Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) drew flak on social media after she posted a statement on Twitter shaming the U.S. Department of Justice over the latter's decision that favored a Christian baker who turned down an order for a same-sex wedding cake.
Last week, Christian Broadcasting Network reported that 86 members of Congress filed an amicus brief defending Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips in his upcoming hearing at the Supreme Court in a gay wedding cake case. The Christian baker had been slapped with a lawsuit after rejecting an order to make a custom cake for a same-sex wedding in 2012.
Phillips had reportedly offered to make other kinds of baked products for the gay couple, explaining that he could not design a cake for a same-sex wedding because of his Christian faith. He said he did not have an issue with the customer, but with the kind of event that their order represented.
In a Twitter post, Harris called out the DOJ for "siding with discrimination" and supporting the Christian baker's right to practice his religion freely without being held back by the government. She said the department should be shamed for that decision since discrimination had no place in American society, The Blaze relayed.
Netizens were quick to strike back against Sen. Harris' comments, with Scott McCarthy saying no one should be forced to do something they do not feel comfortable with even if their beliefs are "archaic." Another user named "The Derp State" questioned how Harris became a senator and an attorney general if she did not understand the freedom guaranteed in the Constitution.
"Bossy Old Man" said Sen. Harris' "level of bias bigotry and craziness is scary." Another Twitter user, Robert McElroy, offered a piece of advice for those who did not agree with Christian businessmen's beliefs.
"If you don't like the business don't do business with them. Simple isn't it. This person does not have religious rights?" said McElroy on Twitter.