In Arizona, GOP Shows How Easily It Will Cave On Religious Liberty

Photo Credit: The Federalist Arizona is populated largely by warty, crooked-fingered Christians who were waiting excitedly to eject LGBT people from their restaurants, flower shops, and laundromats until Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062.

This is the only conclusion one can draw from the hysterical claims peddled by LGBT activists, business leaders, and several prominent Republicans about the infamous religious liberty bill. If the bill were to have been signed into law, we were led to believe that Arizona’s economic competitiveness and international reputation would have been disastrously diminished.

All of the explicit and implicit claims about the negative consequences of SB 1062 were founded in ignorance—in most cases willful, blameworthy ignorance.

Here’s what you need to know about religious liberty and LGBT rights in Arizona.

In 1990, the Supreme Court’s decision in Employment Division v. Smith established that a “neutral law of general applicability” could impinge on religious practice without violating the First Amendment. Alarmed at this erosion of traditional religious liberty protections, Congress responded by passing nearly unanimously the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which applies the highest level of judicial scrutiny to laws which restrict religious practice.

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  • JaniceSix

    I am SO VERY disappointed in Jan Brewer who has joined the ranks of the other RINO hypocrites like McCain. She has either been intimidated or bought off by Obama and his minions.

  • James

    If there is a man in Arizona the legislature will vote and
    overturn the Governor’s Veto and enact the law anyway. That is why no one wants to be a Republican anymore because they do not have the guts to stand for what is right. They still have the few old ass holes like McCain that think they should run the party for their own benefit. There is something wrong with any politician and every business that
    favors a law to allow a man to stick his penis up the ass of another man over your right to worship God. These politicians must t go and they must go before the next election if the Republicans are going to get any support from the public. While we are at it tell the NFL to go screw itself. They run football not our lives. I for one will boycott all
    those companies that blackmailed Arizona into vetoing that bill.

  • CountryBoy

    What the article misses is that the State of Arizona was Blackmailed by the NFL, that if she did not comply, that they would move next years Super Bowl to Tampa….

    • akprayingmom

      So Brewer sold out for a football game? Pathetic 🙁

  • WATCHER

    Brewer has lost her spine. Sorry to se her go…