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David Letterman: Not The Indiana I Remember as a Kid

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015 01:08 PM

David Letterman took an opportunity to speak out against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing into law a version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that critics say will allow discrimination against homosexuals.

"This is not the Indiana I remember as a kid. I lived there for 27 years, and folks were folks, and that's all there was to it," Letterman said during Tuesday night's edition of CBS' "Late Show."

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"Now this guy throws a monkey wrench into the works. He's holding a press conference today and honestly I don't know what he's talking about," said the Hoosier State native while introducing his Top Ten List of people who look like Pence.

"Something's gone haywire" with Pence, Letterman said. "It doesn't pass the sniff test as they say. It may be legal, but it ain't right."

Letterman also used his monologue to mock Pence. Noting that he once was a Democrat before becoming a Republican, Letterman said it was a "simple procedure covered under Obamacare," and he also poked fun at Pence's heavy breathing during his press conference Tuesday.

Letterman is just the latest entertainer to criticize Pence, although he stopped short of calling for a boycott of the state as some Hollywood figures have.

Actor Ashton Kutcher recently tweeted:


The state of Connecticut was the first to call for a boycott of Indiana and New York has followed suit, reports The Huffington Post.

In response to the calls to boycott Indiana, a coalition of independent merchants have formed their own group, Open for Service, which is a campaign to let consumers know they will serve everyone in their businesses, reports Forbes.

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