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Commentary: Indiana, a state that works? Hardly

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Commentary: Indiana, a state that works? Hardly

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives pushed through their so-called religious freedom restoration bill, Gov. Mike Pence couldn’t wait to congratulate lawmakers on a job well done. Critics, including many major businesses, say Senate Bill 101, which allows business owners to refuse to provide goods or services […]

Commentary: Unholy arguments and religious freedom

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Commentary: Unholy arguments and religious freedom

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – My grandfather, a conservative Republican, had a useful saying. “If you’re going to do something, you ought to be able to look at if after you’ve done it. If you can’t look at it, you shouldn’t be doing it.” I thought about Grandpa’s words as I listened to the […]

Commentary: Reefer and RFRA

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Commentary: Reefer and RFRA

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I don’t smoke marijuana because it dulls my hatred of people and I have never been a very deeply religious person. My philosophy is that I believe in God and God believes in me and that’s about it. However, with lawmakers set to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), I […]

Commentary: Price tags for pandering

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Commentary: Price tags for pandering

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Years ago, the members of the Indiana General Assembly set themselves a task. They wanted to approve a measure that would allow the state of Indiana to post the Ten Commandments on the Statehouse lawn. Many, perhaps even most, of the legislators knew it was a foolish quest. Courts […]