In this interview with CBN, Jeb Bush states that he supports the discrimination against gay people and fails to understand that there is no distinction between opposing same-sex marriage and discriminating against gays. “It’s not just that people of faith can have their views, it’s that they need the space to act on their conscience. That is what faith is about.” It’s the same old tired argument we’ve heard over and over again since Indiana’s discrimination law.
Jeb goes on to say “A big country, a tolerant country ought to be able to figure out the difference between discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation, and not forcing someone to participate in a wedding that they find goes against their moral beliefs.”
The older Bush clearly has no conception of what “tolerance” means and apparently his mishaps with his poor handling of the Iraq question last week hasn’t taught him to keep his mouth shut yet. His obvious and desperate pandering to the far-right is clearly a damage control effort that will destroy his attempt to pass himself as a “moderate”, sabotaging any chance he had to stand out in the crowd of GOP candidate clones.
Watch it here:
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.