Mike Pence’s Dishonesty About the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Reblogging this from a friend of mine. She is way more intelligent than I am, especially when it comes to stuff like this, and I love what she has to say here.

Liz Boltz Ranfeld

After he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence expressed bewilderment in an interview with the Indy Star:

“I just can’t account for the hostility that’s been directed at our state,” he said. “I’ve been taken aback by the mischaracterizations from outside the state of Indiana about what is in this bill.”

He believes that most of the hostility is a result of misinformation from the media. (He probably wishes he could have sent out some press releases from his canceled state-run media outlet!) In some ways, his surprise could be genuine. Maybe he didn’t anticipate that Indiana would become the focus of a national controversy because of this. After all, Indiana’s RFRA closely mirrors the 1993 federal version of the same law, and there are 19 other states with similar bills. Pence swears that the bill, which critics say will give Indiana…

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