A couple of weeks ago, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an edict banning non-essential state funded or state sponsored travel to Indiana. It is entirely fitting that a governor who previously told Catholic human rights activists to get out of New York would elect to punish the people of Indiana because they want to strengthen their religious rights.
Just last year, Cuomo said that those who defend the civil rights of unborn boys and girls were “extremists” who “have no place in the state of New York.” Perched on his self-created mantle of virtue, our Imperial Governor decided who belongs and who does not. He did not say how he expects to carry out his Diaspora.
Cuomo’s commitment to inclusion obviously stops when it comes to Catholic human rights activists in New York, and now he has extended his punitive reach to the mid-West. Thus has he added to his “Love Me or Leave Me” legacy.