The Hypocrisy of Arizona

On Thursday, the Arizona State Legislature passed SB 1062, a bill that would permit business owners and religious organizations to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, as long as they can demonstrate that their actions stem from their religious beliefs.

Proponents of the bill call its passage a win for religious freedom. But this confuses me, as I have a hard time coming up with any religion that espouses more discrimination and more exclusion.

Admittedly, I’m not an expert in all religions. But I know a little about my own, which is the same one that the writers of this bill claim to observe. And when I open a Bible and read about the life of Jesus, nowhere do I see the kind of behavior that the state of Arizona wants to protect in the name of religious freedom.

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