Full confession: I used to be a bully Christian too. I was raised in an environment where people believed their personal, specifically evangelical — and often misguided — interpretation of the Bible should be rule of law, forced upon everyone. We were the only ones who were “RIGHT”, after all.
Over time, study, reflection and maturation, I realized that this bullying and discrimination is the antithesis of following Jesus. And furthermore, it’s not the principle our country was founded upon. Actually, America came into being because smart people were fleeing religious dictatorship and oppression. And now it’s back with a vengeance in the backward, false narrative of “religious liberty.”
No one has to marry gay people, go to gay weddings, or believe same-sex marriage is acceptable within their particular faith tradition. But they also absolutely cannot try to take away civil rights, freedom, justice and liberty from those they disagree with. It’s definitely not what Jesus would do.
It’s not illegal to be Christian in America. That is an unintelligent and cowardly claim by people like Mike Huckabee. It is, however, illegal to attempt to enforce your personal beliefs on the public, and to use a government job position to refuse to grant the rights of others.