RUSH: We’re going to Mount Summit, Indiana. This is Scott. Great to have you, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Yes, Mr. Limbaugh, it’s a pleasure to speak with you, sir.
RUSH: Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: You speak for a lot of people, and I’m one of them. I’m a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. I grew up in a pizza restaurant, restaurant business, my parents owned pizza restaurants. We were never asked to cater a wedding, much less a gay wedding. And I have one quick comment for you. I know you’re very busy. As a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, I took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic. What am I supposed to do? These anti-Christians that are taking over, it seems like, don’t realize this country was founded on Christian values and morals. Have they lost their mind? I mean, help me out here, Rush.
RUSH: No. They just have always opposed the founding of the country. This is nothing new. It just appears new because it’s reached — a bunch of things have happened all at the same time. The size of the group, the election of a president of similar attitudes, which has been confidence inspiring for them, the evolution of the Drive-By Media, and the knowledge they have that they can intimidate and frighten into silence their political opponents.
They are feeling fully and totally confident right now that nobody can stop them, that nobody will want to stop them, that their opponents are essentially a bunch of cowards and will lay down in front of ’em, and I think they’ve actually pulled this off as a — they’re a huge minority. They’re actually, in a numerical sense, they are one of the smallest minorities in the country. They have gotten away with making it appear, though, that they are supported by a vast majority of the population. That’s not true. Otherwise they wouldn’t need all of this intimidation.
RUSH: I basically want to know why do we never hear about the Democrats’ War on Christianity? I’ve answered this. I’ve answered it over and over again. When I give you this answer, I’m not justifying the answer. I want you to understand, I’m answering this as though you’re asking a leftist activist. I’m telling you how they think. I’m not accepting it, so don’t get confused. The reason why you don’t hear about a War on Christianity is because that’s not how they view it. They view Christianity as an evil majority.
When you try to simplify some of this that appears overwhelmingly confusing and sometimes very busy and a lot of moving parts, what was really at root here is an all-out assault against the majority. Nobody wants to be in the minority, no matter what the minority is. Majorities have power. Majority power is enshrined in the American Constitution. There are protections for the minorities, of course.
But as such, all these minority groups not in the majority resent it, don’t like it, think the majorities are oppressors, and so the war against them is justified simply on the basis that they are a market, and, by definition, a majority is oppressive, a majority is unfair, a majority is mean, a majority is violent, a majority doesn’t care, a majority has no compassion, a majority is the embodiment of evil.
Now, you add Christianity to the majority and then you make them lose their minds. They hate Christianity just in and of itself. They hate what Christianity is. They hate what they consider to be the limitations of it, the judgmentalism, the suredness of it, the faith aspect of it. They resent that Christianity provides a repository for faith and confidence in something other than government, which is where they want all power localized.
They’re just deeply threatened by it for a host of real and mostly imagined reasons, but largely it has to do with judgmentalism. Largely it has to do with simply the paranoid belief that majorities are oppressors. And, as such, the majorities need to be torn apart and torn down. And because the majority is inherently evil, there is no evil way to take them down. You’re totally justified in whatever technique you use.
They are so evil and so bad and so oppressive, that if you have to cheat and lie like Harry Reid making it up about Mitt Romney not paying taxes, you go right ahead. If that’s what it takes to win, that’s what’s permissible. The very idea that there are guardrails and morality in society, that’s offensive and repulsive because they don’t think that anybody should have the right to deny anybody else a good time. They don’t think somebody should have the right to define what’s moral and what isn’t. What’s right and what isn’t, what’s wrong and what isn’t. They resent all of this. They despise it. They hate it.
Psychologically, there’s all kinds of explanations for it, which I’m not gonna delve into here, ’cause it’s not gonna change anything. But it really is wrapped up in the great fear of majorities and you add the specifics of Christianity and the fact that the country was founded on that basis, it’s been something that these groups have been seething against and about since the founding of the country. They’ve been trying to chip away at it for decades.
As I just explained to the last caller, the gay population the United States or in the world is one of the smallest minorities of all the minorities. And look at the success they’re having in beating back their evil enemy, the Christian majority. Now, they’re not doing it alone, obviously, they’ve got the help of the Drive-By Media, they’ve got the full support of the Democrat Party. So their minority is not actually that small, but they’re also helped by something else, too. They are feeling fully confident.
Look what they’re able to do here in Indiana, look what they’re able to do. They’re able to intimate and frighten and scare their opposition into closing their doors and shutting up and running away and hiding. They’re not gonna have any guilt over the fact that they’re destroying people’s lives or their businesses or any of that. And that’s the objective because they think that’s what’s been done to them, because that’s what majorities do. Majorities are exclusive. They don’t permit people to join them or be part of it. They’re mean-spirited extremists, all this stuff.
To me, it’s easily understandable. The success that they’re having is understandable as well. When you’re able to intimidate the people that oppose you into basically just shutting up and letting you have your way hoping that you’ll then go away, why wouldn’t you feel confident? Why wouldn’t you be striving for all you can get? When they pollute your kids’ minds at school and you don’t do anything about it, what do you think they’re gonna do?
When they lie to your kids in school and you keep sending your kids to the school, what do you think they’re gonna do? They’re gonna applaud. They’re privately gonna celebrate victory and they’re gonna congratulate themselves for perverting and polluting your kids’ minds, over the founding of the country, what kind of country it is, over how rotten and mean-spirited Republicans are. That’s what your kids are taught today.
You’re afraid to go to the school about it because there might be a bad grade waiting for your kid. So you don’t complain and just roll the dice that you can correct whatever messes are made at school at home. But the point is there’s no push-back. And if there’s no push-back, I don’t care who you are, you’re gonna keep pushing if nobody’s trying to stop you. You’ll celebrate victory every day and then keep on pushing.
They want to come for the Boy Scouts, take over the Boy Scouts, nobody says a word, fine. Then they go for the Girl Scouts, take over the Girl Scouts. They go for the Episcopal church, take over that. Then they try to poison the Catholic Church and there’s no push-back, what do you expect is going to happen? And what has been happening is that a lot of people have been waiting — correct me if I’m wrong on this — a lot of people have been thinking that at some point enough people will get outraged and upset about it to stand up and stop it, except nobody’s done it.
That has happened yet. Nobody’s standing up, expressing outrage and trying to stop it. Everybody’s waiting for everybody else to do that. They see what happens when certain people, like nobody wants to be Mike Pence tomorrow. That’s how they win. Nobody wants to be, take your pick, Mitt Romney tomorrow, nobody wants to be whoever they go out and target and destroy, nobody wants to be the Sarah Palin of next year. Why wouldn’t they be celebrating victory? They don’t even have any real opposition. People are scared to death of ’em.
I’m watching TV this morning doing show prep and there’s a big grouping of Indiana legislators, and the graphic — I didn’t turn the sound on — the chyron graphics on the screen say that they’re getting ready to announce their fixes in their Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And what they’re claiming is that their bill they’re going to fix, there will be no discrimination permitted, no denial of service permitted. Well, you may as well pack the bill up and throw it away. If you’re gonna admit that’s what the bill was and that’s what you’re gonna fix, then you better just throw it away.
The bill, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was never about denial of service. In fact, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act has never worked. It didn’t help the photography studio owner in New Mexico. She attempted to use it as her defense, as it was intended. She lost, all the way up to the Supreme Court, which refused to take her case. So all these Religious Freedom Restoration Act bills, federal, the only time they’ve worked is to allow the Indians to smoke peyote.
That’s another reason I don’t understand the outrage. The Religious Freedom Restoration, yeah, they’re 30 states, but they’re not effective. No gay has ever been discriminated against because of one. It’s another indication, it should tell you what this is and isn’t about.
Here’s Logan, Twin Falls, Idaho. I’m glad you waited. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello. I’m just curious. Growing up I’ve always heard the term that the business has the right to deny service to anyone. Is that not a law anymore?
RUSH: I don’t know if it ever was a law that a business could deny service to anyone. I don’t know if it’s an unwritten understanding or rule. I’m not, admittedly, I’m not informed sufficiently to know whether or not that’s ever been a codified statute, that a business owner does not have to serve. Obviously if it is a law it doesn’t count for anything now.
CALLER: That’s kind of what I’m thinking these days. It seems like that we have to accept everybody for who they are, but nobody wants to accept anybody else for the way they are.
RUSH: Everything today is discrimination.
RUSH: If you’re in the majority, all you do is discriminate. You’re not allowed to have your own values because your own values are said to be corrupt, and your values are corrupt because you’re in the majority. It’s white privilege. You’ve got privilege of the majority. If you’re white, you got double privilege. And so you have no sympathy, and all you do is discriminate. That’s all majorities do. That’s why they’re majorities. They’ve gotten to be majorities ’cause they discriminate.
They’re mean-spirited, they’re extremist, they’re bigots, they’re racists, they’re sexists, and they’re mean to people. Born that way. And the country was founded by a bunch of those people who set this country up so that their white, vicious, evil, discriminatory majority brother and sisters would forever have control the country. That’s what they think. Everything is a Civil Rights Act now, everything’s a civil rights bill, and nothing is gonna trump a civil rights bill. You can put anything in it, call it Civil Rights Acts of 1999, 2010, 2015, whatever, and it’ll pass.
Zack in Lynchburg, Virginia. Hi, Zack. Great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, oh, my gosh, what a pleasure to talk to the almighty Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH: Thank you for calling, sir. The almighty Rush Limbaugh.
CALLER: The almighty Rush Limbaugh, where the destruction of spin begins. You know it.
RUSH: (laughing) The destruction of spin begins. I like that. I like that very much.
CALLER: Yeah. I’m a Rush Baby, actually, I’m 29. I have three kids under four, and I hope you’re on the air long enough so they can become Rush Babies themselves.
RUSH: Every intention of that, by the way.
CALLER: Excellent. Do you know where Lynchburg, Virginia, is, and do you know what’s in Lynchburg, Virginia?
RUSH: Lynchburg, Virginia. What’s in Lynchburg, Virginia?
CALLER: Liberty University.
RUSH: Yeah, Liberty University. That’s Jerry Falwell’s place.
CALLER: That’s correct. I went to Liberty University, and I think I know what Dr. Falwell, the late Dr. Falwell, would say about this whole pizza business. But I actually run a mobile wood-fired pizza business.
RUSH: Dr. Falwell would say, “Hold the pepperoni, give me green pepper, onions, and extra cheese.” That’s what he’d say about the pizza.
CALLER: That’s right. I actually run a mobile pizza business down here —
RUSH: You do?
CALLER: I do.
RUSH: A mobile pizza business.
CALLER: Yeah. It’s a wood-fired brick pizza oven on a trailer.
RUSH: No kidding.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: How innovative. So you don’t have the overhead of a brick-and-mortar establishment.
RUSH: Exactly right.
CALLER: And believe it or not, we cater weddings. We cater multiple weddings. It’s a new hip type of thing that young couples are doing. We haven’t quite done any middle-aged or older couples. It’s typically the younger crowd, but we do cater weddings. And I suppose if I was asked to do a wedding for a gay couple, I would just tell them to write the check and I’ll make the gayest pizza you’ve ever had. But I think in the end it’s more important to dislike their actions, or what Dr. Falwell would call their sin, and not dislike or hate the sinner. It comes down to loving everybody and you shouldn’t —
RUSH: But wait a minute now, I agree, but where is the assumption that there’s any hate here? See, I think it’s so easy to accuse people of hating. How does it equal hate if a religious belief is in opposition to gay marriage, and you’re not supposed to facilitate it, celebrate it, support it, or what have you, so you choose not to cater it if you — not you, but any business, why is that hate?
CALLER: I’m not saying that’s hate. I’m saying in the process of deciding whether or not you should, I think it’s important to disregard their action and disregard their beliefs or their choices to be a homosexual or whatever it may be and instead look at them as people and an opportunity to have business. I’m all about business.
RUSH: I don’t think it’s a choice. Well, we know that it’s a choice in certain stages of life within certain gender groups, but overall it’s not a choice. So you’d take the money. You’re in business, they want to spend money their money with you, you’ll take it.
CALLER: Yeah. I’m not against the way you want to be. If you want to be that way and you want to write me a check for a service —
RUSH: You’ll cash it. Their money is as good as anybody else. I understand that. Totally. Freedom to do that, you exercise it, fine and dandy. That’s not hate, either.