Several students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison admit that Muslims should not be forced by law to do business with Christians. Those same students, however, had a hard time agreeing that Christians or conservative Americans have the right to decline work that conflicts with their conscience or religion.
In a viral video published by Arizona-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom (ADL), students were asked if they support Sophie Theallet’s decision not to dress Melania Trump.
Several students agreed that Theallet — one of many fashion designers declining to dress the first family — has every right to refuse to dress Mrs. Trump.
The students were also asked if a Muslim singer solicited by a Christian church to sing had a right to refuse.
Again, the students agreed that the Muslim singer has a right to not sing in a Christian church.
“Yeah, if that goes against your religious view, I feel you have a right to turn that down,” one student said.
The students also said that a law forcing Muslims to sing inside a Christian church should not exist.
When asked if a Christian photographer should be allowed by law to decline to shoot a same-sex wedding, the students appeared torn.
“For them,” the ADL notes, “it seems that the freedom to live and work according to your beliefs really depends on what you believe.”
Incidentally, Wisconsin resident Amy Lawson, a blogger and owner of Amy Lynn Photography, is challenging a state law forcing her to take photographs for a same-sex marriage.
Watch the full ADL video below:
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