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Mike Pence, a Republican who signed Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday, beat a hasty retreat, asking the legislature to draft a “fix.” It turned out to be a gay rights provision that gives the American Civil Liberties Union a huge weapon with which to attack Christian businesses. Scott Walker, a fellow Republican who stood firm against the scorched-earth tactics of unions and the media over ending mandatory public union dues and later over signing a right-to-work law.
Far from protecting religious freedom, the new Indiana language adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to protected classes, turning it into a battering ram against people of faith.
Marc Benioff, CEO of the cloud computing company Sales Force, issued tweets pouring gasoline on the media-manufactured firestorm: “Today we are canceling all programs that require our customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination.”The mayors of Portland and Seattle issued similar threats, as did various sports stars and other celebrities. Benioff, like many other corporate leaders bullying Indiana, has no problem doing business in China. Communist authorities are openly hostile to religious freedom.
If this reminds you of various liberal mayors bullying Chick-fil-A for its support of man-woman marriage, it should. Pounded by corporate bullies at Anthem, Apple, Angie’s List, Cummins, Eli Lilly, Marriott, Yelp and others, Gov. Instead of caving, he should have channeled Wisconsin Gov.
Biblical morality is transformed into a form of actionable bigotry.