O'Reilly Clashes With Stossel: 'Gay Americans Deserve Legal Protections'
Bill O'Reilly told John Stossel tonight that he thinks gay Americans should be included with the protected class of citizens as part of the federal anti-discrimination law.
O'Reilly said that gay Americans deserve protections because they're a small population, adding that homosexual children and teens are brutalized for their orientation.
"Gay Americans deserve carved out legal protections," O'Reilly said.
But, Stossel countered back against O'Reilly, stating that he disagrees with him.
"You've already got the race, gender, religion, disability, age, all these specially protected groups," Stossel said.
"There is a risk in certain areas of this country...the federal government has to get involved, it's the same thing on the race issue," O'Reilly quipped. "I'm going to demand and I think that those protections are needed."
Stossel said that he's for gay marriage, but thinks the movement has dramatically shifted.
"I think this movement has moved from tolerance to totalitarianism," Stossel said. "No baker should get to stop two people from getting married to anyone they want. But they shouldn't be forced to bake the cake. I disagree with you and Marco Rubio. This isn't about religious rights, it's about individual freedom."
Stossel remarked that "a bigot ought to be allowed to be a bigot."
Watch the full discussion above.
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