Everything that you enjoy in America came from the freedom given by God. That freedom is under serious attack in the Utah House of Representatives. SB 296 is a bill written by an elite group of tyrants that must be stopped- AND YOU CAN DO IT!
Below is a list of the email addresses of the Utah House of Representatives- email yourself and copy and paste the list into the BCC or email them individually asking them to stop SB 296.
You can use any of the following arguments or find your own ideas from here: http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0296.html
Just make it you own.
SB 296 is an Un-American surrender of our rights that is tyrannical, dangerous, immoral and discriminatory.
Un-American - America is founded on the basis that governments derive their just power "from the consent of the governed". American government, society and law ought to be made by Americans. In the same way, American problems, especially social problems ought to be fixed by the American people. Even if discrimination based on "sexual orientation" was a problem, it would best be solved by individual Americans- NOT legislative action,
Surrender of our rights- In the debate at the senate, I heard the Constitution and the founding of America called a "great compromise, similar to SB 296." The problem is that had the founding of America really been a compromise, there would have been no declaration of independence, no Constitution and no free, American people- we would still be under British law. The basis of America society comes from three rights- life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This idea was borrowed from John Locke's Life, liberty and property. The assumed right behind Life and liberty is the freedom to contract. A contract
whether housing, healthcare or employment
is between the parties that make that contract and NO ONE ELSE! Government has no business intruding into an agreement unless they are a party to it or there is legitimate concern of crime. Fear of "discrimination" is a pathetic excuse to invade the inherent right of individuals to contract.
Tyrannical - The definition of tyranny is concentrated power. Sb 296 fits this definition. Written behind closed doors by leaders of two small groups without real insight from Utah's citizens, SB 296 can hardly be called a "just power from derived from the consent of the governed." The bill itself was a "compromise" between LGBTQ leaders and LDS leaders- Who, even if they are assumed to accurately represent Mormons and gays (which, they don't) do not compose a large majority of Utah.
Dangerous- For all the "discrimination" I have seen, though LGBTQ's might experience social pressure, the grip of fear they hold on others has led to discrimination in the other direction. From the Utah Police officer fired for his religious beliefs to the Michigan woman kicked out of a gym for being so "hateful" as to suggest that a man should use the men's restroom (http://www.frc.org/updatear
…/20150309/gym-muscles-out-member) "Anti-Discrimination" has proven to really be reverse-discrimination. In the name of "tolerance" bills such as SB 296 effectively silence those who disagree with their viewpoints- which obviously holds immense dangers within itself.
Immoral- SB 296 not only violates the morals found within legitimate governance, free speech and freedom, it also follows a much more dangerous course. The Supreme Court found in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that "If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein." By dictating LGBTQ attractions as "natural" and protecting them in the same manner as civil rights, SB 296 destroys the fixed star of our Constitution. It forces a political viewpoint on Americans. SB 296 goes further than that. In the Senate debate, a Senator stood and began to speak of polygamy as an example of when society "discriminated" against sexual orientation. I honestly believed that the senator would then go into how God has created marriage between a man and a woman. I thought he would reference the 3rd amendment to the Utah Constitution as the basis for his refusal to redefine marriage through SB 296. He didn't. He and the entire Utah Senate played God and decided that because they thought people were made LGBTQ and sought to protect their "God-given right to marry". If marriage is a God given right, than it must have similar limits to other God given rights. God defines those limits- Not the Utah Senate or Utah House of Representatives, and God has defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Regardless of the opinions of others, the truth tells me that LGBTQ attractions and especially actions are a choice- and a wrong choice that should not be condoned or promoted by the Utah government.
Discriminatory- An employer can hire anyone he wants. If someone wants to hire only U of U graduates, that is his right. If someone only wants to hire people whose parents were divorced- that is his right. SB 296 creates a privileged class and in so doing discriminates against all outside of that class. By naming specific orientations and groups, it is inevitable that some, if not most will be left out and suffer because of it. SB 296 and bills like it are reverse discrimination because the ideas behind them are destined to create a privileged class and harm the rest of us.
AND here is the list of emails: