Public Radio Seattle Editorial
We at Public Radio Seattle could not be more upset and aghast at the recent Supreme Court ruling that gives businesses the right to discriminate against LGBTQIA+ people on the grounds of “religious liberty”. This is a direct attack on the LGBTQIA+ community and we can not stand for this. By all means, discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community is now totally legal if you simply claim “religious liberty”.
The merits of “religious liberty” discrimination have been debated time and time again. There is no sense in rehashing and repeating those same arguments here yet again. We will leave it at this – once again it shows how regressive institutions like Christianity and organized religion continue to oppress people in the United States and prevent progress from occurring.
The only way we can fight organized religion and bigotry is to VOTE. Get out there and VOTE. Vote for candidates who will vow to take the fight to organized religion and not put up with their bullshit anymore. Vote for candidates who will vow to nominate/elect judges who will not kowtow to the desires of organized religion who will to push their hate, bigotry, and outdated fake ideology on the rest of us. Vote for candidates who will vow to punish bigots like the baker in Colorado. Vote for candidates who not just talk the talk, but walk the walk when it comes to full throated support of the LGBTQIA+ community and other minority/oppressed communities.
Donald Trump has made it OK to hate again in the United States. We can’t sit back and rely on Mueller, or congress, or anyone to take his ass out. The only way we can stop the hate and bigotry is to vote. Volunteer. Get involved. Organize. Do all you can. We can’t afford to sit back anymore as Trump and his idiotic supporters continue to destroy this country. We won’t have a country left to vote for if this continues. Act now. Not in an hour, not tomorrow, not next week, NOW.