The Boxing Rabbi is trying to wrap his head around the “Religious Freedom” law passed by the Indiana Legislature and signed by Gov Mike Pence-and all I feel is stone cold anger.
This is bigotry wrapped in the shiny bow of religion. “My religion says I can refuse service to gays? That’s perfectly fine, its in the Bible, you know”.
What about refusing service to Jews- “They killed our Lord-it’s in the Bible you know”.
What about refusing service to African-Americans- “They are marked with the curse of Ham-it’s in the Bible you know”.
When I read the news yesterday, what came immediately came to mind was this famous picture of future Georgia Governor Lester Maddox “refusing service” to an African American gentleman who came to his restaurant. Note the gun.