Stephen King has scared the crap out of us with his horror novels, but this time around he's telling it like it is, calling Indiana's newly passed "religious liberty" law a "dog turd."
The author took to Twitter Monday night to call out the state's new law, which many argue could allow business owners to discriminate against gay people.
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration act is gay discrimination, pure and simple. You can frost a dog turd, but it's still a dog turd.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 31, 2015
His tweet has been favorited over 4,000 times and retweeted by nearly 4,000 Twitter users.
King, 67, isn't the only celebrity to voice their concern over the law. In an op-ed piece for The Washington Post, Apple CEO Tim cook said the legislation is bad for business and that it has " the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality."
Cook, who came out as gay in October, also said he is opposing the law on behalf of Apple Inc. He said while he has great respect for religious freedom, the new law can be "used as an excuse to discriminate." He added the legislation is not a political or religious issue but "about how we treat each other as human beings."
"Opposing discrimination takes courage. With the lives and dignity of so many people at stake, it's time for all of us to be courageous," Cook said.
In addition to Cook and King, Broadway star and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald called out Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who signed the controversial measure into law last week, via Twitter.
"Some in my band are gay & we have 2 gigs in your state next month," she tweeted to Pence. "Should we call ahead to make sure the hotel can accept us all? or could you maybe send us all a list of where its okay for us to go? Might the law apply to me? (I'm black).
"Or maybe I should fire my gay band members just to on the safe side," she continued. "Or MAYBE...we need to stick to singing in states that don't legislate hate? Or MAYBE I donate the money I make in your state while I'm there to organizations that will combat your hateful legislation. Yep. That's what I'll do. Hey @HRC get ready for a little money coming your way from Indiana via me to you! Have at it!"
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