Friday, July 29, 2016

Libertarian Candidate On Religious Liberty

The Washington Examiner yesterday posted an interview with Libertarian Party candidate for President (and former New Mexico governor), Gary Johnson, focusing largely on Johnson's views on religious liberty issues.  Here is an excerpt:
Do you think New Mexico was right to fine the photographer for not photographing the gay wedding?
"Look. Here's the issue. You've narrowly defined this. But if we allow for discrimination — if we pass a law that allows for discrimination on the basis of religion — literally, we're gonna open up a can of worms when it come stop discrimination of all forms, starting with Muslims … who knows. You're narrowly looking at a situation where if you broaden that, I just tell you — on the basis of religious freedom, being able to discriminate — something that is currently not allowed — discrimination will exist in places we never dreamed of."