By The Right Scoop


How ridiculous. It’s gotten to the point where Christians can’t wear anything or pray anything today without being harassed it seems:

CBN NEWS – A woman was blocked from early voting near Austin, Texas, last week after wearing a T-shirt that said “Vote the Bible.”

A pro-family group called Texas Values said election workers told resident Kay Hill at the Taylor City Hall polling place in Williamson County her shirt was quote “offensive.”

She was told to turn the shirt inside out, go home and change, or cover up the words “Vote the Bible.”

Hill tried to disagree but was eventually forced to cover up her Bible message. Poll workers reportedly provided a jacket for her to wear over the shirt.

“It’s outrageous that a person of faith would be mistreated this way while trying to vote,” Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, said. “If this isn’t voter intimidation, I don’t know what is.”

In a press release Saenz said, “No one else should have to suffer the humiliation, embarrassment and intimidation that Ms. Hill endured. No one should be asked to give up their religious freedom in order to vote.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

    Great message, but electioneering at the poll place is illegal and wrong. This is really a non story. Someone with a shirt saying vote the satanic verses would have been treated the same way.

    • http://twitter.com/Skylark57 Hilary

      As a voter, standing in line to vote, I can wear whatever I like. Perhaps you have not been to pollling places where the pollsters are WEARING OBAMA buttons– now THAT is electioneering and is wrong. But a voter? Please. We don’t live in Venezuela or Cuba–yet.
      If these pollsters who are huckstering for their “O” can and are trying to sway the votes by the very act of them wearing candidate’s garb/pins, then the voters should not be censored.

      • unclesamnephew

        i have come to a point, that whenever i see a pro obama sticker, i see a muslim lover

      • http://www.facebook.com/dale.hogan1 Dale Hogan

        Amen this is America and we still have freedom of speech

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.wilson.330 Richard Wilson

      WRONG…they would be welcomed with open arms…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVXGNT3MZX77TOTAZOBNAW25BA Jorge

        Good thing they didn’t throw her out of there, but still they were unfair.

    • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

      …slightly amended statement.

      Turns out electioneering laws vary from state to state and enforcement is lacking in some. Indiana and Texas are pretty clear and my county in Indiana seems to do a pretty good job of keeping buttons and shirts out of the polling place. So, again, electioneering at the poll place is definately wrong. Illegal? Depends on where you are I guess.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      You’d make a terrible activist judge. A “Vote the Bible” t-shirt isn’t electioneering unless the Bible is running for office or is being voted on.

      Texas election code:

      § 61.003. ELECTIONEERING AND LOITERING NEAR POLLING PLACE
      PROHIBITED. (a) A person commits an offense if, during the voting
      period and within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter
      may enter the building in which a polling place is located, the
      person:
      (1) loiters; or
      (2) electioneers for or against any candidate,
      measure, or political party.

      • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

        Activist judge? I don’t know. Obviously a vote demonrat t-shirt would be electioneering. To get into the poll place with that you have to get within a hundred feet of the building. A rock the vote t-shirt or a vote the bible t-shirt I guess is kind of ambiguous. I just guess I want to give the election judges the benifit of the doubt. I don’t really want to go vote and have people bickering and debating. Quitely and safely in and quietly and safely out.

        • Nukeman60

          Quitely and safely in and quietly and safely out.‘ – sa

          Was she being violent and disruptive. It seems to me, the people that confronted her were being more disruptive than her. She just wanted to vote and believes in the Bible, to boot.

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            To these anti-American radical NObama zombies, the lady with the Bible message is the extremist! :-(

            • Orangeone

              Can’t wait to enter my polling place with my “You Didn’t Built It” t-shirt on. I dare them to challenge me.

              • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                If you do, bring a secret camera to film it… You might well catch them trying to deny your Constitutional Right to vote! You can expose them as the agenda driven Obamabots they are!

                • Orangeone

                  I shall learn to use the video function on my SmartPhone :)

                • http://www.facebook.com/becci.himes Becci Himes

                  Learn to use the spell check function as well. It’s build, not built.

                • Taternuts

                  Built is spelled correctly. Spell check only checks spelling, not contextual accuracy.

          • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

            I don’t know what her demeanor was or what the demeanor of the folks that complained about it was. Maybe they were lucky there wasn’t a guy with a vote the Qur’an t-shirt right next to her. This whole discussion is starting to seem weird to me. VOTE ROMNEY!

            • Nukeman60

              It was weird from your first comment, as you were the one that declared her belief in the Bible ‘electioneering’. That’s all.

          • http://www.facebook.com/sam.tamp Sam Tamp

            Rise up America ! We must rid our nation of this evil! This is one nation under GOD! Not under the boot of the fascist democrat party!

        • Rightstuff1

          Vote the bible doesnt say you can’t vote for libs. Perhaps the libs realize that the bible is not their friend because they long ago forfeited their belief in the bible or indeed for that matter God. Witness their booing at the DNC convention when it was clear 50% were booing…..

          The really good news is, the bible and consequently God is on our side :-) now that is a nice thought.

          • keyesforpres

            I’m sure the folks that told her to hide her shirt must have been libTURDS and they know many on their side don’t believe in the Bible, therefore voting for candidates that support the Bible would be voting against the libTURDS.

        • Orangeone

          You lose Salvatore. Freedom of Speech is a protected 1st Amendment right. Ms. Hill’s shirt did not have a candidate’s name or party on it. Just because you worship O and he calls conservatives “people who cling to their guns and bibles” doesn’t mean all who love and appreciate God are conservatives or will vote that way.

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            Nailhead…. Hammer… (swing) BANG!!

        • warpmine

          ” I just guess I want to give the election judges the benifit of the doubt.”

          Don’t, they don’t deserve it. Screwed the country up in more ways that anyone here could count.

        • tish59

          Salvatore-
          Sir, I respect your conviction, but I look at the past 30 of my adult years and I’ve come to see the slow, quiet, “safe” drip of silence and getting “safely out” erode my liberties. Sorry, but I fear we find ourselves back to the sway of the pendulum. History repeating itself…one swing of the pendulum toward radical political correctness (quietly and safely in / quietly and safely out) and another swing to the other side.

          I question whether human nature is even capable (look at history) of continually living in the moderate swing of the pendulum.

          Sir, I may be totally wrong on this for other people. But as for me, I will no longer quietly and safely deal with my government anymore. They have proved themselves unworthy.
          And as for the radical left and radical Islam – NEVER be quiet. And NEVER fool yourself into thinking of SAFETY! They are barbarians.

          Frankly, in my humble opinion, we need to be very careful with so-called “moderate” muslims. Given their nature of isolationism and subversiveness, I don’t trust anyone from that world UNTIL they have earned my trust. They don’t deserve it just because the PC police have their backs.

          Sorry – I’ve gone too far – I hope I haven’t bored you!

          Teri

          Take care.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        I believe this was a recognition and an admission on the part of those who tried to get the woman to not show the message on her shirt that the political party platform of the Democrats is anti-God and anti-Bible.

        • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

          BINGO!

        • http://www.facebook.com/becci.himes Becci Himes

          So you’re saying it WAS a political platform statement not allowed in the polling area?

          • Galatiansch2vs20

            I’m saying there are people who realize that there are planks in the Democrat platform that are anti-God and against His Word and some of those poll workers may be among them. There is no political party in this country named the ‘Bible party’.

    • LArtist

      I admit I don’t know the official rules about what qualifies as electioneering but wearing a t-shirt doesn’t qualify in my mind. Especially one that says “Vote the Bible” which is not really specific. Not to mention, the foundation of our country and political system is strong influenced by the Bible and not satanic verses.

      To me electioneering is what happened when I lived in Chicago where union guys would wait in the parking lot of the place you were voting, hand you a list of how to vote, and “strongly” suggesting you follow the list closely.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sam.tamp Sam Tamp

      hey wet back! you are full of five day old tacos.

      • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

        Italian tacos? I think you might be thinking of Manicotti. Nothing against tacos mind you. Nice to be shown the love a Christian.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          I flagged Sam’s message. When anyone speaks like that, they are not obeying Christ.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Reed/100002167760925 Bill Reed

            Not everybody commenting on here are Christians. Bad assumption, conservatives, mostly, but not Christians.

            • Galatiansch2vs20

              Bill, are you speaking of Salvatore’s assumption that Sam’s a Christian?

              In response to Salvatore saying this:
              ‘Nice to be shown the love a Christian.’
              … I had first said I hadn’t seen Sam claiming to be a Christian. But as I looked at some of Sam’s posts further down the thread, I decided to edit and rephrase my comment, saying when ANYONE speaks like that (meaning whether Christian or non-Christian), they are not obeying Christ.

      • KenInMontana

        Bye, moron. Must be painful to possess such a sharp intellect where you sit.

    • Betsey_Ross

      Yes, it’s true. No electionerring in the poll place. All people handing out pamphlets have to stay at least 40 feet from the polling place. Most everything handed out ends up in the wastebasket before entering to check in. Some have sample ballots and many take those to the machine because they have some of the constitutional laws that we need to know.

      That T shirt would not be considered electioneering at our place if the wearer went in, got qualified to vote, voted and left in a timely manner. A shirt that says VOTE ROMNEY or VOTE OBAMA with pictures would be another matter. I don’t know what the law is for them. Telling her that her shirt was offensive was way over the top. No one I know that works for the county would do that. Was she making it up? IDK. It makes a good story.

      • Orangeone

        Someone better tell corkscrew DWS, she was arguing with law enforcement in the street at a polling place and wasn’t arrested.

    • unclesamnephew

      i do not think so! there are people i am in contact with who did not know what jihad or emancipation meant. i will try to wear a shirt that proclaims that i am a proud infidal

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002997192223 Deborah Clemence

      This was not promoting a candidate and was not “electioneering”… what utter nonsense! This is just another pc attack on Christians. I wonder if a Muslim wearing a shirt promoting the Koran would have been treated the same way…?

    • keyesforpres

      I highly doubt it.

  • theresaaa

    Oh , I’ll have to make me one of those shirts before election day . IF I have a problem I will point out every Romney /Obama button , shirt, hat, ect. And ask why they have freedom of speech at a election station and I don’t .

    • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

      I don’t know about your polling place, but mine has signs warning about no campaign buttons etc. If you see one at yours you should complain.

      • Nukeman60

        You know, I haven’t seen one campaign ad for the Bible this election season. I wonder what office the Bible is running for? It’s doing a poor job if it wants to get elected.

        That shirt is not electioneering, it is a personal statement of faith.

        • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

          I see your point. My only thought is how many Darwin stickers do you see on Republicans cars? Heck, I am an athiest Republican and I wouldn’t even do something that stupid. It’s about respect. Darwin stickers are mocking and vote the bible t-shirts are not, but she had political a message allbeit and ambiguous one.

          • Nukeman60

            …but she had political a message allbeit and (sic) ambiguous one.‘ – s a

            Really? And just exactly what was that political message? Does that mean all preachers are spreading political views from the pulpit as well?

        • Rshill7

          Exactly right. What is telling though is how the “officials” regarded it as political. They must know that one party is vehemently anti-Christian while the other is friendly to Christianity.

          The Bible also contains “The Old Testament”, which is pro-Jewish.

          So, in their minds her shirt was pro-Christian and Pro-Jewish, and they know darn well that the democrat party is anti-Christian and anti-Jewish. Quite telling indeed.

          One party also wanted to remove all references to God from their platform too. We all know which party that was.

          The reaction to a T-shirt saying, “Allahu Akbar” would’ve no doubt garnered a very different reaction. Perhaps that reaction would be for everyone to hit the deck to avoid the inevitable explosion and flying shrapnel.

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            Well said!

          • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

            This is what I was thinking since I too am part of the pro Christian pro Jewish party. I must say (and I ‘m ready to get hammered for this) “Allahu Akbar” doesn’t mean vote Allah. A Jesus is great t-shirt would have been just fine.

            I’m bracing for it, be gentle.

            • Rshill7

              The shirt she was wearing was also just fine. If they don’t apologize profusely to her, she and her attorney are going to sue them, and deservedly so.

              • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVXGNT3MZX77TOTAZOBNAW25BA Jorge

                Exactly! This lady did nothing wrong, they should have let her vote normally like they did with weveryone else.

            • keyesforpres

              “Allahu akbar” means “Allah is greater”…..meaning they think their allah is greater than our God.

  • theresaaa

    When I voted in 2008 I saw plenty of Obama logos at the election station .

  • kong1967

    I’d imagine if she wore a shirt that said “vote the Qur’an” they would have asked her to set up shop and give them to other voters.

    I am getting sick of this PC “I’m offended” bullcrap. The left is suppressing any speech they find contradictive to the liberal ideology. “Kill Bush”…..eh, that’s acceptable and was said and a book was written about assassinating him. Yet, saying Obama is a Marxist or even a socialist will wind you up in the gallows.

    We’re going to have to stand up to this or I can see what it will be like in twenty years. The PC campaign is an effort to force liberal views on society and our youth won’t even realize that’s what’s happening. Is this not what communists do? Silence the opposition, and that’s what liberals use PC to achieve.

  • Watchman74

    Of course they don’t care if it offends you, it only matters when it offends them. Intolerant left! I hope they nail them for this.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVXGNT3MZX77TOTAZOBNAW25BA Jorge

      Yeah, and she was told in a nasty way. Also, volunteers were the ones that told her, not employees. Since they aren’t getting paid, they really didn;t care about being rude to her.

  • http://twitter.com/Skylark57 Hilary

    There would have been NO problem had she been wearing a hair-to-floor length hijab or niqab– even if the eyes were covered- despite the fact that one could not tell WHAT was actually harbored beneath all of that fabric in order to check voter ID. But a woman with the word Bible on her t-shirt is told that her shirt is offensive. The depths of moral idiocy on display.

  • WhiteGuy2

    If the T- shirt said “Vote your Lady-Parts” or “Vote the Koran” there wouldnt be any problem at all. I find Austin Texas offensive, they are a cesspool of liberalism.

    • http://twitter.com/GingerKidLH Leslie Hancock

      When I voted in the primaries here in Austin, the woman taking my information was all sweetness and light until I said I was voting in the republican primary. She became very unhelpful and literally shoved something at me to sign like I was a criminal.

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        You’ll have the last laugh! :-)

      • tshtsh

        Aren’t they supposed to be neutral, oops so is the press. God save this country.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sam.tamp Sam Tamp

        The Christ hating left is the Big Lie. They are devils!

        • texasgirl46

          You do realize that there are people on the right that don’t believe in God, right? Are they devils too?

          • keyesforpres

            They don’t force their non belief on us…non believers on the left DO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFZ4NQSAULWUMOKXDI4Y7YJGZU Eric

    I heard this story on the radio yesterday (I live in TX). When it went up the chain, the election board agreed that she should not have been turned away as it does not endorse any specific party or candidate. They have since reminded all voting sites of the difference.

    It’s unfortunate the lady had to go through the supposed “humiliation”, but everyone should remember that most of the people that work at voting places are volunteers. I can understand that you could get someone working that doesn’t know the exact rules on something like this.

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      I think what you wear should have no bearing on your ability to vote. So long as you are not harassing other voters in any way, come in, show appropriate ID (if needed) vote and leave. We no not need the Fashion Fascists there attempting to deny you your right to vote based on what you wear.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFZ4NQSAULWUMOKXDI4Y7YJGZU Eric

      Also, this is not Austin (which is indeed a liberal bastion). Taylor is in Williamson County which is often considered one of the, if not most, conservative counties in the state. Which is why I live in WilCo.

  • http://twitter.com/Booker_TW Booker T.

    What the heck? Has liberalism eaten Austin this much? Jeez!

    • AlabamaPatriot

      Austin is the home of UT and is as Communist as it can be. When you order a Big Mac, they ask Komrad, how would you like it?

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    Remember how the Nazi’s burned books? Well the Libtards are well on the way to burning books too… One book in particular… The Holy Bible! Do your duty to God and country by voting these maniacs OUT of office while we STILL HAVE A DEMOCRATIC way of doing it!

    • unclesamnephew

      i have had wicked thoughts! i so much wanted to place strips of bacon into the two copies of the quran at my local library. but with help, i ate the bacon :D umm

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Bacon would only make the Koran better…. Bacon makes everything better… Hmmm…. baconnnn…. (in my best Homer Simpson voice) :-)

        • unclesamnephew

          i think you are right! adding bacon would be better than a quran burning. that way we infidels can stay informed to islamic(satanic) teachings

        • Orangeone

          I’m gonne send you some baconstrips…

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            Yummy! They were delicious! Thanks! :-)

    • Orangeone

      Oh Wolfie, should I carry my bible into the polling place wearing my You Didn’t Built It t-shirt????

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Ah! Going for the two for one strategy! Totally bamboozle the Obamabots! They won’t know which one to pick on and you can have fun watching the smoke pour out of their ears… :-)

        • Orangeone

          That post has me rolling down the street laughing uncontrollably and should be preceded with a Spit Alert! warning. Oh, and I’ll be sure to wear my Star of David with a Cross in the center :)  That’ll really send them spinning.

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            LOL! Wear your plastic over-raincoat… Best because when their head explodes it’s easier to clean! :-)

            • Orangeone

              I like that little guy on your shoulder and his creativity today :)

              • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                Yeah, his name is “Snata the dyslexic denom.” He loves M&M’s so for each ‘like’ I get for his comment suggestions, he gets an M&M… hmmm… Might have to buy a bigger jar soon! Or get him a little mouse wheel to exercise on! :-)

                Oh, he says “hi!” to you!

                • Orangeone

                  LOL

                • tish59

                  wolfie – u so crazee!
                  thanks for the fantastic laugh!

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    You can’t wear a shirt with a Christian message, but if you’re a New Black Pussycats Party you can stand around outside the voting stations in a deliberate effort to intimidate voters and corrupt the electoral system and you’ll get a complete pass from Holder because you’re one of his peeps! I see how this works.

  • deeme

    What the heck country am I in…I can’t believe this was Texas…of course Austin is really different..I guess I shouldn’t be surprised…Seriously, I’ve gone to Austin and seen all kinds of things that really were offensive, and there wasn’t a darn thing I could do about it…I prefer it that way..There is no darn dress code for voting, that I’m aware of ..this is bull..

  • deeme

    What the heck country am I in…I can’t believe this was Texas…of course Austin is really different..I guess I shouldn’t be surprised…Seriously, I’ve gone to Austin and seen all kinds of things that really were offensive, and there wasn’t a darn thing I could do about it…I prefer it that way..There is no darn dress code for voting, that I’m aware of ..this is bull..

  • anneinarkansas

    Maybe she should have worn a berka.

    • Orangeone

      Please don’t get me started Anne………

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    “Where the Word of God has no place, no good is to be expected; room is left there for all wickedness. A sick person who turns from his physician, and will take neither remedies nor food, is past the hope of recovery. The truth both heals and nourishes the hearts of those who receive it. The truth taught by philosophers has not this power and effect, but only the truth of God.”
    Matthew Henry

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
    George Washington

    “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars.”
    George Washington

    “The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.”
    Patrick Henry

    • Nukeman60

      You can’t wear that on a T-shirt either – but only ’cause it won’t fit. :)

      • Patriot077

        Would it fit on a burka?

        • Nukeman60

          Absolutely, but I think Sharia would require it to be printed on the inside.

      • Orangeone

        Hey ScoopSis, I’ll help you make it fit and I’ll wear it too :)

        • Nukeman60

          I’m all for that, but I’m a ScoopBro, not a ScoopSis. :)

          • Orangeone

            I know you are, ScoopBro but I was trying to respond to AmericanBorninCanada at the same time and I knew she would read the post :)  We need a way to respond to a group.

            • Nukeman60

              Ahhh, I see. However, to be an honorary ScoopSis would indeed be a great honor. :)

              • Orangeone

                Nuke, if you’d like to be part of the ScoopSis group, you have my vote!  How about it AmericanBorninCanada, can Nuke be a ScoopSis too?

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  You guys are silly. That’s why I love you! :-D My Nukefriend, my brother, I do dub you an honorary Scoopsis for the day. Howz that? ;-)

                • Nukeman60

                  I accept that. Thank you. It saves me the trouble of figuring out whether or not I must only be grumpy with the trolls one week out of the month. I kinda like going after them full time. :)

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  LOL! You’re too sweet my NukeMANfriend :-D I do love you you silly!!

                • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                  What the heck did I just read????!!!!!! LOL! :-)

                • Orangeone

                  Now I suppose you want in too…. Real the whole thread, Nuke is a ScoopSis for the day!

                • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                  LOL! I was just kidding… All in good fun! :-)

                • Orangeone

                  Maybe we should rephase to ScoopSib.  Then it’s gender-neutral :)  But you are certainly welcome on my end to join the Sis’s

                • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                  NO offense, but I’ll stick with the ScoopBros! :-)

                • Orangeone

                  None taken, just tossing out alternatives my ScoopBro!  Hummmmm wonder which MiketheMarine will choose…..any wager?

                • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                  Whatever Mike the MARINE likes, I like! :-)

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        It’s a big shirt with small writing :-D

  • Nukeman60

    It would seem they were more offended by her belief in the Bible than her attempt to sway other voters. What does that say about Obama’s supporters, if they feel a belief in the Bible is contrary to their candidate’s philosophy? Hmmm…

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Bingo! And the Democrat platform is contrary to the Bible!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Nukefriend fellow honorary scoopsis for the day, you and I had the same thought again! I was thinking about the very same thing on my way to town to get groceries. Hmmmmmm.

  • sjmom

    This should not happen in a free nation. The Constitution of the United States allows us free religious practice. Would they stop a Muslim woman wearing a burka?

  • wodiej

    actually this may fall under separation of church and state. No one is allowed to wear anything supporting any political party either. They did provide her a jacket.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      Separation of Church and State is a leftist myth. It’s not in the Constitution.

      • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

        Now I absolutely agree with you there, RS.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Reed/100002167760925 Bill Reed

          Right on. Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists was to let them know that there would be no single denomination taking over in the US. The idea is to protect the church from the state, not the state from the church. Not in this constitution!

    • stage9

      The Bible is a “political party”? Since when?

      I am granted TWO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS as an American citizen:

      1) A right to free speech.
      2) A right to freely express my religious beliefs openly and without fear of reprisal.

      WHAT POINT IS THERE IN VOTING if these TWO FUNDAMENTAL truths have no basis anymore?

      Former Soviet Constitution:
      Article 124. In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens.

      US Constitution:
      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech….”

      What part of the US Constitution is so difficult to comprehend? That Congress can’t pass a law establishing a national religion (denomination originally)? or, Prohibiting me from freely exercising that right?

      Some people have woken up in the wrong country! I’m not suggesting you have, but there are many who simply are ignorant of the laws of this land. They are more attuned to Soviet law than American law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jen919 Jen Powell

    I cant believe this. The people at the poll place should be ashamed. The US was built on freedom of religion. Actually I take that back…. this country was built on Christian values. What a shame.

  • menschmeyer

    It seems that the arrogant contempt for the law practiced by the man who is president is rubbing off badly among the bigots on the left.

  • colliemum

    Any bets that she’d have been given the red-carpet treatment if she’d walking in, wearing a burkha?

    • unclesamnephew

      nope! she would have had to be walking behind a male, and be instructed to whom to vote for..some where in sheriah lawlessness

      • colliemum

        Sadly, you’re right – I’d forgotten about how the muslims treat their burkha-clad women, and the demands of shariah law.
        My bad.

  • Sandra123456

    Would “Vote the Koran” be OK? Would “Vote the Koran, Vote for Obama” be OK?

    …thought so. The War on Christianity continues…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    Do we have a 1st Amendment or not?

  • Sober_Thinking

    So, let’s take a leap here shall we? If she wore a shirt with a clenched fist, that would be okay. If she wore a shirt with the Mexican flag on it (God forbid it be an american flag), that would be okay. If she wore a shirt with ACLU or SEIU on it, that would be okay. New Black Panthers – okay. Russian symbol? Okay. Muslim something… okay.

    This is wrong and the person who caused a scene should be removed immediately. The crap this person or persons pulled from the Taylor City Hall, is more likely to cause a protest or disruption that Kay’s shirt.

    I’d expect this from a 3rd world country… but not here in America… and CERTAINLY not in Texas! You take God out of America and America is doomed.

    This is ridiculous… good is evil and evil is good. Sickening.

  • Haywoodjbl

    I VOTE that whomever turned her away needs a lesson on the Constitution AND a good old fashion country azz whuppin..

  • Sarah

    I see tons of buttons/shirts for a particular candidates at my polling place. I’ve never heard anyone complain.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DS3G37AYWO5ZLWLN3HFKGVK37Q IMaTelaU

    its because it had the word vote. im guessing….
    I wore a shirt that had an A,SS on a leash being held by a RAT, and nobody stopped me. It also had the words…”I DON’T GIVE A “

  • Trappedincalifornia

    When I went to the polls in Oakland, CAin 2008 the female poll worker had on an Obama t-shirt. So am I to infer it is ok to work at the polls wearing an Obama t-shirt, but not ok to vote wearing a bible t-shirt?

  • unclesamnephew

    i will drive my truck to the poll, but will park across the street. my current sign reads ” a vote 4…obama is voting jihad on U.S.A.” i do believe it is beyond typical measuring tape

    • Orangeone

      Check your tires and gas tank before you leave the polls. Violence is threatened in MN at the polls.

      • unclesamnephew

        so far things have been fine, except i pity the pervert who likes to vulgerize my signs. i have had to repaint several times. thanks for the advice, i will look arround before turning the key

        • Orangeone

          I’ve seen reports of roofing nails being dropped in pkg lots at Tea Party events.  Someone could be killed with their dangerous stunts.

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            And the condemnation from Democrats to these life threatening stunts has been deafening in it’s silence! For SHAME!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dale.hogan1 Dale Hogan

    I didnt know that the bible was on the ballet this year and as long as it didnt say anything about a political party she had every right to vote wearing that shirt I think she should get a good attorney her rights have been violated.

  • p m

    Are not these election workers ‘civil servants’, even if only temporarily hired to do the government’s work on behalf of the people? Since when do the servants tell the people, rather than the other way round? Besides, only a lib leftie would utter such a word in any context.

  • menschmeyer

    We need to expose this!! I’m going to follow Theresaaa’s lead and wear a Bible-related t-shirt to my polling place. I will alert several free-speech legal foundations that I’m doing so.

    Where do these “election workers” get off, thinking they can be arbiters of what we may or may not wear at the polls?

  • Conniption Fitz

    I would have given them a cold look, refused, asked if they wanted to deal with my attorney. Bullies must be resisted.

  • Yazz55

    Betcha “goddam the bible” or “gay pride” wouldn’t be offensive according to these liberal extremists.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BOU3N6GKNUA4BGBGXLTQT73BI kelli

    Make a note to inform family, friends, co-workers, really anyone who will listen, of this story. Be informed, not just of whom your voting for and why, but your constitutional rights as well. We simply can’t stand by and watch this happen!

  • SineWaveII

    And what would they have done if it had said “Vote the Koran”?

    • Helen85

      Given her a cup of coffee and a cookie, no doubt.

      • SineWaveII

        No doubt

  • maynardb50

    I say let the woman vote with her shirt on. She is not going to change any other voters mind with her shirt. I mean, for crying out loud! Vote the Bible? Intolerance is even prevalent on this site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.lancon Tony Lancon

    Are these dirtbags under indictment? It sounds clearly against the law.

  • Orangeone

    I hope Ms. Hill is now a poll watcher and complains each time a young person enters with offensive piercings.

  • marcthepig

    I guess it offended those Satan Party members minding the polls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

    OK people, I am now getting nasty e-mails directly to me so here is my last comment on this.

    My opposition WAS NOT DUE TO RELIGION! Her shirt could have said Vote The Encyclopedia Britanica my reaction would have been the same. Get a grip. My personal beliefs are not so fragile that I feel threatened or offended if you mention your god and the people I love most are God fearing, so how about promoting honest discourse and not threatening people or name calling. I could go on and on but I’m real tired of and disappointed in this whole discussion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003572538890 Wendy Mcgowan

    She gave up her religious freedom when she complied. Don’t blame the staff at the voting booth.

  • jedward1000

    I live in Dallas, raised in Houston and spent lots of time in Austin over the years. Austin has become WAY to liberal for their own good. There has been a loss of old time traditional Texas values in that town. Shame really, time will tell how the pendulum swings overall, hopefully Texas will stay center Right and not move into a struggle between the Dems and Rep parties. As for the people at this ladies polling place, I sure hope she calls the state election board as well as her local lawyer and complains. This type of intimidation and harassment needs to be put down, this is America NOT the peoples republic of america.

  • http://twitter.com/Cappy1980 Scott Capodice

    Where can I get one of these shirts?

  • Jennifer Hamilton

    I’m guessing then that a nun would have to take off her habit before she could vote at this precinct.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2EUTNPPUZ73O34YSLVA7LMEHCE WDinDallas

    damn leftist around Austin. We should kick them out of the polling place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Reed/100002167760925 Bill Reed

    Incredible. Definitely should have pulled out the camera and started filming them for an RS video!

  • Landscaper

    Does this mean I can’t vote Tuesday in my OBAMA SUCKS shirt ?

  • PolitiJim

    From the National Training Director of True The Vote (who teaches poll watchers/judges in Texas and elsewhere)

    “Vote the Bible is a quasi political group that endorses candidates and ballot issues. That’s the problem.

    It IS in Texas code and up to the judge’s judgment.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DS3G37AYWO5ZLWLN3HFKGVK37Q IMaTelaU

    It had the word “vote”! If the shirt said READ the BIBLE, LOVE the BIBLE, JESUS is LORD.. those “compliantants” could suck it! This is why we can arrest UN asses.. We have STRICT laws protecting EVERYONE at the polls.
    I vote the BIBLE. It was the word vote.

  • http://twitter.com/myBobobaby Jill Owens

    What a person wears is their business,and it’s her right to vote. She has a right to express her opinion on her shirt as (freedom of speech) and I find it offensivie that anyone would tell her to cover up the word Bible,how sad that we have allowed this to happen here in American! God Bless Us All!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVXGNT3MZX77TOTAZOBNAW25BA Jorge

      Yes, she did nothing wrong, and this makes me very mad. At least she was not kicked out of the voting place, but they made her life miserable. Poor lady.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVXGNT3MZX77TOTAZOBNAW25BA Jorge

    What is this world coming to? This woman did nothing wrong, nothing illegal. She should sue big time. Luckily they did not kick her off, but she was told rudely that she coukld not wear that shirt. Those people should be fired. Not fair what they did to this pool lady, and now she will live with this shock for the rest of her life.

  • TexasNDN

    This whole situation stinks. It was a dang SHIRT for crying out loud. Shame on those people fr making her do that.

  • Taternuts

    Which side would she be electioneering for? Which side is going to publicly admit that a “vote the bible” tee shirt would be campaigning AGAINST them? I have my suspicions, but they are just that. Would a tee shirt that read “vote your conscience” have been considered just as objectionable?