Oklahoma state Sen. Joseph Silk recently introduced a bill that would allow business owners to use their religious beliefs to discriminate against gay people.
"(Gay people) don’t have a right to be served in every single store. People need to have the ability to refuse service if its violates their religious convictions," Silk, a Republican, told The New York Times.
Silk appeared on Bryan Fischer's American Family Association radio show on March 10 to defend his bill, which he claimed was necessary because gay activists don't want people to have freedom, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
"I tell people this all the time, the LGBT activists do not want people to have freedom," Silk said. "They do not want people to have, to be able to exercise their religious convictions. They don't at all and people really don't understand that."
Silk also claimed that if businesses were not able to discriminate against gay people, then churches would be stopped from preaching against homosexuality in the future.
"The church doesn't understand it's coming to the church," claimed Silk. "If it continues this and we continue to lose this, very, very soon the church will not have the right, according to the government, to preach that homosexuality is wrong. That's where this road is going. That's why it's so important.”