Appearing on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, popular comedian and Sirius XM radio host John Fugelsang piled on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), saying the governor should be “grateful there isn’t a law that prohibits businesses from serving fake Christian bigots.”
Fugelsang’s comments came after the anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into law on Thursday by the embattled governor.
“You know, being gay is natural, hating gays is a lifestyle choice,” Fugelsang told the host. “And Mike Pence should be very very grateful there isn’t a law that prohibits businesses from serving fake Christian bigots. Because, whether or not it’s discrimination — it’s up for debate, maybe, it certainly seems that way — what is not up for debate is that it is not Christian.”
“There is nothing in the Gospels where Jesus ever condemns gay people and, really, you can’t use anything in the entire New Testament, including those three letters of Paul, to deny service to gay people as well. If you’re a Christian, it’s not your job to judge gay people, it’s your job to love gay people.”
Turning to the Christian community he described as “Bible-thumpers,” Fugelsang continued, “I’m waiting for the media to jump on about how this is un-Christian. It’s time to thump the Bible-thumpers with the Bible. If you want to have a government based on Christian values, that means you take care of the poor, you take care of the sick, you don’t start fights with people, you’re kind to those in jail, and you allow private charities have a bake sale to bail out Wall Street.”
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