Religious Freedom Restoration Act: it’s Schroedinger’s Discrimination Law
Indiana Governor Mike Pence wants to “fix” the state’s controversial new law.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence aggressively defended Indiana’s religious freedom law Tuesday but said he wants a bill on his desk by week’s end “making it clear the law does not allow businesses the right to deny services to anyone.”
“This law does not give anyone the right to discriminate,” Pence said at a news conference.
Okay, I’ll play along.
Question 1: if the law is fixed so that you can’t deny service to gays, then … what does it do?
Question 2: if it wasn’t intended to allow people to deny service to gays, what was its intent in the first place?
These strike me as simple questions. If a law needs this much clarification, maybe it shouldn’t have passed to start with. Just saying.
Jesus is coming. And he isn’t. All at the same time.