Yesterday, Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order in regards to religious freedom just shortly after a bill by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Bossier City) was shot down in the legislature that was written for just that reason.
The religious freedom bill that was shot down in committee would have prohibited the state from taking punitive action against a business owner or citizen in regards to their religious beliefs.
As admiral as the bill's intention and the issuance of the executive order is in regards to the protection of religious liberties, one would have to wonder if this smells of politics and Jindal's aspirations of a Presidential campaign. Last year, Jindal issued a press release from his office chastising Barack Obama for his use of executive order regarding illegal immigration.
Jindal is obviously using his office as a platform to further his political career and using the citizens of Louisiana as a pawn in his ambitions. As a Republican and a staunch conservative citizen of the State of Louisiana, I feel we deserve better in a Governor.