybody know that, unlike those Republican pussies in Arkansas and Indiana, who caved to the unholy alliance of Big Business and Big Sodomy and signed watered-down Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA's, as the kids call them on Snapchat) that don't explicitly allow people with Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs to discriminate against gays and lesbians any old damn way they choose, he will be "holding firm against gay marriage." In fact, that is the headline of his piece! Show us on the doll where the gays are bullying you, Governor Jindal:
Our country was founded on the principle of religious liberty, enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Why shouldn’t an individual or business have the right to cite, in a court proceeding, religious liberty as a reason for not participating in a same-sex marriage ceremony that violates a sincerely held religious belief?
That is what Indiana and Arkansas sought to do. That political leaders in both states quickly cowered amid the shrieks of big business and the radical left should alarm us all.
As the fight for religious liberty moves to Louisiana, I have a clear message for any corporation that contemplates bullying our state: Save your breath.
SAVE YOUR BREATH. Bobby Jindal is a governor of a different kind, and he presides over a state that probably wouldn't have any money if LGBT people didn't constantly flock to New Orleans at the drop of a hat, but NO MATTER. Bobby Jindal is not the governor of THOSE people.
He explains that, though Louisiana already has an RFRA, he's gonna take it one step further and fight for the Marriage and Conscience Act, which will prevent "discrimination against Christian individuals," that oppressed minority. In essence, the bill would make sure that NOBODY ever faces "adverse action" for discriminating against gay folks, as long as they say that it would hurt their Sincerely Held Religious Fee Fees to have to serve those people. As The New Civil Rights Movement explains, "[y]our employer doesn't have to extend medical coverage to your spouse. The DMV could state your legal name, had you changed it after marrying a person of the same gender, is invalid (as happened in Florida), and hospitals might be able to deny visitation and medical decision rights from you or your husband or wife." So, um, yeah, pretty much anything!
And really, Jindal has to do this, because he is clearly under personal attack. He tells the Times's readers that, because activist politicians, activist judges and activist 61% of the American people are all pro-gay now, he has to protect the poor Christian people who just want to deny gays goods and services in peace.
And why is this so necessary right now? Because Jindal cannot count on Big Business, which is usually his best cuddle friend, to hate the gays with him:
Some corporations have already contacted me and asked me to oppose this law. I am certain that other companies, under pressure from radical liberals, will do the same. They are free to voice their opinions, but they will not deter me. As a nation we would not compel a priest, minister or rabbi to violate his conscience and perform a same-sex wedding ceremony. But a great many Americans who are not members of the clergy feel just as called to live their faith through their businesses. That’s why we should ensure that musicians, caterers, photographers and others should be immune from government coercion on deeply held religious convictions.
He is so upset that the "radical liberals" are forcing corporations to bend to their wills, which is what always happens. Regardless, everybody needs to be able to discriminate, as long as "everybody" means anti-gay Christian wingnuts. And even if they're not clergy and their jobs have diddly-shit to do with their religious beliefs, they do TOO count, because they KNOW baby Jesus will lightning zap them into hell if they cook food for people who will be gay marrying each other, gaily. This is an important, serious religion in the United States, the God Hates Fags religion, and it deserves to be protected!
The other reason Jindal has to take this stand right now, of course, is
because he wants to run for president and prove that he hates the queers the bestest because the Supreme Court is about to sexxxily sodomize the nation, with fully legal, 50-state gay marriage, even in Louisiana.