Robert Jeffress is upset about Obama’s executive order forbidding discrimination against gay people by federal contractors and he’s offering a completely evidence-free slippery slope argument that it will lead to churches losing tax-exempt status.
“My problem with that order,” Jeffress told show host Tim Wildmon, “is that it paves the way for the next executive order that would say, well, the government is not going to grant tax-exempt status, it’s not going to grant broadcast licenses to any organization that holds on to its religious beliefs that homosexuality is wrong.”
“You are right,” Wildmon eagerly agreed.
Is he? Because I notice that he not only didn’t offer any evidence for this claim, he didn’t even attempt to make a plausible argument for it. He just declared it to be true. But there isn’t any connection between the two things; one is within his authority to do, the other is not. But on Planet Wingnuttia, all you have to do is assert something for it to be magically true.
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