Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Fox News personality nails distortions of the 'religious liberty' argument? We must be in for another winter storm

Fox News' Kirsten Powers is a mixed bag as far as I'm concerned. Some days she makes sense and other days, she allows the Fox ill na na to take her over. Today was one of the good days. In a recent USA Today column, she nails down the fallacy behind the "religious liberty" argument used by anti-gay groups in order to create backdoor anti-lgbt discrimination:

  . . . double standards abound. Christian bakers don't interrogate wedding clients to make sure their behavior comports with the Bible. If they did, they'd be out of business. [Evangelical pastor Andy] Stanley said, "Jesus taught that if a person is divorced and gets remarried, it's adultery. So if (Christians) don't have a problem doing business with people getting remarried, why refuse to do business with gays and lesbians." Maybe they should just ask themselves, "What would Jesus do?" I think he'd bake the cake.

And of course other Fox News personalities just had to weigh in with less than two cents. You just know Todd "I'm proud to lie for Jesus" Starnes with some nonsense about churches being forced to marry gay couples. Of course this isn't true but you know telling the truth seems to be a big problem for Starnes.

Check out the full story on Equality Matters

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