Saturday, April 4, 2015

True purpose of Indiana law?

Terrible misunderstanding. 

The country has been in an uproar over Indiana's new law, which says in part: "A governmental entity may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability." It seems to many that the law was primarily intended to permit discrimination against gay and lesbian citizens by those who read an anti-gay message into their Bibles.

After some investigation, I am assured that the law's intent was merely to guarantee that Indianans could ignore the highway toll while driving to church.

(BTW, it seems Indiana now needs to keep an eye out for any new religions that consider armed robbery to be a sacrament.)