|Indiana governor signs a law that may discriminate people based on religious grounds.|
Holy Water, the state of Indiana passed a controversial law that can discriminate on religious grounds. The Republican governor Mike Pence signed it into law and its expected to be challenged in courts. This "religious freedom" law isn't telling you that religions are outlawed. It's a law that gives the business owners and they may have the right to deny a customer based on religious beliefs.
I can't figure out whether we're in America or them "evil" countries these cable news agitators bitch about.
C'mon friends. The United States Constitution (via The Bill Of Rights) advocated a section that devoted to all citizens the freedom of religious indoctrination.
That traitor and Black loving playboy Tommy Jefferson wrote the Establishment clause and the Free Exercise clause. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof".
So why are the Republicans and possible clown running Mike Pence passing a law that goes squarely against the Constitution?
The Indianapolis Star reports that the measure, Senate Bill 101, could allow business owners to refuse services to same-sex couples and has set off a firestorm of controversy. Supporters say it's needed to protect those with strong religious beliefs from government overreach, but opponents say it would allow discrimination, particularly against gays and lesbians.
Pence has been under intense pressure from opponents. In the past two days, two major Indianapolis conventions have threatened to look elsewhere if Pence signed the bill, and a group of technology executives, including the CEO of Salesforce, have written to the governor to oppose the measure.
|Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana signed this bill despite threats of an economic boycott. Pence is talked about by the agitators as a possible candidate who might jump into the clown car.|
""I think there's a lot of misunderstanding," Pence said about the religious freedom law. "This has never undermined anti-discrimination laws."
When asked by one reporter whether sexual orientation should be a protected class, the governor answered that the matter was not on his agenda.
The governor spoke for about 30 minutes about the religious freedom bill during the news conference, which also addressed his temporary needle exchange program to stop an HIV epidemic in Scott County, before it came to an end.
"Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith," he said in a statement. "The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action."
He cited as an example the University of Notre Dame's objection to a provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Pence took issue with accusations that the measure would allow discrimination.
"This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it," he said. "In fact, it does not even apply to disputes between private parties unless government action is involved. For more than twenty years, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act has never undermined our nation's anti-discrimination laws, and it will not in Indiana."
Many believe that this law is backdoor discrimination. The governor can say that he doesn't support a bill that denies service. But why the hell would he sign it?
Now Pence is probably going to hear talk about boycotts from the non religious, Muslims, LGBT activists and atheist community. Even the NCAA which is hosting the National Basketball Championship in Indianapolis is concerned that the law could damage tourism and revenue.
Is this a gateway for him to take his leadership further?
I mean he was once a lawmaker in Washington, DC. He was the former House Majority Whip before he decided to run for governor. Then he became immediately presidential buzz. Pence and neighboring state governor John Kasich of Ohio both have acknowledge their interest in it.
Another thing. Pence is dealing with a crisis in his state. He's calling upon the federal government to assist him in treatment of residents in Scott County. There's a rise in HIV cases after reports of residents being infected by needle sharing. This is spread by heroin and prescription medication being shot through needles.
Scott County is 40 miles from Louisville, KY and 70 miles from Indianapolis.