During an interview with Christian Broadcast News, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that he, without a doubt, believes that businesses should be allowed to discriminate for religious reasons.
“Are you okay if they don’t provide those kinds of services? Is that okay?”
“Yeah, absolutely,” Bush responded, “if it’s based on a religious belief.” [...]
“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 forcing someone to participate in a wedding that they find goes against their moral beliefs. We should be able to figure this out. This shouldn’t be this complicated, but gosh it is right now.”
For all intents and purposes, there is no difference between discrimination against someone for one reason or another, and Jeb's premise is flawed.
No one, anywhere, is proposing that anyone should be forced to "participate in a wedding." No one is going to force clergy to officiate gay weddings, and baking a cake is not participation. It's just a goddamn cake.
Would Jeb Bush "absolutely" support racism based on religious belief?