Indiana governor Mike Pence has been unable to protect Indiana’s business community from the evil gays. Governor Pence now believes that “resolving this controversy and making clear that every person feels welcome and respected in our state is best for Indiana” and has signed a “fix” to his discriminatory religious freedom bill, specifically enacting protection based on sexual orientation for the first time in Indiana’s history.
Somehow I don’t think this is what he intended, or believed he would be remembered for.
The changes, coming so quickly on the heels of the original law, prohibit businesses from using the law as a defense in court for refusing “to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing” to any customers based on “race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or United States military service”. Although sexual orientation is still missing from the categories protected by Indiana’s statewide anti-discrimination law, I would watch for that highly watchable drama on next year’s schedule.
I don’t remember the Bible stating that “thou shalt not provide floral arrangements or dry chicken to homosexuals.” I can only imagine that this became tied to suppliers of wedding cake and flowers because the news media realizes that the words “gay marriage” make some people foam at the mouth and are good for immediate ratings spikes. Honestly, I would be much more worried about the Christian pizza parlors who won’t bake for the gays, although I don’t remember anyone in the Bible eating pizza, either…
With that said, we didn’t want your tacky Christian cake anyway. We’ll just sit back while the governor enjoys his humble pie.