On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the U.S. Constitution ensures that same-sex couples have the right to marry each other.
Even before the Supreme Court ruling, various states adopted versions of so-called “Religious Freedom” laws designed to protect individuals and businesses from being sued by LGBT couples should they choose to discriminate based on their “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
The hero of God is a Boob Man is Beth Walsh, a baker in a small town who is forced to make a cake for a gay couple. When she doesn’t want to and decides to discriminate against the gay couple, the American Civil Liberties Union and the couple’s Jewish lawyer step into the fray, and demand Beth say,’God is gay.’
‘Gays are trying to force their agenda — they’re even trying to teach it in school,” Beth says. “They say we’re bigots, but Christians are the most oppressed group in this country!’
She even pays a visit to her governor.
‘I want to deny basic goods and services to gay people,” she tells him.
And her main argument?
Well, God likes boobs.
Here’s the video.
This SNL skit comes on the heels of three separate states passing or attempting to pass anti-gay “Religious Freedom” laws.
North Carolina is the state which has garnered the most attention and condemnation from many different groups such as gay rights activists, large multi-national corporations, sports organizations, Hollywood, and the majority of the American people in general. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a bill designed to block anti-discrimination rules that protect individuals in the LGBT community.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a bill designed to block anti-discrimination legislation that protects people in the LGBT community.
The trick behind this legislation is that it establishes a fake “anti-discrimination” law that supersedes all local anti-discrimination statutes. The big catch is that the state law purposely leaves out protections for the LGBT community. So if Charlotte had a local anti-discrimination law on the books that included protections for their LGBT community, then the new law would make those protections null and void.
Georgia was poised to sign its version of North Carolina’s legislation into law. However, the pushback from major commercial forces like Disney, the NFL, Marvel Studios, and AMC (which produces the Walking Dead television show filmed in Georgia) was more than the state could withstand. After intense national pressure, Georgia’s governor did not sign the bill into law.
Not to be outdone by North Carolina, Mississippi recently passed its anti-gay law which in no uncertain terms specifically targets the LGBT community. Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the U.S. and doesn’t give a shit about losing jobs.
It’s probably no coincidence that the SNL skit’s location was based in Mississippi.
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