Charles Barkley Says Indiana Should Be Boycotted For “Religious Freedom Act”

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Ain’t nobody going back to Indiana if they keep this up.

Several African Americans have come out against the state of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Act,” a recently enacted law that gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay and lesbian citizens of the United States.

Tony winner Audra McDonald has been one of the most prominent to decry the new law, but two former professional athletes – Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller – have also spoken out against the discriminatory policy.

Indiana, of course, is a state steeped in sports, with high-flying professional sports teams (Colts, Pacers), the Indiannapolis 500, and serious college basketball.

Barkley issued a statement on Friday saying that the state should be boycotted if they keep this up, according to USA Today:

“Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me,” said Barkley. “As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly…

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