Glenn Beck has an idea that I’m sure he thinks is pure genius. He knows how to stick it to those evil gay people and stand up for free speech and he’s encouraging his followers to go to black-owned bakeries and ask them to make a cake with a Confederate flag on it — then sue them if they refuse.
Glenn has an idea. While he doesn’t believe the Confederate flag should be flying over the state capitol, he does think people should be able to put it on private property. Like a bumper sticker, a belt buckle, or maybe even a cake.
“Here’s what I’d like to suggest. People go in and ask for a wedding cake or a birthday cake with the Confederate flag on it. And if anybody says no, they won’t make that cake, sue them,” Glenn said.
“Now, just so I’m consistent and you understand, I believe the baker has a right to say no to you,” Glenn said.
The government and progressives, on the other hand, have shown that they think you should be forced to violate your beliefs.
Now Glenn, I’m sure you think this is really, really clever and all, but I assure you that it’s not. You just have no idea what such a lawsuit would be based on. The bakeries who have been sued for refusing to bake cakes for gay weddings have been sued on the grounds of state laws that forbid businesses from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. There is no law that forbids discrimination on the basis of political ideology or history. Which means if someone tried to file such a suit, it would be dismissed, as it should. Sorry/not sorry to rain on your parade.