Before the Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (RINO-AZ) vetoed a religious freedom bill that would have protected Christian business owners, she was warned not to embrace the homosexual agenda by nearly a dozen law professors.
Nearly a dozen leading law professors from Harvard, Stanford, George Mason, Notre Dame and other top institutions across America have endorsed the controversial legislation in Arizona that would strengthen the state’s religious-rights standards,” reports WND.
The bill has been egregiously misrepresented by many of its critics,” the professors said in a letter to Brewer. “We write because we believe that you should make your decision on the basis of accurate information.
The professors, who describe themselves in the letter as Republican, Democrat, religious, not religious, supporters of same-sex marriage and opponents of same, note that nine of their number believe the bill should be signed while two were unsure.
But all of us believe that many criticisms of the Arizona bill are deeply misleading,” they wrote.”
Watch! Dr. Chaps’ news-making interview with Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action.
The current legislation, SB 1062, would provide that people are covered when their state or local government requires them to violate their religion in the conduct of their business. It would also cover anyone who is sued by a private citizen invoking state or local law to demand they violate their religion, the letter explains.
So to be clear: SB1062 does not say that businesses can discriminate for religious reasons. It says that business people can assert a claim or defense under RFRA, in any kind of case … that they have the burden of proving a substantial burden on a sincere religious practice, that the government or the person suing them as the burden of proof of compelling government interest, and that the state courts in Arizona make the final decision.
Sadly, Brewer failed to defend religious freedom and cowered before gay activists, vetoing the same essential bill that is already law in 18 other states and the US federally.
Dr. Chaps’ comment: My friend Matt Barber really got this right in our TV interview. The agenda now openly persecutes Christians in America who refuse to participate in or publicly endorse acts of sodomy. Just imagine how much worse it will get if Nancy Pelosi is able to pass ENDA, to punish all Christian business owners nation-wide.
Let’s petition Congress to STOP the leftist agenda’s attempt to punish more Christians: