Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m from that awful state you’ve heard about so recently on the news. I’m from Indiana. And I’m not just from Indiana, I’m from gun-carrying, tractor driving, more than one dog having, corn picking, planter riding, combine chasing, cold weather hating Indiana.
This is where I’m from. I was born a Hoosier.
We’ve been controversial for the past week because, well because some people are stupid. When I say “some people” please put the name Gov. Mike Pence in because he has been very stupid. He also acts as though he doesn’t know how stupid he’s been.
I’m not going to debate the whole Religious Freedom Restoration Act with anyone because I’ve had my fill. No one will change their minds and that’s okay because this is America. I just know that if he knows what is best for him, he will put the law down and back away slowly. He is costing Hoosiers more than he knows or even cares about.
With the unwanted press about the law, companies are refusing to expand here. They are afraid of what will be next. I agree. They should be afraid. But I want to remind them that there are people in Indiana who don’t like this law. There are people being punished even though they are speaking out against it.
I have resigned myself to the fact that if you say you are from Indiana, people will think you are uncultured swine. I beg to differ. I’m highly educated and support the arts whenever I can. Am I in the majority? No. Still we should not be lumped together with those who are not understanding enough to put their differences aside and be okay with each other. I’ve also resigned myself to the fact that cultural events will no longer come here for my family to participate in. My children will suffer for this action and that is sad.
So don’t judge me because I’m from Indiana. Judge me by my actions and my ability to spin the written word into a beautiful tapestry. I’m not one of those people you have seen in Deliverance (although that is not about Indiana and I apologize to the state I’m characterizing with that reference).
Oh and I’m not from Muncie, I just went to college there. 🙂
Until next time, fall in love!