Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence caused a furor when he signed a bigoted bill into law legalizing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Business leaders have denounced the law and are threatening the flee the state as #BoycottIndiana is trending on Twitter.
Some of the harshest criticism has come from tech industry moguls.
Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted that he is “deeply disappointed in Indiana’s new law” and called on the governor of Arkansas to veto a similar bill.
Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2015
But despite all the heat Indiana Republicans are taking for their morally reprehensible law, the Internet Action Force is helping Gov. Pence with a new advertisement to boost tourism in Indiana based on the new law:
“Whether you’re a family of bigots, a couple of bigots, or just an individual bigot, you can explore Indiana Dunes State Park, tour the covered bridges of Park County and shame and humiliate people who are different from you to your heart’s content.”
Watch “Indiana Is A Great Place To Be A Bigot” from Internet Action Force below:
Please CALL your Senator TODAY @ 202-224-3121. tell them to support the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022.
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.