Jindal’s Hypocritical Comments on Hypocrisy

Bobby Jindal has been very busy pushing this notion that if Christians aren’t allowed to discriminate, they’re being persecuted and that “the left” therefore lacks “tolerance.” But his accusations of hypocrisy are riddled with his own rather obvious hypocrisy.

“The only group, it seems like, that the left is willing to discriminate against today is evangelical Christians and others with traditional values and beliefs,” he concluded, citing cases of business owners sued for refusing service to gay and lesbian customers.

“I would think the left, even if they don’t share our Judeo-Christian heritage or views or beliefs, they would recognize in America, one of the great strengths in this country is the diversity and the tolerance for others that disagree with them, and it’s sad to see their hypocrisy today,” he said.

So let me get this straight: It’s conservative Christians who stand for “diversity and tolerance for others” by advocating for their right to discriminate against gay people and refuse to serve them or hire them in their businesses? And it’s liberals who want to do away with such discrimination who are being intolerant and who are against diversity? Diversity and tolerance…you keep using those words.

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  • John Pieret

    It’s obvious you leftists are being intolerant of our intolerance! You are discriminating against our discrimination!. You are refusing to allow our diversity to refuse diversity we don’t like!

  • StevoR

    Motes and beams Bobby, motes and beams. Look it up in the Bible or online.

    Also “discriminating against” Christians eh? Not sure you really know quite what you are talking about there.

  • Mr Ed

    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

  • colnago80

    Re StevoR @ #2

    Of course he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Here’s a guy who majored in biology at Brown, Un. and denies the Theory of Evolution.

  • Artor

    Well, to be fair, Jindal is a low-grade fucking idiot that can’t be expected to know what basic words mean.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    @Artor:

    That low-grade fucking idiot was a Rhodes Scholar. He knows what words mean but chooses to ignore that knowledge in favor of political advantage.

  • theguy

    “that the left is willing to discriminate against today is evangelical Christians and others with traditional values and beliefs”

    Alrighty, Governor Dipshit. You wanna talk about discrimination? You want the “freedom” to refuse service to somebody because of their sexual orientation? Well, that has to cut both ways, meaning that non-Christians should be allowed to refuse service to Christians. And if you complain, that mean’s you’re the hypocrite, you’re intolerant.

  • petemoulton

    “…OUR shared Judeo-Christian heritage…”, Piyush? So bleats the Indian anchor baby who was raised Hindu until he converted during high school. That must be when he figured out that one o’ them furrin’ religions weren’t no damn good for pandering to the Louisiana rednecks.

  • busterggi

    Perhaps if enough people discriminated against say, persons with dark skin, Jindal might get the idea.

  • carpenterman

    Our country’s history has taught us that “separate but equal” is simply not compatible with the principles of liberty, justice, and equality. People who think like Jindal have failed to learn this lesson.