Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh complained on his show today that Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer is being ‘bullied’ into vetoing a controversial anti-gay bill.
The bill, passed by both houses of the legislature last week, would allow businesses to discriminate against anyone – including LGBTI people – if they say it for religious purposes.
‘She’s being bullied by the homosexual lobby in Arizona and elsewhere,’ Limbaugh said. ‘She’s being bullied by the nationwide drive-by media, she’s being bullied by certain elements of corporate America in order to advance the gay agenda. I guess in that circumstance bullying is admirable. In fact, this kind of bullying is honorable.’
Limbaugh did not mention that among those urging the veto are three Republican state senators who now regret voting in favor of the bill, a group of top business leaders in the state as well as Arizona’s Republican US Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Limbaugh complains about what he sees as a double standard.
‘Religious beliefs can’t be used to stop anything the left wants to impose, unless they’re Muslim religious beliefs and then we have to honor those. But any other religious beliefs are not permitted,’ Limbaugh says. ‘The left will not allow them. Now, the current thinking is that Governor Brewer will probably veto the bill, which, you might think on the face of it will make her a hero with the news media and the rest of the left.’
He said Brewer would only be a hero ‘for five minutes’ then revert to being a ‘near criminal conservative Republican.’
Hat Tip: Politico