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02/19/2014

Ryan Anderson: Anti-gay Kansas bill stops Jim Crow–style coercion

by Jeremy Hooper

I'm not going to take on his new piece, because he essentially repeats his same arguments from yesterday—the same ones that everyone in his movement is making, in one voice, as hopeful strategy to derail marriage equality—and I've already responded to them in length. However, I do want to note this new claim that the Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson, a young man who has admitted that he believes gay people should remain "chaste," who is seriously claiming that the wacky Kansas bill that seeks to take the teeth out of any and every nondiscrimination law so that vendors can discriminate against same-sex couples whenever they decide they are feeling too religious to do the jobs they put up shingles to do, is designed to stop a new form of Jim Crow—against people of conservative faith!

Responding to Kirsten Powers, who accurately argued in USA Today that the bill and the arguments supporting it are, in fact, more akin to a form of Crow laws, Anderson tweets:

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Uh huh. Because being told you must continue to do the job that you set out to do for personal profit, only do it in a fair and equal way, is just like fire hoses and separate drinking fountains (*not to mention interracial marriage bans). Surrre, Ry.

Can't wait to hear how not being able to get President Obama out of office was like am internment camp directly targeting the Heritage Foundation itself.

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*BTW: Look in whose company this claim puts young Anderson:

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