A survey taken just prior to Gov. Brewer’s vetoing of the notorious SB 1062 shows Americans opposing the bill by a margin of 66 percent to 20 percent while at the same time strongly supporting “a private photographer’s right to not photograph a same-sex wedding for religious reasons.” What gives?
Part of me would like Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to surprise everybody and sign SB 1062, aka the Religious Freedom to Discriminate Against Gays Restoration Act. That way, a gay or lesbian in Flagstaff, Phoenix, or Tucson — the only jurisdictions in the state that currently bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation — could go to court and get a ruling that Arizonans’ religious freedom no more allows such discrimination in business than it allows discrimination on the basis of race or gender or religion itself.
To listen to conservative wind machine, you’d think that the Great Obamacare Contraception Mandate (GOCM) is a new assault on religious liberty in America. Think again.
Maybe evangelicals haven’t thrown in the towel on same-sex marriage, but they’re beating a strategic retreat.
Now I know you all have been wondering to yourselves, “Where’s the religious angle in the Great Christie Bridge-Lane Closing Scandal?” Well here it is, straight from a guy who grew up in the Garden State.
Amid the outpouring of remembrance and assessment marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, there has been a notable lack of attention to the significance of his presidency for religion in public life.
If you want to know why Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost the governorship of the Old Dominion yesterday, look no further than white evangelicals.