The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer is mincing few words in his defense of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who was recently ordered by a judge to provide wedding cakes for same-sex couples or risk facing fines.
Fischer, whose opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights is well-established, said Phillips, who owns Denver's Masterpiece Cakeshop, was a victim of what he described as "the Secular Inquisition" on an installment of his "Focal Point" Radio Show, Right Wing Watch first reported.
"This is something you think happens in Cuba; this is something that happens in the Soviet Union ... where people get sent to jail or get sent to prison for exercising their religious liberty," Fischer notes. "This is like the Spanish Inquisition. This is the Secular Inquisition."
Despite last week's court order, Phillips said yesterday he'd rather go to jail than bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
"I don't plan on giving up my religious beliefs," he told Fox News. "I don't feel that I should participate in their wedding, and when I do a cake, I feel like I'm participating in the ceremony or the event or the celebration that the cake is for."