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Land of the free?

By Klym ~

I just now read that the governor of Indiana signed a bill to give religious people the right to turn away anyone from their business because of their religious beliefs. So, does this mean that if a woman is trying to buy tampons or minipads the business owner will have the right to ask her if she is menstruating? If she answers yes, and the owner is a Bible believer, he can then tell her to get out of his store? Of course, I guess he could encourage her to buy some soap instead, because she is obviously unclean. (I'm using the pronoun "he" to indicate the business owner, but that person could also be a "she".)

What a can of worms this opens for everyone. When and where will the insanity stop? Now, more than at any time in U.S. history, it is imperative that "believers" in human rights take a stand.

What if someone who does not have the same religious beliefs as you is in the life saving business? Will this give them the right to say, "I'm not treating you, because my religious beliefs say I don't have to save your life"?

Our forefathers must be turning over in their graves. I don't think this is what they had in mind when they established our constitution.

What about us atheists who have no beliefs in a god at all? Are we going to be turned away from every business for our nonbelief? This is scary stuff, and it's happening right here in America---land of the free and the home of the brave? Maybe we need to change those lyrics to "land of the oppressed and home of the bigoted."