Friday, March 04, 2016

The absolutely DUMB question asked about gay marriage at last night's GOP debate

Questions like the following at last night's GOP debate are the reason why I DO NOT watch Fox News

BRET BAIER (MODERATOR): Gentlemen, the next series of questions will be on social issues. Governor Kasich, the last debate, you were asked a question about religious liberty, and a hypothetical situation where a same sex couple approaches a cupcake maker to do their wedding. Here's what you said.

 [CLIP BEGINS] GOV. JOHN KASICH (R-OH): If you're in the business of selling things, if you're not going to sell to somebody you don't agree with, today I'm not going to sell to somebody who's gay, and tomorrow maybe I won't sell to somebody who's divorced.

 [CLIP ENDS] BAIER: Governor, some faith leaders got nervous about that answer. Do gay marriage dissenters have rights?

That's not even a question. It's more like an anti-gay talking point disguised as a question. Of course those who do not agree with marriage equality have rights. That goes without saying.

The proper phrasing should have been how do you strike a balance between religious beliefs and the possibility of discrimination in a secular society.

What does Brett Baier get paid for, anyway.

Never mind. I think I've seen what Baier gets paid for and its certainly NOT objectivity.

Hat tip to Media Matters 

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