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Man At WorkHe takes a fresh breath of air under a raspberry sky, looking on through squinted eyes. It's only been an afternoon, and he stands in contemplation, the sun at his back and gleaming off of his untarnished, pure striped shirt. With a pretentious look at the hazy world around him, he mounts his baseball bat upon his shoulder and steps down the avenue. The incessant looks from the small workers all around only deepen his indignance, what with their tiny mannerisms and their little hands always cloistering each other in constant anxiety. He only becomes more indignant as more little workers with their round faces and nervous gestures stop to watch, but he reminds himself why he's here, and that he does his work for their sake. Occasionally, and any minute now, they will get in the way, without an ounce of doubt. It will be soon that they slowly break mentally and physically from the stress that he would need to quell them. He is wearied of the toils of this place, and in hindsight it was lMan At Work by SaintOfTheDragons
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I'm currently in shock and disbelief over the events occurring in the state of Georgia regarding a newly passed piece of legislation. I'm sure a lot of people have already heard about it, but to put it in scope for those who haven't: huge companies including Disney, Target, and Starbucks have threatened to pull out of the state if the law were passed.
HB 757, also called “The Religious Freedom Bill” exempts religious institutions and personnel from marriage duties, performance of rites, and administration of sacraments that is in violation of their religion. It doesn't state this directly, but it's been widely interpreted that this targets marriage ceremonies for homosexual union. It also exempts religious institutions from hiring practices/employee retention - more on this later.
Note: this is not a discussion on the merits and morality of what is legally referred to as homosexual marriage. This is about the state of Georgia's legislation.
I can't believe this is even in question. Like, I seriously can't believe this.
Homosexual union's establishment last year as marriage was a legal institution, and just that: legal. It had no grounding in the church. Check it out. The original intent of the words, “separation of church and state” was not the same as how we use it presently. It was originally used to describe that no government (local, state, nor federal) in the United States would ever be ruled by a religious body like a church. Most people now believe that the term means that the church and state ought not touch each other in policy, which is incorrectly interpreting the original intent. In the past 20+ years of lawmaking we've been all too happy to use it to indicate, “Keep your religion off of my secular education”, but now we're not so quick to apply both ways. Therefore, for consistency's sake, if we are to apply the separation of church and state the same way we've been using it, we would be giving the church a “no-touch” barrier. As in: the church has policies and it wouldn't be within the power of Georgia nor even the power of the United States to change that. The state of Georgia was just being nice, instituting this as a law and all, but in the interpretation of “separation”, they wouldn't be able to change the church if they wanted to. It's adorable that Didney and Barstucks think they can money-muscle their way in. (Admittedly less so if they succeed.)
Additionally, what we see here is effectively bullying. If Disney and Target and Starbucks pull out, they are threatening large monetary losses for the state of Georgia. This has given the companies a form of power over the state, and whether it is effective or not we'll see in the following days. Georgia, having already passed the bill, could either repeal it or continue on, undoubtedly feeling the economic burn in doing so. This comes to a question of morality – is it right for any big earning company- basically, a minority of very rich people- to extort in order to influence the legislative process? I would say no, unless the law is straight-up unconstitutional (and none of that far-flung free spirited interpretation of the constitution BS).
The only problem I had with the bill initially is that it allows for hiring discrimination. But, in the new spirit of “separation of church and state”, it ought to be upheld if we are to remain consistent in our present legal beliefs. Also think about it practically. 1) No one would want to work at an institution they disagree with and 2) if they did it would possibly be to sabotage it. Possibly. We don't have any objective way of measuring it, so that much is speculation, but it's not far-fetched to see people trying to act as heroic whistleblowers, or in the case that malpractice doesn't exist, just shedding an unfavorable light.
That's what I've got (dismounts soapbox). I'm just so tired of dodging controversial topics, honestly.