A pro-family leader in Indiana says the state and its governor are setting a bad example by backtracking on religious freedom.
"We're concerned that we could lose our religious liberties and that those religious liberties could be traded off out of concern for losing some tax revenue for sports events and business," Micah Clark says of the ongoing controversy of Gov. Mike Pence (pictured at right) signing a religious freedom bill.
Pence, a Republican, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last week with the support of pro-family groups, including Clark and the American Family Association of Indiana.
But Pence has been pummeled by homosexual activists, businesses and business groups, and the media over accusations of "discrimination" against gays and lesbians.
The governor announced Tuesday that he plans to amend the law, which ironically could mean people of faith - like florists, wedding photographers and bakers in other states - will be discriminated against for their biblical beliefs.
"Religious liberty is not something up for sale," Clark tells OneNewsNow, "and I am concerned that clarification language, or a change to our law, which is a very good law that doesn't need to be fixed, could turn out to be a bad thing for Hoosiers."
Clark says the laws passed after 10 hours of testimony and four hours of floor debate, and now a "mob" has descended on the Hoosier State with threats of boycotts and accusations of discrimination.
"It's just not the way to pass laws in Indiana," he says.
Yesterday on American Family Radio, author and Fox News reporter Todd Starnes weighed in on Pence's stance on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
"First of all, he botched it [in an interview on Sunday] and he admitted [on Tuesday] that he botched it," said Starnes. "I don't think he did himself any favors with what he did [in admitting he botched it]. Because he's sending back this law and he's telling them to fix it – but he told us that there's nothing to fix.
"So if I'm reading this correctly, we're about to get a religious liberty law in Indiana that does not protect religious liberty."
Starnes made his comments on Crane Durham's "Nothing But Truth."