Memories Pizza Reopens to Supportive Crowd, No Protesters, $840K in Donations
A small, but noteworthy victory: Memories Pizza, in Walkerton, Ind., reopened Thursday to large crowds and no problems. The small-town pizzeria was subjected to an online blitzkrieg when Crystal O’Connor, daughter of owner Kevin O’Connor, told a local …
In Indiana, Hysteria as a Bludgeon
Hysteria works. That’s the lesson of the debate, such as it is, over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Nothing so captured the spirit of the discussion as an exchange Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.” That is, …
Memories Pizza Just a Memory — on Google, at Least
Since stating this morning that they would not be willing to cater a same-sex wedding, the owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., are experiencing the famous “tolerance” of the American Left.
A search on Google Maps for pizza parlors …
Will’s Take: Welcome to Indiana’s ‘Indignation Sweepstakes’
“There is nothing more tiresome in modern American life,” says columnist George Will, “than the indignation sweepstakes we get in all the time to see who can be most angry about this and that.” And the sweepstakes are on in …
Indiana’s RFRA: Eight Theses
Pertaining to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a few things that are not being said that need to be said:
1. There is no good reason for any business, let’s say a hamburger stand for example, to deny …
Romney Narrowly Holding Bellwether Ohio County, N.H. Towns
Credit Suffolk for doing some of the most interesting polling of this cycle. Rather than toss another statewide poll onto the pile, they took a detailed look at one bellwether county in Ohio and two bellwether towns in New Hampshire. …
Indiana House Republicans Sing About Missing Democratic Lawmakers
From the good folks at HoosierAccess.com, Indiana House Republicans have discovered an innovative tactic to get their Democratic House counterparts to return to their home state: Singing to them.
74 bring them home to the place they belong, Indiana, …
Indiana’s Turnout Is Up . . . Which Is How It Should Be, Really
Early voting turnout in Indiana is higher than 2006, but I would more or less expect that with a good, competitive three-way race in Indiana’s Senate primary:
Early voting numbers surged in the weekend leading up to the Tuesday Indiana …
Conservatives to Apple, Inc.: Stand Up for LGBT Community, Cease Operations in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria
If Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is troubling, perhaps he should consider a few of the foreign locales where his own company does business. That is the request from several prominent conservative media figures …
The Shoddiest Media Coverage of Religious Liberty You’ll See Today
The mainstream media coverage of Memories Pizza — and Indiana’s state Religious Freedom Restoration Act generally — has been abysmal. But this segment from CNN manages to gather all the worst aspects of that coverage into just three fearmongering, …
Ark. Governor Sends State RFRA Back to Legislature
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has returned his state’s version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, HB1228, passed Tuesday, to state legislators. “I’ve asked them to recall it and change the language,” Hutchinson said at a news conference Wednesday morning, …
Is Indiana Protecting Discrimination?
Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Almost immediately, an uproar ensued, claiming that the law was discriminatory — that it provided a license for businesses to discriminate against gay …
Liberals against Religious Liberty in Indiana
Indiana has adopted a state-level version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), thereby imposing a “strict scrutiny” legal standard when the state government or local powers pass laws that interfere with the free exercise of religion. For this, …
Indiana Democrat: Fleeing State Is Like Serving in Afghanistan
Via HoosierPundit, a glimpse at the enormous self-regard that fleeing Democratic state lawmakers have for themselves: Indiana Democratic state representative Dave Cheatham explains why he fled across the state line rather than stay in the state capitol and provide a …
We will need to see some official calls, but so far, so good for Republicans.
Jackie Walorski is ahead by about 4,000 votes in IN-2.
Larry Bucshon is ahead by about 11,000 votes in IN-8.
Todd Young is ahead of Baron Hill …
So Will the DCCC Send This Guy Money if He’s Tea Party–Endorsed?
State representative Trent Van Haaften, the Indiana Democrat running to fill the shoes of U.S. Senate candidate Brad Ellsworth, met with Tea Party activists, hoping “to explore the possibility of the movement supporting the Democrat for Congress in November.”