Bil Browning

Indiana RFRA Author Hoped for Catastrophe to Deflect Attention

Filed By Bil Browning | May 30, 2015 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: damage control, Dennis Kruz, Indiana, negative publicity, Nepal, RFRA

"For some reason the media and gay community surrounded us with this discrimination thing. This bill was not designed to do anything with discrimination in general. It was just one of those issues that got out of hand and out of control. As we got closer to [the NCAA tournament], more attention was coming to Indianapolis and I think people just jumped on that. We were the center of the American news and we were thinking why doesn't some other catastrophe happen and the news go cover a Nepal earthquake or something"

-- Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse, the co-author of the state's RFRA law that caused national controversy because it would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people, speaking to a gathering at Huntington University this week. You know what they say, when you want to deflect negative publicity, you don't make things right. You hope that brown people in some third world country die horrible deaths. Or something.

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