A baker not wishing to be compelled to make a cake for a homosexual wedding might as well be a member of the SS according to Diann Rice a member of the hilariously misnamed Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Left merrily continues on its mission to stamp out every one of the freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights in the name of tolerance:
“I would also like to reiterate what we said in the last meeting [on Mr. Phillips]. Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the Holocaust,” Ms. Rice said at the July 25 hearing.
“I mean, we can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination,” Ms. Rice said. “And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use — to use their religion to hurt others.”
Jeremy Tedesco, ADF senior legal counsel, said in a statement that Ms. Rice’s comments reveal an “anti-religious bigotry” that “undermines the integrity of the entire process and the commission’s order as well.”
Go here to read the rest. Reductio ad Hitlerum was coined by philosopher Leo Strauss back in 1951. He noted that it was an associational fallacy tactic in argument which seeks to foreclose discussion and debate on a topic by linking it, no matter how tenuously, to Hitler. Ms. Rice’s ill concealed contempt for religious liberty that she hilariously associates with the Holocaust demonstrates that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission might wish to first make certain that their members have the foggiest notion about what civil rights are before attempting to hold others guilty of violating them.