Kirsters Baish| Sometimes even liberals get so sick of hearing the same garbage arguments from members of their own Party that they snap. HBO comedian and far-left Hollywood pundit Bill Maher proved this point during Friday’s episode of his show, “Real Time.”
It started when Maher surprisingly defended right-leaning Infowars host Alex Jones after the left ripped him of his right to free speech.
“Everybody gets to speak,” Maher explained, defending Jones.
The liberal pundit then proved a fairly conservative point, but it may have been accidental.
The HBO host was clearly delivering a monologue that was meant to make the audience chuckle, but in it he posed an important question. Maher brought up the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. Conservative Tribune explains of the cake shop case, “After the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips went all the way to the Supreme Court, he is in yet another asinine legal battle after refusing to bake a cake celebrating a person making a transgender conversion.”
In the past, Phillips not once refused to serve potential customers based on race, gender, sexuality, etc. He stated that he would not bake a cake which would be used in celebration of an event that goes against his personal religious beliefs. This means he will not bake cakes for same-sex weddings, divorce cakes, etc.
“Remember the baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for the gay couple, it went all the way to the Supreme Court? Now he’s back in court because he wouldn’t bake a cake for a couple celebrating — or somebody celebrating gender transition,” Maher stated in his monologue.
Then he tried to get some laughs, but there was some serious truth to what he was saying.
“Is there only one bakery in Colorado?” Maher questioned. Then he joked about “the big business opportunity” it would be if he were to open a liberal cake shop in Colorado.
The thing is, his question is a very important one. Is there really just the one cake shop in Colorado? Why spend time trying to force someone to do something that goes against their personal beliefs when you could simply walk into another bakery and find a baker who would be thrilled to bake that cake for you?
Conservative Tribune writes:
How is it, exactly, that this one particular bakery has become embroiled in controversy again? A cursory search of bakers in Lakewood, Colorado (where Masterpiece Cakeshop resides) yields many alternatives for those needing to satisfy their bakery needs. Kogler’s Bakery, Elegant Bakery, Sweet Ride Bakeshop, Cakes by Karen, Azucar Bakery, Designer Cakes Co., and Valhalla Cakes all make cakes in the Lakewood area.
And that was the simple result of a quick Google search. If a gay couple or someone celebrating a gender transition wanted a cake to specifically celebrate what they want, even the most rudimentary of online searches would’ve yielded countless other alternatives. If the effort to type in a quick search on their smartphone is too much effort, they have far more significant problems than a bakery refusing to make them a cake.
There are tons of bakeries in the immediate area surrounding Masterpiece Cakeshop. Why couldn’t the couple have brought their business to one of those bakeries? While Maher was just trying to get some laughs, he really brought up the perfect point to prove that anyone complaining about Phillips’ decision is just plain wrong.