Video: Jon Stewart Mocks Rand Paul on ‘Religious Freedom’ – Don’t Christians Sell Cakes to Adulterers?
On Tuesday’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart called out Senator Rand Paul for trying to make opposition to gay marriage a “religious freedom” case.
“It seems like gay marriage looms a lot larger in the minds of certain conservatives than it does in the Bible,” Stewart said to Paul. “And the only thing I would say is, don’t they sell cakes to sinners all the time, adulterers?”
Stewart said it’s “disingenuous” to target gay people since it’s not likely a bakery staff would ask anyone else if they broke any commandments.
After Paul said that the First Amendment gives Americans “the right to be despicable,” citing the Ku Klux Klan and the Ground Zero mosque, Stewart pointed that, “You can’t equate a mosque with the KKK, or gay marriage with the KKK.”
“What I’m saying is, I think you can personally object to things that the law will allow,” Paul replied. “It doesn’t mean that we all have to say that we all will accept everyone else’s beliefs on everything else.”
“You portray it as, ‘We don’t want to force people to have to agree with your beliefs,” Stewart shot back. “But we’re not. We’re asking them to do the thing that they do for their businesses.”