Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report used to be a big progressive, but he has left the left. Although a gay, he does not believe in people of faith being coerced to provide a service that goes against their religion.
“If a baker won’t bake you a cake, find another baker!” he said, adding;
“A government that can force Christians to violate their conscience can violate anyone.”
He speaks on religious freedom at the two minute mark.
Recently, this issue erupted in my own community, when a lesbian couple from overseas complained about a local cake baker who politely turned them down when asked to bake them a wedding cake, saying it was against her beliefs.
I’ll leave you to imagine the names she got called by all the “social justice” trolls.
The argument was made that the baker shouldn’t have been in business if she was going to be discriminatory. But if she was in business before same-sex marriage became law, was she expected to give up her career, shut up shop and go out of business, just in case she might offend someone?
When same sex marriage was foisted on NZ in by the politicians in 2013, the Select Committee stated: ‘It is our intention that the passage of this bill should not impact negatively upon people’s religious freedoms… The bill seeks to extend the legal right to marry to same-sex couples; it does not seek to interfere with people’s religious freedoms.’
Yeah right. Same sex marriage has impacted negatively on religious freedom in New Zealand. They lied and this law should have never have been passed without a referendum.
What do you call a government that legislates morality and forces people to violate their religious beliefs?