NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch compares an anti-gay baker having to serve a gay couple to “slavery”

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch compares an anti-gay baker having to serve a gay couple to “slavery”

Loesch: “In the real world, we would call this slavery. We would call this some sort of indentured servitude.”

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From the June 4 edition of NRATV’s Relentless:

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DANA LOESCH (HOST): This is clearly a victory for Jack Phillips. The desire of really big, statist government progressives to force people to engage in expression, of course this whole bake the cake thing is far from over. But surprisingly, over in California, a judge just ruled that baker Cathy Miller, yet another baker, was under no obligation to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage. Now in the ruling, Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe said, quote, “The right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment outweighs the State’s interest in ensuring a freely accessible marketplace,” and “the right of freedom of thought guaranteed by the First Amendment includes the right to speak, the right to refrain from speaking, and sometimes the most profound protest is silence.” But this was the best part, Lampe goes on to say that Miller was being forced to, quote, “use her talents and to design and create a cake that she had not conceived with the knowledge that her work would be displayed in celebration of a marital union that her religion forbids.” Now in other words, that state wants to compel this baker to perform her work at their behest and against the baker’s wishes. Now, in the real world, we would call this slavery. We would call this some sort of indentured servitude. Who owns whose labor, right? I mean, that’s what this is.                 

Related:

Wash. Post: A wedding cake is an 'artistic expression' that a baker may deny to a same-sex couple, Calif. judge rules

Previously:

NRA’s media outlet launches anti-trans attacks against Chelsea Manning

20-Plus Years Of Anti-Gay Hate From The NRA

NRA Tries To Use LGBT People For Political Gain Weeks After Attacking Transgender Equality

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