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Whose great idea was discriminatory bill? | Letter


State Sen. Barbara Bailey recently co-sponsored Senate Bill 5927, which would allow individuals and businesses to ignore anti-discrimination laws and refuse to serve certain individuals by just stating the action would offend the person’s religious beliefs.

Senator Bailey, did you and your fellow co-sponsors come up with the language in SB 5927 that allows discrimination against members of the LGBT community, Muslim community and other “offensive” groups, all by yourself, or was this yet another piece of “model” legislation from ALEC or some “politically active” religious organization?

Additionally, Sen. Bailey, what kind of religion advocates for, condones or otherwise tolerates discrimination against members of these groups, and are you a member of such a religion?

Lastly, Sen. Bailey, since you claim to be a Christian, what do you think Jesus would say to you or anyone else whose religious beliefs would justify such discrimination if he were to speak to you about your intolerance in this regard?

I seriously doubt that Jesus would be pleased with you.

Pamela Fick

Oak Harbor


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