If you’re a business owner, the Constitution’s religious freedom protections are not for you, a top Democrat says.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman known for making controversial remarks, took that stance in an interview with CBN News’ David Brody.
Surprising no one, Schultz held the party line, saying, “You shouldn’t be able to turn people away based on who they are.”
Schultz did, however, speak in favor of religious freedom when it came to churches and religiously affiliated organizations.
“It doesn’t mean that churches and religious institutions have to conduct same-sex marriages and it doesn’t mean that religious institutions aren’t able to practice their own values,” she explained.
The difference, according to Schultz, is between “legitimate” religious institutions and private businesses that happen to be owned by religious people. In other words, a church or religiously affiliated school can assert its values but a business owner cannot because that would be what Schultz calls “broad discrimination.”
Schultz went on to say that a business owner is not protected by the Constitution when it comes to enforcing his or her values on an employee or a customer.
Watch the full interview at CBN News blog.
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