Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Indiana religious freedom law in 2 graphics

As many of you know, Indiana just passed a law purporting to protect Christians from being persecuted. The example most often given is that a conservative Christian florist should not be forced to do business with a gay couple for their wedding.

The governor, who has delusional aspirations to become President, claims that the law was meant only to defend freedom, not to take away gay rights. When looking into a law, it's always helpful to examine which constituencies supported its passage. Here is a picture of Governor Pence and the gang, with annotations from the Southern Poverty Law Center:

And for a more light-hearted take, this is from Mad magazine (remember them?):

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