What do you think of Indiana’s religious freedom bill?
This week, Indiana became the latest state to sign a religious freedom bill into law. The legislation protects a private citizen’s or private business owner’s right to act according to their religious beliefs when deciding with whom to associate and do business.
Gay activists are incensed at this move, not because it targets them, but because it doesn’t. Indeed, there is no language in the bill stipulating anything one way or another in regards to gay people; it simply affirms the rights of private individuals and companies. Gay tyrants have only turned it into an “attack” on them because they demand, as per usual, special treatment and exemptions.
Despite everything they’ve ever claimed, they aren’t looking to be treated like everyone else. They want their rights enshrined in a special place, above, beyond, and transcending those of normal folk.
Usually, they get their way. Not in Indiana, though. And this fact has, of course, sparked the usual round of protests, boycotts, mewling, and whining, this time coming everywhere from the NCAA to a popular video game convention, to some “Christian” churches to all of these people. The mayor of San Francisco also announced a boycott of the state, and the CEO of SalesForce.com has canceled all company travel into the accursed region.
[Note: interestingly, Sales Force has put a hex on the entire bigoted state, yet they just acquired an Indiana tech company in a $2 billion deal. It seems strange to buy a company in Indiana and then ban travel to Indiana. Unless, of course, they were planning on relocating anyway, thus taking jobs away from many residents, and now they’ve latched onto this religious freedom bill as a convenient cover. Hmmm.]
In any event, all of this hysteria, and only because Indiana had the audacity to pass a law that was actually already adopted in 1791, back when it was called “The First Amendment.” I went to public school, so I never learned much about this mystical decree, but I’m told that it comes from an ancient script known in some circles as “The Constitution” — or was it “constitution”? Well, whatever you call it, supposedly it, like, had all this cool stuff in there about, you know, religious liberty and freedom of speech and stuff.