I'm talking about, of course, the way you successfully capitulated to your opposition.
See, I was worried I'd have to eat some crow here. Passing a law to protect religious freedom? To make it so religious people do NOT have to service a gay wedding or other event they dislike, even if they will serve LGBT people? A bit gutsy, that. Writing it into law even in the face of opposition at the time? Bold stuff. And then another governor preparing to sign the bill into law, despite the mounting pressure on Indiana?
Why, that's the stuff of backbone. More than that - sincerity! It's showing you're willing to stand for principle even if the media is against you.
Which would make my views about the party and GOP leadership absolutely wrong, of course.
So it's to my great satisfaction to read that in Indiana, GOP members will be meeting with LGBT activists to try and rewrite the bill in a way they'll find acceptable. Because, after having supported the firing of people for past opposition to gay marriage, and fining businesses out of existence for refusing to provide service to a same-sex wedding even if they'd happily provide service to gays normally, you know that they won't just demand - and get - complete capitulation!
And of course there's the Arkansas governor going back on his commitment to sign the bill into law, sending it back for a rewrite to "find a nice balance" between "diversity" and "religious protections". Naturally we can expect the bill to be completely gutted and if anything make it so refusing to service a gay wedding will require intervention from the state to oversee if the refusal was maybe kinda offensive to LGBT activists. This is the only way fairness will be ensured!
It's really encouraging when long-held suspicions receive support: the GOP has no concern about religious freedom, social conservatives, or anything other than its business wing, complete with its "progressive" politics, and utter disgust with anything that so much as slightly smacks of non-secular religion.
Cowardice + Ignorance = Media
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