Rep. Steve King, the dumbest man in Congress not named Louis Gohmert, is worried that if we don’t pass “right to discriminate” bill like the one in Arizona, people will pretend to be gay so they can sue businesses for discriminating against them. Because, of course, they choose to be gay.
KING: It’s clear in the civil rights section of the code that you can’t discriminate against people based upon — and I’m not sure I’ve got the list right — but race, creed, religion, color of skin — those kind of things. And there’s nothing mentioned in there on self-professed behavior. And that’s what they’re trying to perfect is special rights for self-professed behavior. And I think it’s difficult for us to define a law that would protect behavior…
KING: The one thing that I reference when I say “self-professed” is: how do you know who to discriminate against? They about have to tell you. And, you know, are they then setting up a case? Is this about bringing a grievance or is it actually about a service that they’d like to have? And doesn’t free enterprise provide that service if the demand is there? Someone can open up a cake shop, can’t they?
Oh, of course. Like all those people who fake being Christian to take advantage of laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion so they can sue for discrimination, right? By any measure, religion is a far more malleable trait than sexual orientation. People change their religion all the time. So why is King not calling for the elimination of religion as a prohibited basis for discrimination? Oh, yeah. Because this all just a pretext for his real argument, which is “ewwwwwww.”