Republican presidential candidate John Kasich wants LGBT people facing discrimination to “get over it” saying that things may change for them in the future.
He suggested people who are opposed to same-sex marriage and LGBTQ people in general that they should “pray for them,” but when asked what steps he would take to stop discriminatory laws, like the North Carolina bathroom bill from passing, the Ohio governor said he wouldn’t do anything.
“There is a legitimate concern for people being able to have their deeply held religious beliefs, religious liberty,” Kasich said. “But there’s also people who we shouldn’t be discriminating against. We need to have a balance,” he stated.“I just wish that everybody would just take a breath and calm down, because, you see, trying to figure out how to legislate that balance is complicated, and you keep doing do-overs, because nobody gets it right,” he admitted.
“So if we would just kind of calm down here, I think things would settle down. And what I like to say is, ‘just relax.'”
“If you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them,” the governor suggested. “And if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just, for a second, get over it, you know, because this thing will settle down.”
Sorry, governor, but LGBTQ people should not have to “get over” discrimination when their lives are upended and controlled under the guise of “religious freedom.”
Religious people, instead, need to “get over” the fact they are not in the position to control other people’s lives, no matter how “deeply held” their so-called beliefs are.