MSNBC Host On Indiana RFRA: ‘Smear The Queer’ Doesn’t Work Anymore [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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During a segment on the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts denounced the law and said the age of “smear the queer” politics was over. (VIDEO: Al Sharpton Compares Indiana Religious Freedom Law To Slavery, Jim Crow)

“When I think about Indiana… it’s just one of a number of states with similar laws,” Roberts (who is himself gay) told Indianapolis CEO Jeffrey Smulyan. “We have Arkansas considering a bill as well. We also have Georgia moving forward potentially with some type of bill.”

“But we have other CEOs that are standing up along with you,” he continued. “And for lack of better term, ‘smear the queer’ used to work in this country to rally political bases and get people out in numbers. That doesn’t work anymore especially since we see business leaders like you standing up to say this is bad for business.”

“I think modern businesses realize to be the most competitive, not only nationally but globally, we have to attract the most competent, diverse work forces,” Smulyen said. “And that means workforces with all sorts of beliefs and sexual orientation.” (VIDEO: MSNBC Guest: GOP Supports Israel Because They’re ‘Xenophobic, Nativist,’ And ‘Racist’)

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