Braison Cyrus, younger brother of pop star and twerker-in-chief Miley Cyrus, has launched a campaign to have everybody on the Internet give Indiana Gov. Mike Pence hell for signing into law a polarizing “religious freedom” bill.
A photo posted by braison the wanderer (@braisoncwukong) on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:15pm PDT
Critics argue that the nascent law — which the former six-term Republican congressman insists follows suit with the pre-existing Religious Freedom Restoration Act — could open the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against individual members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, as well as those involved in same-sex marriages.
Team Cyrus doesn’t like the sound of any of that, and is rallying sympathizers to the cause.
This is Indiana Senator, Mike Pence. 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 asshole @govpenceIN
A photo posted by braison the wanderer (@braisoncwukong) on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:59pm PDT
“This is Indiana Senator, Mike Pence … Tweet him and tell him he’s an asshole,” the civic-minded, but perhaps not civics-minded activist (he figured it out, eventually), directed his 270,000-plus Instragram followers.
Big sis Miley wasted no time stepping into the verbal fray.
You're an asshole @govpenceIN ✌️-1 cc: 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?!?
A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:06pm PDT
“You’re an asshole @govpenceIN,” she railed, adding, “the only place that has more idiots that Instagram is in politics.”
I’m no pollster, but Pence appears to be taking it on the chin across social media.
The mounting list of detractors includes:
1930 Germany, signs saying "No Jews". 19th-20th century (US, UK, etc.): "No coloured" 2015 #America: "No gays." @GovPenceIN #indy #progress
— Lee Davies (@leeDav84) March 26, 2015
you notice how most evil in the world hides behind the bullshit cloak of religion....from #ISIS to @GovPenceIN
— Put an X (@MRBistruth) March 26, 2015
@GovPenceIN is a disgrace to humanity. Why would you pass that bill? You make me glad I don't live in your filthy state anymore.
— Tyler (@TylerShort1297) March 26, 2015
And college hoops fans
@NCAA move games from Indiana or lose my viewership @GovPenceIN
— George Tucker (@TuckerTues) March 26, 2015
Meanwhile, at least one quick-thinking entrepreneur seems to believe the time is finally right to set up shop in the Hoosier State.
@sakellems @GovPenceIN we will open a Nazi gift store.Jews not allowed!
— petronis (@druskisa) March 26, 2015
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