“In America … right now, the biggest discrimination going on is against Christian business owners and individuals who believe in traditional forms of marriage. They are throwing this woman in jail in Kentucky. Let’s talk about that,” commented presidential candidate Bobby Jindal at Wednesday night’s debate.
Bobby Jindal at CNN Debate: Biggest Discrimination in America Is Against Christians Who Believe in Traditional Marriage
By Samuel Smith/Christian Post
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal makes a point during a debate between the lowest polling candidates held ahead of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015.
Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and other second-tier Republican presidential candidates shared differing views Thursday night on whether Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and other public officials have the right to exercise their religious belief in traditional marriage while serving public office after the Supreme Court has nationalized same-sex marriage.
During CNN’s first Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, which featured the four lowest polling GOP presidential nominees, Jindal was first asked to give his opinion on the 14-year-old Muslim student in Texas who was wrongly arrested for bringing a clock to school and how America should handle the fine line between keeping America safe from radical Islam and not discriminating against Arab-Americans
After Jindal gave a response bashing radical Islam that challenged Muslim leaders to stand up against extremism, he added that the biggest discrimination problem that America should be focusing on is the discrimination against Christians who publicly stand by their religious belief in natural marriage. Jindal referenced Davis, a Christian Kentucky county clerk who was jailed last week for refusing to issue marriage licenses due to her objection to having her name and title authorizing same-sex marriage certificates.
“In America … right now, the biggest discrimination going on is against Christian business owners and individuals who believe in traditional forms of marriage. They are throwing this woman in jail in Kentucky. Let’s talk about that,” Jindal asserted. “Let’s talk about the Christian bakers, florist, caterer and musician who simply want to say, ‘Don’t arrest us or don’t discriminate against us, don’t shut down our businesses, don’t fine us thousands of dollars for believing marriage is between man and a woman. Let’s talk about not discriminating against Christians.”
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