Immediately after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last week, the new law was bashed by everyone from Miley Cyrus to Hillary Clinton for making it easier to businesses to refuse to serve gay customers by claiming religious freedom. Over the weekend hundreds protested against the law at the Indiana Statehouse, Angie's List froze a $40 million expansion in the state and Apple CEO Tim Cook denounced the "very dangerous" law in a Washington Post op-ed.
With furor over the law growing, Pence appeared on ABC's This Week, saying he was "determined to clarify" the law and "correct the gross mischaracterization" that's been spread by "many in the media." Then he failed to do so in a spectacular fashion. Host George Stephanopoulos repeatedly asked the key question – "if a florist in Indiana refuses to serve a gay couple at their wedding, is that legal now in Indiana?" – but each time Pence refused to give a yes or no answer.