The Indianapolis Star — which I have boycotted for over 20 years — has joined the factless frenzy over Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. You can read the unsigned editorial in today’s edition, if you think that’s a good use of your time.
But here’s the only thing you really need to know about it:
We urge Gov. Pence and lawmakers to stop clinging to arguments about whether RFRA really does what critics fear; to stop clinging to ideology or personal preferences; to focus instead on fixing this.
Did you catch that first part? Here it is again:
We urge Gov. Pence and lawmakers to stop clinging to arguments about whether RFRA really does what critics fear
Stop clinging to facts, you teabaggers. People are angry!!!
Does this law really do what its critics say it does? Who cares? The mob demands compliance, and we must cower before it. The truth isn’t just secondary; it’s not a consideration at all.
Come on, Hoosiers, how are we supposed to survive the onslaught of… um… celebrity tweets?
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration act is gay discrimination, pure and simple. You can frost a dog turd, but it's still a dog turd.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 31, 2015
Is Stephen King telling the truth about this law? It doesn’t matter: He’s Stephen King. And he called it a dog turd.
I applaud the Indianapolis Star for rejecting facts and evidence. We should be afraid of people who don’t know what they’re talking about. We must panic, because they’re angry. Very, very angry. And that’s all they need.
#BoycottIndiana. Welcome to Utopia!