Americans need to understand the “profound difference” between refusing to serve a gay person and the right to a moral and religious conviction that gay marriage is wrong, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said Thursday during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum” where he discussed the furor over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“There’s a profound difference between saying to a person ‘I’m not going to serve you a cake, pizza or a drink because you’re gay,’ ” Donohue explained.
“Those people should not have the right to do that, but you’re asking people now to put aside their sincerely held convictions and say that I have to participate and affirm by being able to say that I want two men to get married and providing your birthday cake. I don’t think bakers should have to put a Nazi insignia on a birthday cake for somebody anti-Semite. I don’t think that an African American baker should have to put the ‘N’ word on a cake for some white racist and so on.