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And you won’t believe what happens next! Kudos to PJTV alumnus Steven Crowder for boldly going where no MSM type has gone before, and to Paula Bolyard for the great headline.
All of which is a reminder that “Comparing RFRA [Religious Freedom and Restoration Act] laws to Jim Crow laws turns all of this on its head,” as Jonah Goldberg writes at NRO tonight:
Jim Crow laws forced tolerant businesses to be intolerant of blacks. No one, anywhere, is suggesting that people who want to do business with same-sex couples should be barred from doing so. The argument is whether the government should force a few ardent Christians (or Jews or Muslims) to participate in a ceremony that violates their faith.
In Indiana, the most vocal and arguably the most powerful voices against even the perception of anti-gay discrimination have come from the business community. And, one suspects, there are plenty of people in the wedding-planning industry eager for such business. We could impose a fine on recalcitrant religious wedding photographers.
But the market already does that, every time they turn away paying customers.
But, Selma, man. And I’m sure the Crusades play into this as well, somehow.
Related: “Adlai Stevenson famously offered this definition: ‘A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.’ We do not live in that society.”