Probable Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said he believes Christian business owners should be allowed to decline customer requests that violate their religious beliefs.
Speaking to the Christian Broadcasting Network on Saturday, Bush commented on recent controversies such as Christians bakers asked to provide cakes for gay weddings and similar disputes.
“A big country, a tolerant country, ought to be able to figure out the difference between discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation and not forcing someone to participate in a wedding that they find goes against their moral beliefs,” he said. “We should be able to figure this out. This should not be this complicated, but gosh it is right now.”
Bush also discussed his support of traditional marriage, adding his belief that same-sex marriage isn't a constitutional right.
“We have to restore committed, loving family life with a mom and dad loving their children with their heart and soul," Bush said, adding that it's "hard to fathom" the "warp speed" at which the issue of same-sex marriage has risen after "thousands of years of culture and history."
Here's a clip of Bush discussing traditional and same-sex marriage:
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