Candace Cameron Bure Defends the First Amendment on the View

Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure tells people that Americans are supposed to have religious freedom.

In the clip above you will see Raven Symone introduce the topic as she is quoted by E! Online:

“The Oregon law bars businesses from discriminating against sexual orientation, race, disability, age or religion,” Symone argued, “and to me, it’s the same exact thing that they did back in the day saying that black people couldn’t do certain things because it’s my ‘religious belief.'”

First of all, it is true the government made it illegal for business and property owners to make decisions about their business or property. But long before that, local state governments had mandated discrimination on the part of businesses. Otherwise, the practice would never have gotten off the ground. I’m not saying that there were no racists, but the fact is that business owners have a real incentive to treat their customers well. Mandating that certain types of customers sit in the back of the bus is only a sustainable practice if the city has granted you a monopoly. Even then it will probably (and did) take a city regulation to make that the practice.

Money is the same color for everyone and no business owner wants to turn away an opportunity to make some if they can help it.

And, in fact, the bakery had no problem serving homosexual customers just like many other Christian businesses do. It was only when the Christians were asked to advocate same-sex “marriage” in the form of a wedding cake that they declined.

Which is exactly how Candace Cameron Bure responded.

“It’s in the constitution,” the former DWTS contestant and outspoken conservative continued. “They didn’t refuse to bake the cake because of their sexual orientation; they baked a cake for them previously. They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that, the ceremony, is what conflicted with their religious beliefs.” 

Bure did great speaking on the subject, but we can narrow it down: it is in the First Amendment (along with the Tenth).

What makes this all surreal is that there was no same-sex “marriage” in Oregon at the time of the “crime.” Yet these Christians got punished anyway.