National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch is known to make outlandish, inflammatory remarks on behalf of the NRA. (She once said the media loves mass shootings.)
This past Monday, during her NRATV program, Relentless, the NRA spokeswoman compared being forced to serve same-sex couples cake to slavery.
Earlier that morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, a Coloradan cakeshop owner who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple in 2013. SCOTUS voted in favor of Mr. Phillips 7-2 in the highly anticipated Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case, citing religious reasons.
In addition to mentioning that the ruling was “clearly a victory for Jack Phillips,” Loesch brought up a similar case in California, where Tasties Bakery owner Cathy Miller turned away a lesbian couple last year after they requested a cake for their wedding. In a similar verdict in February, Kern County Superior Court Judge David R. Lampe ruled in favor of cakeshop owner Ms. Miller.
Loesch then goes into detail discussing Lampe’s verdict, “But this was the best part, Lampe goes on to say that Miller was being forced to, quote, ‘use her talents and to design and create a cake that she had not conceived with the knowledge that her work would be displayed in celebration of a marital union that her religion forbids.’”
Loesch continues, “Now in other words, that state wants to compel this baker to perform her work at their behest and against the baker’s wishes. Now, in the real world, we would call this slavery.”
If you feel so compelled, watch the full video of her statement below.