Indiana and the Intolerant Left - David French, National Review
". . . While itís hardly surprising to see legally ignorant sportswriters use the language of segregated lunch counters, itís disturbing to see well-informed CEOs such as Appleís Tim Cook conjuring up the specter of the Old South. Simply put, their concerns about systematic invidious discrimination are utter hogwash, and they either know it or should know it. Why? Because RFRAs arenít new, the legal standard they protect is decades older than the RFRAs themselves, and these legal standards have not been used ó nor can they be used ó to create the dystopian future the Left claims to fear. After all, the current RFRA legal tests were the law of the land for all 50 states ó constitutionally mandated ó until the Supreme Courtís misguided decision in Employment Division v. Smith, where the Court allowed fear of drug use to overcome its constitutional good sense. And yet during the decades before Smith, non-discrimination statutes proliferated, and were successfully enforced to open public accommodations to people of all races, creeds, colors, and ó yes ó sexual orientations. . . . "