"Your money's no good here".
That's the message Indiana Senate Bill 101, signed by Mike Pence today, sends to ... well, everyone who isn't in the majority religion in a community. The law seems to be a reaction to the recent expansion of gay and lesbian rights, but it can apply to divorced people, pagans and Jews and Buddhists, and anyone else who somehow offends someone's sense of right and wrong, so long as they can cite a religious justification.
"Your money's no good here" is a message that has been sent before, of course.
Jim Crow laws
Nazi antisemitic laws
Adolph Hitler and the KKK stand in solidarity with you, Governor Pence. Of course, you can console yourself with the thought that no one will ever treat you or your descendants like this; your religion is in the majority, and will remain so. Right?
Of course, there's always this rather famous passage from Revelations.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
So there you have it, Governor. The Bible tells of a day when Christians will be the minority religion, and will be told "Your money's no good here".
Do you really believe that a weapon wielded by Hitler, by the racists of the American South, and by the Antichrist himself, is somehow a weapon of good in your hands? Are you really that blind?
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: