How Parks and Rec’s Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson would’ve Reacted to Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

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How Parks and Rec‘s Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson would’ve reacted to Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” law
At a show at Indiana University, Nick Offerman read a piece by Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur revealing the Pawnee residents’ thoughts on the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act: “Leslie Knope would have seen this bill for what it is, a carefully worded expertly constructed document that reminds gay, lesbian, and transgendered people that they are second class citizens … As for Ron, he would have hated the bill because it was a bill made by the government.”

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