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George Will: Gay People are 'Sore Winners' for Wanting Equal Rights in Arizona — VIDEO

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FOX News contributor George Will joined host Chris Wallace on a panel on FOX News Sunday to talk about Arizona's anti-gay bill and Brewer's veto.

After pointing out that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 said that businesses had to serve everyone equally, Will added:

"...This too must be said: It's a funny kind of sore winner in the gay rights movement that would say, 'A photographer doesn't want to photograph my wedding -- I've got lots of other photographers I could go to, but I'm going to use the hammer of government to force them to do this.'... It's not neighborly and it's not nice. The gay rights movement is winning. They should be, as I say, not sore winners."

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  1. What a tremendous moron. Is he old enough to die soon?

    Posted by: Sergio | Mar 2, 2014 5:18:08 PM


  2. Don't let the preppy facade fool you. He's a nasty man (his kids are just as nasty) and this is just another comment that illustrates the point.

    Posted by: PolarBeast | Mar 2, 2014 5:19:50 PM


  3. Yes, George. Expecting businesses to not discriminate against customers is tyranny! Why didn't those uppity negroes just go to some OTHER place to eat?

    It's funny that the whole point of this bill (according to the right wing) was to prevent businesses from discriminating against religious people, but now that it got shot down, it's suddenly being called out as "hammering by the government". Umm...didn't you guys make that bill to use the government to get your way? Just more right-wing hypocrisy as usual...

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Mar 2, 2014 5:23:46 PM


  4. ....or we could go back to the days when Christians were fed to the lions.

    Posted by: Chrislam | Mar 2, 2014 5:25:20 PM


  5. Um, excuse me George. It's NOT about 'winning,' it's about eradicating government-sanctioned bigotry in our society. NO ONE wants to blindly go to a business to hire them only to be rudely dismissed later because there's something about the customer the business owner doesn't like/agree with. You want to discriminate? Fine, start a private membership club like a country club, but don't you dare think you can treat some people one way and other people another way.

    Posted by: Tom | Mar 2, 2014 5:26:33 PM


  6. What he actually said is that people shouldn't use laws or the government to force a photographer to photograph a wedding when there are plenty of other photographers around who would do it, but he also said that if a gay couple orders a cake from a bakery, the bakery should bake the cake.

    He seems to be distinguishing between having a photographer who is uncomfortable about it for some reason having to be physically present at a same-sex wedding, and a baker who makes a cake in his bakery and has it delivered (or picked up by a customer) but who is not actually present at the wedding.

    Whether one agrees with him or not, one should give an accurate account of what he actually said.

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 2, 2014 5:33:31 PM


  7. Will is (in)famous for ignoring the obvious to make an obtuse and usually irrelevant point. Faux Nooze brings him on to utter nonsense to the brain-dead audience.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Mar 2, 2014 5:37:33 PM


  8. This article addresses it succinctly:
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/02/27/3339201/religious-liberty-discrimination/

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 2, 2014 5:41:25 PM


  9. This law wasn't just about wedding services. It allowed anybody and everything to discriminate against gay people. Banks, gas stations, pharmacies, government clerks, etc., etc. were provided legal protection if they wanted to refuse to serve gay people for "sincere" religious beliefs (how they were to determine whether they were sincere is a big mystery to me).

    Posted by: homer | Mar 2, 2014 5:43:42 PM


  10. Wasn't the whole purpose of the bill to prevent religious people from being discriminated by businesses? So by George Will's reasoning, a bill to keep a store from refusing service to Christians is super duper, but a bill to extend the same courtesy to homosexuals is "hammering the government" and those gay customers should just go somewhere else.

    That's some good spin you got going there George. Dreidels everywhere must envy you.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Mar 2, 2014 5:58:41 PM


  11. WTF WHAT!??!

    Dear George,

    All past centuries were nothing but religious-facilitated bigotry, that is why civil rights movement happened. So people cannot be prejudiced bigots anymore in the name of man-made deity or another sh!teous form of twisted theocracy.

    Calling anything "Religious Right" is actually going BACKWARDS to when prejudiced pricks were allowed to freely be prejudiced pricks.

    Sincerely, do get your head out of your buttocks.

    Posted by: Mags | Mar 2, 2014 6:00:42 PM


  12. So now we're "not nice"? Is this The Right's new stance, that we're winning and now we want too much? Wow.

    Posted by: Tigernan | Mar 2, 2014 6:01:25 PM


  13. What a horrible, hateful man.... He's so pathetic.

    Discrimination should be morally acceptable????

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Mar 2, 2014 6:11:42 PM


  14. Sounds more like the right behaving like sore losers. Yes, the queers won marriage, but we don't have to treat them equally EVERYWHERE. It seems to me that discrimination on any basis is un-American and ugly.

    Posted by: Michael Beattie | Mar 2, 2014 6:13:04 PM


  15. Georgie, go back to rhapsodizing about baseball. No one cares about anything else you have to say about current events in America. (His column after Clinton left the White House convinced me that he has a very serious Mr. Hyde dwelling under that preppy Jekyll facade--the whole thing was one long, frothing rant of pure hatred. If Hillary got elected, it'd probably kill George Will.)

    Posted by: Dback | Mar 2, 2014 6:13:53 PM


  16. We're winning?

    He does realize he's talking about Arizona? A state where it's perfectly legal to fire someone just for being gay. A state where it's perfectly legal to refuse to rent an apartment to someone just for being gay. A state where gay couples do not have marriage equality or even the possibility of civil unions.

    And yet we're sore losers and the poor Christians are the real victims. Yeah, right.

    Posted by: Sean | Mar 2, 2014 6:14:47 PM


  17. someone call the waaambulance

    Posted by: jaker | Mar 2, 2014 6:15:04 PM


  18. He used to, at least, sound reasonable; now he sounds like a gay bitter old man. Change doesn't come without some harshness. People who claim we're unreasonable are themselves unreasonable and the losers are playing the "poor pitiful me" card. None of this would have happened if they hadn't been willful in the first place--and until they've really learned their lessons, things will be hard on the naughty little children. Look at Cracker Barrel and Denny's with racial discrimination after all this time. Time for George Will to grow up and stop being an old man.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Mar 2, 2014 6:27:44 PM


  19. This whole religious excuse is just a screen for allowing ant-gay bigotry. If they were so religious, why not refuse service to adulterers or gluttons? This whole religious excuse is bullsh*t

    Posted by: jonvincent | Mar 2, 2014 6:35:53 PM


  20. "Sore winner" is part of the right-wing teabagger faux-news rhetoric now that they're consistently the losers. It's all over except for the name calling. This is an unconditional surrender, though I still wouldn't trust them not to spit in my wedding cake batter.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Mar 2, 2014 6:42:15 PM


  21. Mr. Will, Unless bakers and photographers advertise that they don't want to serve the LGBT community, how are members of the LGBT community supposed to know who to avoid? Do you expect us to go into a business only to be asked to leave and be embarrassed in the process? I guarantee you that if a business posted a sign on their door and on their web site that proclaimed "straights only", no members of the LGBT community would bother to ask them for service. Of course, in the process, these businesses would also lose many straight customers as well. The problem is that those who don't want to provide services to the LGBT community, don't want the straight community to know about it.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 2, 2014 6:42:56 PM


  22. The moron probably feels he can use that "funny kind of sore winner" line when it comes to wedding photographers and cake bakers, as even gay people have asked, why would anyone want a bigot to take their photos or bake their wedding cake; but it's not funny when it comes to accommodations or obtaining service like at hotels/motels, restaurants, daycare, taxi service, etc. The Arizona bill opened the door for it anywhere and everywhere.

    Posted by: Lexis | Mar 2, 2014 6:50:55 PM


  23. "...This too must be said: It's a funny kind of sore winner in the civil rights movement that would say, 'A doctor doesn't want to tend to my African-American son -- I've got lots of other doctors I could go to, but I'm going to use the hammer of government to force them to do this.'... It's not neighborly and it's not nice. The civil rights movement is winning. They should be, as I say, not sore winners."

    - George Will, 40 years ago

    Posted by: theo | Mar 2, 2014 6:52:36 PM


  24. @Anon, +1. Conveniently hiding one's bigotry and surprisingly letting it out of the bag when it causes most harm is what all these "Rights to Religious Freedom" are all about.

    Admitting truthfully and upfront your bigotry apparently is bad for straight business as well.

    Posted by: Mags | Mar 2, 2014 6:54:17 PM


  25. Phuck George Will and the entire GOP.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Mar 2, 2014 7:04:02 PM


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