I think it is sad that it has come to this. I am not an expert on the law, but my understanding is that this is a law that protects your religious freedom, not a law that says you can discriminate.
People have made this into something it’s not, and have taken it way out of context. It is not a law that says you can decline goods and services to those who identify as gay. In my case, I have employed and served all kinds of people in my shop, whether they are gay, straight, lesbian or bisexual.
“This is acceptable language … it’s a good bill,” Santorum said. “I’m not a legal scholar, but I can tell you the way that the previous laws have been ruled [on], that they have not provided any type of legal protection for [discrimination].”
I feel very badly and sad for them, that they have to go through this. This was not just a hypothetical question, it was an ambush. When you start getting threats on your life, threats to destroy your business, because you have a religious conviction about marriage, then something is terribly wrong with our perspective on individual freedom.
Interestingly, she didn't mention she shares the same crowdfunding backer as Memories Pizza, or that by then she had raked in over $150,000 from their efforts (or that they raised their target from $100K to $200K after they shut down the Pizza Campaign), or that the Memories Pizza haul- over $842,000- includes a cut for her, over and above her own tax-free pelf.