MORE #LGBT BULLYING: Indiana Singled Out for Boycott over Religious-Liberty Law That’s Already Federal & in 19 Other States

EDITORIAL: Any group that threatens the rights of another group is not a group we support in America. If you’re gay and a bully, we don’t want or need you here. If you’re gay and respect others as you would want that respect for yourself, you’re welcome to stay. You should stand up for yourself but not by threatening and destroying others, many who have done nothing except support and accept you as you are. That is not the American way and we will do whatever it takes to stop your intimidation and violence against Christians!

LGBT: You are not supported because you are self-hating bullies who pick on everyone else rather than deal with why you hate yourselves so badly. I could care less if you’re gay but I’ll do my best to destroy you for being bullies. You can’t change the Bible and you can’t obliviate its’ meaning from the Earth. You made a choice for your life but then you can’t live with it unless EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING validates that choice. Christians won’t. They can’t. They shouldn’t. They can love you but they can never validate your choice. You can destroy EVERY SINGLE CHRISTIAN in the World but that STILL WON’T make what you do any less of a sin. You can’t move forward until you accept these facts. Accepting being gay IS YOUR PROBLEM, not the World’s and not Christians.

AMERICA: Wise up. These LGBT bullies don’t deserve ANY SUPPORT from anyone. We are not against gays. We are against bullies. These extremist Gays want to destroy Christians and Christianity to validate their personal choice of sinning and that’s not something we can allow in our world. Not today or EVER. 


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence holds a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence holds a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) more >
The Washington Times – Friday, March 27, 2015

Indiana is being threatened with an economic boycott after Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Thursday, even though 19 other states and the federal government have already passed similar laws.

Gay-rights groups are drumming up support for a boycott over the law, arguing that it allows religion to be used to justify discrimination, although none of the other states has faced a similar backlash.

For example, NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement he was “especially concerned” about how the legislation, known as RFRA, would affect student athletes and employees at next week’s Men’s Final Four basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

He said nothing about the Women’s Final Four, which begins April 5 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. As it turns out, Florida enacted a RFRA in 1998, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. CEO and founder Marc Benioff said his San Francisco-based company was cancelling “all programs that require our customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination.” He didn’t say whether the same would apply to Tennessee, home to his client MissionPoint Health Partners, although Tennessee has had a RFRA on the books since 2009.

Then there’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said on Twitter that she was “sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today.” Her husband, President Clinton, signed the federal RFRA in 1993.

“The level of hyperbole by otherwise very smart people on these bills is just amazing,” said Quena D. Gonzalez, director of state and local affairs for the Family Research Council, which supports the RFRA.

“You’d expect Joe Biden to say something amusing, but did Hillary Clinton really tweet that she’s ‘sad’ that Indiana enacted a law her husband signed in the Rose Garden in 1993?” she said in an email.

Not all RFRA bills are identical, but they share the goal of prohibiting laws that place a “substantial burden” on an individual’s free exercise of religion, barring a “compelling government interest.” In those cases, the government must use “the least restrictive means.”

Another 11 states have RFRA-like protections stemming from state court decisions.

But things have changed since 1993, including the political landscape. The 2009 Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate has prompted a string of lawsuits from the owners of companies such as Hobby Lobby, who say providing certain contraceptives that act as abortifacients violates their religious beliefs.

Mr. Pence cited the ACA mandate in his signing statement. “Last year the Supreme Court of the United States upheld religious liberty in the Hobby Lobby case based on the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but that act does not apply to individual states or local government action,” the Republican governor said.

Another host of issues has arisen with the widespread legalization of same-sex marriage. A number of Christian photographers, bakers and florists are fighting lawsuits over their refusal to provide services for gay weddings on religious grounds.

Those advocating for RFRA in Indiana said the law would offer needed First Amendment protections for such business owners, while the National LGBTQ Task Force argued that the Indiana bill “abuses religion as a cynical excuse to legalize open discrimination against LGBTQ people.”

As Christian photographer Elaine Huguenin can attest, however, such laws offer no guarantees. New Mexico passed a RFRA in 2000, but the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled against Ms. Huguenin in 2013 after she was sued by a gay couple, saying the RFRA only applies to cases in which the government is a party.

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