Religious Freedom Bill Goes Back to Committee


1  Updated at 6:38 am, February 13th, 2014 By: Managing Editor
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(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho House has set aside a highly controversial religious freedom bill. The legislation pushed by Republican Rep. Lynn Luker of Boise would allow business owners and professionals to refuse service to anyone for religious reasons. House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley sent the bill back to a committee on Wednesday, noting that it could reappear in a modified form. Bedke says the bill has inflamed the passions of both the LGBT community and the religious right.

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    PATIENT: Doctor, I’m in excruciating pain. I think I might have appendicitis.

    DOCTOR: OK, you probably need care right away. But first, are you either gay, Jewish, divorced, a single mother or someone who works during the Sabbath?

    PATIENT: Well, I’m divorced. But really really — I’m in pain! Please help me.

    DOCTOR: Sorry, I can’t treat you because it would violate my sincerely held religious convictions. I’M CHRISTIAN.