Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, wants to be sure that we understand: bigotry and appeals to the lowest common denominator are the rock-solid foundation of his political career.
In a NY Times Op-Ed he wanted those Commie, atheistic, libtard corporations like Cummins Engine to know they won't be able to bring their left-wing propaganda that ruined it for Christian pizza shop owners in Indiana to Loozy-anna! No sir!
As the fight for religious liberty moves to Louisiana, I have a clear message for any corporation that contemplates bullying our state: Save your breath. In 2010, Louisiana adopted a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which prohibits government from unduly burdening a person’s exercise of religion. However, given the changing positions of politicians, judges and the public in favor of same-sex marriage, along with the potential for discrimination against Christian individuals and businesses that comes with these shifts, I plan in this legislative session to fight for passage of the Marriage and Conscience Act.
Well, they better take care. They had better write into the new law that only Christian beliefs are protected by it, and also be pretty specific as to which denominations are to be covered. You wouldn't want it to cover anything like Rochester's own Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church where "All are welcome." (Link, but careful, it's noisy.) Imagine! A church that has the heretical nerve to be inclusive!
Without these sensible though obviously-unconstitutional precautions, they will find themselves in the situation of poor Missouri, where some of the rather severe abortion restrictions are being challenged now by the Satanic Temple. It seems the Satanic Temple has a primary belief that women have bodily autonomy [I know... right?]. Missouri's 72-hour waiting period requirement, together with a number of other bullshit regulations that have closed every abortion provider in the state save one, are placing an easily actionable "undue burden" on their adherents' sincerely-held religious beliefs.
I can't wait to see what ideas about marriage and conscience the Satanic Temple find are unduly burdened by the legal code of the fine state of Louisiana.