Miley Cyrus: Indiana Law ‘Dinosaurs’ ‘Dying Off’
Left-wing singer Miley Cyrus wants to take her famous Wrecking Ball to Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Cyrus followed up her “asshole” comment from last week by saying supporters of the state law haven’t evolved as much as she has.
Cyrus referenced her wholesome stint as Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana before calling supporters of Indiana’s religious freedom law “dinosaurs” on their way to “dying off,” according to Time.
She told Time that her 99-episode run as Montana didn’t represent her real views. “I lived a life where I had to be something every day and had to be a character, and it wasn’t necessarily who I wanted to be. And now I’ve dedicated my life to being whoever it is that I want to be, and also constantly learning and evolving,” reported Time.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and other backers of SB 101 need to make way for the next generation, the 22-year-old Cyrus said.
“That’s what’s wrong with [supporters of the Indiana law]—they’re not choosing to live that way,” Cyrus said. “And if you don’t choose to live that way, you’re not going to last in this generation because we are overtaking you. They are dinosaurs, and they are dying off. We are the new generation, and with that will come so much.”
In related news, Cyrus might be unpleasantly surprised to learn that millennials don’t represent the overwhelmingly liberal front she’s touting. A recent study found 38 percent of millennials think sex between two adults of the same gender is “morally wrong.”
RFRA supporters have been contending with accusations that the bill is designed to discriminate against gay people.
The law is modeled after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. SB 101 is intended simply to protect individuals from government interference when it comes to religion, according to Pence.
A local ABC News outlet misrepresented a small-town pizzeria in a story published Tuesday with a headline reading “RFRA: First Michiana business to publicly deny same-sex service.”
The O’Connor family, which owns Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., told ABC 57 that they would never deny service to gay customers; however, they would decline to cater a same-sex wedding if a gay couple approached the restaurant while planning the event.
“We are a Christian establishment,” Crystal O'Connor said. “We're not discriminating against anyone, that's just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything."