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Christian principles: A pastor’s view in the aftermath of the SB1062 debate

Hundreds of protestors gathered at the Arizona State Capitol Feb. 24, to ask Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the recently passed "religious freedom" bill SB1062. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

As an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church, I was very troubled by SB1062, the so-called “religious freedom bill,” and much of the rhetoric surrounding it. While many argued that this bill would have strengthened religious, particularly Christian “freedoms,” I believe it sought to do the exact opposite — it would have used religion as a license to discriminate against anyone of one’s choosing.

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