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Arizona Governor Takes Away State Domestic Partner Benefits
Says 'God Has Placed Me in This Powerful Position'

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has eliminated state domestic partner benefits a year after they were implemented, the Arizona Daily Star reports:

Brewer "A bill signed by Gov. Jan Brewer redefined a 'dependent,' canceling the rule change made by Gov. Janet Napolitano that allowed domestic partners to receive benefits. Also eliminated are children of domestic partners, full-time students ages 23-24 and disabled adult dependents. The legislation is in legal review. About 800 state employees are affected, according to the state's administration department...Liz Sawyer, a UA staff member, said the exclusion is 'deplorable and it's tragic.' Sawyer is a spokeswoman for OUTReach, a staff group that lobbies for domestic-partner benefits at UA. Last year 170 UA employees signed up for domestic-partner benefits, she said. Forty were same-sex couples and the remainder were unmarried, opposite-sex couples, she said."

Did God tell Brewer to do it?

"Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she believes 'God has placed me in this powerful position as Arizona's governor' to help the state weather its troubles. In a wide-ranging speech on the role of religion in politics and in her life, Brewer detailed to a group of pastors of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church how she relies on her faith and in prayer to deal with many of the issues she faces as the state's chief executive. Brewer also said there are times when, during a meeting with staffers, one will suggest praying about an issue. ... But Brewer also said she recognizes the difference between bringing her faith to the office and having an 'agenda.' ... 'The problem with having a political agenda is that we give the impression that we have God's truth,' the governor said. 'We think we can convert God's truth into a political platform, a set of political issues, and that there is 'God's way' in our politics,' Brewer continued. 'I don't believe that for a moment, any more than you believe that God's way is exclusively the Lutheran way.' The governor said, though, she believes it is right — if not inevitable — that elected officials bring their faith to their offices."

Gag.


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  1. So this bitch thinks God anointed her to hurt loving gay couples and the disabled? I am so glad I do not worship this cunt of a God.

    Posted by: AsianMen4Me | Apr 27, 2010 4:04:59 PM


  2. What a disgusting human being. No bigot should ever be allowed to hold office. She gives all Christians a bad name. Shame on her.

    Posted by: Ben | Apr 27, 2010 4:40:31 PM


  3. Cunt. No one is more deserving of that word.

    Posted by: Alexander | Apr 27, 2010 5:03:55 PM


  4. WOW...What kind of drugs is this bitch doing? Will the whole state of AZ have to become Lutheran?
    I guess she will make every decision after getting a replied from God...Or from a OIJA BOARD!!!

    Posted by: Ed | Apr 27, 2010 5:04:17 PM


  5. "Also eliminated are children of domestic partners, full-time students ages 23-24 and disabled adult dependents."

    Does that mean all students and disabled adults or only ones of domestic partners, and either way, why is she punishing these people?

    Posted by: E | Apr 27, 2010 6:18:56 PM


  6. I' m pretty sure she is doing as much as she can for her idea of jesus or whatever the fuck she thinks before she is voted out of office. I'd call her a cunt but she lacks the warmth.

    Posted by: Laura Kanter | Apr 27, 2010 6:41:11 PM


  7. As I read this article and focus on the words out of the corner of my eye I see Governor Brewer's photo, which eerily starts to appear as a skeleton. Is this a sign from God? Try it yourself, don't stare directly at it. Just stare at the words.

    ;)

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 27, 2010 7:27:05 PM


  8. Secularism is for grownups.

    Posted by: XaurreauX | Apr 27, 2010 8:51:58 PM


  9. Gee, did God tell her to take away health care benefits for disabled adult dependents? I am sure that is what Jesus would have done, right?

    Posted by: Alan | Apr 27, 2010 10:34:17 PM


  10. She's trying to out-Michelle-Bachman Michelle Bachman... and succeeding. Wow.

    It makes me really, really sad to think this woman's in office because of Obama's massive ego... in having to try to appoint every democratic governor and their mother.

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 27, 2010 10:48:54 PM


  11. Who in Arizona will lead the impeachment hearings? They should begin TOMORROW. She has overstepped, and I hope this is ruled unconstitutional, but even if it is, she should be removed from office immediately.

    Posted by: Eve | Apr 27, 2010 10:55:43 PM


  12. I look forward to her announcement next week changing the name of "Arizona" to "Aryan-zona."

    Posted by: andy | Apr 28, 2010 12:13:40 AM


  13. God actually voted for Brewer? Wow. I would have thought She was smarter than that.

    Posted by: Amy | Apr 28, 2010 1:16:13 AM


  14. What lack of compassion? And, she claim to be a Christian? or whatever? There is no compassion nor does she have the wisdom of Solomon from the Old Testament. She is just plain pompous and arrogant too. How can she even identify with God's law? She might as well be a self proclaimed "God"...and that is against the first commandment. God have mercy on her.

    Posted by: Steve Azzopardi | Apr 28, 2010 1:46:34 AM


  15. I supouse is the same God that "guides" her the one that is also making all the catholic priests rape kids all over the world.

    Posted by: salvador | Apr 28, 2010 3:02:07 AM


  16. Think of it this way:

    She may be setting herself up for a scandalous sex tape, past prostitution, marital cheating, vag-photo op (a la Britney, Lohan), naked photo/text to a politician, past or current lesbian relationship or other deliciously juicy happenings from her present or past. Cause you know it's coming.

    israel luna

    Posted by: israel luna | Apr 28, 2010 12:03:00 PM


  17. i THINK THE gOV OF aZ NEEDS TO GET LAID. hER MIND IS SCREWED UP. mAY BE GETTING LAID MAY HELP HER

    Posted by: ROB | Apr 28, 2010 12:33:06 PM


  18. I don't even live in AZ and I am totally outraged.Jan Brewer, if you are reading what these people are saying about you godly powers you need to know that the people voted you in office and they have the power to vote you out as well! We need another dictator like we need a hole in the head.You have no right in picking sexual preference for anyone.The God I know is a forgiving God anyway, what God are you referring to?? Your political days is going to be short lived if you don't wake up and give them the freedom we worked so hard to get as Americans.I am so ashamed of our government right now!

    Posted by: Patti | Apr 28, 2010 12:36:04 PM


  19. I went to the University of Arizona back in the 1980s. It's a beautiful state and Tucson is a beautiful city.
    But between this and the state's approach to foreign nationals i'm not going back anytime soon.
    I find it fascinating that she was addressing the Missouri Lutheran Synod. These folks don't ordain women or allow them to "speak in church". What a pathetic excuse for a Christian.

    Posted by: Mike Reid | Apr 28, 2010 1:06:32 PM


  20. What a stupid ignorant bitch! How dare you pass judgement & delete the rights of other human beings!If God had "stepped in" he would have told you to love & help your neighbors & to leave the judging to him! If you ever need life support or CPR, I hope the only people around to offer it are the ones you shit on.

    Posted by: Sheri | Apr 28, 2010 1:51:46 PM


  21. If your religious views involve revoking other people's human rights, there's something wrong with your religious views.

    Posted by: Emily | Apr 28, 2010 1:56:41 PM


  22. This is the same racist ignoramus that is racially profiling Latinos in AZ. If one of them doesn't slap her in the face, I hope one of us gays or lesbos can get to her!

    Posted by: Anna | Apr 28, 2010 2:18:37 PM


  23. Do not use the word of God as water to rinse your dirty, ugly heart. God is merciful and loves all of us regardless of our skin color , sexual orientation, or immigration status. Have you given any thought to the "Americans" that cross the boarder towns to buy drugs, get drunk and kill the women of Juarez for their personal enjoyment? Has Mexico bannned US citizens from traveling into a country where their only objective is to cause harm? Have you thought about the reprecussions your actions will have on those American citizens living in Mexico and South America?

    Posted by: Francisco | Apr 28, 2010 6:31:16 PM


  24. Vile witch! That is what she should and will be labeled for years to come.

    Posted by: Maguire | Apr 28, 2010 9:23:15 PM


  25. well the ones who say that this is ignornant your the one is ignornant you better remember whos in control god is in control and always will be god tells us to fight for our country and our rights this is not there country they are not ciztens here they have no rights its time us americans stand up and fight and take back america

    Posted by: deborah | Apr 29, 2010 12:22:42 AM


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