Megyn Kelly has become the hottest name in cable television news over the past three years and is never afraid to make her opinion known. On her show The Kelly File, she not only provided her support for the law, but told Brit Hume that Indiana’s controversial law doesn’t mean much since gay people aren’t protected under Indiana‘s laws in the first place.
“The law doesn’t even have to say any of that in Indiana because there’s no antidiscrimination law protecting gays and lesbians in Indiana. There are couple of cities that recognize it. But the RFRA in Indiana, this law, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is basically meaningless when it comes to gays and lesbians in that state because they are not recognized as a protected class. “
Twitter wasn’t kind about Megyn Kelly’s constant support of Indiana’s law.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Megyn Kelly telling another lie about Indiana's "religious freedom" law! Christ. http://t.co/rsyoe87i7v
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) April 1, 2015
Megyn Kelly hosts a hate group leader two nights in a row to defend a law accused of LGBT discrimination: http://t.co/srCjQXc0p4
— Media Matters (@mmfa) April 1, 2015
BizPac Review reports that Megyn Kelly invited Mike Huckabee to defend Indiana’s controversial law and he was very firm on his support. After Kelly pointed out that Connecticut has its own version of Indiana’s new law, Huckabee said the controversy was manufactured by the left, which he believes is trying to create more division.
“I’ve never seen anything so utterly off the mark in my life, trying to say that the RFRA law is actually discrimination,” he told Kelly.
However, Megyn Kelly has garnered some support on social media, although her detractors say these tweets prove people who support the law are homophobic.
@megynkelly Vicious Gay Mafia trying2 take out little Pizza guy who just said he would not serve a Gay Wedding because of his Faith! FAITH#1
— lovusa4 (@lovusa4) April 2, 2015
@megynkelly tell gay friends to go into a frozen food section by a cake buy two male figurines put it on top,Boom! you got gay wedding cake.
— donald quick (@quickdonald8724) March 31, 2015
Megyn Kelly, a former lawyer, has both her share of admirers and detractors. Kelly is known for being upfront and calling out the media on what she believes are lies. According to TVNewser, Ms. Kelly recently talked about the media coverage of the racially charged events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The mainstream media, and some very public personalities, helped push a lie about racially-charged events in Ferguson. Now, some in the media, after being publicly shamed, are starting to come around.”
Megyn Kelly ferociously defended the Fox News stance that the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” narrative was false. Even Eric Holder’s Department of Justice realized it was false. However, they also found out that there was a pattern of racism within the Ferguson Police Department. The Los Angeles Times reported on the Ferguson findings.
Local police and a city official in Ferguson, Mo., sent racially charged emails comparing minority welfare recipients to dogs and made insensitive comments about Muslims, copies of the emails released by the city show. The emails, made public on Friday, were referenced in a March report from the Justice Department that found widespread discrimination in the Ferguson police force and in court proceedings.
Megyn Kelly tried to downplay those reports and received backlash as well. It will be interesting to hear what Megyn Kelly says after the Supreme Court rules on gay marriage again this June.
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