As Twitchy reported, a California judge this month ruled against a same-sex couple who were suing a bakery owner for refusing to bake them a wedding cake. The judge ruled that forcing the baker to make the cake “would do violence to the essentials of Free Speech guaranteed under the First Amendment.”
Of course, that injustice inspired America’s conscience, Jimmy Kimmel, to address the ruling with a skit on his show. One problem, though: his skit missed the mark entirely, using the analogy of a waiter not serving food to someone just because they are gay.
Fortunately, not only tweeters called out Kimmel for his false analogy; attorney Jeffrey M. Trissell tore apart Kimmel’s skit in a piece at The Daily Caller.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 19, 2018
Lawyer from the wedding cake case that Kimmel butchered on national TV fires back in an op-ed: "Jimmy Kimmel: A Moron Or Just A Bigot?"https://t.co/3b5EQXhU2u
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) February 19, 2018
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Jimmy Kimmel performed a four-minute sketch on his television show regarding my law firm’s defense of the religious and free speech rights of Cathy Miller, the owner and operator of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, California. Cathy Miller is a devout Christian. She believes that God created marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman, and so she believes it is immoral for her to participate in a same-sex wedding.
As much as Kimmel wants to spin this case to be about discrimination, it just isn’t. When, in “Obergefell v. Hodges,” the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land, it went out of its way to talk about and protect people of faith. It made a compromise: Homosexual individuals can get married, but people of faith will also be protected. This compromise was both possible and needed because millions of people believe that marriage should only be between one man and one woman, and millions of people disagree. So it’s perfectly possible for all of us to simply coexist: there are other bakers in Bakersfield.
Definitely read the whole piece (after you’ve finished reading today’s Twitchy posts, of course).
— ShoshCoin (@shoshido) February 19, 2018
So, Jimmy Kimmel: a moron or a bigot?
"The answer is yes" for $500 please, Alex https://t.co/x2wCqBIqq3
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) February 19, 2018
Bigot for $1000 Alex https://t.co/1z5PXbebDl
— Sunny Hiller (@SunnyHiller) February 19, 2018
If this is multiple choice, I choose C. Both of the above. https://t.co/xKZtnrc745
— Sharby (@LSNortheast) February 19, 2018
Both and a hypocrite. https://t.co/xtcPvbM4Dg
— Aulona Bushi Capaj (@AulonaBC) February 19, 2018
I'm going for bigoted moron. https://t.co/peplJJY0PO
— Pat O'Kelley (@RealPatOKelley) February 19, 2018
"But beyond Kimmel’s absolute misunderstanding of the judge’s ruling was a crude smear of all people of faith."
(I would say he's a bigoted moron!) https://t.co/tBWi2qgD5w
— Nomar Nonsense (@webeenhadfolks) February 19, 2018
Neither. Jimmy Kimmel is a paid shill and a useful idiot. https://t.co/P0nCcya1FV
— Tony Mazur (@TonyMazur) February 19, 2018
There’s a difference between a comedian and a clown. https://t.co/RFn4oICCvN
— Michael Mikolajczak (@capactownhall) February 19, 2018
I honestly feel that people like Kimmel and Jennifer Lawrence now find more traction, engagement and positive responses from political stances than they do from entertainment. #MSM #Kimmel https://t.co/3xAZBk9YNr
— Jack Devaney (@Eyes_On_It_All) February 19, 2018
No he's just like most other liberals, wants to hang with the cool crowd. https://t.co/48kqBmre6n
— J_Walker (@Fire4Efekt) February 19, 2018
Well done, Mr. Trissell! And, by the way, Kimmel is BOTH a moron & a bigot. https://t.co/GCpX3uQHTV
— Delighted Kougar (@DKougar) February 19, 2018
By the way, here’s the skit in case you haven’t seen it. See if you can find out what it has to do with compelling a Christian baker to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding:
Let gay people have their cake and eat it too… pic.twitter.com/mXsx8M9pTT
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 9, 2018