07 Mar '18 12:28>2 edits
Originally posted by @philokaliaThis happened just over a year ago in Georgia:
(1) I think that the whole issue has a lot to do with the free exercise and practice of one's religion, and businesses doing what they want with their own property and resources. At least, it totally can be treated that way.
"There is anti-Islamic sentiment in Georgia" (oh dear)
>Georgia [b]Lawmakers [this law]
>George Law en ...[text shortened]... be some kind of sinister coordination between the two...
Geez, man, that's unrelated.
State Rep. Jason Spencer came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union and Muslim advocacy groups who called his proposal a veiled attempt to ban Muslim women from wearing scarves and other religious headgear that covers their faces in public....
“It is a naked and despicable attempt to exploit the current wave of anti-Muslim sentiment by targeting Muslim women,” Heather Weaver, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, said Thursday.
Spencer said the bill he introduced for next year’s session of the Georgia Legislature would simply be “adding clarity” to a law passed decades ago to safeguard against what he called “threats from masked terrorists.”
Get the point? There's a far-right conservative culture that not only put such evangelicals in power,and allows them to be blatantly stereotypical Republicans, which includes being pro-Christian and anti-Muslim.
Why else could Georgian lawmakers openly tweet that they were punishing Delta for an "attack on conservatives" when they backed out of support the NRA?
If you believe this law has anything to do with religious freedom of Muslims, you've been in a coma since 2001.