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Funny or Die skewers homophobic businesses in pitch-perfect Indiana spoof

James Van Der Beek and Anna Camp play two diehard conservative hosts unwilling to sell to gay callers


Colin Gorenstein
April 3, 2015 9:28PM (UTC)

We saw how the Religious Freedom Act's discriminatory legal shield manifested itself at one family-owned pizza shop in Indiana earlier this week. Now, thanks to Funny or Die, we have a glimpse into how the bigoted law could trickle into home shopping in the Hoosier State.

Funny or Die's "Indiana Home Shopping" features two diehard conservative hosts -- played by James Van Der Beek and Anna Camp -- who see gay callers as a threat to the state's old-timey, Christian value system. They badger each of their prospective customers about their sexual orientations and create absurd pronoun-traps for them when they don't immediately identify the gender of their significant other.

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Watch the hilarious and maddening examination of the Indiana state of mind below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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