Dear Trump Supporter who says they love me,
Amanda Deibert
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I am not a Trump supporter. I think he is vile. You are fully entitled to your feelings and I hope people read and consider them with an open mind.

I have two questions about what you’ve posted.

When Pence passed the “religious freedom” bill that allowed businesses to discriminate, the public response was overwhelming (and the most heartening thing I’ve seen from democracy lately), and Pence had to back track a lot, including passing an amendment disallowing discrimination. Businesses all over Red Indiana proclaimed their honest support of all their neighbors. I understand that you are scared, and I am often scared for others. But, if we can defeat bills like that here, do you have any hope that anything that might come up on a national level would meet the same sort of resistance — in fact even more — and also be rejected?

Do you have any trepidation about encouraging people to donate to the ACLU knowing that they have defended the KKK in court (presumably using donated money)? On one hand, we’re talking about ignoring an endorsement. On the other, we’re talking about defending their right to exist visibly in a community.