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12/20/2004

Government Sanctioned Discrimination and Bigotry

The "moral majority" is now in control of the country, and here is what we have to look forward to,

"When a Massachusetts worker in FedEx’s air-delivery unit notified her employer of her same-sex marriage and inquired about health benefits, she received a July memo from the Memphis headquarters saying her spouse would not qualify. ‘‘FedEx is not discriminating against you because of your sexual orientation,’’ FedEd said. ‘‘Rather, the company is following the terms and conditions of its benefit plans’’ under federal law. More

And this,

"Nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, according to a nationwide poll.

The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious."

Here is the really scary part, "The survey showed that 27 percent of respondents supported requiring all Muslim Americans to register where they lived with the federal government. Twenty-two percent favored racial profiling to identify potential terrorist threats. And 29 percent thought undercover agents should infiltrate Muslim civic and volunteer organizations to keep tabs on their activities and fund-raising."
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