Republican presidential candidate Bobby
Jindal said last week that people who oppose gay marriage “go to
During an appearance on The Steve
Deace Show, Jindal said that clerks such as Kentucky's Kim Davis,
who served five days in jail for refusing to comply with a federal
judge's order, should be allowed to refuse to serve gay couples based
on their religious views.
“Apparently, if you mishandled
classified information in America, you can run for president, but if
you don't believe in gay marriage, you go to jail,” Jindal said.
“This is ridiculous. The fact that
they are now trying to criminalize Christians, whether it is clerks
or business owners, in America we should not have to choose between
keeping our jobs, we should not have to choose between keeping our
businesses and being able to follow our conscience. I agree with
you, I don’t think any earthly court can change the institution of
marriage as instituted by God as being between a man and a woman. I
think this is nonsensical,” he added.
Wing Watch points out that in 2009 Jindal, the governor of
Louisiana, disagreed with a local justice of the peace who “refused
to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple” because he
doesn't “believe in mixing the races that way.” Jindal called it
a “clear violation of constitutional rights and federal and state
law” and demanded immediate “disciplinary action.”