Disney star and former Cosby girl. Raven-Symoné went a little cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs on "The View" on Wednesday when she contended that civil rights was about baking cakes.
The subject was the state of Oregon forcing Christians to bake cakes to celebrate lesbianism, even if it goes against their religion.
Sayeth Raven-Symoné: "The Oregon law bars businesses from discriminating against sexual orientation, race, disability, age or religion, and to me, it's the same exact thing that they did back in the day saying that black people couldn't do certain things because it's my religious belief."
I was just a kid when the civil rights movement was going on, but I don't remember cakes being part of the deal, and I don't think anyone opposed black marriage. Certainly it was not illegal. Actually Christians supported black civil rights. The movement was led by the Reverend Martin Luther King.
What black people fought for was the right to equal opportunities. What they faced was a Democratic Party controlled South that oppressed blew up black churches, lynched people, and generally terrorized black people.
Raven-Symoné who is a lesbian debated Candace Cameron Bure, a fellow child sitcom actress, who is a Christian. She defended the bakery owner's right to not participate in a ceremony celebrating sin.
Bure said: "[The bakery] didn't refuse to bake the cake because of [the couple's] sexual orientation," she continued. "In fact, they baked cakes for them previously. They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that -- the ceremony -- is what conflicted with their religious beliefs. They are saying that they stand for marriage between a man and a woman."
The civil rights movement succeeded and opened the rights for other minorities, as well as women.
Sorry. I do not see the current gay rights movement doing anything for anyone else's rights.