As Betty mentioned, this afternoon, Indiana Governor Mike Pence slunk into the shadows with a bunch of like-minded bigots, and in a close private ceremony signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, effectively allowing businesses to discriminate again anyone, but in particular, gays and lesbians.
Two quick questions:
1.) What criteria will business owners be using to determine who is and who is not gay? Ordering a latte? Saying please? Not liking President Bush? Or do you just have to be suspiciously gay-like to impinge enough on someone’s religious freedom to warrant being denied service.
2.) As the Klan also operated under the auspices of Christianity, what is to keep businesses from kicking out or denying service to blacks, and when confronted, just say “Oh, we didn’t kick them out because they were black, we kicked them out because they were gay.”
And people get upset when we call these Christianist right wing nutjobs the America Taliban. Fucking bigots.
And if this is all too depressing to think about, just someone send me a photoshop of Mike Pence in a Klan hood. I think it will come in handy.