Jeff Lord tries to explore Rick Santorum's question whether a gay owned business should be forced to print "God Hates Fags" signs by the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Specifically, Jeff inquired if Congressman Mark Pocan's sign business (which he runs with his husband) would do just that and indeed they would.
But let's say Pocan refused to serve the Westboro Baptist Church. Perhaps Jeff and Santorum might scream hypocrisy. Yet that would assume a) Pocan is declining their business on religious grounds and b) declining their business solely on their anti-gay stance.
Which brings me to the fatal flaw in Santorum's question and Jeff's thesis. What they fail to take into account is when the Westboro Baptist Church deploys these "God Hates Fags" sign they do so at military funerals accompanied by signs such as "Thank God for Dead Soldiers". Isn't it possible that a gay business owner could refuse service to the Westboro Baptist Church because he or she finds their behavior towards our military odious?