Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Sunday that Christian businesses must serve gays.

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Christie, also the governor of New Jersey, was asked, “Should businesses be allowed to decide whether or not to serve gays or anyone else based on religious freedom?”

“Religious institutions should be able to decide how they conduct their religious activity. The rest of the folks in the United States need to follow the law,” Christie answered.

“Meaning, if I am baker and I'm being …,” host Chris Wallace started.

“I'm not going to get to every example – a baker, a candlestick maker,” Christie said.

“I'm someone in this country who believes in law and order. I'm a former prosecutor. I'm the only former prosecutor on that stage in California. We need to enforce the law in this country in every respect, not just the laws we like, but all the laws,” he added.