Governor Mike Pence: Weasel of the Month

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Click on the image to watch Governor Pence NOT answer the question.

What happens when conservatives take an old law and twist it to oppose same sex marriage? Probably this. If you don’t have time to peruse that link then try this one.

“Last year, thanks to an organized campaign, opponents defeated a same-sex marriage ban; now, they say, Spence has given them the Indiana Religious Freedom Act, a consolation prize modeled on the federal Restoration of Religious Freedom Act, a Clinton Administration law that, in general, bans the government from meddling in or interfering with religious practices or beliefs….But the law took on a new life when religious organizations used it as grounds for argument against contraception, most notably in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling last year.”

jackass-awardAfter signing the bill into law Twitter blew up. After the explosion a growing list of entities decided to protest the discriminatory law by threatening to sever ties with Indiana.

Now Governor Pence is in damage control mode. Not only was the signing of this bill harmful to Indiana’s economy and image, but it is also harmful to his potential 2016 presidential run. It also makes the Republican party look bad and alienates the younger vote.  Watch Governor Pence try to walk it back, and in the process, make himself look even worse!

potatoNot only does Governor Pence refuse to answer a simple yes or no question but he also keeps trying to shift the blame onto a Clinton-era law. Okay, I’ll play. Lets say that the Clinton-era Restoration of Religious Freedom Act can be used to discriminate against gays. Pence is essentially using a grade school argument:

“Billy cheated on the test last year and didn’t get caught so why should I get in trouble?”

Good luck with that.

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3 Responses to Governor Mike Pence: Weasel of the Month

  1. potatoefist says:

    Man this stuff seems so complicated to me. How can a law be manipulated like that? And did he really think it was going to go well? He’s a politician, and should have realized the potential for blowback.

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  2. DR says:

    And it led to this:

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/whoops-indianas-anti-gay-religious-freedom-act-opens-the-door-for-the-first-church-of-cannabis/

    Whoops: Indiana’s anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ act opens the door for the First Church of Cannabis

    Tom Boggioni
    29 Mar 2015 at 20:55 ET
    In a classic case of “unintended consequences,” the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for the establishment of the First Church of Cannabis in the Hoosier State.

    While Governor Mike Pence (R) was holding a signing ceremony for the bill allowing businesses and individuals to deny services to gays on religious grounds or values, paperwork for the First Church of Cannabis Inc. was being filed with the Secretary of State’s office, reports RTV6.

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