Thoughts for today, #293 .… “Need to Know the Difference”!!


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~~November 24, 2015~~ 

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~MUSLIM~

A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran. Muslims consider the Quran to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. They also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad as recorded in traditional accounts called hadith. “Muslim” is an Arabic word meaning “one who submits (to God)”.

~BUDDHIST~

A person who followed Buddhism. This is a nontheistic religion or philosophy that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha (“the awakened one“). According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BC.

~SIKH~

A Sikh is a follower of Sikhism, a monotheistic dharma which originated during the 15th century in the Punjab region of South Asia. The term “Sikh” has its origin in the Sanskrit words for disciple, student or instruction. A Sikh, according to Article I of the Sikh Rehat Maryada (the Sikh code of conduct), is “any human being who faithfully believes in One Immortal Being; ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh; Guru Granth Sahib; the teachings of the ten Gurus and the baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru”.

~HINDU~

Hindu has historically been used as a geographical, cultural or religious identifier for people indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. In contemporary use, Hindu refers to anyone who regards himself or herself as culturally, ethnically or religiously adhering with aspects of Hinduism.

The historical meaning of the term Hindu has evolved with time. Starting with the Persian and Greek references to India in the 1st millennium BC through the texts of the medieval era, the term Hindu implied a geographic, ethnic or cultural identifier for people living in Indian subcontinent around or beyond Sindhu river.

~CHRISTIAN~

A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. “Christian” derives from the Koine Greek word Christós, a translation of the Biblical Hebrew term mashiach.

There are diverse interpretations of Christianity which sometimes conflict. However, “Whatever else they might disagree about, Christians are at least united in believing that Jesus has a unique significance”.

~TERRORIST~

A terrorist is a person who engages in terrorism. In its broadest sense, terrorism is any act designed to cause terror. In a narrower sense, terrorism can be understood to feature a political objective. The word terrorism is politically loaded and emotionally charged.

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Pence ….. “There’s always a price to pay”!!


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~~March 31, 2015~~ 

From conventions to concerts, cancellations over RFRA begin

An October conference has become the first to pull out of Indianapolis due to controversy over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced Monday they are pulling their 2015 Women’s Conference from the city in response to the legislation Governor Mike Pence signed into law last week. The conference was scheduled from October 9-11 at the JW Marriott.

“The 1.6 million members of AFSCME cannot in good conscience make such a sizable financial investment in Indiana knowing that women and men in that state are deliberately being targeted for discrimination,” the organization said in a release.

“AFSCME is pulling our Women’s Conference out of Indiana this fall as a sign of our disgust and disappointment with Governor Pence’s discriminatory law,” the release continued. “We stand with the ever-growing number of corporations and associations who are taking similar action this week, and demanding fairness for all in the state of Indiana.”

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NCAA headquarters, the organization said RFRA could cause a re-thinking of its relationship with the city and state.

“Indianapolis is a preferred partner in heavy rotation for a lot of NCAA championships,” UIndy sports marketing expert Larry DeGaris explained, and said NCAA could change that as plenty of other cities would love the Final Four.

And losing the games would not just mean lost tourist dollars downtown. He said NCAA playoffs bring business-to-business relationships that can become highly lucrative deals.

In an interview with NBC, NCAA President Mark Emmert called the law disturbing and disheartening. He also indicated that it could impact the future of big-time college events Indiana.

“I and the Board of Governors who oversee the NCAA need to sit down and talk about what does this really mean? What are the real implications and what does that mean for the many events that we host here?,” Emmert asked. “It’s not just the final four. We do many things here and of course it’s our home state for the national office. So we’re gonna have to evaluate what that means and how we want to engage with the state going forward.”

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Late word Monday, March 30, 2015,  night from GenCon

The groups will still hold its 2015 convention in Indianapolis this summer, but it has put on hold plans to expand into Lucas Oil Stadium. GenCon told Eyewitness News Governor Pence called the group Monday to assure them no one would be discriminated against, but they said they would not feel confident until those assurances were put into law.

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http://www.wthr.com/story/28651997/afscme-pulls-national-conference-out-of-indianapolis-over-rfra

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Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Sunday broadened his criticism of a new law in Indiana, which opponents say could be used to discriminate against gay people, to other states that he says have similar laws.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday, sparking an outcry from those, including Cook, who say it could be used to protect businesses that refuse to serve gay people. The law’s supporters say it will prevent the government from forcing business owners from providing services that go against their religious beliefs.

“These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear,” Cook wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, referring not only to Indiana’s law, which goes into effect in July, but also to those of “more than two dozen states.”

America’s business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business. At Apple, we are in business to empower and enrich our customers’ lives. We strive to do business in a way that is just and fair. That’s why, on behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation — wherever it emerges. I’m writing in the hopes that many more will join this movement. From North Carolina to Nevada, these bills under consideration truly will hurt jobs, growth and the economic vibrancy of parts of the country where a 21st century economy was once welcomed with open arms.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO

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Angie’s List Cancels $40 Million 1000 Jobs Indiana Expansion Over Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Since the year after its 1995 founding, Angie’s List has been headquartered in Indianapolis,Indiana. The $315 million corporation which lets users review local businesses, especially home improvement professionals, has been planning a $40 million renovation of its own, moving its headquarters across town and adding 1000 new jobs over five years.

But thanks to state lawmakers and Republican Governor Mike Pence’s new Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, those expansion plans have been canceled.

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Yelp is a multi-national corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, hosts and markets Yelp.com and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses, as well as online reservation service SeatMe and food delivery service Eat24. The company also trains small businesses to respond to reviews responsibly, hosts social events for reviewers, and provides data about businesses, such as health inspection scores.

Yelp was founded in 2004 by former Paypal employees at the startup incubator MRL Ventures. It was initially an unsuccessful email-based referral service, but was re-launched on the basis of unsolicited online reviews in late 2005. Yelp became a public company in March 2012 and became profitable for the first time two years later.

As of 2014, Yelp.com has 135 million monthly visitors and 71 million reviews. The company’s revenues come from businesses being reviewed on the site paying to advertise.

“Yelp opposes RFRA. It’s unconscionable to imagine that Yelp would create, maintain or expand a significant presence in any state that encourages discrimination by businesses against our employees or consumers at large.”

Jeremy Stoppleman, Yelp CEO

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A supporter of GLAAD looked at the photo of the private signing ceremony on Thursday, March 26, 2015, checked it against GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project and found three clearly identified anti-LGBT lobbyists.

The conclusion: Pence lied.

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http://www.frontiersmedia.com/frontiers-blog/2015/03/29/pence-cant-give-a-straight-answer-on-religious-freedom-act/

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Republican Governor Mike Pence: “Indiana …. where are you headed?”


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~~March 28, 2015~~ 

#BoycottIndiana

Is that what Jesus would do?

The Indiana law is modeled after the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but unlike the federal law, which only bars the government from placing a substantial burden on the free exercise of religion, Indiana’s version applies to businesses and private individuals as well. In the wake of dozens of court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage across the country and with the Supreme Court scheduled to rule on the issue in June, such measures have cropped up in dozens of states. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar measure last year.

In a report, LGBT-rights group Human Rights Campaign outlined the danger posed by these “super RFRAs”: “These bills are often incredibly vague and light on details — usually intentionally,” the report reads. “In practice, most of these bills could empower any individual to sue the government to attempt to end enforcement of a non-discrimination law.”

Pence, on the other hand, maintains that the bill would not sanction discrimination. “This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it,” the governor said in a statement.

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Amazingly how Republican Governor Mike Pence’s “Religious Freedom” law seems to cover 3 of the 14 characteristics common to fascist governments.

1. “Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights”– Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

2. “Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause” – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

3. “Religion and Government are Inter-twined” – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions. So, if you believe for one minute that this new Republican Party is not trying to morph our Democratic society into a Fascist Regime then you need to wake up before it’s too late and you wake up and are no longer allowed to vote (unless you own property or make over a certain amount).

Check out Dr. Lawrence Britt’s 14 defining characteristics common to fascist regimes, it reads like the Republican Party Platform.

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Governor Mike Pence just signed into law a measure that would allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of “religious freedom.” In a recent statement, Pence said, “The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion, but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.”

Pence has a history of anti-gay politics, namely attempting to amend Indiana’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages last year before being beat down by Democrats. The state isn’t exactly known as the most gay-friendly of the 50: At the moment there is no law in Indiana that protects its citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation. But there are a few counties that do protect those rights, and people against this “religious freedom” law are afraid businesses will use it to get around the local defenses. While Pence hasn’t specifically mentioned the anti-LGBT effects this law could hold, a few of his allies have been vocal about the possibility of businesses using it against gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans. Other supporters have stated that it doesn’t necessarily target the LGBT community, but allows business owners in the wedding industry — such as florists, bakers, and photographers — who disagree with same-sex marriage to deny services to those customers.

As a result, people are “boycotting” the state (hence the trending hashtag) to show their disapproval of the bill. Gen Con, Indianapolis’s biggest convention, threatened to take its event elsewhere, and the NCAA is worried how the legislation could affect next week’s Final Four championship. Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, tweeted at Governor Pence, “Is it going to be legal for someone to discriminate against me & others when we come to the #FinalFour?”

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http://www.teenvogue.com/my-life/2015-03/boycott-indiana

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~~Indiana boycott urged after religious freedom law passes~~

~~Published on Mar 28, 2015~~

Indiana boycott urged after ‘religious freedom’ law passes

Activists have encouraged a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a “religious freedom” law, which they say discriminates against gay people.

Supporters say the law prevents the state from forcing people to provide services contrary to their religion.

Similar bills are being considered across the US as court rulings have made gay marriage legal in more states.

Several groups plan to do less business with the state, and celebrities criticised the law on Twitter.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association said it was “especially concerned” about how the law would affect its employees and student athletes.

Next week, the NCCA will host the finals of its annual basketball tournament in Indianapolis, the state’s capital and its largest city.

On Friday, Arkansas moved closer to passing a similar “religious freedom” measure.

Several large conventions based in Indiana — including the large gamer gathering GenCon — have threatened to hold their events elsewhere because of the law.

Salesforce, a California company with ties to Indiana, cancelled all employee travel to the state and said it was considering decreasing its investment in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence said he signed the law to “help protect churches, Christian businesses and individuals from those who want to punish them because of their Biblical beliefs”.

Mr Pence, a Republican, said he would not have signed the law if he thought it was discriminatory.

Corporate executives such as Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp and Tim Cook of Apple have urged other states not to follow Indiana’s example.

“These laws set a terrible precedent that will likely harm the broader economic health of the states where they have been adopted, the businesses currently operating in those states and, most importantly, the consumers who could be victimised under these laws.” Mr Stoppelman wrote in an open letter.

Sponsors of the bill say it is closely modeled on a federal religious freedom law passed in 1993 and that 19 other states already have similar laws.

But Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, a Republican, said the law sends a “wrong signal” to visitors and could make the state seem unwelcoming.

Star Trek star George Takei, who has a large following on social media, has pushed for a boycott of the state. The term #BoycottIndiana has been a top trending topic on Twitter for more than a day.

“Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today,” Hillary Clinton, a presumptive presidential candidate, wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “We shouldn’t discriminate against people because of who they love.”

~~Indiana boycott urged after religious freedom law passes~~

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