A Message to Governor Mike Pence
Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a proposed fix to the week-old Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) on Thursday amid uncertainty as to whether the move would ease intense criticism plaguing the Hoosier State.
Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle said. “There was not a repeal of RFRA and no end to discrimination of homosexuals in Indiana. Employers in most of the state of Indiana can fire a person simply for being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning. That’s just not right and that’s the real issue here.”
Governor Pence! What are you thinking?
Indiana’s right-to-discriminate law must be refused by the Supreme Court as an act of vandalism created by a Governor who has not a clue about the history of this country. Sometimes I wonder whether you have common sense or the sense of a cow.
For example, if an Indiana employer showed up at work today and told a gay employee, “I don’t like gay people, so you’re fired,” that would be legal. It was legally permissible last week; it will be legally permissible next week.
OK Governor – I will impose a law that forbids the issuance of license to operate any kind of business if you aim into DISCRIMINATING any group of people based on religious beliefs, or if you feel that you can discriminate. BUSINESS and RELIGION do not mix. You can only operate a business if you can serve the population. Otherwise, your business must be closed.
Just the word “discriminating” sets ground to have any business license revoked, dismissed, cancelled, etc. This is pure and simple. If you cannot stand the heat, do not open a business. Businesses are created to serve the entire population, and if Indiana cannot operate within these standards, the Governor must step down, and business owners must watch themselves, for they can lose their license to operate if they place religion beliefs ahead of the real meaning of business.
I just wish you take a look at your own state and see how many people are living in sin, such as divorce, cheating, stealing, lying, bigotry, etc. Who are you to judge whether being gay is a sin bigger than cheating your people of values.
I am sorry, but this is outrageous.
Milton Laene Araujo – April 5th 2015.