Can we Spread the Word of Love Instead?

“Too small is our world to allow discrimination, bigotry and intolerance to thrive in any corner of it, let alone in the United States of America.” – Eliot Engel Too small is Indiana. Too small is Marion county. Too small is Indianapolis. Too small are the hearts of the 63 “lawmakers” that passed SB 101, otherwise known as The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, today. Too small. This bill, this act, gives the power to Indiana businesses to legally discriminate against potential patrons based solely on their religious beliefs. Let me write that again. Indiana, a state, is passing a law that would allow its citizens the religious right to discriminate. Church. State. Conglomerate. Governor Mike Pence issued a statement Monday saying, “The legislation SB 101 is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue. I look forward to signing the bill when it reaches my desk.” [1]¬†Why is Mike Pence signing a law that, in his own words, is already guaranteed by the United States constitution? Because the United States constitution only goes so far to say that all citizens have religious freedoms and, I’m paraphrasing here, we should respect each other because we are human beings and that’s what a decent human being does. So, what’s with the law? I remember telling people a few years ago that Mike Pence was a bad, bad man. There is not one compassionate bone in his body. When Jan Brewer and Sherriff Joe were on their illegal hunt...