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Bill Maher Thanks Jesus for Inspiring Indiana’s ‘Anti-Gay’ Law


The debate over Indiana’s “religious freedom” law didn’t really erupt until this weekend, so Bill Maher did not get a chance to dig into it on his HBO show Friday night. But in a little preview of what you can expect when he returns later this week, the comedian sent out this tweet suggesting Jesus might not be a big fan of discrimination:

While Indiana lawmakers are by no means backing away from the controversial law, the are supposedly adding a provision that is meant to prevent active discrimination against LGBT customers of business that want do not want to have them as patrons.

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“What we had hoped for with the bill was a message of inclusion — inclusion of all religious beliefs,” Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) said on Monday. “What instead has come out is a message of exclusion, and that was not the intent, and hopefully not the effect. But to the extent it is, we’re intent on righting that.”

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