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Miley Cyrus, George Takei And Other Celebs Respond To Indiana's Bigoted SB101

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | March 30, 2015 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | March 30, 2015 |

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed Senate Bill 101 into law, which essentially allows bigoted business owners to refuse service to gay people because somewhere in the bible Jesus apparently said something like, “And to be a true Christian you must never sell baked goods to sodomites.”

Supporters of this vile piece of legislation says it’s a win for “religious freedom.” These celebs disagree:

The last of these is Apple exec Tim Cook, who wrote about the rise of laws like SB101, which are fostering homophobia and discrimination across our nation. As Cook elegantly puts it in his Washington Post piece,
“These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear. They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.”

But apparently all these people are overreacting, because, guys, Governor Pence says it “is not about discrimination. This is about empowering people to confront government overreach.”

But no one’s buying this, because when asked directly if SB101 will allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers, clients or employees, Pence refused to answer. He refused to answer that six times And Fox News reported that.

He did go to that old chestnut about how if gay people want to be tolerated, they need to learn to tolerate bigotry, saying, “The issue here is still: Is tolerance a two-way street or not?”


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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.