Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck tells anti-gay baker to ‘keep going strong’

By David Edwards
Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:19 EDT
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Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck
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Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday seemed to side with an anti-gay baker, suggesting that a court order forcing him to stop discriminating against LGBT people was not “freedom.”

Last week, the Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission ordered Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples, and to provide anti-discrimination training to his staff. The commission had ruled in December that Phillips had violated a gay couple’s civil rights when his company refused to sell them a cake for religious reasons.

During an interview on Fox News, Hasselbeck asserted that Colorado was “cracking down on religious freedom” by ending discrimination against same-sex couples.

Phillips explained to the Fox News host that he had chosen to stop making wedding cakes altogether this year because his business could survive baking other items.

“Keeping going strong there,” Hasselbeck said as the interview concluded.

“Is that freedom? And is that violation?” she wondered.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast June 5, 2014.

(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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