Judson Phillips, president of Tea Party Nation, claimed today there would grave consequences because Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill, SB1062, that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
“I call them like I see them, despite the cheers or the boos from the crowd,” said Gov. Brewer yesterday after her veto, noted The New York Times.
Gov. Brewer said that SB1062 “does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona” and was “broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.”
In response, Phillips wrote a scathing attack on the Tea Party Nation website and in an email to supporters, noted Mediaite.com.
“The left and the homosexual lobby are both pushing slavery using the Orwellian concepts of ‘tolerance’ and ‘inclusiveness,’” wrote Phillips.
Phillips added, "Should a devote baker be required to create a cake for a homosexual wedding that has a giant phallic symbol on it or should a baker be required to create pastries for a homosexual wedding in the shape of genitallia [sic]? Or should a photographer be required to photograph a homosexual wedding where the participants decide they want to be nude or engage in sexual behavior? Would they force a Jewish photographer to work a Klan or Nazi event? How about forcing a Muslim caterer to work a pork barbeque [sic] dinner?"
Sources: The New York Times, Tea Party Nation, Mediaite.com