Two last quick notes on Indiana’s RFRA
Two last things that are largely being overlooked that shouldn’t be:
1. The fact that all the responses to the IN RFRA law from the right were entirely couched in language that explained how it was all about religious liberty and that no one would ever support discriminating against LGBTs should be a pretty strong indication of just how much ground the social conservatives have lost on gay rights in the past several years.
2. Allow me to once again double down on something I often say here, which is that for the vast majority of the people the vast majority of the time, political ideology has less to do with core beliefs than it does getting your way at the moment. Like the Donald Sterling case last spring, the pizzeria hubbub was a textbook case of what conservatives have long argued they wanted for America: a free market where citizens and consumers decided the fate of small businesses, not government regulators. Listening to the reaction from talk radio last week and yesterday, as well as seeing clips of the punditry, it appears that too was more of a strategy that a value.