Indiana, Bringing back the stone age and proud of it!
- Rayne of Terror - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:29 am:
Hoosier hospitality: come for the pork tenderloin as big as your head, but only if you’re straight.
Our covered bridges are for cis people.
Gerrymandering makes our legislature free to do as they want, any old time.
Seriously though, I’m a 6th generation Terre Haute Hoosier and my Facebook is full of businesses who are open for business for everyone. I don’t see any support for this foolishness among my friends and family. I think My Indiana will rise up and make Eugene V Debs proud.
Word, I think A guy is just waiting for all of the hoopla about this law to die down. I mean, sure, people are mad about being targets of legal dsicrimination, but after they get used to it, everything will go back to normal.
That’s the thing about civil rights. Once you give them to someone, everybody else wants them too.
Couldn’t be more wrong Sling/47. Bigotry in any form is the ugliest thing on the face of the Earth. Going around calling someone a “bigot” or implying so, carries a hell of a lot more responsibility than the back and forth comments in a blog. If I were a bigot, it would be a very hypocritical circumstance for me. Don’t know either of you well enough (or at all really) to know what you might have done to promote the cause of tolerance or fight discriminatory practices, but I know for sure what I’ve done. I feel safe stacking it up against either of you.
We have a difference of opinion when it comes to the interpretation of this law. The State, the Governor, the communications folks around it could not have done a lousier job putting any clarity to what this does or doesn’t do. Their effort here flat out stunk.
That being said, this thread and a few others have done the same in absolute reverse; you’ve condemned an entire state full of people with crass, over the line insults. The intent of this law was different than how it’s been portrayed. I heard 2 constitutional scholars say it’s materially the same as what we have in Illinois and 20 other states. It’s reported that in 20 years there hasn’t been a single case that survived a preliminary hearing making it “okay” to discriminate against gays. Not one.
And yet, I’m sure it goes on everyday, well outside of any legislation. No matter how hard you try, you can’t legislate decency in behavior. Jerks are going to be jerks. And reading on this blog some of the comments about the folks one state over are no less “jerky” than the behavior you’re supposedly condemning. Go ahead a be proud of that if you want to.
Call me a bigot and you’re way out of line. I’m the opposite.
These last few days observing here and participating in some cases have been very disappointing. Very little of it has been intelligent. Ridicule is cutting both ways. It’s equally ugly.
A Guy, first, I didn’t call you a bigot. Second, you’re wrong about the intent of the law. That’s been demonstrated repeatedly, so you are now willfully misrepresenting this law. Third, on Friday you described the controversey as a bunch of hoopla that would abate. You were wrong then too.
Look, you’re a partisan blinded by party loyalty. That’s fine. I’m the same sometimes. But you are wrong about this bill and I’ll continue to push back at the misinformation you’re intentionally pushing here.