riley0003, it appears Arkansas learned from Indiana's screw-up.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called on the state legislature to recall or amend a measure billed as protecting religious freedom to make it mirror a federal version passed in 1993.
Mr. Hutchinson, a Republican, said he understood how divided the state and the country was over gay marriage and religion — his own son, Seth, had asked him to veto the bill, which critics say could allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against gay men and lesbians.
He said he was also considering using an executive order that would make “Arkansas a place of tolerance.”
“This is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial,” Mr. Hutchinson said. “But these are not ordinary times.”
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NASCAR: "We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance," said NASCAR, which is based in Florida and North Carolina. "We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere else we race."
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Thank goodness for Pope Francis!
Mar. 26, 2014
Pope Francis on Tuesday effectively fired a German bishop who had attracted controversy for extraordinary expenses on a new diocesan center, sending a signal that he is willing to oust bishops who do not align with his vision of a "poor church for the poor."
The Vatican announced Wednesday the pontiff had accepted the resignation of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who had reportedly spent some 31 million euro ($43 million) on a new residence and complex in his Limburg diocese in western Germany while at the same time reducing salaries for staff in the name of financial austerity.
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After years of covering up for the pedophile priests, the flock has flown the coup!
Most parents don't want their children brainwashed anymore.
I do think Pope Francis is helping to stop the hemorrhaging by admitting the failures & embracing people with love. View Comment
Today I paid $2.89 at the Shell in Jefferson Valley on RT 6N & there is a cheaper station in Mahopac. Never thought I'd see these prices again in my lifetime.
Its a BIG TAX break for EVERYONE & it puts the screws to Putin & Iran. View Comment