The hosts of Fox & Friends were trying to defend the indefensible when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) appeared on the program to discuss how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) isn’t about discrimination, reported RawStory.
“Gov. Mike Pence, not backing down, saying the new religious freedom law is not about discrimination,” said host Clayton Morris. “That hasn’t stopped businesses from saying they are going to pull out of Indiana and other states saying we don’t want anyone traveling to Indiana from our state.”
Despite conservatives consistently asserting that the RFRA is intended to protect religious freedoms and not discrimination, the law does allow businesses to refuse service to gay people. In Michiana, Ind., the O’Connor family, who owns Memories Pizza, said they will use the law to stand against gay people.
“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” said Crystal O’Connor. “We are a Christian establishment.”
Despite the account of a Christian-owned business saying so, Fox News dummy Steve Doocy tried to say the law can’t be used against gay people.
“It can’t be used by somebody who says, ‘Okay, we’re a same-sex couple, we’re going to a baker, we’re asking them to bake the cake.’ And then the baker can’t use this law to say there’s that law on the book that says I don’t have to make you one because it’s against what I believe in,” said Doocy. “It has never been used – to the best of the knowledge of the stuff we’ve [at Fox News] read – in Indianapolis and Indiana, the state itself. But nonetheless, the political left is in hysterics, saying it’s anti-gay. It is not anti-gay.”
Yes, it is anti-gay. Yes, a business can use the law to refuse service to gay people. And, yes, it was designed with that intent.