|Governor Mike Pence|
We get that Bill Clinton signed a version of RFRA into law in 1993. We get that other states then have gone on to pass their own version of RFRA. We understand that Barack Obama voted for RFRA in the Illinois Senate when he was a member. We get that you believe RFRA is the best thing since sliced bread and that you love every ever-loving word of the thing. We get that you don't think the bill is the problem. We get that you blame the media. We get all of it, sir.
What I'm concerned about is what you don't seem to get. You don't seem to get what's happening right now in our state. You seem to think all of this will blow over and you can get back to head nodding and union busting. It's not going to happen. Your administration as you knew it ended when you signed RFRA into law. It's all playing defense from here.
Now, on the RFRA crisis, you're the only one with the capacity to fix it. I know it will wrench your guts out to have to change your mind on something, but you must do this for the good of the State of Indiana and to save any chance you have of reelection.
You see, you may not remember this, but you ticked off a whole lot of teachers. They'll never vote for you again. When you add on the RFRA gang on top of it...well, Governor John Gregg (or whoever runs) sounds pretty darn likely.
Indiana is calling for its Governor to be a Chief Executive. Quit canceling speeches and putting your head in the sand and let's fix this crisis. Demand that the General Assembly repeal RFRA and add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's non-discrimination law.
If you abhor discrimination and truly want to put Indiana on the road to recovery, you'll do this.