Another thing that's confused me (correct me if I'm wrong). Isn't one of the core values of the republican party is to decrease government regulation on daily life? So, aren't things like trying to restrict civil liberties like gay marriage, women's rights to abortions, and birth control kind of Anti-that? It's weird to me that religion or value has any part of the discussion since we were clearly founded on a separation of church and state. So when we're referred to a "a nation founded on christian values" I'm confused. I understand that the majority of people in the united states are christian but who care's really? The thing that great about this county is its diversity and the ability to celebrate any sort of beliefs you have. *shrug* I'm not sure how you can even start to defend that mentality. I don't see how you can change the narrative so much: How can you take a story about a bigoted women refusing to serve someone based off of their natural sexual preference and change it to a " poor christian women" forced to create wedding cake for "evil" homosexual agenda. It's madness and can't believe they'd want to be on that side of history of civil rights. what if you took the word "homosexual" and replaced it with black, or interracial couple? 50-60 years ago you'd prolly see people doing the same thing when "forced" to serve people they "didn't believe" they should serve. I'm not as well informed about politics as I should be at 25 but it's things like that which confuse the hell out of me.