FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Statement from Cathi Herrod, President of Center for Arizona Policy on SB 1062
“The attacks on SB 1062 show politics at its absolute worse. They represent precisely why so many people are sick of the modern political debate. Instead of having an honest discussion about the true meaning of religious liberty, opponents of the bill have hijacked this discussion through lies, personal attacks, and irresponsible reporting.
Our elected leaders have a fundamental duty to protect the religious freedom of every Arizonan, and that’s what SB 1062 is all about.
Simply put, the fear-mongering from opponents is unrelated to the language of the bill, and proves that hostility toward people of faith is very real. It’s a shame we even need a bill like this in America. But growing hostility against freedom in our nation, and the increasing use of government to threaten and punish its own citizens, has made it necessary.
I urge Governor Brewer to send a clear message to the country that in Arizona, everyone, regardless of their faith, will be protected in Arizona by signing SB 1062.”
Read Center for Arizona Policy’s fact sheet here: http://www.azpolicy.org/bill-tracker/religious-freedom-restoration-act-sb-1062.