States Right to Discriminate

Jim Crow Racist signs 1932

“It was not long ago that states including North Carolina had other signs above restrooms and water fountains.” Loretta Lynch remarking about HB2 laws

Under the banner of states sovereignty, North Carolina will fight for its right to discriminate against transgender people.

Whether the  governor was Pat McCrory or George Wallace, haven’t we heard them whistle this same hateful tune down in Dixie before?

State sanctioned discrimination is never acceptable.



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  1. Susan

    I haven’t seen this question raised — and haven’t looked — but if it’s OK to refuse service to people because of your religious beliefs, can we expect a return to discrimination against Catholics and Jews? (With other religions not traditionally practiced in rural America tba….) I’m asking because I worked with a man who was turned away from a hotel because his name — Wolff — “sounded Jewish” to the desk clerk. Another friend was stunned when his usual baby-sitter quit: her parents had found out that his family was Roman Catholic. These things happened in the 1970s. As it says on a Holocaust memorial in Paris, “Forgive, but do not forget.”

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  2. I’ve been to NC before, when my wife used to be published in “The Sun” magazine from Chapel Hill. Its people are better than these scared, hateful people in their state gov’t.

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  3. E.A. Blair

    Anti-Catholicism has a long history in the us, despite the fact that the Catholics are the largest single cult denomination of Christianity, outnumbering the largest Protestant group, the Southern Baptists, by over four to one (68.2 million to 16.1 million). The estimates of the number of cults denominations of Christianity range from 30,000 to 43,000, so it’s meaningless to bring up the notion of “Protestant” as a unified front. It helps greatly that most of these sects hate each other more than they hate secularists, ’cause if they ever set aside their doctrinal differences and did form that front, we’d be in a heap of trouble.


  4. There’s really nothing new under the sun. We’ve heard this argument over and over again. There was a time when freedom of religion and the Bible was used to discriminate against Jews, African Americans and those who married a person of a different race.

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  5. What did I read the other day? Something along the lines of “when I use religion to discriminate against you, it’s exercising religious freedom – but when you use religion to discriminate against me, that’s persecution.”

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