Indiana Republican Legislator’s to ‘clarify’ their Relgious Freedom Law…Live-Blog Update

Stung by the outcry against the vagueness of the law that people believe could be a free pass for discrimination against gays….Republican legislators in Indiana have announced that despite their Governor pledge to NOT change anything in the Law….They WILl go ahead and lay down some specifics to address the perception that the law makes it ok to deny Gay people in that the state their civil right…

The Out cry against the language in the law has gotten so much attention that Other states have backed away from following Indiana’s lead in passing Religious Freedom Laws altogether…

Republican lawmakers in Indiana promised Monday to amend a religious liberties bill that critics have labeled as anti-gay, bowing to protests that have rapidly spread to several other states considering similar measures.

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) said the legislature would act as soon as this week to “clarify” the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which grants individuals and businesses legal grounds to defend themselves against claims of discrimination. The fix, Bosma said, would make clear that the law does not allow people to discriminate against gays, as critics contend.

Opponents of the measure say the fix suggested by Bosma and other Republicans is vague and probably insufficient. Meanwhile, criticism of the act, signed into law last week by Gov. Mike Pence (R), continued to mount….

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Keith
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I could only hope that Mr. Obamacare would get the GOP nomination — where are those birthers when we need them?

RepubliCAN
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James, that’s what they said when Cruz was running against the establishment Republican Lieutenant Gov of Texas, David Dewhurst. You know what happened. You can’t count Cruz out.

Keith
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And Jeb backtracks, confirming that he cannot be trusted. See what trouble Pence started, thanks Mike, I really mean it, thanks. Jeb Bush “appeared to modify his public comments about Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law on Wednesday in a closed-door Silicon Valley fund-raiser, telling a small group of potential supporters that a ‘consensus-oriented’ approach would have been better at the outset,” the New York Times reports. “Mr. Bush’s comments were strikingly different in tone and in scope from what he said on Monday night in an… Read more »
Keith
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So now it begins, Ted’s path to the nomination, double down on hate. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “had strong words for business leaders who haven’t defended religious freedom laws like the one in Indiana, which has sparked a firestorm of debate,” the Des Moines Register reports. Said Cruz: “The Fortune 500 is running shamelessly to endorse the radical gay marriage agenda over religious liberty to say: ‘We will persecute a Christian pastor, a Catholic priest, a Jewish rabbi.’ Any person of faith is subject to… Read more »
Keith
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Thanks James, I feel very strongly about discrimination against gays as you know, and it really disturbs me that some of our leaders would use gay folks for their own political gain. Something that was clearly happening in Indiana until “right thinking Americans” got involved. As Chris Cuomo said the other day to one of the homophobes from Indiana who was behind the original bill, “you cannot fix gay!” We are born this way, the sooner folks in the Republican Party understand that, the sooner… Read more »
Keith
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I’m back, and ready to face Corey’s wrath – something that reminded me very much of being back in grammar school (so thanks Corey for the memories) with one of my classmates yelling, “teacher, teacher, Keith was mean to me.” I find it rather ironic that someone who has accused me of being a bully, would try to bully me into not posting here. I intend to continue, if only to point out how Corey supports discrimination. First, let’s talk about the Pence Bill and… Read more »
Zreebs
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Corey, One final thought – this time for real. Let me just say that if you do send something to Lahood, and someone gets into trouble (which won’t happen), it will probably not be “Keith”. But then, you probably don’t care. By the way, I did not confirm or deny anything about “the LaHood thing”. If you think I did, you mis-read what I wrote. Why a person who lives in a glass house would want to be throwing stones is beyond me. I’m pretty… Read more »
Keith
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Zreebs, you aren’t missing anything at all. Two things, first the Aaron Schock situation. Corey made the comment that this was an organized effort to take Schock down, as if it had been a conspiracy to remove him from office. I made a joke that the LaHoods must have been behind it because Ray wants his son in Congress (it was a joke). Schock did this to himself, he redecorated his office in the “gayest way possible” and then his Press Secretary, after inviting reporters… Read more »
Corey
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I know what to say. I have met LaHood Sr. before a couple of times actually, but I doubt he knows who I am. Thank you for confirming that the LaHood thing is accurate, as well as unwittingly giving me more and more information about Keith, the more you said yesterday. Yes, maybe they will think nothing of it. Maybe they think I am just a person with an axe to grind. That’s probably the case and I am fine with it. I just feel… Read more »
Zreebs
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Corey, Last thought – as I got to get back to work. What are you going to say to LaHood? “Hello my name is Corey. There is some guy who goes by the name of “Keith” on the internet who claims he used to work with you or for you in some capacity, maybe he still does. I don’t know much else. He claims that he is important and someone else on the internet seemed to confirm it. The last name “Keith” gave to me… Read more »
SE-779
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They do that, and the Republican Party collapses.

I don’t know why third parties are still not viable in this country. It seems to me that Democrats should embrace the far left, Republicans should embrace the far right, and a middle party should embrace corporate powers.

The Corporate Profits Party Primary would be a BARNBURNER between Hillary and Jeb.

Scott P
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Should say last sentence, not Lawrence. Auto correct!

Scott P
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And that Lawrence by SE is why the cultural warriors will eventually be told to shut up by the real powers that be in the GOP, we only want your votes. Don’t EVER get in the way of corporate profits!

SE-779
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Those businesses are all about commerce. They don’t care about the traditional values of the people who generally frequent both(and give them their riches). They’re pandering for profit. Shameful! The pursuit of profit is the road to Hell.

Scott P
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Back to the original topic of this thread: H i w bout them crazy wide eyed libruls at…NASCAR and Wal Mart just looking for something to complain u n about with the IN and AR anti gay bills!

Real Americans will see right through these Sodomites!

SE-779
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And to be totally frank, Keith doesn’t bother me now nearly as much as he did 3 years ago. My usual response to his comments is to either laugh them off(sometimes, an occasional guffaw is audible) or try to take to heart the key points he’s trying to make. Whether I’m successful in that is best determined by other people.

I can easily see where others would be maddened by his remarks. He can be a bit cross at times.

SE-779
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I would hardly say right now that the younger LaHood is a lock for this seat, but he does look like the man to beat at this time.

I’m waiting on the field to develop in that one before I say for sure which way that one leans.

Corey
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I have not used taxpayer money to spread hate online, as he would have done. As long as he will bring up my name here to do that, he’s fair game, which is what makes him different than the multitude of other “jerks” from both the left and right that I have found online. As someone who wants to see Darin LaHood get elected to Congress (not that there will be much drama in that), I feel it is perfectly acceptable for me to alert… Read more »
SE-779
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Of course, most of us(at least the observant ones from way back) know Corey’s last name(Gross). He uses it in his e-mail address, which was visible on Politics1, and the first letter of it is used in the formal, url-based name of his website(“CGPolitics”). It is Keith’s business if he wants to reveal his last name publicly. Same goes for who he talks to in Congress. I’m not about to get in the middle of that one, except to say that I wouldn’t myself be… Read more »
Zreebs
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Corey, The intent of your desire to learn Keith’s last name is obvious – which is pretty evil by the way. And despite that you have written on multiple times that Keith is horrible, i doubt that Keith even ever thought about doing to you what you plan on doing to him, and I would be willing to bet he knows your last name. The amazing thing to me is that you are often perplexed that we on this blog often see hidden motives and… Read more »
Keith
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My, my, I see Corey is still upset. Your little fantasy about me seems to be disintegrating — thanks Zreebs for speaking up since so much misinformation was being offered up today. I am who I said I was, the offer of lunch, coffee, or dinner remains open Corey. But, please know, given your comments here over the years about the Magic Negro, your “call a spade a spade” exchanges with Ethan, your support for voter suppression efforts and the Southern Strategy, and your financial… Read more »
Scott P
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NASCAR, that hotbed of hippy liberal atheist flag burners is also speaking out against Indiana’s law.

Scott P
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The CEO of Wal Mart is asking Arkansas Gov. Hutchison to veto a resolution similar to Indiana’s religious freedom bill.

Is Wal Mart just a bunch of liberals looking for something to complain about?

Corey
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Saying that he worked for Ray LaHood (presumably at DOT) and then claiming on here that the LaHoods somehow set Aaron Schock up might not have been the best idea.

I’ll probably send that thread from here to the LaHood Congressional campaign. I have nothing to lose from doing so.

SE-779
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I’ve never doubted that he was who he said he was–A federal government worker living in Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Sonoma. I’ve always doubted the seriousness and overall sincerity of the off-the-wall, whackadoodle remarks I often see embedded within the points he’s trying to make. Some of his points might actually be legitimate, but it does seem he cannot help himself as it regards the barbed remarks. Lots of people made inaccurate statements on Politics 1, most notably and egregiously Daniel. It was just the… Read more »
Corey
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He said I was a racist (and said that every racist voted for Romney) and also talked about Nazis in relation to my association with the Republican Party. So those were obviously misstatements, and I have every right to call him out for his hateful attempts bullying. I certainly believe that he has said many things about himself online that were untrue, going back to 2006, and “background” he first presented himself under. So, with that in mind, I take everything he says with a… Read more »
Zreebs
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SE, I can confirm that Keith did have a high level government job and has testified before Congress. Keith’s government website did have His picture on it. He clearly worked in DC, and I met him there for dinner two or three times when I was traveling on business. Corey, I have never known Keiith to lie. I’m sure he made some mistatements like we all have – including you. For example, you recently accused Keith of saying that everyone who supported Romney was a… Read more »
Democratic Socialist Dave
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Correction:

And one has to be too absolute in making judgements.

above should read

And one has to be very careful about being too absolute in making judgements.

Democratic Socialist Dave
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Time was that there was a different Republican and a different Democratic Party. Heaven knows that the old G.O.P. was very, very far from perfect on race, but at least formally it favored a federal anti-lynch law, women’s suffrage and the E.R.A. long before the Democratic Party dared to do so. As we have just been so constantly reminded, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts would have had a much harder passage without the support of most Republicans in Congress (almost entirely, at that… Read more »
Scott P
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Zreebs had dinner with Keith a couple years back and confirmed his story.

Corey
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He goes from saying that everyone who is politically active and supported Mitt Romney is a racist and akin to Nazi sympathizers to being all chummy with right-wing GOP Congressmen at fundraisers. He can’t keep his own b.s. straight and has been that way for years. That’s how he got caught originally getting out of character, after posting as a young college student for at least a month at Politics1.com (lucky for him the haloscan archives are as wiped clean as Hillary’s server) He has… Read more »
Keith
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Look, I just call it like I see it, and as a Jew you should be ashamed for supporting this type of discrimination. You know Corey, I gave you good advice years ago when you were still young enough to take advantage of it. With your interest in politics you should have asked then Congressman Kirk for a job in DC, by now you would be working in his Senate Office (for two more years at least) and exposed to all kinds of different people… Read more »
SE-779
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If Keith actually spoke to an Indiana Congressman(and I question, as would any sane & honest person, the validity of much of what he says) who he considered reasonable, I’m thinking it was probably Larry Bucshon, or maybe Todd Roitka.

Corey
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But then I’d know your name.

I just think you are filled with hate. That’s obvious to anyone who reads your posts here or who did on Politics1. Sometimes a bully needs to be told he is a bully. That has nothing to do with being left or right. I feel bad for you. I suppose all people can make amends at some point in their life.

Keith
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I’m not identifying the Member I spoke to Corey, but glad to know that you acknowledge most of the Republicans in the Indiana delegation are teabaggers.

Keith
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Ah, Corey the victim. Have lunch with me the next time I am in Chicago Corey, and you can judge for yourself. Anyone who refuses to admit, as you have, that this bill is nothing more than a vehicle for gay discrimination must have, in my opinion, issues. And, if identifying Republican Members of Congress who are gay, but vote to do damage to the gay community is homophobic, then I plead guilty. I intend to keep doing it.