Christian radio host and American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer is weighing in on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s judgement in the case of Homophobic Baker v. Gay Couple, likening the enforcement of anti-discrimination statutes to “slavery.”
Last Friday, the Commission found that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, CO, was in direct violation of Colorado’s anti-discrimination law when he refused to service a gay couple who visited his shop in 2012. Though it was later revealed that he was open to servicing dog weddings, Phillips would not bake cakes for gay weddings because he “would not provide cakes for pedophiles.”
This week, in response to the case, Fischer proclaimed “The gay gestapo brings back slavery” in a rousing column for Renew America.
Slavery, by definition, is involuntary servitude. It is being forced to provide labor or produce a product against one’s own will.
When a man is forced, under threat of being sent to jail, to do work that he would not do unless he was compelled to do it, he is no longer a free man but a slave.
We fought a brutal civil war over this very issue, and took a pledge as a nation that we would never tolerate slavery again.
He then claims that baking a cake in Colorado would be a violation of federal law:
Not only is gay marriage a mockery of God, it is still flatly illegal in Colorado. So Phillips is being threatened with jail time for refusing to participate in something that is forbidden by Colorado law. (The couple got “married” in Massachusetts, and wanted to celebrate it in Colorado.)
It would be as if a farmer could be ordered by the Nebraska agriculture department to grow marijuana, in violation of state law, just because it is legal in the state of Colorado.
He also coins a few new fun phrases for us to own. We were getting tired of “the gay mafia” anyway:
Not only is Phillips being reduced to slavery, he is now the victim of tyranny as well since he is being compelled by the government to violate his own conscience.
So meet our new overlords, the new owners of the American plantation, the gay mafia. All hail Big Gay, our new slave masters.
It is time for all American citizens of conscience and principle to stand athwart history and yell “Stop!” at the top of our lungs. The Gay Gestapo must be stopped in its tracks, immediately and decisively, before all freedom, whether of the religious or civil kind, vanishes from America.