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Bryan Fischer: Ruling on same-sex marriage cake proves ‘gay Gestapo’ enslaves Christians

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Anti-LGBT activist Bryan Fischer reached for a characteristically over-the-top analogy to complain about a civil rights ruling in Colorado.

The state’s Civil Rights Commission ruled last week that Jack Phillips, a Christian bakery owner, had violated Colorado’s anti-discrimination statutes by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple legally married in another state.

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The couple sued, and the seven-member commission upheld an administrative judge’s finding from December that Phillips had violated their civil rights.

That, argued Fischer, essentially made Phillips a slave to “the gay Gestapo.”

“When a man is forced, under threat of being sent to jail, to do work that he would not do unless he was compelled to do it, he is no longer a free man but a slave,” Fischer said.

The United States, of course, banned the legal ownership of one human being by another with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

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“Apparently someone forgot to tell the Stormtroopers in the homosexual movement about the civil war, the civil rights movement, and freedom of both will and conscience,” said Fischer, director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association.

He complained that the Civil Rights Commission had violated the baker’s First Amendment right to freedom of religion by forcing him to recognize a state law that he doesn’t like.

“Not only is Phillips being reduced to slavery, he is now the victim of tyranny as well since he is being compelled by the government to violate his own conscience,” Fischer complained.

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“So meet our new overlords, the new owners of the American plantation, the gay mafia,” he added. “All hail Big Gay, our new slave masters.”

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The byproduct of narcissism is that everything surrounds the narcissist. Such is the case with President Donald Trump's latest series of tweets talking about "My Stock Market" and quoting a fan referring to him as the second coming of Christ.

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