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'Turn Away The Gays’ Bill Introduced In Tennessee & The Whole Nation Should Be Ashamed

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Awful. Just awful.

A new piece of legislature has been introduced in Tennessee that’s being called the “Turn Away The Gays” bill.

Yep. This is happening in America.

If passed, the bill would give people and businesses the right to refuse goods and services to LGBT citizens without penalty.

So, basically Tennessee is trying to codify hatred into their state laws.

The bill was filed by State Senator Brian Kelsey who represents Memphis and Germantown. Supporters of the bill suggest that this will protect religious freedom.

For example, if a same-sex couple wanted to purchase a wedding cake, a bakery would have the right to turn them away without any legal repercussion just by saying it goes against their faith to make a cake for gays.

How could anyone argue that this isn’t permissible discrimination?!

We are flat out disgusted that something like this could happen in 2014!

Do the right thing, Tennessee! Don’t turn away the gays, turn away this bill!!!

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92 comments to “'Turn Away The Gays’ Bill Introduced In Tennessee & The Whole Nation Should Be Ashamed”

  1. al holtrust says – reply to this


    If you are religious and own a business, you should have the right to pick and choose which customers you want to have. They should not be allowed to sue the business, and be forced to take customers they don't want. If someone doesn't want your business GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. I am sick of the gays cramming this crap down everyone's throat. And by the way, what's with the freaking rainbow flags???? I don't go around advertising who I screw Why do they feel the need to do that??????????????

  2. 2

    Um, this baker can refuse anyone, anywhere, at any time. He doesn't need a law allowing him to do so. A private business has the right to do business with anyone they so choose. They are not bound by any law to suggest othewise. The PROBLEM with the bill is the hidden language that's contained in it. Do your homework, Mario. This isn't about refusal to serve, it's about something much more sinister.

  3. MB says – reply to this


    Maybe it's perverted sicko homos like you that made them do it. I wouldn't bake a cake for your ugly face either.

    Turn away the gays!

    I also agree with the above poster. Shut your god damn faces about the gay already. I don't want to hear straight people talk about who they're fucking and their problems. People get sick and tired of your pissing and moaning about marriage and being shot down by bakers, etc. Just shut your bitching faces, and fuck off. You make me sick. Get out of my store assholes, before I throw your asses out of here….

  4. Sara says – reply to this


    No, they shouldn't. The same way businesses were eventually told that they can't tell people 'no' for being of a different race or for being anything else other than who they are. If you are a business, you are available as a business for everyone who has the means to pay for your services and/or goods. As for you specifically, you seem like a sorry, ignorant little person. How sad for you to feel such vitriol towards people who have done nothing wrong/against you. Your life must be full of regret.

  5. 5

    Re: al holtrust – well said

  6. Florrrrrrrrboreeee says – reply to this


    Gays think they are at war with "homophobes". They are at "war" with religion. I will bet $1000 that the person who introduced this bill is devoutly religious like my mom (except my mom identifies with gays because she was hated on for marrying someone twice her age. She knows how hateful of love society can be. The bible doesnt even condemn marrying older men. Mary herself was so betrothed). Of course this could happen in 2014. The bible hasn't changed. But the founding fathers agreed to separate church and state. They had the right idea.

  7. will says – reply to this


    Re: al holtrust – you guys are f'd up. what if he didn't want to serve blacks,polish, women???? would that be ok–we wave the flag because we want rights stupid! once everything is fair,the flags will come down .

  8. Lisa says – reply to this


    Re: al holtrust – I know!!!! I totally agree! Us straight people don't get a special flag!! They've totally ruined rainbows for me!

  9. 9

    Re: al holtrust – So you think it would be ok for businesses to put signs in their windows saying, 'no gays', 'no blacks', 'no Jew's', etc. just like they did in the early 1900's? Legalize discrimination - is that what you want?

  10. 10

    Re: adg100 – What is the hidden language that is so sinister?

  11. 11

    Re: al holtrust – They are not "cramming" anything down your igrnorant, backwards throat…treating ALL equally SHOULD be happening…Until you bigots start to see that we are more the same than different, you will never evolve…Some of you straights are nothing but entitled idiots that have no sympathy for others who are mistreated…what if you straights were treated differently because you were straight? Good people are good..depite being straight or gay…WHEN are you people going to get this…? America is still SUCH an ignorant country…very very sad.

  12. squidoo says – reply to this


    but.. American's love the gays, it's the evil baddy Russians who eat their babies and hate the gays. Wait, you mean, all of the rubbish you idiots spew is incorrect and hypocritical? No fucking way.

  13. 13

    Re: MB – You are the sick straight…just remember that…you are nothing but full of hate..that is what is wrong with so many of you…hate hate hate…with no sense of being compassionate…you have no self-insight at all…Humans are not evolving at all…I weep for the future when idiots like you write what is on your mind…scary.

  14. al holtrust says – reply to this


    Re: Lisa – Thanks the beauty of living in a free society, you can shop at another place that is sympathetic to your cause. It doesn't mean you can sue someone. Why would you want to use a vendor that doesn't want your business anyway? Just to cause grief?

  15. al holtrust says – reply to this


    Re: squidoo – Quit being such a baby. I have every right to say what I want. Gays are some of the most intolerant people I have ever come across, right next to liberals………they are tolerant as long as you have the same opinion.

  16. JENNYBENNY says – reply to this


    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahha this si the most ridiculous thing i may have ever heard! LOL seriously America? really?? hahahah

    Come to Canada we will serve you! and with love

  17. al holtrus says – reply to this


    Re: willRe: rosebud99 – Typical response……..twist every word to make it fit your agenda

  18. Swimmergrlx says – reply to this


    They Have already passed this bill in Kansas and it is sutpid

  19. Logan says – reply to this


    Kansas just passed a bill like this. It sucks!

  20. Stephanie Bertuzzo says – reply to this



  21. Stephanie Bertuzzo says – reply to this


    Just as sad:

  22. Logan says – reply to this


    Re: Swimmergrlx – I live in Kansas. And all of us are frustrated with this bill that passed yesterday. Even my straight friends and acquaintances, that including the devout Catholics. It does allow discrimination. I would never deny a service to a catholic or religious person because their views on my lifestyle aren't the same as mine, I would respect their opinion but still help or serve them. It's sad they can't seem to do the same. Not once in the bible does it say hate, discriminate, and ridicule someone because they "sin". It says love them.

  23. Stephanie Bertuzzo says – reply to this


    Re: adg100

    See this:

  24. 24

    black is not the same as gay. OMG. black people should be furious when people say that !!! you can't walk down the street and not be black. you sure as hell can walk down the street and just be, and no one KNOW YOU ARE FREAKING GAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! hUGE DIFFERENCE.

  25. al holtrust says – reply to this


    Re: IzzyLizzy – Well said Lizzy. So sick of having to cater to this miniscule minority of people. You never hear them attaching the Muslims……..just Christians or Catholics

  26. MB says – reply to this


    Re: yea yea – It's because of brawds like you, I'm pretty much don't have any sex drive what so ever and I've grown to hate people and what they put themselves, other people, and me through, the collateral damage caused, in the pursuit of this kind of god damn bullshit. And that means if I have to listen to other peoples horseshit, when it comes to their relationships, their sex, their despair in chasing people down to get laid, married, I'm probably going to get annoyed and hate you and your demographic. Like if you are a perverted homo, or a straight pimple faced 22 year old with a perma boner over every chick on two legs, including the fat ones, or that horny ass brawd fucking 3 guys a week, with another 10 in the wings, looking at me as if I'm gonna be the 11th, it's like, shut the fuck. I hate you all equally. Die, all of you. But I'm not filled with hate.

  27. R says – reply to this


    I agree with Al Holtrust. As a business owner, you should have the right to turn away business if it goes against your ethics/religion. Members of teh LGBT community seem to think that since they have been getting accepted more that they deserve to be babied. They shove it in your face and try to force you to accept them. That's not the way they should be going about it. At all. I am straight but I feel that lesbians/gays should be able to marry freely. It's not really hurting anything. However, if I were trying to buy a wedding cake and I knew a company would be uncomfortable making said cake, I would go to a different bakery. They can take their business elsewhere without. Who is it really hurting? Not the customer. So get off your diva soap box.

  28. al holtrust says – reply to this


    Re: MB – WOW!!!!! No issues there!

  29. al holtrust says – reply to this


    Re: yea yea – Fuck you, who are you to call me ignorant? You sure seem to post a lot, let me guess, I'm supporting your freaky ass with my tax payer dollars. Go get a job and hit the real world bitch

  30. Florrrrrrrrboreeee says – reply to this


    Re: Logan – The Old Testament does NOT say to "love gays". Here is what it in fact does say: "Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them." That doesnt sound like "love thy neighbor" to me. That sounds like "death penalty". But humans didnt like the old testament (it was too scary and harsh), so, they wrote a new testament. The new testament merely says "sexual sinners" wont go to "heaven". Its not a capital offense in the new testament. but towards women it says: "1 Timothy 2:11-14" …I do not permet a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man. She must be quiet for adam was formed first THEEEN eve". (ahahahahaha) But no politician would create a "no women presidents for that is authority over men" law.

  31. Florrrrrrrrrborreeeee says – reply to this


    Re: Florrrrrrrrboreeee – Permit, i meant.

  32. FloooorreeBore says – reply to this


    Re: yea yea – More than 70 countries on earth have outlawed homosexual sex. Neither America nor Russian is one of them. America is backwards (compared to the nordic world) but not as backwards as it gets. Re: will – "what if he didn't want to serve blacks,polish, women????"……. blacks in africa outlawed homosexuality in nearly every country and in a few black islamic jurisdictions, its a death penalty. I wish people would stop always portraying blacks as "victims". Modern african countries are actually quite the oppressor of human rights. (gay nor not). As for women. Who do you think is doing the indoctrination of anti gay values into the minds of children? Male Nannies?

  33. Krisin says – reply to this


    I am ashamed to live in Tennessee for this shit. If this passes, I will be relocating as soon as humanly possible

  34. Jessica says – reply to this


    I recently went to visit Nashville, and was happy to see that they were very kind to ALL people in Nashville… it's sad to think that the whole state isn't as lovely as the city is…

  35. Mindy says – reply to this


    If this bullshit passes then I think it's time to leave this country. Is the entire world blind? Equal is equal. Fact.

  36. 36

    can't homo's bake cakes? can't they be photogs? of course they can, they GO to the places they know they can cause the most trouble. just imagine if michelle duggar was a baker, every homo in the US would be lined up to sue her cause she won't make a dick cake or a vagina cake.

  37. 37

    In almost every business I have been in (in California) I have seen signs that say "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" which I am guessing means anyone dressing or acting not in a proper manner.

  38. Kayla says – reply to this


    Did you do ANY research on this? In my brief research online, I went to both the TN.org page and specifically looked up this senator and all the bills he has sponsored and co-sponsored and there is zero mention of any bill of this sort. I then went to his personal website and again, no mention. The only mention of this bill is on half-ass websites. And please do not say that "So, basically Tennessee is trying to codify hatred into its state laws." It's people like this who continue to point and poke fun at the South and say we are biggits and homophobes. One senator's view (if it even is his view) is not the voice of every Tennessean. I ask as someone who believes in equality that you do research before slandering a state as you have done.

  39. 39

    I can't even believe this is happening. Unbelievable.

  40. Kayla says – reply to this


    Re: Kayla
    I want to amend my earlier comment. I did more research after finding the bill (senate Bill 2566) and I am saddened that a TN state senator is condoning hatred and segregation. I will be sure to write my state senators as well as Senator Brian Kelsey and voice my disgust and lack of support for this bill.

  41. 41

    didn't they start doing this stuff in germany during the Holocaust.. scary stuff. Biggotry is a very scary thing

  42. 42

    Denying services because of someone's religion? How utterly stupid is that? What if I belong to an OBSCURE religion that believes in WHITE SUPREMACY? Can I use my religious beliefs as a reason to deny services to people of color? Didn't rednecks and other white trash, especially in the South, used their BIBLE to defend SLAVERY and SEGREGATION? What if I am a member of Westboro Baptist Cult which is anti-Semitic? Should I be allowed to discriminate against Jewish people?

    That outright ignorant congressman should be condemned and burned at the stake.

    In my honest opinion, there should be severe CAPITAL PUNISHMENT for bigoted people like him.

    Gays and straight allies of TN, unite and force your representatives to turn this bill. Threaten them about voting for their opponents if they support this bill… A moronic bill of galactic proportions!

  43. 43

    So what about people who work in pharmacies that refuse to dispense birth control pills? What about doctors that refuse to write a perscription for birth control pills? Is that discriminating against women and we can sue them? I hope so!

  44. Verdad says – reply to this


    What a repulsive bill from a repugnant senator. Religious freedom stops when someone's CIVIL RIGHTS begin.
    This senator should be ashamed of himself. TN voters should reject him in the next election.

  45. 45

    this is a video of him speaking. he is clearly gay and the bill is just self-hatred.

  46. 46

    /www . youtube . com/watch?v=J4LT8m41bkM this is a video of him speaking. he is clearly gay and the bill is just self-hatred. -

  47. LOL@yourignorance says – reply to this


    It is seriously entertaining to read some of these comments from several ignorant inbreds quoting the right to refuse service and religious propaganda as a "legitimate" reasons in support of this bill. Do the world a favor and go kill yourselves before you taint your sick offsprings you piece of shit.

  48. Hope says – reply to this


    Re: LOL@yourignorance – Kinda harsh there but maybe that's what this world needs. Let it go… this will resolve itself as the haters die off, obtain an education, or God comes down and she explains to them how stupid they've been and then asks what this whole "bible thing" everyone's talking about even is….

  49. WUT HORSE SHOOT says – reply to this


    Disgusting mutated perverts who parade unnatural/abnormal/unhealthy behaviour (aka gays/lesbians/bis) should all die. They are a total waste of sperm and resources. Sub-human creatures who give straight/heterosexual/normal people a great fear of being raped and molested by them. KILL YOURSELVES DEVIANTS ;D

  50. GetHelp says – reply to this


    Re: WUT HORSE SHOOT – Why are you still breathing? I'm hoping you're at least not breeding. I'm thinking you're not if you don't have any willing family members. This my friends is what happens when you have inbred just one too many times.

  51. WUT HORSE SHOOT says – reply to this


    Re: GetHelp – You'd know all about inbreds, wouldn't you? Go suck your dad's cock again and be sure to swallow every drop you hillbilly asshole.

  52. YOU GET HELP says – reply to this


    Re: GetHelp – Go lynch yourself when you're done raping kids, fucking pedo.

  53. GetHelp says – reply to this


    Re: YOU GET HELP – Did you just say pedo? WTF? You worthless piece of rotting skin. Stop breathing already and die you worthless piece of fuck. Please don't infect the rest of the world by releasing your fucking dirty cells and creating monsters such as yourself and others with your DNA. I am signing off now and completely ashamed of myself for entertaining your sorry, disgusting, sick mind. DIE.

  54. Lorie says – reply to this


    Re: GetHelp – YOU ROCK!!!!

  55. YOU GET HELP says – reply to this


    Re: GetHelp – Perhaps you should jump off a bridge and rid the world of your useless existence. There's plenty of other worthless wastes of space to go next but you should be first! Once you're done fiddling with kiddies and enabling AIDS/HIV to continue of course. Go fuck yourself, dumb slut, and die a hole for humanity's sake.

  56. Zaina says – reply to this


    Re: GetHelp – perhaps you should die instead, fucking hypocritical kunt. crawl back into your mother's saggy twat and stay there, you pathetic harlot.

  57. NO says – reply to this


    Re: GetHelp – Go fuck yourself. This bill is atrocious, and people who own businesses have the right to deny service to any customer they choose. Obviously, based on your disgusting comments, YOU deserve to be turned away, nasty rude bitch.

  58. wow says – reply to this


    obama should pass a law that would double the taxes of anti gay states! trust me if there's money involved, nobody will give a fuck anymore who marries who

  59. Avalon Gunthorpe says – reply to this


    If you're gay, just move to California… it would be difficult if you knew you were gay growing up in a state like Tennessee though… thinking you're not good enough can be tough on developing minds and psyche's… if all the gays moved out of the anti gay states in America there would be lots of bisexuals on the downlow holidaying in the free states… great for businesses in places like California…I'm from alabamy mys'f

  60. 60

    this aint a big deal, why would you want to support a business that denies you service? go to a friendlier business then… problem solved.

  61. Ew ew ewwww says – reply to this


    Being gay should be illegal everywhere and punishable by death. Get rid of the scum :D

  62. 62

    Re: Ew ew ewwww – being a degenerate should be punishable by death.

  63. Ew ew ewwww says – reply to this


    Re: hadtodothis – Exactly, like yourself. I bet you'd suck my dick, eh homo.

  64. FUCK YOU says – reply to this



  65. GayAgenda says – reply to this


    I'm all for free speech, however, those who spew and promote HOMOPHOBIA should be arrested, persecuted and punished with either capital punishment or a lifetime of service to gay community centers.

  66. Lezbos should die says – reply to this


    Re: GayAgenda – Perhaps you disgusting perverted deviants should throw yourselves onto the subway instead of trying to rape straight people all the time. Without you mutations the world would be a better place. It should be illegal for you creatures should enter changing rooms and be around children, let alone breathe. Fuck off and take your bullshit with you. Homophobia rules.

  67. Rivera says – reply to this


    Re: GayAgenda – What a bunch of horseshit! You should be straight like a normal person instead of being responsible for spreading AIDS/HIV which has killed millions of people. Fucking homo pervert. Stay away from my kids too.

  68. JayBoo says – reply to this


    what a sad day for humanity…this guy is a jerk.

  69. 69

    Technically only blacks are a protected minority. You can refuse anyone you like.

  70. 70

    Re: NookiesWA – that's bullshit. There are states which ban and penalize discrimination based on sexual orientation. Get your facts straight, you miserable ignorant fool.

  71. David Havens says – reply to this


    Here is my response to Senator Kelsey.
    Everyone should email him: sen.brian.kelsey@capitol.tn.gov

  72. David Havens says – reply to this


    Re: al holtrustRe: al holtrust – we are not cramming anything down anyone's throat hunny. The only thing we are asking for is equality. Read this response to senator Kelsey (which I wrote) and it will provide you with basically everything I would say to you.

  73. Reality says – reply to this


    Re: GayAgenda – Blacks are better than you perverts. Blacks don't choose their skin colour the way you cretins choose to rape your own sex. You're a deviant and they're not. And I'm white too btw before you call me the n-word.

  74. Fuck off asshole says – reply to this


    Re: GayAgenda – The only "miserable ignorant fool" is you. You hate yourself for engaging in unnatural behaviour and are trying to push it onto others. Business owners have the right to deny service to anyone they like because it's THEIR BUSINESS THAT THEY OWN BY LAW. Jesus, the more you disgusting pervs cram this shit down our throats the more we will be proudly homophobic :D

  75. 75

    Re: Fuck off assholeRe: Reality – you better bet that we are going to shove the gay agenda down your throats!!! We are going to keep on doing it until asinine ignoramuses like you go mentally insane and force to kill yourselves. In that way, the world would be ridden of atrocious pathetic excuses for human beings like you! Haha. Gay power!

  76. Reality says – reply to this


    Re: GayAgenda – Most homos are also child molesters. Are you proud of being a paedo too? YOU should kill yourself, fucking degenerate.

  77. Ann says – reply to this


    Thats just awful!! Not sure this is the right place to post this, but i'm posting it anyways (sorry).

    I want to share something, a funny comercial running during the olympics! t's a sports-comercial wich mocks the whole putin anti-gay law, and it's actually pretty good! I hoped Perez will see this, though i'm not sure he reads these comments…. But you guys should watch it anyways, as it displays the attitude we all should have towards the LGBT-comunity..

  78. 78

    Re: Reality – homos are child molesters? You cannot provide an empirical evidence to back that. However, there are compelling evidences to prove that ignoramuses like you are not only child molesters but wife beaters and rapists as well. So go ahead and slit your throat. The world could use one less immoral prick.

  79. FUCK YOU says – reply to this



  80. Move-away says – reply to this


    Re: will – perhaps you gays should move to the north where they except you

  81. 81

    Re: FUCK YOU – You're so hateful because you're NOTHING but an outright ignorant lowlife that no whore, slut or prostitute is desperate enough to sleep with. Do yourself and the world a huge favor, get inside a coffin then pay someone to nail it shut and bury you six feet under ALIVE. Don't slit your throat or shoot yourself in the head because your filthy blood might just infest with disgusting bacteria the place where you will commit a suicide. LOL

  82. nunya says – reply to this


    word up, adg100! there is a deeper agenda to all this for sure.

  83. Lynn says – reply to this


    I just moved here to the Nashville area a little over a year ago after living out west for several years. I read about this bill and literally I felt sick to my stomach. I have no idea what the hell the Senator is thinking, I guess he is still back in the days of separate drinking fountains. I find it disgusting and sick that I live in a State that is promoting hate and the sad thing is they are using religion. If this bill moves ahead, we will move our family out. I have no idea what the hell is wrong with people here, but it looks really bad for the whole State of TN and there are some sick minds that do not see how wrong this bill is. Oh yes, also take a look at the Queen of Hate ,Victoria Jackson for SNL, she moved here too, now she's running for County Commissioner. Sad thing is that the lemmings will vote for her which I find horrifying.

  84. Lynn says – reply to this


    one more thing to think about, I wonder back on my life and never once have I had anyone try to make me gay, however, I have had people come to my door to try to make me convert to their religion. So honestly how many times has someone else tried to make you gay? I really do not think being gay is a choice that someone can talk you out of or into. But several times in life someone will try to convert me to their religion, then mask hate with religion. hmmmm something to ponder .

  85. Lmaowutevz says – reply to this


    Re: GayAgenda – That make no sense whatsoever. Go back to blowing your brother, inbred fhaggot.

  86. LOL FUCK OFF HOMO says – reply to this


    Re: GayAgenda – You and the rug-munching rapists need to move to Russia :D

  87. FUCK YOU says – reply to this



  88. Ivan says – reply to this


    Wow! I love this thread! You Americans are so passionate! It's so inspiring!!!

  89. 89

    Re: Lmaowutevz – your face is the one that makes no sense. Go back to raping your sister and your daughters, lowlife scum.

  90. 90

    Re: LOL FUCK OFF HOMO – no, it's actually you and your degenerate kind who need to move to Russia where utter ignorance, stupidity and bigotry are all celebrated.

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  92. Salvatore says – reply to this


    The guys I like to f u c k most are bone fide straight! They not only like their c o c k s s u c k e d and their a r s e h o l e s r i m m e d but they really want to be f u c k e d too. It takes two to tango as they say