Wednesday, March 25, 2015

''Religious freedom' bill could backfire against Indiana' & other Wednesday midday news briefs

Gen Con Threatens To Take Popular Convention, And Millions, Out Of Indiana Over Religious Freedom Bill - Indiana legislators passed an awful "religious freedom" bill and Gov. Mike Pence says he will sign it. Okay. It's on. . .
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) reconsidering 2017 convention in Indianapolis if RFRA is signed into law - And on . . .  

Businesses take stand against Religious Freedom bill - And on. Make no mistake about it. Any victory for the "religious freedom" folks in Indiana will be purely pyrrhic. And it's only the beginning and not just for Indiana. 

In other news: 

 Gay U.S. ambassadors take part in Newseum panel - Not bad. It's a beginning, though the panel needs some tweaks here and there.  

NOM resorts to blatant lying in its 2015 #March4Marriage materials - By the way, NOM is having ANOTHER "March4Marriage," or as it is known -  Battlefied Earth Part 2 .

 Senator Proposes Budget Amendment That Would Force The Government To Hire Anti-Gay Employers - Uh excuse me . . .

Pat Robertson: 'So-Called' Gay People Have 'Destroyed Marriage'- Careful, Pat. You have been highly amusing lately, but do no mess with gay families. 

 18 Small Businesses Who Support Marriage Equality - THIS is wonderful!

3 comments :

Erica Cook said...

I contacted my grocery store and asked them about putting a sticker in their window. It is a co-op and I am an owner. The response I got was that they try not to get involved in political issues. I told them that if the law went into effect for even a short time people like myself could find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to finding needed goods, and having something that says they don't discriminate would be helpful for people like myself. I sent them the link to talk it over. I think anyone within the LGBT community in Indiana should call a business to see if they'd consider putting a sticker up. Even if they say no or put a notice up of their own it will send a message.

BlackTsunami said...

Hey Erica,

The most important thing is that you did something to make folks aware of what's going on. I commend you for doing that ;p

Anonymous said...

This disgusting law gives all those bigoted Indiana business owners the right to claim they are "exercising their religious freedom" each time they refuse to provide service to anyone on the basis of skin color, surname, country of origin, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. No matter how Gov. Pence & his colleagues in the legislature try to sugar-coat this law, it plainly legalizes discrimination. I support the calls for boycotts against all Indiana businesses, sports & cultural events and organizations supporting such a hateful law.