During a FOX News panel on Sunday, George Will was asked to respond to a viewer question regarding Arizona’s recently-failed LGBT Jim Crow legislation. “With as many taxes that businesses have to pay, how does this government think they have any justification to tell a business who they will and won’t serve?” the FOX viewer demanded.
Will claimed that the whole gay rights battle is immaterial because of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “That’s a settled issue,” Will actually said. “That said, this too must be said: It’s a funny kind of sore winner in the gay rights movement that would say, ‘A photographer doesn’t want to photograph my wedding — I’ve got lots of other photographers I could go to, but I’m going to use the hammer of government to force them to do this.’”
He added that a wedding party not wanting to add the additional burden of finding a non-homophobic photographer is “not neighborly and it’s not nice.” According to Will, “The gay rights movement is winning. They should be, as I say, not sore winners.”
Despite his opinions, he had some advice to the next baker who might decide to discriminate: “Bake the cake.”