Pop star Miley Cyrus has not taken kindly to the “Religious Freedom” bill Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Thursday. The “Wrecking Ball” singer took to her Instagram account to slam the governor.
“You're an a--hole @govpenceIN: the only place that has more idiots that Instagram is in politics @braisoncwukong thank you for standing up for what is right! We need more strong heterosexual men fighting for equality in both men and women! Why are the macho afraid to love muchoooo?!?” she wrote.
Cyrus, 22, posted the message after her brother Braison Cyrus, who goes by the name Braison the Wanderer, shared a similar message on social media. “This is Indiana Senator, Mike Pence,” Braison wrote, identifying the governor incorrectly. “He is currently trying to pass a law in Indiana to allow businesses to discriminate against gays under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This is wrong in so many ways. Tweet him and tell him he's an a--hole @govpenceIN.”
The siblings shared the same photo of Pence.
The “Religious Freedom” bill would allow people and corporations in Indiana to use their religious beliefs as a basis to avoid following anti-discrimination protections and other laws.
Jane Henegar, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, is just one of the thousands upset with the new measure. “The timing of this legislation is important to understanding its intent: The bill was introduced as a backlash reaction to achieving marriage equality for same-sex couples in Indiana,” she said in a press release.
“We are deeply disappointed that the governor and state lawmakers have been tone-deaf to the cries of legions of Hoosiers -- including businesses, convention leaders, faith communities and more than 10,000 people who signed petitions against the bill -- who say they don’t want this harmful legislation to impair the reputation of our state and harm our ability to attract the best and brightest to Indiana,” Henegar added.
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