THE INSIDERS: Iowa Congressman Steve King

Earlier this week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs to deny services to gay and lesbian customers.  The controversial measure saw a huge wave of opposition from large corporations and businesses, like the Super Bowl host committee, Delta Air Lines and Major League Baseball.

Steve King represents Iowa’s Fourth district in the U.S. Congress.  King disagrees with the Arizona governor’s decision to veto the bill.  He said people should be able to make their own decisions about their businesses and government should not be able to tell business owners what should happen in their businesses.

Watch part two of the Insiders with Congressman Steve King here.

13 comments

  • William Denison

    Steve King says “how do you know who to discriminant against unless they tell you.” The very thought of having a U.S congressman make such a statement should alarm the people of this state and nation.

  • William Denison

    Steve and the follwers of the cult they all belong to wish it was just as easy to discriminant against gays as it is blacks,poor and the sick. They don’t have to ask those folks anything they can just see for themselfs.

  • Dawn W.

    The easy answer is for those who don’t want to serve/sell to gays is to put a sign up saying they don’t think gays deserve equal rights. Then those of us who do just won’t give them any of our business either….

  • Joel Taylor

    The Reprehensible Steve King forgets that religion is a “self-professed behavior” that cannot be “independently verified” therefore religion should not fall under the protected classes either.

  • Jon Davis

    Mister King, Independently prove God’s existence, and we’ll talk about the religious right to discriminate. (No, a feeling about God does not verify God, it only lends to the possibility that a person is psychotic;
    or to point, what starts against one group can easily be turned against the group who starts it. The man is a fool.

  • Bill Dee

    I’m against hate crimes also because I feel that anyone who attacks, robs, or in any other way deliberate attempts to harm me or my property hates me or at least holds me in such contempt that they are indifferent to their action’s impact on me and I want them punished as harshly as possible regardless of their alleged mental machinations.

    As far as gays actively seeking to sue businesses that refuse service it’s a truly reprehensible position. The baker who refuses to bake a wedding cake for Jim and Tim isn’t asked to do anything other than to bake a cake. He isn’t asked to hop into the marital bed with them or in any way condone their marriage. Does the baker vet all his customers as to their sexual preferences, arrests, divorces, parking violations or religious affiliations?

    • roald

      While I agree with your assessment on people refusing to provide services based on religious beliefs, I disagree with your assessment on hate crimes. Hate crimes are a terrorist action against a group of people. That is why they are a separate charge from the act itself.

  • roald

    I wonder if Steve King thinks that the deeply-felt religious beliefs of past generations were used to justify slavery, segregation, miscegenation laws, denying women suffrage, and preventing women from owning property.

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