Leeches, witchcraft and self-help gurus. Those were mentioned in some of the scenarios that critics tossed out when debating a bill guaranteeing that licensed professionals would be protected from religious discrimination.Read More »
When religious groups speak out on public policy, many Arizona lawmakers listen closely - except when it comes to immigration issues.
Collaboration during the past few years between faith-based lobbyists and lawmakers who say religious doctrine is the core of their political ideology has led to new state laws restricting abortion, boosting enrollment in private schools and banning gay marriage.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that restricts local governments' ability to impose land-use restrictions where churches are located.Read More »
(Note: This is the second part of a series on a new law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that will change how Arizona schools address daily conflicts between freedom of religious expression and the U.S. Constitution’s non-establishment clause.)Read More »