Family Research Council Senior Fellow Bob Morrison did an interview with Molly Smith, an Ohio anti-gay activist, in which he said that if we don’t allow Christian business owners to discriminate against gay people, this is tantamount to forcing them to march in a gay pride parade.
“Now we’re finding out that it’s not just about defending marriage, as important as that is,” Morrison told Smith. “It’s a question of defending liberty itself, because they can’t violate the laws of nature and of nature’s God, as the Declaration talks about, they can’t violate those laws without trampling religious freedom and political liberty at the same time.”
Speaking of nondiscrimination laws that prevent businesses from discriminating against LGBT people, he argued, “They’re not exercising discrimination, what they’re doing, what you’re doing is conscripting them. You’re forcing them to take part in your gay pride parade.”“When I was a young guy, the draft was a hot issue,” he added. “Okay, well we’re being conscripted, the whole country’s being conscripted into a pride parade, and I don’t want to be in that parade.”
Not being allowed to fire or refuse service to gay people is like being forced to march in a gay pride parade. Seriously, is there anyone in the Christian right who can construct a coherent argument?