“Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexual's (sic) as a "discreet and insular minority" entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities.
Congress should ... ensure that federal dollars were no longer being given to organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus. Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.”
Mike Pence 2000 Campaign Website.
Does anyone think he has changed his mind or his heart? It is time for everyone in the State of Indiana to make a pledge not to vote for him in the next election no matter what party you belong too. It is time to throw out of office all of the members of the house who voted for this bill. You know where they are – about 150 years ago at least in their thinking. It is time to start a boycott of businesses that are owned by these representatives or law firms, since many are lawyers. If you own a business you will be hurt by the millions leaving this state due to their actions, if you work for a living you will be hurt as the business you work for starts losing sales.
So now they are going to “clarify” what the indent of the bill was. Rather doubtful that they will tell the real reasons on why this discrimination law was passed. Of course none of us understand what this is all about, according to Mr. Pence none of us understand and the liberal press has blown this out of proportion. After all it is just like the one signed by President Clinton 20 years ago. Funny a Republican saying a Democratic President did something right. Well it is not the same, in fact it is not the same as passed by many other states. Most of the other states if not all have protections for all citizens and these laws are to limit what the government can do to its citizens. Not Indiana. This law is a direct assault against one class of people because they won a court case against the state the right to marry who they are in love with.
Governor Pence the only way out of this mess is to repeal this law. Admit you were wrong and move on. Or stand your ground and watch the ranks of those against you grow and grow and next election will be your last.
Oh and by the way we need to thank Mr. Pence for letting the health department set up needle exchanges to stop an HIV epidemic. Even if it was against his 2000 statement.