Friday, June 15, 2012

They Are So Stupid That It's Hard to Wrap Your Mind Around It

Some of you may have heard of the recent "religious liberty" ballot initiative in the State of North Dakota.  It was defeated, but if you think that will make the proponents of this sort of malicious garbage think twice about it, you are very naive.  Here is the text of the initiative:

"Government may not burden a person’s or religious organization’s religious liberty. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief may not be burdened unless the government proves it has a compelling governmental interest in infringing the specific act or refusal to act and has used the least restrictive means to further that interest. A burden includes indirect burdens such as withholding benefits, assessing penalties, or an exclusion from programs or access to facilities."

The main thing I have to say about this is that these stupid jackasses came very close to making Sharia law legal in North Dakota.  This while they scream about how the Democrats are supposedly in league with Muslim terrorists to impose Sharia law in the United States.  This is an act of such colossal lack of self-awareness that it gives new meaning to the word "hypocrisy."


the yellow fringe said...

The wording of this appears also to allow for self justified killing of women health care workers if you think they are doing more than nutrition training, or as a doctor you could refuse to write prescriptions for birth control, or as a Viking or Eskimo you could put the elderly on a raft or ice pak and set them to float away. All fine by this law if you held the belief strongly.

the yellow fringe said...

The threshold for any mischief is by this simply "a sincerely held religious belief".
Hell, I hardly ever go to church, but I do have a strongly held religious belief, I believe you should not kill, just like it says in the bible. So, wouldn't it be OK for me to shelter the most violent criminals and obstruct attempts at their arrest since the state will be trying "kill" them eventually. By that law I don't think I could have been charged for openly helping Timothy McVeigh.

Dave Dubya said...

At last! Now I have a sanctuary where I can freely express my faith through LSD, mushrooms, and cannabis...Right?

Ohhh...I see, as long as it's a Christian belief.

Poll P. said...

This is a pretty exact analog to "Stand Your Ground."