On Tuesday, Campus Reform uploaded a video in which digital media director Cabot Phillips asks students in Washington, D.C. about the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision by the Supreme Court.
Phillips asked: “So a Supreme Court case yesterday ruled that a baker in Colorado did not have to provide a cake for a gay wedding because of his religious beliefs and preferences. Do you agree or disagree with that ruling?”
As expected, many of the students disagreed:
“I think you should have to bake the cake ‘cause it’s his job.”
“The fact that our Supreme Court found that this was an okay thing, I find appalling.”
“If his job is to bake a cake for a wedding, even if he doesn’t agree with it, he should still have to bake a cake for that wedding.”
Phillips then flipped the script, and asked the students the following: “If there were an African-American baker, and someone came in and asked them to make a cake for a KKK rally, should they be forced to do it?”
The responses to Phillips’ follow-up question were not so quick:
“Mmm, I [would] say no.”
“Um, well, yeah, no. I mean, like, they shouldn’t, but I guess that kind of just, like, contradicts what I just said.”
During one exchange, a student replied that she wasn’t “sure on that subject.” Phillips asked: “What would be the difference?” The student had no response.
Phillips switched it up again, asking if a Jewish baker should have to make a cake for a Palestinian wedding. Still, some of the students continued to take a stand against the baker.
“As for his religion, I think that his ability to exercise his freedom of religion ends when that encroaches on another person’s ability to be who they are,” one student said.
Near the end of the video, several students stated that although they don’t like discrimination, it’s the baker’s right to refuse service at his own business.
Watch the entire video here: