Christian actress Candace Cameron Bure refused to placate the liberal hosts of “The View” on Tuesday, prompting panel disapproval and a noticeable gasp from one of the show’s hosts.
Co-host Raven-Symone started the segment by calling the refusal of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery owners to make a cake for a lesbian wedding an act of discrimination, equating it to past discrimination against black people.
The former “Full House” actress strongly disagreed.
“I think you are comparing apples to oranges here,” Bure said.
Bure argued the case isn’t “at all” an act of discrimination, which prompted the apparent gasp from one of the show’s hosts.
“This is about freedom of association, it’s about constitutional rights, it’s about First Amendment rights,” Bure said. “We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.”
Bakery owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, were hit with a $135,000 fine for exercising their religious liberty, and ordered by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian to stop speaking about the case.
As reported by Bizpac Review Tuesday, the Kleins refuse to comply.
Bure also refused to back down to the obvious disapproval of “The View” hosts, and made the point that the bakery had previously baked cakes for the lesbian couple.
“They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that, the ceremony, is what conflicted with their religious beliefs,” Bure said.
But Raven-Symone doubled down on her assertion that the cake refusal is equitable to discrimination against black people.
Not deterred, Bure called the fine issued against the bakery “unconscionable.”
“Here’s the other thing that I really wish we could do as a society, as a culture, as a country, is to respect that we have opposing views,” Bure said.
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