Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said last week that people who oppose gay marriage “go to jail.”

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.

Right 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.”