Indiana’s Law Is Not the Return of Jim Crow

Jonah Goldberg
National Review Online

…The war for gay rights has been won, and that’s basically fine by me. But there are a few holdouts — most famously devout Christian wedding planners, florists, photographers, and bakers — who don’t want to be part of such things. Why a gay couple would want a photographer who is morally opposed to their wedding to snap pictures of it is a mystery to me.

But we live in an age where non-compliance with the Left’s agenda must be cast as bigotry. Everyone is free to celebrate as instructed. This is what liberals think liberty means today.



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Also at the site, Another Piping Hot Example of Awful Reporting on the Indiana Situation

…Look, I get it, sometimes it’s hard to fit all the information and nuance you might like into headlines and ledes. But accurately reporting the story would just require replacing “customers” with “weddings” in the lede (it’s one fewer letter!) and adding about seven letters to the headline. We can do that, it’s the Internet.

Might the pizzeria not have been the target of the two minutes’ hate Jonah describes below if reporting on this story were accurate? Who knows, but it’s not really an excuse either way…


Related: Story About First Business to ‘Publicly Vow to Reject Gay Weddings’ Was Fabricated Out of Nothing

Woman becomes the new face of Christian bigotry while literally minding her own business, after ambush interview, media feeding frenzy.


The New Intolerance Indiana isn’t targeting gays. Liberals are targeting religion.

In the increasingly bitter battle between religious liberty and the liberal political agenda, religion is losing. Witness the media and political wrath raining down upon Indiana because the state dared to pass an allegedly anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The question fair-minded Americans should ask before casting the first stone is who is really being intolerant…


Update: Don Surber, Forget gays, it is the religious freedom they hate

Connecticut is boycotting Indiana. New York state, too. Gay athletes plan to protest the NCAA Finals in Indianapolis. Angie’s List is upset. Wal-Mart is upset. NASCAR is disappointed. And the Indianapolis Star is demanding the state FIX THIS NOW. Harrumph.

The facts do not matter. Clinton and the Democratic Party passed the same law in 1993? Doesn’t matter. Supreme Court upheld the Clinton law? 19 other states passed the same law? Doesn’t matter. There is no mention of gay in the law? Doesn’t matter.

This is another power grab by the left based on wicked lies. They want to strip away the freedom of religion. Indeed, America’s left wants to do what they did in the Soviet Union and get rid of religion altogether…


SHAPIRO: The Fascist Left and Same-Sex Marriage

…You do not have a right to my services; I have a right to provide my services to whomever I choose. If you believe that your interpretation of public good enables you to bring a gun to the party, you are a bully and a tyrant. So it is with the modern American left, to whom freedom now means only the freedom to do what it is the left wants you to do at point of gun.



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