Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has tried to build his expected presidential campaign around the supposed persecution of conservative Christians in America, told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins yesterday that the “real victims of discrimination” are business owners who seek to deny service to gay people, not the gay people who were refused public services.
After falsely claiming that Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law is no different than the federal version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Jindal alleged that Democrats no longer support religious freedom protections because they may be used to benefit Christians.
“Now that evangelical Christians are the ones that are being discriminated against, the left does not want to accommodate them in the same way,” Jindal said. “What’s really underneath all of this is the left preaches tolerance and diversity and openness, and that’s true, unless you disagree with them. They don’t want to discriminate anybody unless you happen to be a conservative, or in this case, an evangelical Christian, and that’s the hypocrisy in this.”