Liberals' anger 'off the charts' after IN governor signs bill

Friday, March 27, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Indiana's governor doesn't seem concerned that a Religious Freedom Restoration Act might be offensive to some parties. 

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Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill March 26, making Indiana the 20th state to pass the measure, which is similar to the federal law, often referred to as RFRA.

Micah Clark of the American Family Association of Indiana says the debate revealed "the true hostility" toward religious liberty in the U.S.

"Because the opposition against this bill, and the hatred against people who support it, is simply off the charts," Clark tells OneNewsNow, accusing opponents of using scare tactics about a bill that President Bill Clinton signed into law at the federal level.

CNN reported that Pence signed a "bill that allows businesses to reject gays." 

The Huffington Post huffed that Pence signed an "anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill." 

The Indianapolis-based Disciples of Christ is considering moving its 6,000-member convention elsewhere and organizers of Gen Con, a gaming convention, claims it brings $50 million annually to Indiana and threatend to leave if Pence signed the bill. 

Clark points out that among the biggest "convention" cities in the U.S., three of the top five have religious freedom laws (see news clip below). 

"Seven of the top 10 convention cities are in states with RFRAs," says Clark, which is evidence that religious freedom laws don't hurt money-drawing convention business.

But there is evidence, Clark adds, that people's religious faith is under attack. 

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