Former George W. Bush campaign director, Matthew Dowd weighed in on the proposed Arizona law which would allow businesses to legally discriminate against gays and lesbians if they did so based on “sincere religious beliefs” on This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday saying that many Christian bigots use Christianity in exactly the same way that Muslim terrorists use Islam.
In posing the question about the law to the panel host Martha Raddatz wondered if the law might lead the NFL which has slated the Super Bowl to be held in the state next year to reconsider the venue for the game. It has already been suggested that this law may be ill-conceived as the state’s economy relies heavily on tourism and that it may be a deterrent to many who otherwise might vacation there.
To his credit Dowd is one Republican who does not approve of the law, he said that he thinks that even conservative governor Jan Brewer will, in the end veto the law because, “It’s an easy veto to do because of the things going on in the business economy there.”
“People used religion back in the 1860s,” he continued, “when they used religion to defend slavery. We’ve used religion to go to war. People criticize Islam because they use religion to fight and kill people. This is the problem. I think she vetoes it, because there’s no way this can survive.”
Donna Brazille had a short five word response. “Hallelujah,” she said. “I hope you’re right.”
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