Watch: Indiana Home Shopping spoof pokes fun at state’s ‘religious freedom’ law
Funny or Die has released a skit poking fun at Indiana’s new ‘religious freedom’ law permitting businesses to refuse service to gay people.
The state’s Governor Mike Pence recently signed into law the controversial ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’, which gives people the right to discriminate against gay people on the grounds of religion.
Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek and True Blood star Anna Camp starred in a skit for Funny or Die poking fun at the state.
In the spoof, the pair play presenters on the Indiana Home Shopping Network, trying to flog a number of items including antique plates.
However, the pair keep getting calls from gay people trying to buy things for their same-sex partners – forcing them to deny them service.
Over the weekend, Rihanna spoke out against the law at a concert in Indianapolis, saying: “Who’s feeling these new bulls**t laws that they’re trying to pass over here?
“I say f**k that s**t… we’re just living our motherf***ing lives, Indiana!”
Scrubs stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison also offered to make pizza for same-sex weddings in the state, after a pizzeria declared it would use the new anti-gay law to turn away orders from gay weddings.