Monday, June 30, 2014

Camp It Up

Rick Santorum is still clamoring for attention.  Now he’s saying that people who refuse to bake wedding cakes for same-sex marriages are being sent to “re-education camps.”

“You now see situations with bakers and florists and photographers who are being forced to provide services for same-sex weddings or get fined, lose their business,” Santorum said during the appearance on the American Family Association’s “Focal Point” radio program on Monday. “In the case of Colorado, there was a Colorado case recently where someone had to go to a re-education camp if you will. And the amazing thing is that in Colorado gay marriage isn’t even legal!” [Emphasis in original.]

In reality — a place Mr. Santorum has rarely visited — the baker in question is required to submit reports on how he’s implementing a policy to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.  Since it’s a civil matter, there’s no possibility that he could be sent to jail or even to camp.

By the way, can you imagine how much fun it would be to have a camp to teach people how to be nice to gay people?  Ooh, how fabulous.  That would so kick vacation bible camp’s ass.