BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An editorial in the New York Times written by Governor Bobby Jindal has fueled a lot of debate online over religious freedom.
The article is titled "Bobby Jindal: I'm Holding Firm Against Gay Marriage."
In it the governor asks business leaders to stand with those who are fighting religious liberty.
In Indiana and Arkansas, big businesses have joined activists in a battle against elected officials who have now backed away from what he calls "strong protections" for religious freedom.
Gov. Jindal says Louisiana's bill is different.
"Rep. Johnson's bill is much more narrowly drawn. It prevents the state from taking action against folks or companies that have a sincerely held religious belief in traditional marriage," said Jindal.
However, 50 ministers statewide have signed a proclamation saying they're compelled to fight this so-called "religious freedom" bill. They say it justifies discrimination in the name of Jesus Christ.