As we have watched the response to Indiana's contraversial religious liberties law, and the subsequent resubmission of a modified bill to Gov. Pence, heads have exploded all over the place. Religious groups claim the modifications weaken their right to discriminate, and LGBT activists claim that the law doesn't go far enough.
I have had issues with gay activists' response to the Indiana pizza parlor owner who said that her establishment would not serve gay weddings (what gay in his or her mind would want a wedding catered with pizza anyways?). I have claimed for years that we LGBTs need to learn when and how we play our cards. I am not sure the response against the homophobic owner was warranted.
Look – homophobia isn't going anywhere. I do agree with the idea proposed by the Oklahoma legislator recently that these businesses should post a sticker on their doors stating clearly that they won't serve LGBTs.
Without going into all the chicken soup of Indiana news, here's a sampling of articles covering the furor. They range from a U.S. Tea Party Senator telling us that things could be worse – we could be hung in Iran – to Pat Robertson talking about anal sex (again).
Not too much hate there, is there?