North Carolina’s Lt. Gov. Dan Forest appeared on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” program Thursday to discuss the state’s House of Representatives voting to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of a bill allowing public officials to opt out of marrying same-sex couples for “sincerely held religious” objections.
Right Wing Watch reports:
Forest said that far from being unconstitutional, the new law is actually “upholding the Constitution” because the legislature is the one that assigns duties to magistrates. He added that the law “doesn’t discriminate against anybody, instead it does just the opposite” by supposedly protecting the religious freedom of state magistrates.
“Help me out here, because I’m just somewhat of a country boy,” James added sarcastically. “Go find someone else who will perform your ceremony! What’s wrong with that concept?”