Radio host and religious extremist Rush Limbaugh has a word of advice to Christian bakers who are opposed to making gay wedding cakes: Blame Islam.
“Gay marriage is really disapproved in Islam,” Limbaugh recently blabbered on his radio program. “Gay marriage, homosexual behavior is not tolerated, it is not permitted, and it is punished severely when it is caught, when it’s spied.”
“And yet,” he continued, “in American media all over the place we are celebrating gay marriage, we are flaunting gay marriage, and I ask, does this not also offend Muslims?”
Based on that logic, Limbaugh believes he’s come up with the perfect solution for the next time an antigay baker is asked to make a gay wedding cake.
“Instead of telling the gay couple that you refuse to bake the cake for their wedding because you disapprove of homosexuality,” he said, “you should now say you are not going to bake a cake for the gay wedding because you fear Muslim backlash.”
This is not satire. He really believes what he says, it seems.
Better yet, he said, tell them you cannot bake a cake “due to your respect of Islam.”
“Any of you small business owners who think you’re gonna get a visit from a gay couple asking you for your product or service at a gay wedding just say, ‘Nah, nah, nah, we refuse because of our respect of Islam. We can’t.’ Don’t say anything about your religion. Don’t say anything about it’s your religion that prevents you from doing it. Say it’s Islam.”