1993, Bill Clinton signs into law the federal version of Indiana's religious freedom law. pic.twitter.com/Fdc1CSdtAb
— Don Surber (@donsurber) March 31, 2015
Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut arbitrarily banned all state-funded travel to Indiana because the state recently adopted a Religious Freedom Act -- similar to one Connecticut already has had on the books for years.
This is another false narrative like "Hands Up" and "I Can't Breathe." (If you cannot breathe, you cannot speak.) But false narratives work. The media sells it, and you live the role, as Ozzy Osbourne once put it.
CNN failed to point out Governor Malloy's hypocrisy in its reporting. But I will.
"When new laws turn back the clock on progress, we can't sit idly by. We are sending a message that discrimination won't be tolerated," Governor Malloy said.
Governor Malloy has defended his law by saying, well, it does not discriminate against lesbians, gays, bisexual or transgendered people. But Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana has said the same thing.
The bottom line is will the state be able to force a church minister to marry two gay people. Either it protects the right to say no, or it does not.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is joining a growing number of voices against a controversial Indiana law that critics say discriminates against gay people.
Malloy signed an executive order Monday blocking state-funded travel to Indiana and other states that permit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.Of course, the Indiana law does not say a damned word about LBGT.
That is just liberal hyperventilation. You have to keep the base ginned up 24/7/365. The Islamic State is eating up North Africa and the Middle East, and John Kerry is giving Iran the wink, wink, nudge, nudge on a nuclear bomb. This provides a great distraction.
It is brilliant. A bunch of coastal liberals get to feel smug about those rubes in Indiana.
Except as Hunter Schwartz of the Washington Post pointed out: "19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting."
And of course, religious freedom is the federal law thanks to a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president. The state laws were passed when a federal judge said the federal law does not apply to the states.
We shall see how long it takes for this False Narrative to fall apart. The Washington Post story may be one-off, or it may be a harbinger of a take down.
In the meantime, let us work to have religious freedom in all 59 states, not just Indiana, Connecticut and 18 more.