WATCH: Jon Stewart Nails Rand Paul on 'Religious Freedom' - 'Don't We Sell Cakes to Sinners All the Time?'


Jon Stewart had a far-ranging interview with Rand Paul Tuesday night. Paul was fresh off of his Memorial weekend filibuster against continuing to allow the NSA to collect massive amounts of data, and the two found a lot of areas of agreement on that.

The libertarian Senator and presidential aspirant is all about freedom, after all. And he claims to not be one of those Republicans who is against big government except when he's for it.

One group he really feels is lacking in freedom in this country is Christians. Paul thinks they should have the right not to make t-shirts that go against their beliefs, for instance.

Jon Stewart asked the very good question of what exactly constitutes a Christian business, and then pointed out that right-wing Christians are far more focused on homosexuality than the Bible is.

As for bakeries who refuse to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples, Stewart wondered: "Don't they sell cakes to sinners all the time?"

When was the last time a cake purchaser was asked if they took the Lord's name in vain, or had committed adultery?

Paul had no answer for that.


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