Louisiana legislature should pass new Religious Freedom bill

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:35 Written by

Louisiana capitolHB 707 importantly protects religious freedom in Louisiana and deserves swift passage, in spite of the mindless demagoguery already regurgitating against it.

The bill, by state Rep. Mike Johnson, would prevent the state from taking punitive actions against individuals and non-public corporations in the conduct of business who refused to engage in commerce where that action would violate their religious beliefs on the subject of marriage. It most significantly differs from other states’ recent efforts in that it limits conscientious objection only to beliefs regarding marriage and applies only to state government actions.

Jindal allies are waking up and smelling the selfishness
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:22 Written by

jindal-obamaby Pat Culverhouse

So now we know. And it took only seven-plus years for even his most staunch supporters to come to grips with the knowledge.
If Bobby Jindal is interested in being governor of Louisiana, then Hillary Clinton cares a little more than a tinker’s damn what anyone thinks about deleted emails.

What on earth HAS Bobby Jindal been doing?
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:31

JINDAL-CHECKMany of us been called “Bobby Jindal haters”.

We’ve been explaining now for years that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not only far-removed from being presidential material, but, because of his own personal failings, he is light-years away from being gubernatorial quality.

Pinsonat's interview: Miserables, Louisiana legislature, Jindal and budget
Monday, 06 April 2015 12:29

LesMisLogoThe Louisiana legislative session begins next week.  There has been much discussion about the budget, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s agenda, other political trends and issues.  No doubt, Louisiana is facing one of the most daunting challenges in his modern history with its budget issues.  

The question arises with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on the presidential campaign trail, who will take the lead?  Can we expect a revolt of some type with the built-up frustration of legislators and the public.

Noting exceptional about these religious freedom laws
Monday, 06 April 2015 12:02 Written by

nfl-gayby Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com

Before going any further, let’s establish a few facts:

I am straight, white, happily-married (for 46-plus years) male, a recovering Republican (40 years was more than long enough), in fairly good health. And while far from wealthy, my home is paid for and we live in reasonable comfort. My children are successful professionals and my grandchildren do well in school.

Treasurer Kennedy supports bill that takes grant power from NGO's
Monday, 06 April 2015 11:41 Written by

kennedy-officeby Louisiana Treasurer, John Kennedy

Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy issued the following statement which he states will benefit the universities while removing funds that go to consultants and NGO: 

Legislation filed by state Rep. Lance Harris will benefit financially struggling public colleges and universities by steering more federal funds to them, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. 

What are Louisiana business and higher education connections for future?
Monday, 06 April 2015 11:26 Written by

labiA Joint Column by Stephen Waguespack, president, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and Dr. Monty Sullivan, president, Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)

Obama's Iran nuclear deal debate, Twitter, Facebook and Google
Thursday, 02 April 2015 19:46

kerry-obamaNow, the debate begins.  

The Iran nuclear deal framework is done.  Below is the statement from President Barack Obama and underneath that are social media discussions.

Pinsonat: Jindal can help avoid crash, but, fix conflicts with his Prez agenda
Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:12 Written by

jindal-louisiana-pinsonat-budgetLouisiana is on a crash course this legislative year to disaster.  According to Bernie Pinsonat, pollster political and analyst, the budget hole is too deep this year.

Pinsonat said in a recent interview with Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz that It will take shared sacrifice and an effort by the governor.  But, will the governor be a player?  What if he is not?

Louisiana lawmakers should not let religion freedom be run by bigots or by threats
Thursday, 02 April 2015 10:28 Written by

free speech imageLouisiana’s lawmakers should not let the bigots and those whose faiths are by convenience win by failing to pursue legislation to clarify protection of religious freedom.


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