A History Lesson with Indiana

Note: I would like everyone to understand that there are people in Indiana that does not agree with this law. I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m grouping everyone together. I guess I am aiming my disappointment more towards Indiana’s political power and government. Also I just want to make clear that I completely understand that this law isn’t directed as the LGBTQ community specifically, people have just made it clear that this is the community that is most aimed towards. I just think discrimination of any kind is wrong.

I have been hearing a lot about this “Religious Freedom” law being passed in Indiana.

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

I am so greatly disappointed. GREATLY DISAPPOINTED. Apparently, the U.S. government decided to go back in time. Is this a huge nation wide history lesson or something? This is ridiculous.

If you don’t know what the “Religious Freedom” law is, well I’ll give you a brief summary. It gives business owners a legal defense to refuse service to members of the LGBTQ community.

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I don’t know what religion these people are following but it is definitely not Christianity. There is nothing in the bible that says, “Thou shall turn away paying customers because of who they love.” Was that like the 11th commandment or something? Did I miss something? Did I skip the day when they taught that in Sunday school?

“Alright kids, God loves everyone, except gay people so don’t serve them when they come into your restaurant.”

“So Jesus hung out with prostitutes and tax collectors but it doesn’t say gay people so they cannot have fries with that order.”

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I’m just saying. I’m a Christian. My religion taught me to love everyone because they are all God’s children. This wouldn’t be a huge problem if Christians actually understood what the Bible was trying to teach us. If you are a Chrisitian then all you business owners in Indiana should be like, “Yes, your business is very welcome here at this establishment because God told me not to discriminate and love everyone so I don’t care if you’re gay or straight because that has nothing to do with me or my religion. You do you.” Right? No? Wait what? I’m confused.

Well okay, I came up with a plan to combat this. I am going to move to Indiana, open up a business and then refuse to serve anyone that don’t support equality. It is my religious freedom, right?

I mean do you realize how STUPID that sounds? Are we just going to start turning away people of different races or different gender because it’s our “religious freedom”? Well if that’s true, then I am totally screwed. WHAT RELIGION ARE YOU FOLLOWING? SERIOUSLY. SOMEONE ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME BECAUSE I AM SO DAMN CONFUSED.

Also you are a dumbass for turning away business. Who gives a shit what their sexuality is? They want to buy your stuff so let them. They are giving you money. If a gay person tries to randomly give you a million dollars, are you just going to be like “Oh no, sorry I don’t want that because you’re gay.” No because that’s literally the stupidest thing ever.

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Well, Indiana, just took like a million steps back in progress and I am ashamed of you. When people said that history repeats itself, I really hoped this wasn’t what they were talking about but I guess I was wrong. I thought we were in the 21st century. I thought we were a generation that fought for equality and love. So far, from the things I’ve read and seen in society, that is not what is happening and it breaks my heart. I hope we can move forward one day. I hope that one day we can stop being so stupid and teach each other with respect and as human beings. Why are we all so afraid of change? Our society is broken and we need to fix it and that requires change. Do you not want to see progress? Do people not want for us as humans to evolve into better beings? Are we so scared of progress that we are willing to destroy each other? Is this what our society has come down to? I think we can do better. I don’t think equal human rights is an intangible goal. I think we can do it.

Please remember that and take note, Indiana: At the end of the day, no matter your sexuality, race, or gender, we are all human and no religion can change that.

-J

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