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December 14, 2013

Inhofe bill perpetuates culture of fear politics in America

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CHICKASHA —

His co-author was a bit more candid during an interview with the Washington Examiner recently as to why he created this bill. 

“We need not just statements, but we need legislation to protect religious liberty from this kind of potential threat," Lee said in the interview. 

Ok, so we have two men so vehemently homophobic they're willing to waste tax payer money to craft legislation that doesn't have a prayer of passing in the Senate in an effort to prevent something that there is no evidence to show will ever happen. 

Let that marinate for a minute. We elected these guys. 

I support faith. I met some of the most amazing people in the world last week. They saved me from an ice storm and they were Christians. 

But this sort of action is an abuse of belief and democracy. There's no call for it. It's an attempt at a preemptive strike to disenfranchise a minority group of people in the name of religious freedom. It's anything but liberty. It's the same type of fear mongering that has plagued our political process for years, and lately it seems to be aimed more toward homosexuals than anything else. 

This is getting out of control and it's high time we reel in this sort of unsubstantiated garbage before it truly damages the principles on which this country was founded. 

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