If you haven’t been following Ben Shapiro, now is a good time to start. He’s becoming a leading voice in politics, with his trademark ability to break down topics with brutal efficiency and accuracy.
A perfect example of the type of quick-witted insightful analysis he brings to the table came this morning on Fox & Friends. He was asked his thoughts on the Supreme Court case involving a gay couple and a Christian baker who decided not to bake them a wedding cake. .
The baker, Jack Phillips, is a devout Christian and routinely refuses to create artistic designs for certain events, such as Halloween, divorce parties, and gay marriages. After he declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, they claimed they were discriminated against and took it to court. Shapiro responded to this “tremendous act of government tyranny” by creating a hypothetical scenario and asking all of those who oppose the baker one simple question:
“Let’s say that you are a speechwriter for Barack Obama. Can I walk into your business tomorrow and say I now need you to write speeches for President Trump? And it doesn’t matter if you don’t like President Trump, the fact is, I have an equal access to your services, and you should be able to use your artistry for President Trump otherwise you are discriminating. If you don’t like that idea, you shouldn’t like the idea of forcing a religious baker to violate his principles and violate his free speech in order to please you.”
Shapiro’s point illuminates what’s really at stake, and forces people to take a second look at the issue without any preconceived bias either for or against the Christian baker and the gay couple at the center of the case.
Are people willing to go down the road of forcing compelled speech? We’ll soon find out. Here’s the rest of Shapiro’s remarks on Fox & Friends:
(h/t Daily Wire)