Goveror Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, in an op-ed Thursday in the New York Times writes why multiple corporations have expressed opposition to religious freedom laws that frighten gay-rights advocates.
Those corporations, Jindal says, are being manipulated by left-wing radicals.
“Liberals have decided that if they can’t win at the ballot box,” Jindal writes, “they will win in the boardroom.”
“His point is obvious,” writes nola.com. “These corporations wouldn’t be taking such a wild and crazy position if they were really controlled by conservatives. Ergo, Big Business must have been taken over by liberals.”
Not only is Jindal suggesting in his op-ed that the gay rights and conservatism are incompatible, and that liberals have taken over the country’s boardrooms, but he’s also revealing some peculiar ideas about the free market.
For example, don’t business leaders have the right to take whatever positions they think will advance their business? Won’t businesses be “punished” for making the “wrong” decisions on gay marriage?
Nola.com makes the point that Governor Jindal seems to be creating a “litmus test” for conservatives.
After criticizing those liberals who he says have taken over the country’s boardrooms and made them hostile to religion and overly zealous about gay rights, Jindal says that “it’s time for corporate America to make a decision.”
Will gay marriage (or “anti-gay marriage”) be a “litmus test” for the Republican party?