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12/11/2013

Shorter Focus on the Family: 'We support nondiscrimination laws that help or (or that we know we must)'

by Jeremy Hooper

After running down a list of reasons why that discriminatory cake baker in Colorado supposedly wasn't discriminating when he turned away a same-sex couple (e.g. "he said he would've baked them cookies"), Focus on the Family's Bruce Hausknecht explains that Focus on the Family does, in fact, support nondiscrimination laws—so long as they were passed in the sixties and are now seen as closed debates. Clip is cued:

Oh, Bruce—is it that the nature of nondiscrimination law has changed, or is just that you are now playing the very same role that others who supported discrimination played at the time these other categories were up for debate?

It's not like these earlier categories were protected without opposition. There is always opposition, it's just that the passage of time makes that opposition seem wrongheaded, out of touch, and virtually unthinkable to modern ears. Those who stand up and speak out against LGBT nondiscrimination act like they are new and novel and that this current debate is some sort of anomaly that will, for the first time in American history, be one in which the pro-discrimination side will prevail. How quaint.

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