Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stephen King Has Our Favorite Response Yet To Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

From huffingtonpost, Stephen King might be a man of many words, but he kept his response to Indiana's new anti-gay law short and sweet.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law earlier this month, allows individuals and/or companies to cite religious freedom if sued for discrimination, thus, potentially legalizing discrimination against the LGBT community in the Hoosier State.

The declaration has resulted in a slew of backlash against Pence and the state from individuals and companies alike.

King, who split his time between Indiana and Connecticut as a child, took to Twitter to offer his opinion Monday, and he did not mince words.

Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration act is gay discrimination, pure and simple. You can frost a dog turd, but it's still a dog turd.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 31, 2015

King is not the only celebrity to speak out against the controversial law. Ashton Kutcher, George Takei and Miley Cyrus are just a few of the Hollywood figures to condemn the legislation.

Some Indiana GOP leaders are shocked the law is seen as anti-gay.

"I don't think anyone anticipated that the characterization of the bill would be, this denies to services to a specific class to Hoosiers," House Speaker Brian Bosma said during press conference Monday. "It does just the opposite. It includes all Hoosiers in the religious freedom standard. And it's a misperception that it denies services."

The governor has since called for an amendment to clarify the legislation would not discriminate against members of the LGBT community.


Octopunk said...

I haven't read the text of the law or anything, but I'm baffled by the people who are baffled that the law is getting this kind of reaction. Don't institutionalize discrimination! Duh.

7ofNine said...

Here, Octopunk:


(Link should show the digest, and then the full text of the bill)


Catfreeek said...

I love Stephen King.