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Fringe Factor: Gay Rights Has Killed Capitalism

Fringe Factor: Gay Rights Has Killed Capitalism

It’s official, the gays have finally killed capitalism. And freedom. In a segment titled, “The Death of Free Enterprise,” Fox and Friends spotlighted the plight of one poor Colorado baker who was just told by a judge that his “religious freedom” does not give him the right to refuse to sell a cake to a same sex couple for their wedding. Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips was sued last year when he refused to sell Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig a wedding cake.

Though Phillips insisted that he does not discriminate against gay customers in general and would gladly sell them any other baked goods, the presiding judge didn’t buy it, pointing out that “Only same-sex couples engage in same-sex weddings. Therefore, it makes little sense to argue that refusal to provide a cake to a same-sex couple for use at their wedding is not ‘because of’ their sexual orientation.” This is obviously an outrage and worthy of an entire Fox News segment. “This certainly could set precedent in terms of private businesses having to completely shed what they believe personally to offer something to a consumer,” warned host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Phillips attorney, Nicolle Martin, went on to suggest that, “if the government can force you to violate your beliefs under the threat of a jail sentence there’s really no freedom they can’t take away.” Phillips has also said he’d be willing to go to jail before selling a wedding cake to a gay couple.

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