NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis
Dear NSNC members:
As our conference in Indianapolis approaches — and it will be here before we know it — I have heard from quite a few of you about Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act and what steps we should take, if any, in response to a law many people see as discriminatory.
The NSNC board of directors has wrestled with this issue — thoughtfully, passionately and respectfully — for several days. Here is the consensus:
We are committed to Indianapolis and that is where we will stay. Instead of abandoning the state of Indiana, we should encourage all of our members to go and see for themselves what is going on there.
Then we should do what we do best: Report. Opine. Write. Let readers across the country and, yes, around the world know what is happening, how it is affecting Hoosiers and what it means, or could mean, to people back home, wherever that may be, and everywhere else.
You can’t shine a light on something from a distance.