Indiana Hires PR Firm To Fix Image
It doesn’t want to be known as the “God hates fags” state.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation, which leads the state’s efforts to attract and retain businesses, has retained Porter Novelli for an undisclosed sum. The firm’s task is to brand Indiana “as a welcoming place to live, visit and do business.”
Implied but not stated explicitly is “even if u r a homo.” How much monetary damage did conservative Christian wingnuts, in state government and outside of it, do to Indiana’s reputation? Moneys of an UNDISCLOSED SUM. That sounds expensive!
Wingnuts do not understand what it is that they did that was so wrong here. They were simply trying to protect people from the Homosexual Menace, how is that so bad? And of course, after big business stepped in and told the state to go fuck itself, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who didn’t even understand the dumb thing he originally signed, ended up sucking up and signing a boring bill that clarifies that businesses are NOT allowed to beat up on the gays and the lesbians. So what is the problem? Oh, we know! It’s that they did it in the first place, and now regular Americans hear the word “Indiana” and are even less interested in going there than they were before, which we didn’t think was scientifically possible.