Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has a comeback for anti-gay marriage sentiment that Frozen princess Elsa would be proud of: Let it go.
Kasich also believes that any anti-LGBT bakeries should just “conduct commerce” as a public place of business and not let religious beliefs into the mix:
“People talk about religious liberty, and I think frankly our churches should not be forced to do anything that’s not consistent with them, but if you’re a cupcake maker and someone wants a cupcake, make them a cupcake,” he said during the CNN Republican debate on Thursday. “Let’s not have a big lawsuit or argument over all this stuff. Move on.”
Last year, an Oregon bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple had to pay $135,000 in damages and the bakery was forced to close after the bad publicity.
Kasich has previously reported that he believes in traditional marriage, but believes the Republican Party has more important issues to worry about:
“If you’re in the business of selling things, if you’re not going to sell to somebody you don’t agree with, okay, today I’m not going to sell to someone who’s gay, and tomorrow maybe I won’t sell to somebody who’s divorced,” he said. “That’s my view, and if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, say a prayer for them when they leave and hope they change their behavior.”