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Good Luck, Indiana!

Indiana, how very Van Gogh.

I crossed the country 5 times by car when I was a kid and passed through Indiana on four of those trips. It’s a little unfair to say that Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa are boring states but I just can’t remember much about them except straight roads and a hynotically homogenous landscape. I think I might have left a bathing suit in a motel bathroom in Indiana. The pool was nice, that much I remember.

Other than that? Fields and fields of fields. So, you know, Indiana doesn’t have much going for it to begin with.

Now, it has even less.

Well, at least the religious fundamentalists who were violently oppressed by female pro-contraceptive guerrillas and gay men demanding wedding cakes can sleep peacefully at night now. They can unbar their barn doors and beat their swords into ploughshares, which are much more useful in Indiana.

You’re free! Free!, I say!

(Let’s not go to Indiana, it’s a silly place.)

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  1. Pennsylvania has the same law.

      • Yep, I saw that. Not saying it ain’t so. Just that if you live in Philly or Pittsburgh, your chances of encountering fundamentalism in its native state is pretty low.
        BTW, NJ isn’t on that map but when I lived in the burbs there, there were plenty of overzealous fundies. I encountered them there more than I do here in Pittsburgh. My guess is that the more rural the state, the more likely you are to get these kinds of bills. In the case of PA, if you’re in Harrisburg the capital, you’re surrounded by red people. It’s quite a different state when you go west or east.

    • Funny, I don’t see anyone around acting like they’re oppressed (because they wouldn’t be?). Could be the middle of the state has got its fundamentalist knickers in a twist. They tend to congregate there.
      Then again, Pennsylvania has a lot of variation in topography and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which are diverse, Democratic and generally fun places.
      So, there’s that.
      Oh, and our new governor seems to be a pretty cool dude unlike Corbett who was a total dick.
      I see the RFRA act in PA was passed in 2002. Not sure who was responsible for that. But give a fundy a nanometer and they’ll take a parsec.

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