On Sunday’s Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd interviewed Louisiana Governor and Republican Presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal about his views on the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.
Todd focused on whether opposition to same-sex marriage can be equated to past opposition to interracial marriage. Specifically, he referenced President Harry Truman’s opposition to interracial marriage, opposition that was rooted in his interpretation of the Bible, and asked whether Jindal was similarly “comfortable using religion as a way to defend [his] position on marriage?”
As Mediaite reports, the governor took umbrage to this comparison:
“…exactly three times, Jindal said he took offense at that line of questioning, saying “it’s offensive to equate evangelical Christians, Catholics, and others who view marriage as between a man and a woman” with racists.
He said gay marriage opponents still love their fellow man, they just have firmly-held beliefs that marriage should stay between a man and a woman.”