Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Ethan Huff
Cabot Phillips, the digital media director of Campus Reform, recently took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to see what young adults have to say about the recent Supreme Court decision concerning a Colorado cake baker’s right not to have to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding – and the responses he received are both shocking and hypocritical.
Video footage shows student-age individuals left and right disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s decision, which basically stated that business owners with religious convictions should not have to provide goods or services whenever doing so violates their religious beliefs. Below is a sampling of some of the responses Phillips received when he asked students whether or not they agree with the decision:
“I think you should have to bake the cake ’cause it’s his job.”
“The fact that our Supreme Court found that this was an okay thing, I find appalling.”
“If his job is to bake a cake for a wedding, even if he doesn’t agree with it, he should still have to bake a cake for that wedding.”
Fair enough, as totalitarian as these answers might seem. But how did these same students respond when the question was flipped around, and they were asked: “If there were an African-American baker, and someone came in and asked them to make a cake for a KKK rally, should they be forced to do it?” Here’s what some of them had to say:
“Mmm, I [would] say no.”
“Um, well, yeah, no. I mean, like, they shouldn’t, but I guess that kind of just, like, contradicts what I just said.”
One of the students took a more reserved approach, stating that she wasn’t “sure on that subject.” When Phillips pressed further on the matter, asking, “What would be the difference?” this same student had no response.
In other words, when the person doing the discriminating is a Christian man, in this case also white, he’s never allowed to refuse service to anyone because “it’s his job.” But when the person doing the discriminating is a black person, then it’s perfectly normal for he or she to refuse service – a prominent example of black privilege in action.
Interestingly, when the black baker was replaced with a Jewish baker, and the KKK recipient replaced with a Palestinian recipients, the responses from the students changed yet again.
“As for his religion, I think that his ability to exercise his freedom of religion ends when that encroaches on another person’s ability to be who they are,” one of the students is seen saying.
The good news is that, by the end of the video, some of the students begin to recognize their inherent biases, and the point Phillips is trying to make as he continually evolves the question. The same basic scenario is present in each question, it’s just that the “actors” change races and religions each time.
It’s an excellent example of just how duplicitous liberal “tolerance” can be, depending on who’s doing the tolerating and non-tolerating. Based on the responses these students gave, it’s clear that today’s young people are being brainwashed into believing that white Christians are never allowed to act on their own beliefs and convictions, while nearly everyone else is allowed to do so.
Jewish people should also apparently be forced to bake cakes and provide other services for Palestinians, though they seem to get a little bit more leniency than the white Christian baker, based on the responses.
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