Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), has likened making Christian-owned businesses serve gays to forcing gays to attend church.

“How would it be if Christians marched into a gay bar and demanded that the owner of that bar go to church with them. And use the threat of government action against them to get them to go. You see that's ridiculous. That's essentially what is happening here. People are losing their religious freedom,” Perkins said.

Perkins was referring to several recent court cases in which business owners refused to serve gays citing Christian beliefs.

“It's ridiculous and a completely absurd equation,” David Pakman said on his Internet show, “because freedom of religion exists but it doesn't extend, for example, to killing people, which is in the Bible, or stoning non-virgins on their wedding day, which is in the Bible, or it being illegal to eat shrimp, which is in the Bible – not illegal but certainly an abomination.”

“Lots of gay people already go to church, so his equation is absurd for a number of reasons,” Pakman added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)