This is a guest post by Rachel Whetstone. Since letting go of her fear of God, Rachel enjoys tasting the fruit from the tree of knowledge and sharing it with the world. You can follow her projects on Facebook.
On Thursday, the West Virginia House of Representatives passed HB 4012 (introduced as SB 11), which would be the state’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, which would offer a way for religious business owners to discriminate against LGBT customers (along with anyone else who offended their faith-based sensibilities), got through the House with a 72-26 vote and is headed for the Senate, where Republicans have an 18-16 advantage.
Many businesses in the state, however, are now making it known that they don’t support the bill and welcome all customers.
This is what tolerance and inclusiveness look like.
The Oberports (photography):
No doubt there are more where these came from.
West Virginia is in danger of becoming the next Indiana if the Senate doesn’t come to its senses and vote against this legislation.