Rosie O'Donnell weighed in on Indiana's
so-called religious freedom law during a SiriusXM town hall this week
with gay rights activist Michelangelo Signorile.
A strong backlash against the bill led
Republican Governor Mike Pence to ask lawmakers to rewrite the law to
include LGBT protections.
Arkansas governors sign revised “religious freedom” bills.)
“How does one get away with, like the
Governor of Indiana, basically saying, 'I am for persecution; I am
for bigotry?'” O'Donnell asked.
Signorile, who is pitching his new book
Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning
True Equality, replied that such laws were about finding ways
for gay rights opponents to “turn themselves into the victims.”
On the subject of the
Indiana pizzeria that vowed not to cater a gay wedding, O'Donnell
said: “Gays were going to cater their wedding with pizza? Not
even lesbians would do that.”
“We might have a potluck. We have
bring your own chili. But that's only if financial situations are
tough,” she added.