Joy Behar of The View knows exactly what Jesus would have done if he was asked to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
In an exclusive interview that aired Friday, Jack Phillips and his lawyer spoke to the panel about his case. The interview, which lasts a little over 11 minutes, centered mostly around the philosophy of Christianity and a “What Would Jesus Do?” debate.
Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop, declined to bake a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012. He is challenging a Colorado law that said he was wrong to turn down the gay couple’s request. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case on Monday. Oral arguments will more than likely be heard in the court’s fall term.
Surprisingly, Phillips and his lawyer Kristen Waggoner chose The View as an outlet to make their case in the court of public opinion.
However much I disagree with the chosen program, Phillips did a great job presenting his argument and – more importantly – his faith. He clearly stated that he does not judge anyone. He said he was more than happy to sell them anything else that is offered in his store. Phillips even stressed that there are many other functions he would refuse to cater to: Halloweens, adult-themed parties, anything that would be disparaging to anybody, etc. His faith simply disallows him from baking a gay wedding cake.
The members of The View apparently know Jesus well and were certain he’d bake the cake.
Paula Faris tried to convolute personal judgement with the action of baking a cake. She asked Phillips if Jesus would have, despite being personally against the institution of gay marriage, told the couple that he loved them anyway. Phillips promptly pointed out the obvious – that question does not ask if Jesus would have actually baked the cake.. And no, Phillips said he didn’t think he would have.
“Jesus would have made the cake!” Behar emphatically said in response. “That’s a deal breaker. Jesus is gunna make the cake.”
Phillips’ lawyer turned the conversation away from religion and offered a great question. She asked Behar – knowing full well of her liberal bona fides – if she’d be comfortable being forced to write a speech in support of the current GOP healthcare bill. She pointed out that these laws that force Phillips to bake a gay wedding cake can potentially force anyone to do anything.
Behar, of course, could not address that question directly. “I’m not judging what he did. I’m just speaking for Jesus right now,” she responded.