National Organization for Marriage has a new blog post Tuesday titled Thank Governor Pence for Defending Religious Freedom! NOM’s president, Brian Brown, has some interesting ideas about Indiana’s new RFRA:
The law simply reiterates citizens’ constitutional rights to the free exercise of religion and proposes that the government only be allowed to inhibit it if they can demonstrate a compelling government interest and do so in the least restrictive means possible.
Yet, the same-sex ‘marriage’ lobby is running around spreading outright lies — parroted by the media — that this very limited and common sense legislation amounts to a license to discriminate and persecute homosexuals.
Oh bullshit! I have no patience for this imbecile. Sexual orientation and sexual identity are not protected classes in Indiana. Indiana’s RFRA allows business to discriminate against gay people and then to claim religious freedom as an affirmative defense. This includes civil disputes between said gay person and the business. Supporters of this law made it perfectly clear that its purpose was to facilitate discrimination.