This week he flipped.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said this week that Obama denounced Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act because it appears to legitimize discrimination.
The purpose of Indiana's RFRA is ...
... to protect orthodox Jewish bakers from being forced to bake cakes adorned with swastikas.
... to protect Christian food service providers from being forced to provide catering services to strip club conventions.
... intended to protect Muslims photographers from being compelled to snap shots at the state fair's hog competition.
... designed to protect Mormon motel owners from being forced to rent rooms to whores.
There was also something about homosexuals and wedding cakes, but I can't recall off hand...
From The Washington Times we read:
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Indiana’s religious freedom law drew an attack Sunday from the White House even though Indiana Republicans say President Obama voted in favor of similar legislation as an Illinois state senator in 1998.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn’t deny that Mr. Obama voted to pass the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act but said the Indiana law appears to “legitimize discrimination.”
“When you have a law like this one in Indiana that seems to legitimize discrimination, it’s important for everybody to stand up and speak out,” Mr. Earnest said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican who signed the bill last week, came out swinging Sunday against what he described as an “avalanche of intolerance” aimed at the legislation, which gay rights organizations say allows discrimination based on religious convictions against homosexuality. The law has led to numerous actual and threatened boycotts of the state, even though the federal government and 19 other states have such laws.
“Is tolerance a two-way street or not? There’s a lot of talk about tolerance in this country today having to do with people on the left,” Mr. Pence said. “But here Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith in our state, and this avalanche of intolerance that has been poured on our state is just outrageous.”
“And I’m not going to take it lying down,” the governor said.
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